While having a home office as your primary location can be convenient, there may be times when you need to rent office space at a coworking station. Whether it is for an event, client meeting, or educational opportunity, having a temporary office space can give you the amenities and environment you need to make your work successful. Here are a few things to consider before you rent office space at a coworking station.
Coworking spaces are a somewhat new concept, but are quickly gaining popularity for several reasons. These spaces usually work on a membership system with daily or monthly passes available. Members can rent office space that is private, shared, or opt for larger conference rooms for groups of people. Memberships are typically very affordable, significantly less expensive than paying rent monthly for a space, and have many shared amenities like printers, copiers, desks, and mailbox services. Some coworking stations even have free coffee and snacks. It’s important to make sure that the office space you are considering has the amenities you are looking for ahead of time.
When thinking about amenities, consider renting a space that has wellness benefits. A coworking space that integrates work with wellness could accommodate a demanding schedule that still allows for activities that support your mental and physical health.
It goes without saying that having a client meeting at an office makes a more professional first impression than meeting at a cafe. Meeting for coffee sounds great, but if the location is noisy or there isn’t a table available, it can be hard to have a productive meeting. When you rent office space at a coworking station, you are reserving that space for the time you need it. You can be sure that the space is yours and you will be able to spend the quality time you need with your client and not the logistics of the meeting.
When choosing a coworking station, it is important to consider the type of business you have. For example, if you and your business partner are going to become members at a coworking station and meet there weekly to discuss marketing plans for your t-shirt company, you can probably do that in an open space. However, if you are a lawyer who is meeting clients to have confidential conversations, you may want to rent office space that has smaller rooms with doors and additional privacy.
Another reason you may choose a coworking station is the people! Working in a shared space with people who are not competing with you can help you be more productive. You may also be working alongside people with a different skill set, which may come in handy if you need a second opinion or need some help. Collaboration is often good for projects, and you may get the feedback you have been craving at a coworking station. You can also network – you never know who may need your services and who you may meet that can help your business. Ultimately, working alongside others even just weekly or monthly can greatly benefit you and your business.
Coworking Station of Walpole offers fully furnished private offices to rent by the day, week or month. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear about our special private office rates.