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Options for Shared Office Space

Thanks to the Internet, cell phones, and executive suites, serviced offices and the virtual office, working space alternatives we could have never imagined even ten years ago are evolving at an exponential rate. Four of the options are detailed below.

Standard shared office space

Space details: Usually situated within another business's existing office, this type of shared space includes private offices, cubicles and/of workstations. This setup is good for companies and startups that have regular need of a conference room, multiple phone lines require privacy for their employees.

Conveniences: Often these shared offices offer services at no additional cost, such as a shared break room and/or kitchen, use of a shared conference room, and a shared reception area. Use of a documents, copying and mailing center as well as shared receptionists are sometimes included for a prorated share of the cost.

Coworking Communities

In the midst of all the options that we're considering coworking spaces, although not brand new, are the most modern. Coworking spaces provide better workplaces that are more comfortable and also building community. They also reflect the values that are shared by the members, such as cooperation as well as sustainability, community openness, accessibility, and transparency.

Rates: These vary based on your usage of the space, usually on an hourly basis, including how much conference room time you need and how much desk or private office time you require. Visit the coworking wiki at coworking.pbworks.com.