Coworking spaces keep changing and so do the members who work in them.
Once predominantly dominated by entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital nomads, these shared office spaces are now catering to professionals from all walks of life.
So who uses coworking spaces and why?
Here we share some insights into trends we’ve noticed in Southampton and beyond.
Start-up businesses benefit greatly from coworking spaces as they give new companies the ability to scale up and down whilst avoiding the costs associated with fixed or serviced offices. As well as this, many coworking spaces provide additional support which can be invaluable in the early stages of business. Plus, the networking aspects of a shared office can help to build a strong network of contacts to help boost their business.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from using coworking spaces, but small businesses in particular enjoy the perks of sharing office space. Firstly, it provides them with all the perks of a great office environment without any of the overheads involved in running their own office or the restrictions of serviced offices. As well as this, the collaborative atmosphere breeds creativity and productivity and the chance to make those all-important contacts when building a business.
Many freelancers go it alone so that they can work from home, set their own hours and be their own boss. But, whilst working from home has many advantages, it can be uninspiring, lonely and logistically difficult too. That’s why many freelancers are now using coworking spaces to access a professional work environment whilst maintaining the flexibility they’re used to at home. They can also benefit from networking with like-minded individuals, sharing ideas and even potentially winning new business.
In recent years the number of employees working remotely has significantly increased. But not all remote workers are able to work productively from home. In these instances, coworking offices provide the facilities and setting to get stuff done without a long commute. Plus, there’s the opportunity to meet new people, exchange ideas and create synergies.
Who uses our coworking space?
SO Fourteen is home to business people of all guises, from graphic designers and software developers to content marketers and charities.
To find out more about some of the people who use our coworking space and read why they chose SO Fourteen visit our community page.
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Whether you’re looking for a place to make contacts and meet like-minded individuals or an inspiring place to be your best, come and visit us to see why SO Fourteen is perfect for any business seeking a new workplace solution.