While coworking houses and “desk hotels” are nothing new, we are now truly beginning to understand their full potential in helping businesses. Whether you’re a small business, a startup, or a few persons’ division of a larger company, coworking offices can provide you with real advantages.
We’ve rounded up three of the top ways coworking spaces can help your business, and spoke with a few current members of Office Evolution Columbus to show you how:
1. Shared workspaces give you flexibility that can allow you to scale in size
Almost all companies have dreams of growth, but figuring out the right pace and the right way to go about scaling your business is much more complicated than anyone anticipates. Coworking spaces can give you tools and resources for growth, without as much risk involved.
With many options for office size and capacity, and no leases or rental agreements to worry about like in traditional office spaces, coworking houses provide flexibility. Not only that, but many come equipped with amenities and necessities such as wifi, copy machines, kitchen appliances and more. These things can be costly to purchase for small businesses going it alone. If you can save on buying expensive machinery, that money can be allocated towards more important things for growing your business, such as employee staffing or software tools.
At Office Evolution Columbus, your office rental fee includes access to a number of these kinds of equipment. Add in the fact that there is full time staff who handle service providers and maintenance, cleaning services and supply ordering, you can save valuable time and money, and – sometimes more importantly – save yourself the hassle.
2. They can help boost your credibility and visibility
A major challenge facing small businesses and startups can be proving that you are credible and professional. Sometimes it can be difficult even getting people to know who you are.
While remote work is rapidly growing, there still seems to be a small stigma against the legitimacy of a business when there is no official address or a place to meet, other than the local coffee shop. It can also make it a bigger issue when trying to raise your brand awareness. The good news is, you can quickly and easily add that needed credibility and visibility by utilizing a flexible workspace.
Coworking houses are often in central locations that offer unique opportunities for you to connect with your community, get your brand in front of more people, and gain a solid backing of trust and authority behind your business. Reception and mail handling services also enhance your professionalism, and the staff at the office can provide help or guidance, and introductions to the right people.
Office Evolution Columbus has 3 locations in Dublin, Worthington and Easton Town Center, which all include meeting rooms, conference spaces, kitchen/lounge areas and even a restaurant, all within walking distance. Having access to these spaces gives you more opportunities to host clients and customers, or hold events.
When looking for a new office space, you need to look beyond just renting our own office. It’s the services and the community that make the difference. Not having to be responsible for cleaning, security, alarm, facility management etc.
3. They provide built-in networks and collaboration
They say that if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. But that idea gets especially tricky if you tend to be the only person in the room.
Working from home, or as a ‘solopreneur’ or small team, there are challenges when you need to bounce ideas from someone else. Getting a second opinion on any number of decisions that businesses and startups need to make can be crucial. Coworking spaces give you those smart minds you can surround yourself with. Need information in an area outside your realm of expertise? Chances are there is someone just a few feet away who can provide it. Inspiration and help are plentiful when you have an office amongst other companies in a range of industries and disciplines.
With so many other businesses just steps away from your own office, the networking and collaboration opportunities at Office Evolution Columbus are endless. Get to know the other people and companies that share offices near yours, and you may be surprised to find how many can either offer services to you, introduce you to potential new clients or customers, or even open a door for a future collaboration. In just these instances, the return on investment for renting an office in Office Evolution Columbus can be significant.
Office Evolution Columbus
At Office Evolution Columbus, we understand the unique challenges of being an entrepreneur, and we have designed our services with the modern day, flexible, entrepreneur in mind. Our Virtual Office ranges from a private mailbox, to meeting space, to phone answering service providing the support you need in your entrepreneurial journey.
We also offer the ideal combination of a Coworking Community and Executive Suites. We serve the Columbus metropolitan area with 2 locations, so when you start looking at office space near me or a conference room near me or a meeting space near me, we are close to Powell, Dublin, Hilliard, Grove City, Worthington, New Albany, Westerville, Bexley, Blacklick, Clintonville, Upper Arlington or Reynoldsburg, choosing Office Evolution Columbus in Dublin or Easton Town Center will help your budget remain flexible, with more money to spend on the things that matter most to your business.
Contact us today to set up a tour at our Dublin, Worthington or Easton, Ohio locations.
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