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"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." --Henry Ford
We’ve been at this so long it can be hard to remember that for many people, coworking is a new work trend. So, what is coworking? It is often seen as an alternative to working from home or renting your own office. Our members find that our shared space offers flexibility, increased productivity, and networking opportunities. Here we take a deeper look at what coworking is and whether you might benefit from it.
Coworking at a Glance
Officially, coworking is a term generally used to describe any situation in which two or more people are working in the same place together, but usually not for the same company. So instead of working remotely in separate offices, at home, or local coffee shops, entrepreneurs and telecommuters (either full time or part time) can share work space together. Cool concept right?
Started in the early 2000s in the Bay Area, coworking has grown into a global movement. It provides the benefits of your own office space, but only when you want it and it’s maintained by someone else! Plus, financially for many small businesses, coworking makes perfect sense because it’s more affordable way to rent an office.
Sure, some coworking spaces are about filling desks. But in general, it takes a communal mindset to make a coworking office truly successful. At CoCreativ, we foster a culture of family, success, and excellence in our fields. We push each other to do better every day and work together to help each other grow professionally. For us, coworking helps Tampa businesses win (not that we’re biased)!
What to Expect in a Coworking Space?
When you walk in, you won’t see row after boring row of cubicles or lifeless corporate spaces. Every coworking office is different and the interiors and amenities of each space go toward the overall vibe or culture of the office.
For example at CoCreativ, you’ll find low lighting scientifically proven to help you be more productive and of course, Wi-Fi, break room, private offices, conference rooms, open desks in our business lounge, and private quiet rooms. And, yes, we offer free Kahwa coffee.
Crushing it at the South Tampa coworking space.
Who Uses Coworking Spaces?
Some coworking spaces are built to serve a particular community. Our name would suggest that you’d only find creative types at our virtual office, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Truth is anyone who has works at home or remotely, startups, consultants, small teams, and more benefit from working this way. Our Tampa coworking offices have a blend of creatives, Attorneys, IT Consultants, health professionals, and more all working together.
You may want to consider your personality and industry when picking the right coworking space for your business. Some people find inspiration being around people in their same field, while others thrive in a varied environment with lots of perspectives. Either way, you’re surrounded by awesomeness.
What’s CoCreativ All About?
Why do we know coworking so well? Well, CoCreativ was one of Tampa’s first coworking offices. We were founded in 2013. Our team cares about our members like family and we mean it. We work hard, we play hard around our shared office. This has created the unique culture you see today. CoCreativ empowers you to win every day at work at our Tampa office locations.
Now that you’re a coworking expert, give it shot with our no long-term commitment and affordable memberships. Business lounge membership starts at just $150/month (compared to over $400 for a chair at other Tampa coworking offices). CoCreativ is one of the best virtual offices near you. Contact us to schedule a tour with a Community Manager today!