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How to Succeed Coworking in a Business Center

More people than ever before have shed the nine to five, punch the clock, work day in favor of working on their own.This lifestyle offers many advantages, but it also has a few disadvantages that sometimes inhibits the growth of a sole ownership business. Some of these disadvantages include:

·         Many hours alone

·         No office space or very expensive office space

·         Professionalism hampered by lack of brick-and-mortar office

·         Little or no division between work and home lives

Recently, a solution that meets the needs of the solo business owner, while still giving them freedom has emerged.

Coworking Within a Business Center

A business center offers the freelancer or small business owner the chance to make their own hours and not have to deal with bosses or other co-workers on a daily basis, while still giving them a ready-made office space that is both affordable and professional. These centers vary in what they provide, but can include, but is not limited to:

·         Individual offices or a large room with individual work stations

·         Conference rooms

·         Comfortable Business Lounge

·         Café or Kitchen

·         Copier/Printer/Scan/Fax

·         Business Address

·         An answering service

·         Opportunity to work your own hours

Coworking in a business center offers each individual the opportunity to find a halfway point between being totally at large and being confined. It is less expensive than having to rent a large office and hire employees to answer phones and do other clerical duties. It also offers solo workers a chance to network and socialize with other individuals if they so choose and offers a way to separate home and work.

There are some disadvantages to this type of environment, as there are in any environment. Some of these are:

·         A variety of individuals means many different work styles, including attire, amount of professionalism exhibited and preferred work environment such as music or silence.

·         Possible distractions

·         Possible privacy issues

There are ways around the disadvantages, however, that can make coworking in a business center an excellent choice for everyone from a writer to a freelance tax consultant.

Ways to Make it Work

Research – Business centers are as varied as the types of individuals who use them. Take the time to seek out all your choices and find one that offers the environment you feel most comfortable in. For example, if you feel distraction or privacy might be an issue, seek out an environment that offers individual rooms.

Know Yourself – Many people don’t really understand what environment they work best in. Take the time to examine your work ethics and know what pitfalls and strengths you bring to the table.

Respect – Understand that not everyone has the same idea of what constitutes professionalism. Learn to respect others for their individuality and they will do the same for you.

For more information on what a business center can offer you in the way of a coworking environment, contact Office Evolution today and speak with a representative. Tomorrow may very well find you on the way to a new stage in your professional development.