Did you know that over one million people work in coworking spaces around the world? The number is expected to continue growing. Even in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, more people are ditching the commute to the big city and looking for space closer to home. Is your workspace helping or hurting your productivity? Do you feel bored or lonely working from home? Let’s run down the top seven signs that you need a coworking space in Grapevine, Texas.
1. You can’t remember your last human interaction
There are many pros to being a freelancer. You can work from home while still wearing pajamas. There’s no commute. Pants are optional. However, it gets lonely spending the day without human interaction. Do you find yourself chatting to your pet goldfish or telling the mailman about your recent project? Nearly half of Americans report feeling lonely during the workday, according to US News. The number is even higher among freelancers. Many coworking residents say community is the most essential benefit of sharing a workspace.
2. You’re spending a fortune on coffee
Did you know one in three Americans spend more on coffee than they invest? And freelancers tend to spend even more on their daily cappuccino habit. Freelancers that don’t work from home often work from their favorite cafe. Sure, you can sit there for hours, but the baristas tend to get frustrated if you haven’t bought anything since breakfast. When you join BOSS Office + Coworking, coffee is included. Add it up. You may be spending more on coffee each month than the cost of one of our membership levels.
3. Your stink
When you work from home, personal hygiene only matters to you and maybe your significant other. Still, if you can’t remember the last time you took a shower, it’s probably time to consider a private office or coworking space in Grapevine. Don’t be the stinky guy/gal! Have a reason to get out of bed and look your best every day. Don’t feel like dressing up all the time? We’re ok with that too! Coworking in Grapevine is as fancy or casual as you want it to be.
4. Your business is stagnant
Is your business not going anywhere? Maybe it’s time to stir things up. Network with fellow coworkers and get out of the rut. Ask for advice from people in your industry or get feedback from someone in a completely different field. Try our Thursday morning “Network like a BOSS” networking group. Hang out in our well-appointed kitchen and just see what’s new. We also host workshops to broaden your skills. A coworking space or private office could be just what you need to get your business back on track.
5. You need a more productive work environment
Nearly 70 percent of Americans report problems with procrastination and distractions. Do you find working from home or in a cafe distracting? Sometimes, you just need a more focused work environment. At BOSS in Grapevine, choose where you work. Whether it’s a quiet office or a place to chat with coworkers.
6. You need to present a professional image
It doesn’t matter if you’re a one-man entrepreneurial machine or a multi-national corporation, your brand image matters. If you work out of your house, it’s challenging to present a professional image to your clients.
Are you tired of meeting in cafes? Are you exhausted by trips to the print shop? Take advantage of our private meeting rooms and printing services at BOSS Office + Coworking. Show your clients you mean business in the most well-appointed coworking space in the DFW area.
7. You’re working too much
The beauty of working for yourself is not having a boss tell you what to do. On the flip side, nobody tells you to go home at the end of the day. If you’re working from home, you may end up sitting at your desk from early in the morning until late at night. Many entrepreneurs get stressed and anxious because they can’t simply switch off. When you have a dedicated coworking space, you can set realistic working hours for yourself. This can help you get more done in a shorter amount of time. Plus, it’s been proven that working from home is bad for your mental health because you can’t psychologically separate your work life from your personal life.
Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Take advantage of a free pass and see if coworking in Grapevine is right for you. We’re BOSS Office + Coworking and we’ve been waiting for you.