If the idea of renting an office desk seems strange to you, it is obvious you have never heard of coworking or coworking spaces. That’s what this article is all about, those entities and how they can save you money in the short-term and the long-term. Contact us if you have any questions about this latest office space trend. Our contact number can be found at the end of this article.
Traditional office space rental
You know how it has worked seemingly since the beginning of time. A business owner needed an office space. He went to a commercial real estate broker, told them his needs, and the broker would find an office space for rent for a year. The business owner signed the year lease, usually put first and last month rent down to seal the deal, plus paid a damage deposit. When all was said and done, the business owner shelled out about four or five thousand dollars before he or she started moving furniture into the new office.
Simply stated, there were very few small business owners then, and fewer today, who could afford that kind of cash outlay for an office rental..
Flash forward to the 2000s!
It really all began during the Dot.com mania in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Large open spaces were used as “community” office space. Dozens of work stations were in those rooms, and workers would come in at various hours to do their work and then go home. This morphed into the idea of coworking, again large common rooms, again workstations, but this time the workstations are manned by business people from different companies who only rent that office space for a day, for a week, or for a month. The whole idea of coworking is to save money by only renting when you need office space.
And now not only can you rent a single office space, but some coworking plans allow you to simply rent an office desk or even share a desk with another business person.
The advantages of coworking
The advantages begin with the saving of money. In our earlier scenario, the business owner is out $4000 before he can even plug in his computer. In a coworking scenario, you pay a monthly fee, say $400 per month, or even less if you are renting by the day or week.
But there are other advantages . . . coworking allows for a sharing of ideas and energy. It fights off loneliness. It gets the juices flowing in a community atmosphere.
It is, simply put, a marvelous idea.
Would you like to see how this coworking thing works? Visit Paddock Place Office Suites online, or in person if you are in Fort Worth. There you will see a perfect example of coworking in an inspirational setting at a price ($400 per month) that most business people can afford.
About Paddock Place Coworking Spaces
Paddock Place Office Suites can be found in the Fort Worth Design District along with Box Office Warehouse Suites and Golden Triangle Business Park. For more information call (817) 439-3224.