Is co-working right for me?
Forty percent of the U.S. workforce will work independently by 2020, the Department of Labor estimates. Co-working spaces are ideal for freelancers, creatives and small business owners who want a change from working at home and/or are tired of buying expensive lattes at overcrowded coffee shops. These spaces also are for those traveling on business who need a temporary workspace. Is this you?
Many co-working spaces are cheaper than paying for a month’s worth of lattes and offer multiple perks. This can include:
- Complimentary beverages and snacks
- Highspeed Wi-Fi
- Private meeting spaces
- IT support staff
- Collaboration sessions
Co-working creates structure in a community-like environment without micromanagement. It gives you a place to set a daily routine and piece of mind knowing you are working on a private Wi-Fi network. Co-working also provides collaboration and networking with other freelancers, creatives and small business owners, which is great for decision-making and business growth. The result is maximum productivity and personal output. It’s truly a WIN-WIN.
What’s more is these spaces are affordable. For example, The Green House in Euclid, a Cleveland suburb, offers multiple membership options, ranging from two to five days per week. Spaces like The Green House even offer members discounts for hosting an event.
Think co-working is right for you and want to know more? Stop by The Green House, at 20150 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid, for a quick tour any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.