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Around two million people globally use coworking spaces every day, taking advantage of a whole host of benefits.

We’re living through one of the most significant transformations in the employment sector ever.

Since COVID-19 arrived in the UK in March 2020, businesses – small, medium and large – are reassessing how employees work, when they work, and where they work.

Colleen O’Hare, Manager at Granite Exchange, says the pandemic-inspired change to our ‘normal’ has more people now considering coworking spaces.

“Coworking spaces offer a wide range of advantages, and while a lot of people don’t enjoy the blurring of lines between professional and personal when working from home, advocates of coworking say it’s the best of both worlds.”


Here are ten unique advantages of coworking.

1. Save on costs

“At Granite Exchange, we believe in transparent pricing and offer members an all-inclusive package,” Colleen says.

“Becoming a member of Granite Exchange means everything is taken care of; heating, electricity, maintenance, Wi-Fi and a lot of other business essentials.”


2. Flexibility

“The idea of a traditional 9-5 job seems old-fashioned now with the introduction of the internet and lightning-fast communications; people can now work from anywhere and at a time that suits them,” Colleen says.

“And working at a coworking space like Granite Exchange means you can work flexibly, when you want and fit work in around your busy family life.”


3. Networking opportunities

With nine other businesses already calling Granite Exchange their home, Colleen says the opportunities to create fantastic personal and professional opportunities are enormous.

“All our members say they enjoy getting to know the other members, share skills and help each other out,” she explains.


4. Work-life balance

With easy 24/7 access to work in the modern era, work-life balance has unsurprisingly faced scrutiny.

Colleen says choosing a coworking space allows business owners and employees to maintain an excellent work-life balance.


5. Meet like-minded people

Coworking spaces are a hotbed of entrepreneurs, business leaders and ambitious people.

And as part of the community, members can meet like-minded individuals, develop relationships and get their creative juices flowing.


6. Increased productivity

A lot of people working from home during the pandemic have reported how they have felt less productive and are itching to get back to work outside of the house.

Colleen explains, “Working from home makes it challenging for staff to distinguish between professional and personal life.

However, working at a coworking space can improve productivity as staff will be able to have a place for work and a place for home life.

You’ll have no distractions in a coworking space that you’d typically find at home; televisions and radios, kids, dogs barking and knocks on your front door,” she adds.


7. Access to professional support

One of the great selling points of any coworking space is access to professional support.

“Granite Exchange members appreciate that we have dedicated receptionists to take phone calls and messages on your behalf, can direct visitors to your office, sort out your post and offer technical and IT support when it’s needed,” Colleen explains.


8. Exclusive access to business support and events

Members of a coworking space like Granite Exchange enjoy exclusive access to member events and business support.

“Whether you need a state-of-the-art meeting room to wow clients, or want to create new connections with other business leaders, Granite Exchange helps you on your journey,” Colleen says.


9. Free Social Media marketing

No matter what industry you’re in, every business can benefit from social media marketing.

And at Granite Exchange, Colleen says, “We like to make a big deal about you on social media.

When you join, we’ll announce you and your business on social media, and we’ll include you in our newsletter as well as adding your name to our website.

We’ve also got a marketing team to help you out with any marketing support and advice you need,” she adds.


10. No long-term commitment

“We’re confident you’ll love Granite Exchange and will want to stay forever,” Colleen maintains.

“That’s why we offer contracts with no long-term commitments,” she adds.


If you would like Granite Exchange to be the home for your business contact us today on 028 3044 2500 or click HERE.

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