Coworking has been a hot buzz word recently; but what is coworking and why should you be interested in it?
CAST Co+Work+Space founder, Matt O’Reilly, describes coworking as "cooperatively sharing space and resources with other businesses." At the core, this is what we are here for. We promote collaboration and provide an adaptive, stimulating, and positive environment to cultivate awesomeness.
If you read any article about coworking, you are sure to find the following benefits of being a member in a cooperative office space:
- Working at your own pace
- Surrounding yourself with motivated people
- Avoiding loneliness
- Having less distractions than your home or coffee shop
- Networking & collaboration with others
- Affordable way to work in a professional or Class-A environment
Networking & Collaboration
"I can't tell you how many times I have had a question that Google couldn't answer but my fellow coworkers could. My coworkers are more than willing to go out of their way to provide me with an answer, referral, or feedback. You can't find that helpfulness or sense of community anywhere else but in this type of environment," states Valerie, the CAST Coordinator.
In a co-work space, all members share resources so typical office costs such as rent, internet, cleaners, multi-function printer and supplies, and security are greatly minimized. Here at CAST, a full time membership starts at just $425 (that's a little over $14 per day) for 24/7 access, allowing members to focus on their clients and work rather than sweating how to make rent.
The idea of getting heads-down work done in your pajamas with your cat
in your lap sounds ideal, but how often does that actually happen? Your house can be a hub of distractions including dirty laundry, kids running around, unpaid bills, and Amazon shipments buzzing your doorbell. A coffee shop isn't much better and is not a great place to meet a prospective client. Bring credibility and professionalism to your business by checking out memberships for coworking spaces in your area. Try it out and see if the fit is right for you, your employees, or your business.
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BY CAST TEAM
06 • 28 • 2017