It is Valentine’s Day and the theme of love is in the air. Yet sometimes running your own business doesn’t feel like a bed of roses. It can seem a bit like a love affair – with the flush of excitement at the beginning, followed by the challenges of everyday life.
But today is Valentine’s Day and the perfect opportunity to show your business some love and (if needed!) to fall back in love with it. So why not try coworking?
“Coworking is redefining the way we do work.” www.coworking.com
Coworking is said to be the answer to the loneliness that some people feel in working for themselves and/or working from home. If you have come out of the corporate world you may miss the everyday banter of office life. Whilst you might love the flexibility of working for yourself, you may wish for a team around you to share challenges with and take experience from.
- Who do you turn to when big decisions have to be made?
- Who can you consult with and bounce ideas off?
- Who is there to keep you on the right track and stop you getting distracted by the daily chores of home and family life?
Coworking is all about getting out of the house to enjoy working alongside other, like-minded people. It should enable you to get your job done – as well as enjoy social interaction and learn from others. It is a gathering of people who all still work independently, yet feel they can benefit from sharing that experience with others.
“The coworking movement espouses five core values: Community, Openness, Collaboration, Sustainability, and Accessibility.” www.coworking.com
When you think about it, some of these values are what actually make romantic relationships work - particularly openness and a spirit of collaboration, with both partners working together. Values such as sustainability are all about making use of spaces that might otherwise be empty or unused. Accessibility is about working spaces that are open to anyone – and that anywhere can become a coworking space, as long as people choose to be there and to work together.
If coworking seems like it could be the right next step to fire up your passion for your business then you can find out more at www.coworking.com. To locate coworking spaces near you, simply search Google, look at office providers like Regus, or use directories such as Coworking London.
If actually you just need to share the burden of running your business then hiring one of our highly experienced virtual assistance could be the answer. We love to take on the tasks you don’t have time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do.
Please get in touch on 01483 332220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our nationwide virtual assistant service. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.