If you are asking Google about “cowork,” you are most likely thinking about renting a coworking space. You are also, most likely, a bit confused on how it all works. We’ll spell it all out for you in this article and, if we fail to answer all of your questions, you can call us at (817) 439-3224. We are RDS Real Estate, one of the leading commercial real estate companies in the Fort Worth area, and we know all about coworking and coworking space.
What does cowork mean?
“Co,” from Old English, means together, in common, and “work” means to labor. Thus we have “cowork,” which literally means to work together, usually with a common goal.
It is a term, and an idea, which was born from the rapid rise in the number of small businesses, and home-based businesses, in the United States. What do small businesses and home-based businesses have in common? Small operating budgets and the struggle which always associates any fringe activity.
And yet, despite the small operating budgets, those small businesses, at times, need office space. And not only do the small business owners need office space, but they also need, at times, companionship and interaction with other human beings.
Put it all together and you have coworking space!
Coworking space involves a number of business people working in a common area. It involves a shared desk or a shared office space, and “shared” means not only a less expensive office lease but also a chance to rub shoulders with like-minded people in search of companionship. Not only that, but coworking space is commonly leased for short periods, either daily, weekly, or month-to-month. There are no commitments for six-month leases, or year leases, with a cowork building, which is very attractive for business owners with a limited budget. It truly is a dream come true for anyone looking to break the bonds of solitude, a huge complaint for many home-based business owners as well as for anyone on a shoestring budget.
What doe an actual coworking environment look like?
Allow us to show you our coworking office building, Paddock Place Office Suites, located in the Fort Worth Design District in North Fort Worth. Relax, we’re not trying to sell you anything. Our goal is to give you a better understanding about coworking and coworking spaces.
The first thing you’ll notice about Paddock Place Office Suites is that it looks like a barn. That’s not by accident; it is truly a renovated horse barn, a touch of the Old West, and a workplace oozing with atmosphere and character. A few of the features you’ll find at Paddock Place are:
- Each office is approx. 12’ x 14’ (aprox. 168 sq. ft.)
- Window in each office
- Individual office temperature control
- 24/7 access available
- Utilities included
- WiFi included
- Mailbox for each office
- Flexible lease terms including month-to-month
- Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator in kitchen
- Conference room
Paddock Place Office Suites offers month-to-month leases, a very appealing feature for many small business owners, and it also offers an opportunity for business owners to collaborate, to share information, and to learn from one another. No more solitude. No more wondering about this or that. You can work when you want, for as long as you want, in this liberating office rental.
Give us a call! We’d love to talk more about cowork opportunities.