17 benefits of coworking for entrepreneurs

Finding an ideal space for work can be a big problem for many people, especially the people who are into a freelancing career. Co-working spaces are the perfect solution in such cases. Moreover, it also has some great benefits for the companies.

You decide your work schedule

One of the main advantages of coworking centers is the flexible schedule they offer, allowing you to work until the time you want, even at dawn. Also, according to the needs of each worker, it is possible to separate some of their spaces for an hour, a day and even months.  Therefore, choosing a coworking space Melbourne will allow you to live with other professionals and leave the isolation.

A relief to the pockets

Compared to renting an office or paying for your home’s electricity, water, food, and internet services, working in a coworking center mean long-term savings. They offer the space to work, snacks, copies, prints and stationery supplies. These services, in addition to providing a comfortable environment, adapt to your needs by offering a price according to your economic capacity.

No more distractions

In the home, there are temptations such as sleeping, eating, cleaning or watching television; activities that do not allow full concentration on the duties to be performed. Also, in cafes, the noise and the saturated internet connection prevent you from focusing completely on your work. To avoid all this, coworking centers create the optimal space for you to develop without further distractions.

Be yourself

A coworking center gives you the facilities to change the environment according to what you need. In the same way, you can attend in the way that you feel most comfortable without the fear of feeling judged, because like you, the other people who choose to use these spaces feel free to show themselves as they are since they are their singularities which make them valuable.

You learn to organize

Being the owner of your own schedule, you must learn to organize in such a way that you make the most of your time in the coworking centers, so as not to lose your investment. To complete your work, you can set daily goals and place them on shared boards and meet them on a par with your colleagues.

Expand your knowledge

In coworking centers, there are common areas where you can interact with other people who use this service. By being in contact with professionals from different areas you can interact with them, learn a little more about their work and apply it to yours.

You move away from traditional work environments

The main feature of coworking centers is to offer environments that allow users to work better. That is why within them you can find unusual offices and meeting rooms, from rustic decorations, hammocks, fireplaces, to slides instead of stairs.

Find a second family

Working in a coworking center not only helps you improve your productivity it also allows you to develop emotionally. You will not only find co-workers but also the necessary support to continue with your projects. Working with a human group allows you to be more tolerant, patient and empathetic, it helps you to be a better person in all areas of your life.

Expand your network of contacts

For many of the entrepreneurs, having a solid base of contacts is fundamental and even decisive in their work. That is why in coworking centers you can not only make lasting friendships but find your future partners or customers. Knowing their way of working and their strengths will help you establish strong ties with them.

Goodbye loneliness

Working from home can be cost-effective and comfortable. However, after some time, the lack of human interaction affects your performance. According to a survey conducted by the BBC, 65% of people who work at home tend to postpone their duties until the last moment. One of the reasons is that there is no pressure to feel observed by superiors or the stress of seeing colleagues working.

Boost your creativity

By being with people who work in activities other than yours, you can focus your work from different perspectives. Similarly, finding other points of view helps you get out of your comfort zone and look for innovative solutions that favor your professional development. Co-working can be a great way to boost productivity and reach success together.

Your productivity increases

Being in a comfortable environment and specially designed to work, it is possible to increase the productivity of your work. The benefits mentioned above such as the few distractions, the contact with other professionals and the schedule amenities, add up and make the benefit be reflected in your work.

The ideal space to work

The coworking centers have the spaces you need for all types of jobs. Not only do you find spaces where you can work with other professionals there are also private offices when you need concentration. Also, if you need to meet with your clients, there are also rooms specially equipped for meetings and for teamwork. Similarly, some also offer spaces such as bars and recreation areas, to clear the mind.

No more crashes

One of the most feared problems that afflict those who work with their talent are mental blockages. To whom it has not happened that he simply runs out of ideas to continue working or is unable to think of anything related to what he has to do. However, when working in a coworking space, this will no longer be so difficult to solve; because if your ideas, run out, you will always have someone nearby who can enlighten you. Coworkers will be able to give you ideas with different approaches, related to the activities they do, which will help you think differently and overcome blockages.

Dissemination of your business

Being surrounded by professionals from all fields, you have the opportunity to interact with them and publicize your work. Not only will you show your business to your colleagues, but also to their contacts. This way you will increase the reach of your business, which will also be reflected in an increase in economic income.

Appreciate your work

Performing your activities in a coworking center allows you to appreciate what you do. Always doing the same activity tends to prevent people from feeling surprised at what they do; therefore, when you share your experience with your colleagues, you realize that it is relevant and even impressive for them.


The most important thing about working in a coworking center is that you find the necessary inspiration to continue with your projects. Being surrounded by people who take care of their duties spreads the optimism and joy to continue working. Also, you can not only continue with your own projects you can also take on new challenges with the partners you meet along the way. It helps everyone and keeps communication strong. Don’t hesitate to try it, but make sure that you optimize and manage it properly.

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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