Tips on finding the perfect coworking space

If you are a freelancer, entrepreneur, remote worker, or a small business owner in or around Plano, Texas, chances are you’ve heard of coworking and the benefits it can offer in productivity and innovation.

If you are actively seeking out a coworking space in Plano, CityCentral has the perfect solution for you. Our convenient location, our professional staff, and high-tech amenities deliver the perfect combination of features to support our clients, many of whom are niche contractors like web designers, developers, graphic designers, consultants, marketers, writers and more.

If you are new to coworking, and unfamiliar with what you ought to be looking for in a coworking space, read on as we share our top tips for finding the coworking space that is right for your needs.

1. How comfortable is it for you?

Everybody is different, but you should be looking for a coworking environment that suits your needs in terms of temperature, natural light, good ventilation, noise level, and flexible working areas. A coworking space that is too hot or too cold can impede your productivity, and natural light is always better than harsh, artificial lighting. The noise level should be moderate, and there ought to be some options for you to choose in terms of workspaces: movable seating groupings, dedicated desk space, and plenty of room for whatever you need to get your work done in comfort.

2. What amenities can you look forward to?

While not every coworking space offers a fully stocked kitchen or café, it’s always nice to have free hot and cold beverages available as well as snacks to keep you going. Access to the office café area should be standard, and tech amenities such as high-speed internet is a must. Ensure that the bandwidth is suitable for your specific needs and that if you handle large media files for upload that it will be fast enough to not hold you back in any way. Think carefully about your daily routine, and make sure the coworking space has everything you will need.

3. Do they have meeting rooms?

Every once in a while, it’s likely you will need a more private space, either to conduct interviews, give a presentation, conference call with your team, or otherwise collaborate. Find out how many meeting rooms are available, how many people they accommodate, and if they offer tools such as multi-media connectivity, conference phones, white boards, and so on.

4. What is the coworking culture?

Every location has their own coworking culture. In fact, one of the biggest advantages of coworking is your ability to network. What do the other coworking members do? are they engaged in activities and businesses that are complementary to yours? Is there an opportunity to connect with people who may become valuable resources or colleagues? Meet the people who manage the space, and get a feel for how it’s going to be. Ask about the members, and take a day to test drive the space to see if it’s right for you.

5. What kind of events do they host?

Most coworking spaces host social and networking events, meetups, skill-sharing get-togethers, lunch-and-learn, and more. Have a look at the event schedule and see if there are programs that will add value to your membership.

6. Do you like the feel of the place?

Last but not least – how does the coworking space make you feel? Are you energized? Stimulated? Are the people friendly? Or is the space too chaotic, noisy, or distracting? Ultimately, it’s got to serve your needs and add value to your daily activities, and that’s for you to decide.

CityCentral: coworking space in Plano, Texas

If you are looking for a coworking space in Plano, TX, CityCentral is the perfect location for you. With modern amenities, friendly, professional staff, and many options to support your productivity, we’re sure you’ll feel right at home. Call to find out more, or schedule a tour today.

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