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Is Coworking Right for Me?

We’ve seen an abundance of articles discussing the rise of coworking and it’s benefits, but how do you know if coworking is the right place for your business? Start by asking yourself these simple questions!

By
Lauren Quinn
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on
November 11, 2019

What are my reasons for joining a coworking space?

Whether you’re looking to get out of the house once a week, a central location to host meetings and events, or access to unlimited networking opportunities, it’s good to know what your major driving factors are, and how specific spaces can deliver and meet your expectations. 

Here are some of the reasons members in our space joined: 

“Culture – a massive testament to the space in that they continue to attract high quality businesses and individuals that contribute to a healthy organisation.” James Royce.

“Riff is a great place to connect and see “real people”. I also love the fact that every week there is so much happening for the members such as events and get togethers. I found these great for breaking up my routine and keep learning new things.” Camille le Goff.


Am I motivated by the presence of others?

For some business owners and freelancers, being around others creates a sense of accountability that you don’t receive working at home. If you’re driven by the presence of others, joining a coworking space could be a great way to increase your productivity, as well as make new business connections and friends.


Will I have the flexibility to grow my business and team as required?

When finding the perfect coworking space for you, make sure the team understand your 12 month, 2 year and 5 year plan so they can accommodate your needs as you expand in the future. Many places will offer a range of different packages and solutions, from one day a week to full time office space, and it’s important to find a place that can assist your business as it grows.


How often will I use the space?

Are you planning on heading into the coworking space 5 days a week? Or perhaps you just need to pop in once a month? Most shared workspaces have customised solutions that can be tailored to suit your needs, no matter how big or small.


What programs and events run regularly in the space?

While networking events are always great to meet and connect with new people, some coworking spaces run additional programs and events that bring new people through the doors everyday. For example, here at Spacecubed we have our Plus Eight program, a pre-accelerator program that helps businesses at all stages grow, as well as She Codes, an exciting initiative supporting women in tech.

Additional programs like these give members of a space other avenues to grow their business, that don’t just rely on those sitting around them, even though this has allowed for some of the best business ideas!


Does the space offer flexible options or a trial period?

If you’re still not sure - sign up to a trial period and see for yourself! Here at Spacecubed, we offer a free coworking day, as well as monthly trials so you can see if our location is the perfect fit for your business. Reach out to info@spacecubed.com today to find out more!


Want to learn more? Click here to download a full brochure outlining Spacecubed’s facilities, community and more.