The working world of cities isn’t simply marked by block after block of corporate offices, with each floor individually tailored to the professional needs of one company. Today’s modern, sustainable city makes use of office space in a much more integrated way.
Co-working spaces aren’t are brand new idea, but they are on the rise in cities all around the country, including Syracuse. Flexible and open office space – available for rent by local entrepreneurs – is the new corner-office-with-a-view. As some people work best with their door shut, more people are finding that co-working spaces bring unexpected benefits to the working environment.
Advantages of Alternative Work Space
Networking – Meeting new people is always a good thing. Randomly sharing your business ventures with potential investors or interested future customers can be a small dose of success in your day. Share yourself, share your work. Make friends!
Brainstorming – Sometimes, you’re so stressed with your own work that you can’t see mistakes you may be making or you struggle with churning out fresh, innovative ideas. Let others help you. People in different fields can bring interesting angles to an already stagnant subject in your mind.
Focus – If you work out of home and can never find the drive to focus on your work, co-working spaces can be a great place for you to settle in and escape from household distractions like dirty dishes, TV and all that laundry.
Money – It’s cheaper to rent and share space than own an office floor. Invest your money in your business, not the building it’s housed in.
Syracuse and Co-Working Spaces
Syracuse is home to several companies that use this philosophy in their daily work life. Local entrepreneurs are pursuing their passion projects in spaces like the Syracuse CoWorks in the Technology Garden, the Gear Factory in the Near WestSide and Echo Studio on the North Side.
People using these co-working spaces are taking advantage of the unique office experience that sharing a building provides. Not only do you have an opportunity to network, brainstorm and save money, but you have potential to score a professional friendship with other Syracusan entrepreneurs and garner their support. These creative spaces are in fact, support systems.
The more space, the better
Underused spaces in town, or even vacant buildings can easily be turned into collaborative offices for people to start up their business. By giving people space to work, we’re reinforcing sustainability and resourcefulness in our city and making the most of our buildings, putting money into our local businesses and inviting new companies to grow and feed off of one another.
Check out some of these awesome co-working office spaces around the country!