While many entrepreneurs are lone wolves, the value of making connections in the business world cannot be understated. Whether it's at networking events or at the office, forming relationships is the best way to set yourself up for success. Fortunately, when you're working in a coworking space, you'll be surrounded with like-minded entrepreneurs that are happy to do some serious networking.
Coworking spaces are so much more than just somewhere to work. They are hustling, bustling epicenters of entrepreneurial energy that breed connections, passion, and success. After all, you are who you hang out with, and there are more than enough impressive people hanging around coworking spaces. Check out some of the important relationships you'll form at coworking spaces around the country:
The Networking Guru
This person exists in every coworking space in the world. They have set up shop in a place like WeWork to shake hands, make connections, and set their business up for success. This person has thousands of business cards sitting on their desk, which they have positioned by the door so they can chit chat with every mover and shaker that walks passed their door.
The Neighbor/Best Friend
When you're in close quarters, it's hard not to develop a relationship with your neighbor. After all, you're spending most of your time mere feet away from them. Getting to know people like this is incredibly beneficial to your productivity. Not only will you be happy you have a friend to work with, but their network will expand to yours, creating a super network the likes of which entrepreneurs have never seen!
The Informative Manager
Coworking spaces have a lot of amenities that you might not know about. Sure, a coworking space handbook is informative, but wouldn't you rather talk to a human being? Managers at coworking spaces know all the nooks and crannies of the office and can help you do everything from figuring out the community printer to pouring yourself an ice cold beer on a Friday afternoon.
The Friendly Staff Member
With so much space, the hired employees needed to maintain it is nothing short of staggering. Fortunately, these employees are some of the friendliest, most genuine people you'll ever meet. Even just having a quick pop-in to discuss your latest vacation or an issue with your office can turn into a beautiful friendship that will last a lifetime.
The Office Crush
Love is a beautiful thing. Work crushes, doubly-so. Nothing gets you more hyped to come to work than that special someone waiting for you in the office. Sure, they might not know your name yet, but one day, they're going to ask you out, and it will be the best day of your life.
This article is part of a WeWork content series. WeWork provides shared workspace, community, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and small businesses.