The 5 Benefits of Renting a Cubicle
A co-working space is one that allows you to work on your own, but not alone. You share the space – often comprised of large tables and/or cubicles – with other solopreneurs or telecommuters.
Some co-workers enjoy spreading out together on a large table. But some prefer the cubicle.
Read below for the five benefits of renting a cubicle in a co-working space.
1. If you’re just starting a business, you can save between 30-50 percent on overhead costs by renting a cubicle rather than a full office, especially if you intend to have staff. You won’t need to buy office furniture or equipment, because most co-working facilities provide receptionists, ergonomic office chairs, the aforementioned cubicles (including lockable drawers), fax machines, copiers, Internet/WiFi access, conference phones, A/V equipment, conference rooms, and more.
2. You don’t need to rent the cubicle for the full month. Many co-work spaces (such as the space at 90StateStreet.com) allow entrepreneurs to lease a cubicle for a month, a couple of weeks, or a few days a week. This provides you plenty of flexibility and convenience, allowing you to work from home when you want or in the co-work space, when that’s best for you.
3. As mentioned above, your lease includes technology to help you run your business, technology that often is state-of-the-art and more than likely much better than you could afford yourself as a start-up. The services provided also often include administrative and reception/phone answering assistance, helping your small business appear to clients and prospects as professional as one that has several employees.
4. Many solopreneurs or home telecommuters find they can become fairly lonely fairly quickly. Renting a cubicle in a co-work space means you won’t be alone as you work by yourself.
5. Related to the above, renting a cubicle provides you with terrific networking opportunities among your co-working colleagues. This can be especially beneficial for those individuals working in a one-person endeavor as working in the same space as other entrepreneurs can help improve your business.