Coworking spaces have gained in popularity as a new, exciting way for small businesses and freelancers to conduct business. As more people look into using coworking spaces, it should be noted they are not all the same. There are many types of coworking spaces available and choosing the one that fits your needs is critical. Here are a few important questions to ask when choosing the perfect coworking space for you and your business:
#1. Is The Coworking Space In A Prime Location?
Location is a key factor for practically everything we do. Consider the following:
- How long is the commute to/from the coworking space?
- Is it a convenient location for my clients or customers?
- Is it in a safe area?
- How important is location for your business?
These and other key questions can help you decide what coworking space location is best for you and your business.
#2. How is the Coworking Environment?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- How are the other tenants/users of the coworking space? Can you coexist with them?
- What type of space do you need? Do you need more quiet spaces or group settings?
- Will you have access to the areas you need when you need them? Do you need to request these areas in advance? If so, how much farther in advance?
In addition, coworking spaces means to share quite a few of the amenities. Are you comfortable sharing the various areas with the other members of the coworking space?
#3. Are There Networking Opportunities Among Fellow Tenants?
A key aspect of coworking spaces is the ability to network with others: does the coworking space provide the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals? Is the environment conducive to you growing as a business owner or keeping you stagnant?
#4. What Is the Cost? Is It in My Budget?
Is the coworking space in your budget? Is it a better financial option than traditional office space? On average, coworking spaces are cheaper than traditional office spaces, but they can vary in price. Location, amenities, and other features can influence the cost of the coworking space. Make a list of the things you require from a coworking space and then compare it to other establishments. This is an excellent way to determine which coworking spaces give you the most bang for your buck.
#5. How Secure is the Location?
Feeling safe and secure is critical. Make a note of the following:
- Is the neighborhood safe?
- Can you work odd hours and enter or leave the premises safely?
- Is security available?
- Will customers and employees feel safe coming to the location?
- In addition to outside safety, how safe and secure are your personal items inside the building?
A location that is not secure is a red flag and should be avoided.
Coworking Space Mt Lawley
So if you are considering a coworking space check out our community hub in the centre of Mt Lawley’s cafe district on Beaufort Street. We have plenty of open space office space and desks for hire.
From Day Passes to Dedicated Desks, Soto Community Hub is a coworking space that’s a little bit different.
We aren’t about private offices that feel like prison cells. We aren’t about working 24/7 and hustle, hustle, hustle. We are all about providing a cool, comfy environment for you to re-connect with your creative self so you can work optimally.
We offer a number of membership options from temporary to long term. Stop paying for 5 cups of coffee and trying to get a stable WIFI connection at coffee shops, just join our thriving community of entrepreneurs and digital nomads – unlimited coffee is a bonus!
In our Mount Lawley shared office facility you will find – hot desks for hire, daily passes, shared desks, open space, creative zones, chill out spots, a fully stocked kitchen, funky design, loud zones and quiet zones and a miriad of other things. Give us a call to find out more or book a tour with a friendly team!