Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ever Thought About Utilizing A Co-Working Space

9 Advantages For Utilizing Co-Working Spaces
By Audrey Bell-Kearney

I'm Outta Here: how co-working is making the office obsoleteWorking from home is a dream for a lot of people, but sometimes it can become a little lonely. I am speaking from experience, because I've worked from home for the past 13 years. In the past I've also held office space, the overhead was way too much for my small enterprise, so I ended up moving my operations back home. But over the last couple of years there have been a somewhat new option for the home workers who would like to have an office outside of the house without all of the overhead and expenses. It's called co-working. The first time I learned about co-working was in an article I was reading in a magazine.  It talked about co-working spaces that were located in New York city.  I thought this was really great and how nice it would be if there was something like this in New Jersey.  Well little did I know that one of the women in my Savor networking group actually owned a co-working space.  I've visited three very nice co-working spaces here in New Jersey where I am located. The first one was the one owned by the woman in my group, then there is one was on the campus of Kean University and the other one was located downtown Newark in a very nice office building. The best part about this office option is that you can decide on the fee structure that is good for you. So let's take a look at some of the advantages for considering moving into a co-working space.

1.         Reasonable rates for the space.
2.         Flexible space rental options
3.         The company of other business owners like yourself
4.         Meeting new people that you can assist and that can assist you with your business
5.         Built in mastermind network
6.         Shared fax and admin assistance
7.         The use of the conference room either included in your package or rental for a very low cost
8.         The use of training rooms at reduced rates
9.         Nice, clean and professional settings

So these are some of the reasons to think about co-working spaces. I've decided to take space in one of the facilities that I visited because I need the use of a conference room and also I want to be in the company of other entrepreneurs like myself. Although being a solo entrepreneur is sometimes lonely, I wouldn't change my life for nothing and now with the introduction of co-working spaces I won't feel as lonely anymore.

Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!

Audrey Bell-Kearney is the founder of Ms. Boss International and the host of The Ms. Boss Show which profiles business owners, business experts and authors.  Audrey is also the author of I Have A Big Idea Now What: The Ultimate Guide For The New Entrepreneur and also The Ms. Boss Business Builder Blueprint which is an Internet marketing program for beginners.

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