If you run a business out of your home, you know how easy it is to get distracted. No matter how focused you are, it doesn’t take much to tip the balance and set you back.
If working from home isn’t always an ideal option, coworking gives you a viable alternative that might be just what you need to stay on track.
Here are just a few ways that a coworking space can help your home-based business:
1. Coworking is a low-cost option
A coworking membership is just a fraction of what you would spend on conventional office space. In addition, you have access to state-of-the-art office equipment like printers, scanners, conferencing phones, audio-visual equipment, and so much more – all for one low monthly price.
2. A change of scenery when you need it most
You might have a “sweet spot” in your day when there are no kids and no distractions in your home. However, once that window has passed, getting your work accomplished might seem daunting. If you have a coworking membership, it’s an easy task to switch gears, head out, and stay in a productive mode until you get everything done.
3. Networking opportunities
Face it, you’re never going to have any chance encounters in your home office. In a coworking environment, you’ll be sharing office space with people who are a lot like you, and while they might not be engaged in the same type of work you do, this can be a benefit. For example, if you are a graphic designer, you might be working next to a web developer who is in need of your skills. Or, maybe you’re a copywriter who can solve a problem for a social media marketer. The chances for new business, networking, and referrals are virtually endless.
4. Better work-life balance
When you’re working—and living—under the same roof as your family, you might just feel like you’ve never left the office at all. This will eventually lead to burnout for you, which may leak over into your personal life. With a coworking membership, you can separate your work life from your home life. This means when you come home, you can totally switch gears and actually feel like you have a life.
5. Access to professional amenities when you need them
Your home office likely doesn’t have a conference room, a second desk, extra parking, or a receptionist. If you are ever in need of any of these amenities, whether it’s to meet with a client, interview a new employee, or make a presentation, a coworking membership gives you access to all of these things on-demand. You can pay as you go to keep costs down, and you won’t have the stress of worrying about what you’re going to do when you have to have an important meeting.
If you have a home-based business in the Sacramento area, a coworking membership might be just the thing you need to take your company to the next level. Drop by for a tour today or call us directly to learn more.