Have you ever had a meeting at your office and wondered what your clients thought of your workspace? If so, it’s time to rethink where you work.
As every successful executive knows, building your professional reputation takes time, patience and a significant investment. And there are many outside factors that can affect your reputation – including your workspace. If you’re still taking meetings in a coffee shop, consider how these loud public spaces, or even distractions at home, may not speak to the professional image you have worked so hard to cultivate.
Coworking spaces provide an alternative, flexible workspace perfectly suited to the needs of entrepreneurs and executives in need of a professional space to conduct business. Though free coffee, high-speed WIFI and unlimited printing are attractive benefits, the effects go much farther. Below, five reasons why coworking spaces can provide benefits to those looking for a productive and professional workspace.
A Modern, Clean Environment
Coworking spaces are provide a visually appealing, creative and comfortable workspace that is also considered ‘professional’. By having the creative mix with the professional, business owners can enjoy a modern, clean environment to work in that also feels appropriate to entertain clients.
Meeting with someone and want to offer them water but you forgot to hit order on those Amazon supplies for the office? Coworking offices come stocked with office supplies – from pens and paper to bottles of water – so you don’t have to think about these day-to-day nuances that make operations that much smoother.
While free places to work (think coffee shop) are an attractive workplace option for low-cost savings and free WIFI, there are many security risks that come along with working in an open area and logging onto open networks. Coworking spaces easily take care of any security risks – members typically have secure entry, guests are required to sign-in with community managers, and closed IT networks mitigate cyber security risks. This coupled with private spaces, that add a layer of security for verbal interactions and information need to be kept private, make coworking a great opportunity to keep your business and business data safe.
Need some privacy for an important call or a pivotal business meeting? Coworking spaces have dedicated private spaces such as phone call booths and meeting rooms that can be reserved when need it. The option for privacy allows you to maintain a professional reputation, without the cost of paying for a private space you don’t regularly use.
Many coworking spaces are located in business centers that are easily accessible for both employees and visitors who come for business meetings. The convenience and accessibility of your space can make a difference when it comes to their experience and ultimately, their attitude, when finding and arriving and at your space.
As a business owner, the convenience factor can also help you if your business involves a lot of travel. Since many coworking spaces have branches in different cities, becoming a member provides you the opportunity to find a space to work while on the road and still keep a sense of your workplace. A two-for-one benefit.
Where you work says a lot about your business. If you are looking to make the move to a space that better reflects your business goals, consider a coworking location that will meet all your company’s needs and will support your business as you grow. Most importantly, find a workspace that will project a professional image and help you take your business to the next level.
CEO Centers FLEX is a modern, collaborative workspace in Duluth, Georgia curated around a community of entrepreneurs and creative early-stage companies. We offer a variety of workspaces – from hot desks to private, executive offices – all at an affordable price.
If you are looking for a coworking space, contact CEO Centers FLEX. We offer several membership levels that all include high-speed internet, access to the kitchen and lounge with a free coffee and tea bar, use of our business center and concierge services. Contact us today to learn more about the FLEX community.