When I first heard about coworking, there weren’t any coworking spaces here in Greenville, SC. I thought the concept was so cool that I was tempted to join the one in Asheville and commute there. As someone who works from home both remotely for a nonprofit and for my freelance work, I think a shared working space is a great idea. Here are 8 reasons you would want to consider a coworking space.
Now there are a few locations in Greenville and it was my interest in coworking that inspired me to approach The Iron Yard as a location for our WordPress User Group. I’ve been thinking about signing up for a part-time membership and know a few people who took the option for a full-time desk. It’s a great way to work independently but still have some of the benefits of a work location.
I’ve read that more women are becoming entrepreneurs to create their own opportunities and a better life balance. To me women entrepreneurs would be a natural match for taking advantage of coworking benefits, like the lower cost for business space and creating entrepreneurial community. Some coworking spaces are more successful at attracting them and some women are organizing their own coworking spaces (In Good Company and Hera Hub).
August 2-9th is Coworking Week and it seemed like good timing for me to try starting a Meetup.com group to find other women in Upstate, SC who are interested in exploring coworking – meeting up at coffee shops to work remotely or becoming members of one of the local coworking spaces. It will be a fun experiment!