A recent article, 5 Tips to Track Down the Best Coworking Spaces, by Debra Carpenter, observes that the coworking industry has grown tremendously — a new coworking space blooms every day, with more options for consumers.
Below are 4 tips that can help you choose the best coworking space for your startup.
- Visit locations in different areas
Plan to visit at least three or four different kind of spaces. Consider the following when you’re scouting the place.
- Do people/occupants seem happy?
- Is it congested?
- Is it noisy?
- Is the hallway and kitchen clean?
- Is the management staff friendly and helpful?
- Location makes a difference
Consider a space closer to your house, so that the travel time and expenses are less. Almost all coworking spaces offer monthly memberships, so you can try out a few spaces before making a long-term decision. Be adventurous! You can always move to other spaces down the road.
- Facilities and benefits
Find individual office space or shared office space that hosts events you and people you’d like to network with are interested in: software workshops, art exhibitions, business meetups, panel discussions, lectures, film screenings, etc.
Also, most coworking spaces have corporate partners that offer discounts and benefits to their members.
- Find a space that builds community
An ideal coworking space promotes networking. Find a space where tenants and business owners offer advice, brainstorm together, and support each other’s endeavors.
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