Making the Most of Your Coworking Space

What makes working in a coworking space different from working in a coffee shop or from home?  Well, nothing.  Nothing, that is, if you don’t take advantage of all the great opportunities coworking provides.  We’ve included some good ways to make the most of your coworking space.

 1. Talk to people!

One of the biggest benefits of working in a coworking space is the fact that you’re surrounded by other creative, entrepreneurial people.  You never know what collaborations could arise if you introduce yourself.  A sense of community is often what draws people to coworking, and this can only be fostered if you’re willing to interact with others who use the space. 

2. Come at least a few times a week.

A coworking space is only beneficial if you actually use it.  Even if you don’t work there every day, coming a few times a week is a good way to stay connected with what’s happening in the space and get some work done free of distractions.  It will also help in forming those connections with other members that can take a coworking space from good to great.

3. Attend coworking-related events.

Most coworking spaces host or participate in local entrepreneurial and freelance-related events.  Find out what events your coworking space will be a part of and make it a point to attend at least one.  They can be a great opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs in your area.  And who knows, you might learn something new in the process!

 How do you make the most of your time in a coworking space?  Do you have any tips you’d like to share?  Let us know in the comments!

 

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