WeWork is one of the world’s largest coworking space chains. Founded in new york in 2010, the company offers coworking spaces to entrepreneurs, startup companies, freelancers and larger entreprises. WeWork has been growing at a high speed ever since its establishment. It now has more than 2,000 employees and locations in 23 United States cities and 21 countries including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and United Kingdom. The next step of WeWork’s plan is to expand in Asian countries.
If you are a small enterprise or a startup, WeWork is definitely worth considering for your team. We have spotted several reasons why you should choose a WeWork coworking space over renting a traditional office room. Keep reading and find out whether they fit your business and team!
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Whether you are a small team of three or a fast growing company with increasing headcounts, WeWork has a membership plan for you. For those who want the opportunity to be social at work and share creative ideas, but also want a desk of their own, dedicated desk is the perfect solution, price starting at $350/month. If your team is growing and needs an office for better privacy, the private offices are fully furnished and move-in ready, price starting at $450/month.
The lower price does not compromise the location nor the quality of the coworking spaces. WeWork offices are usually at convenient locations of the cities, for example in San Francisco there are WeWork offices located at the heart of downtown. Because why wouldn’t your company want shorter commuting time?
The facilities at WeWork spaces are all you need for business: high speed internet, bright spaces, large common areas, business-class printing and scanning, conference rooms and private phone booths. Your company does not need to spend any extra money or energy setting up a new office, WeWork has taken care of all of those for you.
What can be more motivating than working alongside ambitious, productive people? There are many industrious companies and entrepreneurs working at WeWork spaces, and they certainly create a hard-working vibe. Your company and employees are surrounded by the creative and focused vibe which sparks new ideas and motives everyone to work efficiently. In fact, plenty of WeWork members commented that working at WeWork helps them stay motivated, and they get much less distraction than working from home or at coffee shops.
Apart from the ‘’hardware’’ side that is the building and facilities WeWork offers, the ‘’software’’ aspect is equally beneficial to your business. When you have a new business, you want to be part of a community that can help you and provide expertise and experiences, WeWork does just that. At the coworking spaces, plenty of events are being held to engage the companies to form a helpful community: Lunch and Learns where the members share expertise, knowledge, and valuable tips. Networking events and sessions with industry leaders are also great opportunities to gain knowledge and connections. As members of WeWork you get entrance to all such events, make sure to take full advantage of them!
We thought it could be interesting since a few readers suggested there are some reasons why not to join WeWork, we’d list a couple of them. We hope this makes this article more balanced. Do let us know if we skipped anything!