Whether you’re working on the side with a passion project or for yourself full-time, being an entrepreneur can be lonely — that’s why it’s critical to choose a coworking space that not only grows with you and your business but also adds value to it.
Below are five important things to consider when deciding where you’ll build your business:
Your business — whether in its first year or fifth — needs the ability to grow and contract without penalties. This is especially important for startups with business that is fluid and moving. The Vine gives start ups the flexibility to grow into other Irvine office properties.
2. Culture of Collaboration
Coworking spaces are a great place to collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs due to the close proximity to other startups. Perhaps it’s a problem you’ve having that another company has already encountered or simply engaging with the people around you to learn as much as you can, The Vine champions a culture of collaboration.
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Similar to the way you would choose a place to live, the place where you log time or your business should be equally as appealing. Do you feel comfortable in the coworking space? How nice is it? Do you feel good about taking a meeting there? What about the wifi — is the connection dropping every five minutes? Are there restaurants close by or at the very least; will you have access to a refrigerator?
The Vine provides an added value for entrepreneurs; offering events, monthly lunches and wine nights so customers can mingle and connect furthering the culture of collaboration it celebrates.
5. The Functionality of the Space
One of the biggest benefits of joining a coworking space like The Vine is the functionality that the office provides. Entrepreneurs are able take phone calls privately, hold meetings, and at The VineOC specifically, there is a beautiful and functional outdoor space to work in the sun, breathing in fresh air and even picking up fresh vegetables at our organic garden or Farmer’s Market events!