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| Coworking Spaces Can Shape The Future Of Work
The explosion in co-working space opportunities around the world is largely thanks to the flexibility of services and locations available to remote workers, start-ups and freelancers, while more and more established businesses are also embracing the trend.
A software company in San Francisco is credited with opening the first co-working space – in 2005, and now there are an estimated 14,000 co-working spaces in the world today (Allwork).
For anyone who has traditionally looked to leasing office space for their organisation, this is an ideal opportunity to consider a much more flexible arrangement. Rather than being tied in to paying for your own office, kitchen, meeting rooms and communal areas, along with all of the OPEX costs that come with this, there is a solution that works on many more levels than just physical space. If you’re lucky enough to have your lease up in the next 6 months or so, my best advice would be to consider a coworking space, eliminating significant risk and wasted costs. These can now be things of the past.
As a business owner, it has always important that you should be able to respond quickly to market changes – if everything else requires a quick response, then why should your real estate obligations be any different?
| Run Your Business, Not Your Office
In a coworking space you pay just for what you use, with added benefit of being part of an engaged and motivated community of like-minded people. There is a wealth of shared knowledge and diverse experience on site.
The Icehouse in Parnell, Auckland has recently undergone the first phase of its physical transformation and expansion – but this isn’t an article on what The Icehouse physically has on offer, this is about the value a coworking space can deliver to your business.
In terms of your bottom line, there minimal up front costs, and there is contract flexibility, depending on the size of your business. There are no office operating expenses to concern yourself with, and no need to have your own member of staff dedicate their valuable time to this. You can downsize or scale your team up without having to think about the hassle of moving.
The Icehouse in particular offers a further range of benefits including free weekly legal and accounting advice on site, access to on-site workshops and networking events, preferential rates on tech solutions, and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, established businesses, and some of New Zealand’s most promising and exciting startups.
And when it boils down to it, people like being with people.
Whether you’re now looking for a base and physical address for some of your team members while others work from home, or need a quality space to call your new home, we’re ready. Are you?
| Work Where Kiwi Businesses Grow
The Icehouse has unveiled its brand new co-working space in Auckland. The business centre is currently taking bookings for 35 fixed desks and ten hot desks.
The spacious accommodation, high ceilings and natural light are in keeping with the historic warehouse origins of The Old Textile Centre in Parnell, living harmoniously with the contemporary look and vibe tenants expect from a central shared-space facility in 2020.
Benefits include unlimited Wi-Fi, 24/7 security, meeting and boardroom access, acoustic focus pods, informal breakout areas, free bar space and communal kitchen facilities, but that’s just the beginning, explains Natasha Burton, Community Lead, at The Icehouse.
‘Tenants searching for the ideal shared office location are more and more discerning. They expect state-of-the-art facilities, but there’s a community feel at The Icehouse, where like-minded business people build relationships and support each other,’ says Natasha.
Building connections, working among highly-motivated peers, flexibility and location are four of the most common criteria tenants list when initially seeking co-working space. These requirements are also available at The Icehouse – and come for free.
That sense of community includes access to The Icehouse’s unrivalled business network – with nearly two decades of deep connections in New Zealand and International business community, and strong partnerships with Xero, Vodafone, Asset Insurance, BNZ, Callaghan Innovation, Chartered Accountants ANZ, James & Wells, NZTE and Auckland University, The Icehouse co-working space is the obvious choice for professionals, entrepreneurs and contractors that are serious about their work and their contacts.