4 Major Benefits Of Co-working Spaces with Diverse Startups
A startup Coworking space offers a great opportunity for young companies and aspiring, diverse teams. A well-design space can help your startup go from being just an idea to coalescing into a highly profitable team. Someday, your company may grow into the next Apple or Google.
Perhaps you’ll have your own company campus complete with all the latest and greatest amenities, a huge staff, and seemingly unlimited resources. The best modern business campuses are packed with amenities, such as gyms and on-campus restaurants. For many startups, building that campus is one of the ultimate end goals.
However, your company is not going to start with a big campus. Instead, you’ll have to grow your startup, build a staff, generate sales, refine your products, and improve your ROI. During this stage, you can rely on a startup accelerator to gain access to the needed resources. You can enjoy the amenities of a company campus without the costs.
Let’s go over all the benefits for a coworking space that focus on startups and how you can use these benefits to grow your company. Building a successful company is not easy. However, an incubator will make it easier.
- Skip the Mundane, Focus on YOUR Startup
An good coworking space will bring together all of the resources that a startup needs. This includes things like office space, conference rooms, access to fast internet, and storage. An coworking space will also make it easier for you to find angel investors and to set up meetings with venture capitalists. Many coworking spaces have members who can even provide accounting advice, legal assistance, and other key skilled services.
With all of these resources already in place, you can focus on growing your business and developing your idea. Forget having to call Comcast or another provider to set up the Wifi. Don’t worry about having to hunt down a lawyer or accountant. Focus on your startup and your products while letting your incubator give you access to the rest.
- Get Quick Access To Movers And Shakers
Finding investors, skilled talent, and insider advice is essential for just about any startup. Fact is, finding these resources can be difficult. There are thousands of potential investors. However, there are so many ideas that not every single startup will receive funding.
You need to stand out in the crowd. With a coworking space that brings together the proper people and resources, you’ll have easier access to angel investors and others. In fact, the leadership or investing teams at an incubator may be able to arrange meetings. Likewise, investors may also have office space at the incubator. Further, you will have access to a wide variety of networking events, such as hackathons and happy hours.
Being a part of such a diverse, robust network will add credibility to your startup. Investors, potential employees, and others will recognize that you’re a serious company with ambitions and guile. This can help you build traction and will offer public relations benefits.
- Work With and Learn From Outside Diverse Parties
Launching a startup will be a learning process. One amazing benefit of being in an coworking space is that many of the other people will have already walked the walk. Some might be acting as advisors, others might be running startup companies themselves.
You’ll be able to pick up skills and tips from these other companies. A great coworking space will act as a support network. Have questions? Need to address concerns? Missing a particular area of expertise on staff? You can tap into your space's network.
- Get Access to Mentors From Diverse Backgrounds
Perhaps the most important part of your professional network will be your mentors. A mentor is someone who has tremendous experience, knowledge, and skills. This mentor will be able to transfer some of his or her knowledge to you. A mentor will also be able to help you grow your company.
For example, mentors can help you refine your vision, strategy, and the roadmap you’ll use to grow your startup. Their personal experience from the “trenches” will add more value than any business degree or book ever could.
Conclusion: Every Startup Should Consider locating in a Coworking space
From obvious resources, such as office space, to more intangible things, like access to skills, a solid coworking space can be a huge asset for any company. If you’re serious about growing your startup into the next big company, you need to closely consider one. By joining such a community you will be able to gain access to vital resources while remaining focused on your company.
Best of all, these resources will be affordable. Incubators specialized in working with companies running on tight budgets. An incubator will feature amenities and resources at a reasonable price. You won’t have to strain your bank account to rent space at an incubator. This means you can reinvest more of your money into your business, rather than sinking cash into rent, utilities or additional office needs.
For more information on Coworking spaces please feel free to contact me Tracy Powell Managing Partner at the Blue Lacuna a coworking space located in Chicago. [email protected] website www.thebluelacuna.com