Debunking Coworking Myths
Coworking spaces offer professionals a variety of options to enhance their businesses. From private offices and meeting rooms, to shared work spaces and a business address, there are many different options to work in this day and age. However, there are many misconceptions about coworking that we will disprove in this blog.
Myth #1 – Coworking spaces are just like coffee shops.
While you receive coffee at coworking spaces, the noise levels are not nearly as high as at your local Starbucks. You no longer have to take a call and either go outside or find a small corner to hear the other person. Shared office centers provide you the ability to enjoy the atmosphere like that of your local coffee shop, but without all of the distractions. In addition, our center offers privacy screens which divide each work space for minimal distractions and safety.
Myth #2 – Coworking spaces are expensive.
The price of a coworking space is less expensive than a private office, and often cheaper than your local coffee shop. If you spend 3-4 days a week in a coffee shop and purchase a cup of coffee each visit, that could cost up to $150/month! For a shared office space membership, starting at $119/month, our members have access to free specialty coffees and teas, while having access to the center 24/7. You will also receive fast, free wi-fi and 50% off conference rooms, should you need the space.
Myth #3 – Coworking is only for those who are self-employed or entrepreneurs.
While there are a number of self-employed individuals and entrepreneurs who work at coworking spaces, remote workers such as lawyers, accountants, insurance and real estate agents, and healthcare professionals also benefit from the opportunities coworking and shared office spaces provide. Teams working on a project utilize our facility when they need a conference room large enough to house their group or a team room for project collaboration. Professionals in many different stages of business would benefit from access to coworking spaces because of the creative atmosphere and opportunities to connect with other like-minded professionals.
Myth #4 – People in coworking spaces are very loud and distracting.
Members working in coworking spaces mutually understand that a quiet work environment is conducive to productivity. They do not wish to disturb others, as they in return do not wish to be disturbed. That being said, the benefit of being in a coworking space is that there are plenty of opportunities to network with other businesses and professionals. These members can assist you on certain skills, suggest resources, and refer you to other business professionals for your needs.
At Office Evolution Fairfax, we provide virtual office, coworking, and private office solutions at our shared office center. We offer conference rooms, offices, hot desking in a shared workspace coworking lounge, a shared reception, a business address, and virtual receptionist services. We have many options and price points, and all terms are flexible. Plus, you become part of a community of like-minded professionals.
Whether you live in Centreville, Fairfax, Annandale, Oakton, Chantilly, Burke, Vienna, Falls Church, and other communities nearby in Fairfax and Prince William counties, choosing Office Evolution Fairfax in Virginia will help you be more professional, productive, and profitable.