Coworking has become a global phenomenon, with more and more innovative spaces opening their doors across many major cities due to increasing demand and interest. According to the 2018 Global Coworking Forecast, the rapid growth is set to continue through 2022, with emerging markets within Asia Pacific and other regions such as South and Central America, Eastern Europe and Russia jumping on board.
Coworking spaces are the perfect places for small businesses, because they understand the need for a flexible, collaborative and professional workplace at an affordable price. Creative Cubes, our coworking hub with locations in Richmond and Hawthorn, has gone from zero to 100 per cent capacity in just seven months.
Working alongside other start-ups and small businesses gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to explore synergies with those they share an office with and learn from each other. That’s why coworking is so great for small businesses – it forces you to meet people and businesses you otherwise never would have crossed paths with. And there can be beautiful consequences to that, whether it’s just friendship and mentorship, or something that can be made into an official business partnership.
Coworking spaces also often provide perks that you just wouldn’t get at home. Often, that means meeting rooms and reception services, but at Creative Cubes we also provide a café, an events service, a yoga studio and Orange Theory Fitness classes. That’s something you just don’t get if you turn the spare room into an office.
Tobi Skovron, Founder and CEO, CreativeCubesCo