6 Benefits to Setting Up Your Startup in a Coworking Space

January 31, 2017

5:50 pm

With technology exploding and skill sets broadening, the remote work revolution is in full swing. Not only are millennial employees reveling in the flexibility of working from home, they’re also enjoying the chance to showcase their skills without moving to larger cities. And while setting up a home office can keep you motivated, coworking spaces are quickly becoming the new norm for remote employees.

As a remote team ourselves, Tech.Co understands the importance of having a coworking space when it comes to getting work done. In that vein, we set up a few of our employees at WeWork Kinzie, one of their Chicago locations in the heart of downtown.

As a result, our team has enjoyed a wide range of benefits that our respective living rooms could not have provided. What kind of benefits? Take a look below and see for yourself:

Actual Office Space

No matter how much time you spent setting up your home office, nothing compares to having a specific place for work projects. Whether you have a team space with multiple desks like us, or a single desk office for your remote working ways, having an actual office goes a long way in promoting productivity.

Meaningful Connections

A coworking space is more than just a physical office to put your pens, pencils, and files. A coworking space is somewhere you can go to meet motivated individuals that love to work hard and network. Plus, it never hurts to have a work best friend.

Increased Productivity

If you work from home, you have to admit: it’s hard to get motivated. Whether you’re stuck in front of the TV or behind your home office desk, don’t you find yourself yearning for a dedicated space to actually get some work done?

Comfy Accommodations

Sometimes, working in the office can get a bit cramped. Besides, who needs privacy when you’re surrounded by like-minded professionals that just want to get the job done? Most coworking spaces having public areas for people that want to work while lounging on comfortable couches, plush chairs, and stylish ottomans.

Full Kitchen

Your mouth will start watering when you hear about the amenities found in most coworking spaces. From the basics, like water coolers and microwaves, to elegant additions, like beer taps and coffee machines, you’ll feel right at home when you need an afternoon snack break.

Free Beer

The words are typically only used on band posters and wedding invitations. But at WeWork and many other coworking spaces, you can find a litany of beer taps flowing with everything from IPAs and stouts to lagers and ciders. The pleasure of a cold beer is no longer limited to your living room at home. Now, rewarding a hard day’s work is only a few steps from your office.

This article is part of a WeWork content series. WeWork provides shared workspace, community, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and small businesses. Read more about WeWork here.

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word “colloquially.”

Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

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