There has been a shift in the working world. It’s come about as many people have left the office, the factory, and other work environments to become visionaries. Having your own business has become the American dream. It brings to life the proverbial notion of having your cake and eating it too.
Making the decision to become your own boss to set your own hours, skip the daily traffic jams and create your own vision is the dream of every entrepreneur. The reality of it is something quite different, especially for people who work their business from their home.
When you’re a work-at-home innovator and someone asks your occupation, you’re met with the same response
‘Oh that must be nice, you can work whenever you want!”
They don’t know the whole story though, do they? Anyone who has ever tried to work from home knows that doing so can be a trial by fire of balancing focus with time, family, friends, relationships and whatever draws your attention away from the work at hand while you’re trying desperately to be productive.
Sometimes, you just really need a quiet space to work.
The operative word in that sentence being quiet’. The corner Starbucks or local bookstore can be just as noisy as home. There are also issues such as having to use public wifi, not to mention it can be hard to spread out your stuff and let creative ideas flow. Let’s not forget how uncomfortable it can be to invite a prospective client to your local Panera for a meeting.
Enter Co-Working Office Space
Brad Neuberg is credited with starting the coworking phenomenon from a San Francisco collective space in 2005, when he was going through tough financial times. He was working at a startup but felt conflicted. He wanted to find a way to combine the feeling of independence and freedom of working by himself with the community feel and structure of working with others.
Neuberg worked with a life coach and created a three-part plan that included making a new type of space that delivered that structure and community feel he wanted.
It was at this moment, coworking as we know it today was conceived.
Soon after Neuberg sparked the trend, the rest of the country took notice. Places like New York City, Pheonix, and Austin were on board with the idea and coworking rose to become a global trend.
Today coworking is a way of life for millions of people around the world. There are many reasons coworking shouldn’t be confused with a standard commercial office leasing requiring a long term written agreement. Coworking suites are flexible and monthly, for instance, allowing a business owner to give up space if the business goes under without being responsible for a deposit and rent for space they won’t be using.
CoWorking in Allen
Yeager Properties LLC rents office suites and retail spaces that cater to small businesses. The company is based in Noblesville, Indiana with retail spaces in Noblesville, Lawrence, and Ft. Harrison, Indiana.
The office suites are located in Greenwood, Plainfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, and Lawrence, Indiana, They have found popularity with local locations too in Frisco and McKinney, and now in Allen.
Starting at 93 square feet and going up to 263 square feet, Yeager Office Suites offer co-working space for entrepreneurs, creatives or virtual workers looking to up their professional image and hone in on their productivity.
The amenities they include are impressive and used properly can help increase the production you may be sacrificing by making your home your office:
How to Know When It’s Time To Co-Op
When your business has become an entity that needs a professional face with a demand for a high level of productivity that can’t be maintained from home, it’s time to think about leasing your own co-op.
Professional leasing offices such as those offered at Yeager, in Allen, let you also take advantage of having a business address. They’re strategically located in a central business district that provides better proximity to potential clients. Having your own office also increases the credibility, image, and reliability of your business which attracts more clients. A good address can even help attract talent in your field when you get to the point of hiring employees to help expand your vision.
What’s the First Step?
As of 2019, there are dozens of major coworking space companies around the world, including franchises with branches in multiple cities. Big companies like Impact Hub, WeWork, and Industrious dominate the global market and startups are on a global rise.
Coworking and its history will be in the stories of many incredible startups created by innovators and entrepreneurs who which began in a little corner of their home and saw a large part of their growth when they expanded to their first coworking office suite.
Interested in becoming part of the coworking world? Contact me below to discuss what it’s like to work in an environment of like-minded individuals.
References:http://www.claritydesigns.ca/the-benefits-of-working-in-a-co-working-space/ https://www.coworkingresources.org/blog/history-of-coworking https://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2017/03/31/5-most-beautiful-coworking-spaces-in-the-world/#755f0e445524 https://yeagerproperties.com/