Have you ever heard that Starbucks has a secret menu where you can order things like a Unicorn Frappuccino, Frog in a Blender, Zebra Mocha? That’s kind of like the “secret” benefits of coworking that one may not know about. They may not be on the “main” menu, but they’re all still there, and are all still really..really cool.
You’ve probably heard the typical benefits: reliable wifi, free beer, ping pong, meeting rooms, printing included, so on and so forth. All of these are incredible benefits, but for this article we’re going to focus on the benefits less talked about, but equally as beneficial.
Here are the secrets you may not know about:
Signing up for a coworking space means you are now connected to at least 10 (to upwards of 90) companies.
Trying to grow your business/network? Yup, coworking will help you do that. At Connect Coworking there are over 90 businesses who operate out of our space. That means that if you are looking for a financial advisor, graphic designer, real estate agent, copywriter, software engineer, they are right here in the same square footage as you. And what’s even better? There is an added level of trust collaborating with these talented people as you have (most likely) already been working alongside them/ attending happy hours/ going to member meetings together. Genuine, viable, accessible networking, we can get on board with that :insert thumbs up:.
Deals and discounts to bars, cafés, yoga studios, restaurants, and more!
Coworking, in general, is very collaborative, both with other coworking spaces and surrounding restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and everything in between. This can depend upon each coworking space and their Operations/ Community Manager, but for Connect I have made it my mission to collaborate with surrounding local patrons. (Hello, hi, my name is Dani Schiess and I am the Operations at Connect :waves:). These deals and discounts are not only great for your wallet, but for entertaining guests, prospective clients and loved ones! Coworking spaces are typically pretty glamorous on their own, but we can’t provide you with deep fried cheese curds and spicy sriracha ketchup (shout out to HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery).
Additional promotion for your business!
If you work and operate out of Connect, great news, we’re already big fans of you and want the world to see what you have to offer. This means we promote you on our social media outlets, newsletters, flyers, and more, just for being here! Whether it be a spotlight on our instagram, an event you are hosting that we promote through our FB, a recent accomplishment of yours we shoutout on LinkedIN, or simply a highlight in our newsletter to members stating who you are, what you do, and what you can offer to members, we are your biggest fans.
Adapters, highlighters, toner oh my!
Do you need an adapter from your mac to ethernet? Got you. Highlighters to help you get. sh*t. done? On it. Printer just run out of toner? Not your problem, ours, and we’re all over it. Welcome to the land where you never have to visit another office supply store. We have storage closets full of these treasures. Granted, sometimes we may have to run to an office supply store or order it online and get it to you within two days (thanks Amazon prime), but typically 9 times out of 10 we already have it.
And there you have it! You’re super secret guide to help you get the most (or at least more) out of your already incredible coworking space.
Written by Dani Schiess, Operations Manager at Connect Coworking