Three Main Benefits of a Co-Working Space for Remote Workers

As companies begin to rebound from the global crisis of COVID-19, many are coming out of this time with one huge take away- a large number of the positions that were once kept in-house are just as productive when done remotely, and at half the cost.

As we see an increase of remote workers coming to the market, we are also seeing another pattern- people do not want to stay home any longer than they have to. 

A Co-working space is a perfect compromise to working remotely without spending every hour of your day in the house as it covers three of the main concerns that people have with working remotely.

  1. All Costs Are Covered

One fear that many have when considering working remotely is the fear of getting nickeled and dimed by the cost and time needed to provide all necessary supplies. In an office setting, there is typically an office manager responsible for purchasing and stocking the printer paper, ink, coffee, and all other small necessities. Many find that when working from home it is not only costly to keep stock, but also time-consuming. 

A co-working space provides and stocks all items that you might need. This allows you to focus on your work, while someone else continues to focus on the essentials that drive productivity.

  1. Professional Atmosphere

Another fear that many have about working from home is the professionalism of the environment. While you may have a whole home office set up, you may not feel comfortable with clients walking through your kitchen to get there or hearing your pet dog in the background of a conference call. 

A co-working space provides an atmosphere where you can work, hold conference calls, and even invite clients in for meetings without compromising even an inch of professionalism.

  1. Separation of Home and Work

For many, the hardest part of working remotely is finding a home-life and work-life separation. There is a natural part of our brain that associates an office with work and home with family. When the work is always getting done in the home, this can create conflict for our minds, and result in less productivity and engagement in both segments of our life. 

A co-working space provides an office environment when needed for separation and productivity. It can provide a space that your subconscious automatically associates with work, and this can help you to avoid bringing “the office” into your personal life, even as a remote worker.

If you are a remote worker in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, and you are looking for a space to work without the overhead and management responsibilities, then TeamUp Coworking may provide the space and resources that you need. Contact us today to talk about our different plans and options. 

Three Main Benefits of a Co-Working Space for Remote Workers

As companies begin to rebound from the global crisis of COVID-19, many are coming out of this time with one huge take away- a large number of the positions that were once kept in-house are just as productive when done remotely, and at half the cost.

As we see an increase of remote workers coming to the market, we are also seeing another pattern- people do not want to stay home any longer than they have to. 

A Co-working space is a perfect compromise to working remotely without spending every hour of your day in the house as it covers three of the main concerns that people have with working remotely.

  1. All Costs Are Covered

One fear that many have when considering working remotely is the fear of getting nickeled and dimed by the cost and time needed to provide all necessary supplies. In an office setting, there is typically an office manager responsible for purchasing and stocking the printer paper, ink, coffee, and all other small necessities. Many find that when working from home it is not only costly to keep stock, but also time-consuming. 

A co-working space provides and stocks all items that you might need. This allows you to focus on your work, while someone else continues to focus on the essentials that drive productivity.

  1. Professional Atmosphere

Another fear that many have about working from home is the professionalism of the environment. While you may have a whole home office set up, you may not feel comfortable with clients walking through your kitchen to get there or hearing your pet dog in the background of a conference call. 

A co-working space provides an atmosphere where you can work, hold conference calls, and even invite clients in for meetings without compromising even an inch of professionalism.

  1. Separation of Home and Work

For many, the hardest part of working remotely is finding a home-life and work-life separation. There is a natural part of our brain that associates an office with work and home with family. When the work is always getting done in the home, this can create conflict for our minds, and result in less productivity and engagement in both segments of our life. 

A co-working space provides an office environment when needed for separation and productivity. It can provide a space that your subconscious automatically associates with work, and this can help you to avoid bringing “the office” into your personal life, even as a remote worker.

If you are a remote worker in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, and you are looking for a space to work without the overhead and management responsibilities, then TeamUp Coworking may provide the space and resources that you need. Contact us today to talk about our different plans and options. 

One Year Anniversary- Q&A with TeamUp Coworking’s Owners

This month TeamUp Coworking celebrated one year of encouraging creativity and connectivity in the Wheaton  community through this unique business operation. 

The year has held many successes and accomplishments as owners, Tony and Megan, watched their vision come to life. To celebrate the anniversary, we caught up with both Tony and Megan to review the year and talk about what plans they have for the years ahead. 

Q1. What originally drew you to the concept of a Co-Working Space? 

Tony has worked in commercial real estate for almost 20 years where coworking has been a trend over the last several years. He saw the need and demand to bring the concept to our community. 

Q2. What was your vision for this first year? 

We wanted to bring a collaborative environment at an affordable price to Downtown Wheaton. A place where entrepreneurs and businesspeople of the community could work and network together while sharing an overhead. 

Q3. How has this year lived up to your expectations? 

It has exceeded our expectations. We have expanded twice and hope to expand more in the future. 

Q4. What obstacles do you feel like the company overcame in this first year of operation? 

We had to adjust the space on the fly, and we did this by collaborating with the members and listening to their feedback. 

Q5. Were there any surprises in this first year? 

Yes, of course like any new business we had a few surprises but nothing we were not able to overcome. 

Q6. Obviously, no one could have expected a worldwide pandemic to occur this year, do you think this will impact your year ahead? If so, how? 

Yes, we feel the demand of Coworking spaces will grow following the pandemic as many companies are seeing that they can reduce their overhead by allowing employees to work remote.  There is also trend as the millennial workforce gets married and has kids to move to the suburbs.  We think this pandemic may expedite that move as we become more aware of social distancing and the easier it is in the suburbs.  There are not too many options in this space. 

Q7. Approximately how many companies and people have utilized this space this year? 

Wow, we have had over 30 companies and 50 people utilizing the space this year. We have hosted Wheaton Briarcliffe Youth Baseball board meetings, drafts, fund raisers and more. 

Q8. How have you been impacted by the ideas and creativity that has developed in this space? 

It’s been really cool to see members network and share trials and errors of their own businesses as well as clients! 

Q9. What are some of your growth goals over this year? 

We plan to add a podcast recording studio and will continue to adapt to our members needs and feedback. 

Q10. Is there anything you want to say to the people and companies that utilized TeamUp Co-Working this year? 

Yes, we appreciate them very much and without them this opportunity would not exist. We are especially grateful how loyal they have been during this pandemic.  When this is over, we will continue to host monthly networking events where we supply food and drinks to show our appreciation as well. 

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If you are looking for an affordable space to work, network, and grow your small business, contact TeamUp Coworking today to find out what membership plan works best for both your business and your budget. 

Five Reasons a Co-Working Space Might Be a Better Fit

Many attribute a company’s success to the atmosphere it operates out of. Whether you’re a growing company or a solo contractor, the place you choose to house your operations can have a major impact on your overall culture and growth.

Over the past few years, many companies have been leaving the scene of a traditional rented office space and have, instead, been choosing to work out of a co-working space. Here are five reasons a co-working space may be a better choice for your small company: Read more “Five Reasons a Co-Working Space Might Be a Better Fit”