Coworking: Teamwork For Small Businesses

You have started your small business in a really nice, fancy office, with a door. You pay $800 a month for a window with a view of the dentists office and bank.   If you wanted an office without that wonderful view, you could pay $600 per month, but, hell, you are going to be rich, so you might as well look the part.

Perfection.  Right?

Private Office with a Door:

Scenario 1:

One day you are on travel to San Francisco and leave a very important piece of paper on your desk.

What do you do?

Business lost.

Scenario 2:

You are a Registered Nurse starting a cleaning business.  Your cleaning person has an emergency cleaning job to do and needs access to the cleaning supplies, NOW.  You are working at a hospital in Castro Valley and Tracy, CA is a long way away, and you can’t leave your nursing duties.

What do you do?

Business lost.

Scenario 3:

You are a therapist and your patient is coming soon, but, you are running late.

What do you do?

Business lost.

Scenario 4:

You own a diet company and food arrives at the office but you are not there.

What do you do?

Business lost.


COWORKING:

Scenario 1:

One day you are on travel to San Francisco and leave a piece of paper on your desk.

What do you do?

You call another small business owner who rents space in the same coworking location that you do (for $199 per month) and ask them to take a picture of that paper (front and back) and send it to you.

Mission accomplished.

Scenario 2:

You are a Registered Nurse starting a cleaning business.  Your cleaning person has an emergency cleaning job to do and needs access to the cleaning supplies, NOW.  You are working at a hospital in Castro Valley and Tracy, CA is a long way away, and you can’t leave your nursing duties.

What do you do?

You ask a small business owner who rents at the same coworking location that you do to let your cleaning person in so she (or he) can get the cleaning supplies.

Mission accomplished.

Scenario 3:

You are a therapist and your patient is coming soon, but, you are running late.

What do you do?

You call a small business owner who rents at the same coworking location that you do to let your client in so he (or she) can wait for you to arrive.

Mission accomplished.

Scenario 4:

You run a diet company and food arrives at the office but you are not there.

What do you do?

You call the owner of the coworking location to let the UPS person in so they can drop off the food.

Mission accomplished.

Summary

Coworking rocks!

For $199 per month (at AltamontCowork in Downtown Tracy, CA) you get MUCH more than a door.

You get people, just like you, who can help YOU SUCCEED.

And a window view from EVERY desk!  (of the Goodyear Tire garage…)