There is a growing trend for co-working space nowadays and its popularity went over the roof overnight. This is an ideal option for entrepreneurs that are just taking baby steps in their business ventures. It quite common to see co working space in Bangkok and the world is starting to get used to the concept. Startups can easily grow their business with the help of co-working spaces.
Basically, a co-working space is one dedicated to serve as a communal working area for freelances, small teams under corporations or businesses and entrepreneurs. The very first co-working space in the world was introduced by Brad Neuberg who is an entrepreneur in San Francisco. He created the concept that will complement the independence provided by freelancing while mimicking the experience in an office space through structure and sense of community. Neuberg was also responsible for the ‘co-working’ term we use nowadays.
In a span of a few years, the trend has been picked up all over the world which resulted to the creation of more than 10,000 co-working spaces in different countries. Co-working offices are now a common concept to many because of the rise of entrepreneurs and business owners that are willing to take risks.
The cities of Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos in Nigeria are witnesses to the growing number of co-working offices in the country. It has become a phenomenon because of the various types offered depending on the comfort and facilities provided by each space. These are all designed to be a community for freelancers and a place for startups to take their baby steps.
Business owners recognize the fact that they will not be able to function without an office space. This is a challenge for those starting out with limited budget or with no budget at all. majority of the co-working space can be rented for affordable rates and it comes with basic access much like an office including reception services, conference spaces, audio and video systems and Wi-fi/Internet connection. Aside from these, having a co working space in Bangkok means a business will have a legitimate mailing address and a dedicated space that serves as a kitchen or break room.