If you are an entrepreneur who has just started building your business and trying to market your product/service, where would you choose to work? Your home? A coffee shop? Or renting a small office? But, what if we tell you that there is a place where you can get all of these: the comfort of working at home, the wi-fi and coffee from coffee shops, and the facilities of an office? Yup, coworking space
Coworking space is a space-sharing concept that is first termed and started by Brad Neuberg from San Francisco in August 2005. In Indonesia, the first co-working community, Hackerspace Bandung was founded only less than a decade ago, in 2010. By then, the growth of co-working spaces in Indonesia has increased exponentially with occupants typically start-ups, freelancers, and small and medium-sized enterprises
Coworking space offers a range of office-like amenities such as shared desks, private offices, meeting rooms, event spaces, lounge, kitchens, coffee, and more – just like regular offices. So, what makes it different? Community and culture. Co-working spaces are the merger of people with different backgrounds – digital marketing, finance, outsourcing, graphic designer, and etc. A setting that brings different individuals together and encourages interaction build a strong community which could further lead to collaborations, referrals, new clients, and even potential business partners. Co-working spaces also offer a more flexible plan which allows you to rent a space in a much shorter period depending on your needs. Plus, co-working spaces take care of all the essentials that you need in an office – utility, bills, infrastructure, maintenance, and cleaning.
The concept of sharing a workspace, possibly with several strangers might seem intimidating at first, but it can actually help you fast track your success. It allows you to work in a professional yet cozy environment and to connect with numerous people and organisation that would otherwise be unreachable.
For you who would like to experience working in a co-working space, try Cradle Event & Co-working Space’s free day pass every Thursday from 09.00 – 21.00! Let’s create, connect, and collaborate J