by, Claire on, May 06, 2018 Co-Working Spaces.
On the surface and without delving too much into what working from home actually means, we can all have a very nostalgic view of it. The thought if being able to work from home, organize your own schedule and build a business your way is more appealing now than ever and its only when we start to work from home that we may encounter some issues and those problems are not what you would normally expect.
It is reported that one of the main issues with home businesses is loneliness, whilst we all have a network of friends and family, the one main disadvantage of working from home for some is the quiet, loneliness and lack of motivation. It has been proved that whilst we now want to choose who we spend time with, we are all sociable creatures, interacting with others even if it is just colleagues at work is a must for both our mental health and our motivation.
Many get around this problem by working from home part of the time, appreciating the times they have in the office amongst others where we take for granted the simple act of chit chat and talking about trivial things. The rest of the week, working from home allows us to appreciate the solitude of quiet and being able to make completely our own decisions without distraction.
Lawyer Layla Dupuy appreciated how important it was to have some social interaction during the working week after her divorce. Layla started doing freelance work from home and after finding Co-working spaces too expensive, Layla developed an App called Kitchin Table. The App is for Women wanting to create co-working spaces and willing to host them in their own home. After signing up to the App, users can search Co-working spaces by time, location, industry and time. Many charge around £15 per day with the App Kitchin Table taking a 10% fee.
One of the main advantages of the App is being able to gain inspiration, meet new people and gain motivation. Although Co-working spaces are becoming more wide spread, there is still a long way to go. In many areas there are no facilities to Co-work and there is a big divide between areas that embrace Co-working spaces and those that don’t which is providing a business opportunity for anyone interested in starting a co-working Group in their area especially if their area has no such facilities.
Hoffice originally started in Sweden in 2014 now has 120 websites registered within its website. Hoffice operates in Denmark, Belgium, Sweden and Norway and uses predominately Facebook to organize its groups. Dupoy is a female only organization and aims at Women only. The main reason for this is security, its all too easy to set up a false profile on Facebook and this alone can cause a major issue for anyone open to providing Co-working spaces.
The UK still has a long way to go when it comes to Co-working and we are in desperate need of better organisations. The one main priority is security and making sure its members are trust worthy and to do that, there needs to be some kind of system to ensure security is at its highest. Although this is a concern, there is still massive scope for good and available Co-working spaces and if you can come up with a business idea that is able to do this, you could just invent the next Co-working organization with great success.
by, Claire - on, Nov 30, -0001