In light of recent world events, an unprecedented number of people are working from home for the first time in their lives. Maybe you are “working” from home right this very minute?

Working from home can be difficult, we know for some people it can be nearly impossible to feel productive while working from home.

With corporations realizing the cost savings on giant long term leases if they don’t staff their employees on-site, remote work for many is going to be around a lot longer than any quarantine.

Fortunately, there are options for remote workers! You don’t have to be stuck at home trying to be productive all by yourself.

You should join a coworking space.

Coworking? Cowhating? What is coworking?

The most understandable analogy we’ve found for those who haven’t ever heard of coworking is:

Coworking is like a gym membership for your office. Monthly payment gets you access to all the sweet tools available in the building.

We know that many people are missing the water cooler talk, the freshly brewed coffee, simply seeing other humans… Coworking is the solution.

Your monthly coworking membership gets you access to the three F’s… Fast internet, Friends, and Focus. And your membership will typically cost less than your daily cup of Starbucks.

Frequently Asked Coworking Questions

Will my boss pay for my coworking membership?

More often than not, your boss will gladly pay for your coworking membership.

Is coffee included with my coworking membership?

Fresh brewed coffee all day every day. And the option for K-Cups whenever you want as well.

Can I work there whenever I want?

Yes. Different types of memberships afford different types of access, but given the right membership you’ll have access to the building 24/7.

What if I don’t enjoy coworking? Can I cancel my membership?

Cancelling your coworking membership couldn’t be easier. There are no long term contracts, everything is month to month. Just let us know you won’t be back and we can turn off your billing at any time.

How long has coworking been around?

Coworking as a business really began around 2010. Although coworking-like arrangements have taken many shapes over the years, going back for a couple decades.

What types of businesses can work out of coworking spaces?

All of them!

Is coworking smart for business owners to consider?

From a business owner perspective, coworking provides a great alternative to the liability of traditional long term leases. It also allows your team to get up and running in a matter of minutes instead of waiting months or years for your office buildout to finish!

Can I invite friends to come work with me at a coworking space?

Yes! Most spaces offer a buddy-pass type of arrangement. And if your friend likes it enough, they can get a membership as well.

Can I take calls if I’m at a coworking space?

Taking calls at a coworking space is totally acceptable behavior. We have people on the phone all the time at our space. While we hope people act respectfully to their other coworkers, being on the phone is totally allowed.

And if you need some privacy for your call, most coworking spaces have phone booths where you can jump in and take a call whenever needed.

Can I bring in my own extra monitors to a coworking space?

You can definitely bring in your own monitors to cowork with! Not only that, coworking spaces usually have extra monitors you can borrow while you’re there so you don’t have to part with that at-home monitor either.

Shouldn’t the word coworking be hyphenated?

Although you may see a hyphenated version of coworking floating around the interwebs, it is our opinion that including a hyphen in the word is incorrect. Hyphenating implies there are two words being glued together. Coworking is not the combination of two words, but a single word in and of itself.

Originally posted 2020-04-17 10:08:48.

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