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Have you wondered what are the main points to consider while building a coworking space? What features do the top coworking space have that can attract customers?
To answer these questions, we figured out what the best coworking spaces have in common. Here are some essential features your target customers will look for when finding a great space to get the work done:
1. The vibes or atmosphere
Imagine if you come to work in the morning and greeted by a big smile and friendly voice when you first enter the door. Would this make a difference in starting your day? A pleasant atmosphere where it feels like home while at the same time makes you feel comfortable and encouraged to be productive is an essential feature you should be looking for at a coworking space. Go for space where you can find a balance of optimized yet flexible work arrangements.
2. The community
Community is the heartbeat of a coworking space and that’s what coworking space is all about. Coworking space will be just another “office space” without the feels of a vibrant community. Find a space where the community is nurtured and growing thus you can develop a strong connection and relationship. Be prepared to meet, engage, and collaborate with like-minded people whom you can swap your brilliant ideas with.
“Coworking space will be just another “office space” without the feels of a vibrant community.”
Location is another essential factor you would take into consideration while hunting for a perfect place to work. However, it is obvious that it really depends on whether you prefer a place just a few steps away from your door; a place in the heart of the city/business hub; or maybe somewhere quiet surrounded by greeneries. Our suggestion? Pick a space where it is convenient for you – easy to commute with useful surroundings (yes, we meant food place lol)
4. The facilities
High-speed wifi, coffee corner, cosy communal area, nap rooms, fancy paintings or words of motivation hanging on the wall are some of those pretty-not-so-little-things that could bring a world of difference in the space. Also, not to forget about chairs and desks that will accompany you for the rest of your working days. Throw lots of questions on what the spaces provide before getting a seat to save yourself from any disappointment.
5. Fast internet connectivity
Without fast WiFi, it cannot be an ideal destination for co-workers. The coworking space must offer a fast and reliable internet connection to their members — It needs to be able to handle the space’s maximum number of members.
“It needs to be able to handle the space’s maximum number of members”
6. The price
As the number of coworking spaces is increasing, you would have a lot of pricing options. Whether you are just looking for a space to work or trying to establish professional connections, do a proper comparison together with the benefits offered to get a good deal that meets your needs.
7. Functional furniture
The furniture in a co-working space is also very important, it should be convenient enough to increase productivity and make the most comfortable for work. Areas with different types of tables or chairs allow users to recognize where privacy should be respected and common areas where interaction is more normal.
Last but not least, ask yourself this simple question – “Is this the place where I would be looking forward to coming to every day?”. Put yourself in a customer position to find out the best.
How can we help you?
Building and growing a coworking space is not a simple thing. Apart from considering the features mentioned above, as a business owner, you also look after the management to optimize staff productivity. If you’re stuck on these issues, we have an offer for you.
SmartOS is a complete space management system born to help automate manual tasks, maximize efficiency, and increase member satisfaction. It helps build a strong community, create proposals, send invoices, and get paid online, and much more.