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Did you know that Instagram and Uber started their adventure in coworking spaces?

Coworking spaces offer a world of opportunities for businesses to grow.


Some of the biggest businesses in the world started on their journey to global success in coworking spaces.

Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom launched Instagram from a coworking space.

Facebook later bought the business for a cool one billion dollars.

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, spoke glowingly about his enjoyment working in coworking spaces.

“It’s wonderful when you pair entrepreneurs together because they can share experiences and in some ways, push each other to build better products going forward.”

And in 2011, Uber had a team of just eight people working out of a coworking space in New York and then San Francisco.

So, what is it about coworking spaces that seem to grow businesses so consistently and so successfully?

Coworking spaces keep costs low.

The last thing any business needs now as we approach 2021 is expensive to rent and bills.

Your business needs stability and cash flow.

And you need to be able to focus on your business without any distractions.

That’s why so many successful businesses start their journey in a coworking space: low-cost, no contract commitments and all-inclusive bills.


Coworking spaces offer incredible networking opportunities.

One of the fascinating things about working in a coworking space is that you don’t know who you might bump into.

Imagine the diverse range of businesses calling a coworking space their home; ideas and creative juices flowing amongst members.

The beauty of coworking spaces is that you’re going to mingle with like-minded people; men and women who are focused on growing their business and creating networks and relationships with others.


Flexibility to work when you want, without the distractions.

You’re busy growing a business and traditional 9-5 days don’t always fit in with the reality and hard work involved in creating something unique.

And coworking spaces offer you the best of both worlds: office space to work and host visitors, along with the freedom to come and go as you please.

Homeworking during the pandemic has been a mixed bag for many Northern Ireland businesses, where you often hear of home distractions affecting productivity.

But at a coworking space like Granite Exchange, businesses avoid all the usual distractions and can concentrate wholly on their business.


Simply show up and switch on.

Modern businesses need a lot of moving parts for success.

Think fast Wi-Fi, telephones, computers, laptops and equipment.

And at a coworking space like Granite Exchange, businesses can show up and switch on; we’ve taken care of everything.


An office that is ready to move into.

Opening business premises is unsurprisingly costly and time-consuming.

It’s a resources-hungry endeavour when you have to procure all of the equipment, carry out risk assessments, and install communications like phone lines and broadband.

Contrast that with an office space that is already organised and ready for you to move into.

Ultimately, a coworking space allows you to utilise the most precious of commodities for ambitious business owners: time.


Make use of coworking space resources to grow your business.

Coworking spaces aren’t merely an office; they’re an exciting base with incredible resources available.

Granite Exchange offers access to modern meeting rooms for you and your visitors, as well as a dedicated team of reception staff to answer calls and take messages on your behalf.

We even have a team of IT experts, so if something goes wrong with your computers or other equipment, we’re just a phone call away from sorting it out.

Another big draw in coworking spaces is marketing support, so if you don’t know your Tweets from your Likes, we’ll help you tell your story to the world.


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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