Let’s face it, as humans we come from a social species that craves connection. Therefore, working alone is for sure not attractive to many. When operating a start-up or working as a freelancer or digital nomad, and doing so by yourself, from your own home it can get quite lonely. Coworking spaces were created to fight exactly that, as well as help start-ups or freelancers escape the expensive rates related to rental agreements that eat away at the well needed income in the beginning of any business. This blog gives you Glashaus Coworking Space’s insight on the 5 top reasons why you should join a coworking space today!.
1. Combat loneliness by meeting new people.
Loneliness is something we all try to combat every single day, especially at a place of work. When you work alone as a freelancer or a self-employed person, a lot of times you end up lacking the human element of having a team with whom you can discuss ideas. Joining a coworking space will give you work colleagues without the need to go into the expense of employing someone. At a coworking space, you will get to meet like-minded people who are also trying to get their business to succeed and are interested in sharing their knowledge and ideas with others.
2. Use the extra money usually paid on office rent for business growth.
When starting up, every cent counts. Therefore spending that hard earned money just to say you have a business office a lot of the time is not worth the risk. Working from a coworking space gives you the benefit of having access to a fully equipped office without breaking the bank. Therefore leaving new business owners leeway with using their hard earned money where it really matters to establish their business properly.
3. Discuss and share knowledge with other new founders and start-ups.
Once you become a coworking space member you will get to meet new people that are like minded. This will give you the opportunity to discuss and share knowledge with each other. This is where you can hear about other people’s experiences, talk about your own experience and learn from each other’s mistakes. If you have an idea for your business, maybe a new process you would like to implement or a new product you would like to test interest on, your coworking buddies could serve as your springboard.
4. Escape the need to embellish a private office.
When you rent out a private office space, it’s more likely than not that you will get an empty space that you would need to furnish to accommodate your office needs. The space by itself will already cost a hefty monthly sum, and adding on more and more expenses such as buying monitors, desks, printers, stationary and other office supplies you may come to need. On the other hand, coworking spaces tend to come fully furnished with all your office needs and therefore, by paying a minimal monthly fee you will get access to a fully equipped office without the need to worry about maintenance, stock of resources, and consumption of water and electricity!
5. Join events organised by your coworking space.
Another interesting element for start-up founders and freelancers is that coworking spaces tend to have a keen interest in creating a community out of their members. This is done by organising small events that would help coworkers get together in a non-working environment by sharing a beer on the balcony, organising a team lunch, or Saturday night drinks. This will help any person that’s trying to grow and enrich their network to thrive.
Speaking about coworking spaces, let us take a moment to tell you a bit about our coworking space located in Gżira, a stone’s throw away from Sliema and St Julian’s. Over at Glashaus we offer a modern work space in a small office setting to provide our clients with the opportunity to network while avoiding distractions that may come along with larger spaces hosting larger numbers of people. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, free coffee, tea & water, internet, awesome people, and stunning sea views of Valletta and the yacht harbour. When joining our Glashaus family, you can choose from a range of super flexible short- and long-term leases. Whether you just need a virtual office community, a hot desk, or even your own private office – we have the right solution for you.