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4 ways in which coworking can benefit you and your business

Think back to 10 years ago, and think about the way people worked. Was it different from today? Yes? What’s changed? Perhaps you think this difference is down to the job title you held, or your level of seniority since climbing up that slippery career ladder. Or, perhaps you’ve put the change down to having dabbled between industries and you now work in a different sector, or own your own business.

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February 23, 2018

Society is changing rapidly, and in 2016, Deskmag have forecasted that there will be over 10,000 coworking spaces across the globe. Virgin.com recently reported that in the UK alone, over 1.5 million people now work from home in an attempt to find a productive and flexible work-life balance (proving a demand for coworking) and according to Forbes magazine in March (2016), more and more corporates are now backing coworking in order to retain creative talent, innovate and intice increased creativity out of their workforces.  

The rise of coworking isn’t simply an Australian, American and European phenomenon either. With new spaces popping up across Asia, Africa and South America, the world is changing and flexible working is now replacing the previous 9-5 work model. But why, how and to what effect?

Our team got together on the last Saturday of October and listed our 4 ways coworking can benefit you and your business:

Community

We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,’ well, it’s partly true. Networking, and colocating next to leading entrepreneurs and corporates in coworking spaces has revolutionised and accelerated the process of building key business contacts.

We know that 80% of a message’s effectiveness occurs in social settings, coworking spaces accentuate this by providing its members with the option to network, colocate, establish vital connections both socially and professionally. 

Funding and Programmes

Often the hardest part of starting a business is finding the funding to get you going. Coworking spaces are the perfect spaces for accelerator programs, development schemes and incubators to base themselves. Where better to accelerate early stage businesses than in startup hubs surrounded by some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds, investors, venture capitalists, mentors and established businesspeople? See Spacecubed’s programmes here.

Spaces

Diverse range of spaces, suit your most productive working style, ranging from; private office space, flexible hot desks, shared permanent desks, stand up work spaces, outdoor coworking spaces and cubby holes. Book private meeting rooms varying in size and style on the Spacecubed app here, and make use of the private phone booths too. There's a space for everyone at Spacecubed and FLUX so book your tour of our spaces at either FLUX or Spacecubed today.

Learning

Attend regular weekly events, meetups, seminars, social networking gatherings and hackathons to professionally develop. Meet mentors, established businesspeople with proven experience in kicking goals, and learn practically as you go.

Keen to try coworking? Contact us today or become a member by signing up here.