Short-term flexible office space is the perfect working environment for many of us. That’s why Assemble’s members love working on our spaces, and why even large companies are starting to use spaces like Assemble. If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner and are considering a coworking or shared office space, how do you know what options work best for you? It can be difficult to decide whether to acquire a coworking membership or to have a private office in a shared office space. Below are some things to consider.
If you’re an architect, fashion designer or someone else who needs space to work effectively, a private office may be better for you. Coworking memberships typically require you to take your things with you after your work day. Carrying a bunch of supplies around isn’t always fun. Having your own private office will allow you to leave your work supplies in your office, lock your door, and head home with only the items you need for the evening.
If you’re used to a 9-5 schedule, coworking can work well for you. If you’re looking to work long days, at night or on the weekends, a shared office membership would probably be better. Many coworking spaces only allow coworking members to use the space while community managers are present. Private office members of Assemble are given their own key, so they have 24/7 access to their office.
If your job requires you to travel often, coworking may be a better option for you. If you get a coworking membership at Assemble, it includes complimentary access to all our locations in Chicago. Although you won’t enjoy the convenience of a private office space, you’ll have a dependable place to work whenever your’e in a town with an Assemble location.
If you’re a freelancer, coworking can be the perfect option for working efficiently. If your company is more than just you, it can be tough to work effectively with a coworking membership. Collaboration often requires a private space to talk and review projects with your team. While reserving a conference room will allow you to hold meetings, ongoing collaboration can be tough without a private office for your team to work in.
Still not sure which option is best for you? Schedule a tour of one of Assemble’s locations today. Our community managers will be happy to help you find a membership options that suites your needs.