Coworking is a modern phenomenon with humble beginnings. The first coworking facility was founded in 2005 by Brad Neuberg, a remote-working San Francisco-based software developer who craved community and thought others might feel the same. After just one year, several more coworking spaces popped up in the Bay Area, and the trend quickly became a global trend.
Whereas Neuberg’s coworking space wasn’t much more than a small office with a few places to plop down a laptop, modern coworking offers every possible amenity to help members get more done. Because as you know, the more comforts you have close at hand, the easier it is to focus on getting things done.
But what sets one coworking center apart from the rest? The answer is simple – it’s all about the amenities!
Coworking Amenities Every Business Needs
Here are some of the top coworking center amenities members swear by to up their business game.
Nobody will argue that coffee is the lifeblood of any office. Caffeine keeps you alert, stimulates your mind and body, and provides a welcome interlude whenever you need a fresh outlook.
Coffee is essential in the break room, energizing conversations and fueling innovation. You can always be sure there’s a fresh pot of ambition on the go in any coworking center—and likely an espresso machine with some fancier options and a few yummy snacks close at hand.
A fully-functioning break room gives members a place to get away without having to leave the building. Sometimes, all you need is a few minutes to recharge and come back ready to seize the moment.
2. Live Receptionist
Coworking centers support small business owners and entrepreneurs with professional staff, helping them maintain a polished image and always ready to help when needed. A live receptionist can help field and forward calls, take messages, and greet guests arriving for meetings so members can focus on work and get more done.
The front desk staff is also handy with reprographics, mail handling, and concierge functions to help you prepare for meetings, presentations, and whatever else you need to accomplish. It’s like having an elite staff at your fingertips—but without the payroll cost, risk, or complications of human resources.
3. Meeting Rooms
We’ve all gotten used to Zoom over the past couple of years, but we can all agree that there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings. Coworking centers offer all the benefits of a corporate office, including dedicated meeting space on demand.
When you’re building a business, you need to put your best foot forward. The meeting rooms offered through your coworking membership accommodate meetings of all sizes and descriptions. Whether interviewing potential employees, conducting a focus group, or meeting suppliers, you’ll always have what you need when needed—without the massive overhead of a traditional office.