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Joining A Coworking Space Will Change Your Life

Joining A Coworking Space Will Change Your Life

It’s a big claim but we stand by it –  Joining A Coworking Space Will Change Your Life. Here’s How.

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Are you the next Bill Jobs? Or are you more of a Steve Gates?

 

We all have grown up hearing the stories of the brilliant Silicon Valley giants who began the journey of their work from their home, garage or basement. These people found great partners, made great stuff and at the end conquered the world. Well… some of them did, some of them are still in the garage, and some became the computer nerd who hacks the enemy’s computers, in movies. But today, apart from the early stages of your start-up, you need a change at a certain point to enhance your business. You cannot keep working from a garage and meet your client meetings at home, even if it forces you to tidy up the place once in a while. It’s a big claim however, we stand by it – Joining a coworking space will change your life. 

 

“If You Came Here Looking For An Answer, The Answer Is Coworking”.

 

Being a young start-up, a freelancer or a working professional, you might want to work in a corporate environment. You might want to stay away from home or coffee shops. Or not. Still, having a long-term office space would result in lower costs and more flexibility. You want your business to flourish but don’t have the money or energy to spend on all the red tape that comes with running an office. Well, if you came here looking for an answer, the answer is coworking.

A coworking space is a place where you can go daily, sit down at a desk, and work among like-minded people in a professional atmosphere. It offers an office-style environment that fosters all the autonomy an entrepreneur could want without any of the politics. In simple words, a “coworking space” gives you an office environment in which you are the boss. It’s a place where you can go daily, enjoy a super-duper internet connection, lousy coffee (office coffee has to be bad, if it’s not bad, you don’t feel like you are in an office), a kitchen and the company of like-minded people. 

Coworking spaces are becoming a source of positive interactions for start-ups, entrepreneurs and people who have the opportunity to work with a degree of functionality and flexibility you won’t see in a typical office. 

Coworking provides opportunities to observe and learn from colleagues who value their autonomy and often share other values too. It is probably why coworking spaces have blossomed in recent years. There are several undeniable advantages of a shared workspace. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of coworking and how it is useful for the users. 

 

ASSOCIATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

Renting space in a coworking office means being surrounded by goal-oriented entrepreneurs and business people. At the coworking space, you will find an atmosphere of collaboration; people respect your privacy while simultaneously being there to support you if you need it. Working alongside like-minded people allows you to reach out to them for some timely advice and vice-versa, your skills, knowledge and experience may be of use to someone else. People thrive when they can contribute to the success of others, and in a shared workspace environment, this is possible daily.

 

ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL AMENITIES

 

Along with a boost of motivation and focus that you get when basing yourself at a coworking space, you’ll also have access to professional amenities like meeting rooms, high-speed internet, a proper work station: table and desk etc. These things all help your productivity, as well as makes the right impression for you when you bring clients over. You also get a professional business address rather than using your home address. 

 

BOOST IN PRODUCTIVITY AND CREATIVITY

 

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We all know how frustrating it can be to work in a public environment like a cafe and feel the owner looking at you as if you are a forty-year-old still living with mum. “People come to my café, order the cheapest thing on the menu and then just move in! They live here now. One day their mail will just come straight here.” 

Coworking gives you a flexible environment that is the perfect mix of relaxed yet productive settings. Just by keeping you away from daytime TV, cookie jars (spoiler, there are cookie jars in coworking spaces), pets, spouses, and incognito web pages, you’ll find you have a lot of time to work.

Coworking means fewer formalities and also fewer distractions which leads to more productivity. There is also the bonus of places where you can go to in a coworking space to become distracted, like the kitchen when you feel the need to share a meaningful interaction with another human. You can also share a meaningless moment with someone, like saying “hey, how’s it going?” while you wait for the kettle to boil. It’s up to you.

 

COST EFFICIENCY

 

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If you’re starting to consider renting your own office space through an agent or directly from a landlord, don’t do it. Not yet. A coworking space will allow you to rent on much shorter, more flexible terms. You can focus entirely on your business. It merely means that you don’t have to worry about additional utility bills or service providers. Everything you need is ready for you, simply bring your laptop and begin your day. Most coworking spaces also have a selection of small to medium offices that come with all of the benefits one finds of desk surfing.

  

IMPROVING YOUR SOCIAL LIFE

 

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Human is a social animal, and because of this, the biggest drawback of leaving a 9-to-5 job is missing on the best source of meeting new people and maintaining friendships at your office. Once you leave your traditional office, this source depletes. But you don’t need to worry anymore because a coworking place will allow you to fill in the gaps and you can quickly make acquaintance with new friends and interesting people around. 

This was a joke. We know the biggest drawback of leaving a 9-to-5 job is not having a salary. Unless you won the lottery, in which case, the biggest drawback is your friend and family circle getting somewhat bigger. 

 

 

MAKE CLIENTS HAPPY

 

Sometimes clients would like to meet you face to face to discuss business, before signing checks. Meeting with clients in a conference room is more professional than at a coffee shop. Unless you run a coffee shop and your client just came out of the office for a nice cuppa.

It’s also far more professional than meeting in a hotel lobby, unless it’s for a transaction of an intimate nature, ahem.

Consider the advantages of coworking when you pick your work environment. Coworking spaces have become very popular and are springing up all around the world. If you are a budding entrepreneur or freelancer or travelling employee, you may consider trying this option out to see how it makes your business flourish.

 

It’s true. Becoming Part Of A Coworking Space Will Change Your Life. But Where Can You Find These Amazing Benefits?

There are many spaces out there and more popping up on a weekly basis. Whichever one you decide to make your business home keep in mind how joining a specific coworking space will change your life. Does it have a fancy postcode that helps your business status? Is it cost-effective helping your business cashflow? Are there bankers or creatives there and how does that impact your work?

Mainyard Studios offer all of the fantastic benefits. Scroll Down to find out how and where to get in touch.

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Mainyard Studios has a bunch of coworking spaces across London. You can choose to work from them as much or as little as you please.

We make it our business to provide the best value spaces in London. They support your productivity; save you money; and connect you to other human beings and resources to help you grow your profits. If that’s what you are inclined to do.  

Check out the Mainyard Studios coworking spaces in Hackey Wick, Leyton, Mile End,  Walthamstow

Along with coworking desks, you’ll also find podcast studios, private offices and music studios in these locations.

Email Alex@mainyardstudios.co.uk

Call 03333 344 2634

Or visit https://mainyardstudios.co.uk/get-in-touch/ to complete the web enquiry form.



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