What is co-working?

What's co-working? We're asked that question a lot, so if you don't know that's okay. It's a concept that's gained traction within the past five to eight years in major cities all over the world. Don't believe me? The first co-working space opened in San Francisco in 2005 and there's an estimated 1,000 spaces that will open in 2018 alone. As for co-working members, by 2020 it's estimated there will be just over a million and that's just in the US.

Co-working, according to Wikipedia, is the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge. It's that simple. A space where anyone including teachers, freelancers, contract workers, work-from-home-parents, students or road warriors can plop down, plug into our high speed internet and work, study or just check a few things off their to-do list. We keep normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM, and you're welcome to stay for a few hours, the day, month or however long it takes you to accomplish your goals.

From pop-up shops to brick and mortar facilities, co-working isn't a fad that's going away. It's popularity has grown with freelancers and start-up companies due to the fact that on any given day they just need to pay for their work area and whatever they're eating for lunch. With co-working, start-ups can eliminate the overhead that naturally incurs with opening and leasing an office space. Think about it, no utility costs, monthly rent, housekeeping staff, etc.

At BizLounge, our customers range from photographers to moms to big companies that need a meeting room for the day. The possibility of our space is unlimited and we're always ready to accommodate customers and their work space needs, including on-site child care, but we'll talk about that next time.

Thanks for reading,

Sheena Ruiz

652 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, 32547

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