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So, you’ve been working from home for awhile now. You love the freedom and flexibility, but you’re starting to get a little lonely! It’s a different life not living in an office space Monday through Friday, at least 8 hours a day.
Whether you are a work-from-home entrepreneur, or you scored a corporate gig that allows you the opportunity to work from home regularly, perhaps it’s time to look into a co-working space to make those days a little less lonely!
Here are three signs you’re ready to jump in to a co-working space solution for your work needs:
1. The Coffee Shop is Getting Too Distracting
At first, working from your local java hut was the perfect way to get out of the house. Maybe even you would meet a few friends who had similar schedules and you would even crank out some work together.
But soon, you notice you’re spending too much money on frivolous items to get through your day.
Next, you find yourself not being as productive because, well… distractions! People come in whom you know and you get caught in endless conversations. Before you know it, hours have passed and you’ve gotten barely anything done.
Finally, those coffee shop tables and chairs can be a little uncomfortable after a certain amount of time. It’s not like they created their coffee shop thinking an entrepreneur would be sitting in their chairs for hours at a time.
It may be time to find a co-working space that would better suit your needs.
2. Home Distractions Are Too Tempting to Be Productive
Perhaps you started working from home and just KNEW you’d be way more productive than you were in your former office space. No more phone calls distracting you, or people walking by your office and popping their head in to chat 50 times a day.
But the novelty has worn off. You find yourself working with the TV on, and suddenly you’re caught up in the latest drama that is unfolding on a show you never even watched before. Or you have talked yourself into cleaning different rooms in your home because you can work afterwards!
We’ve all been there. What was once a welcome diversion to the monotony of office life has now become a liability that is causing you to not be as productive as you should be.
Hello, co-working space!
3. Access To Technology
Working from home is great, but you didn’t really think of all of the different things you would need to have available to you.
Things like printers, scanners, video conferencing and dedicated telephone lines suddenly need to find a way into your home, NOW! And perhaps your internet isn’t the most reliable. Or you just don’t have a dedicated space for basic office tasks.
Suddenly, the amenities that you enjoyed and took for granted at your former workplace are glaringly missing from your comfortable house that you thought would be the perfect solution to your working needs
These three situations may be the push you need to find your ideal co-working space. You want to choose a space that is a perfect fit for your needs and doesn’t add in hassles of commuting, so take the time to find one that works perfectly for you!
Co-working spaces are more attractive than ever for the reasons listed above. If you’re still unsure, take some time to visit potential locations to see what they have to offer. It’s a wonderful option that allows more flexible rental arrangements with everything you need at your fingertips! And we’re right here!