If you aren’t familiar with co-working spaces and you are a small business owner you need to get with it. Co-working spaces are a shared working space with a mix of open lounge areas and private offices. Our company, TopNotch Locating, just moved into the new Wework location in downtown Houston and we love it! After checking out a few co-working offices I would say Wework is the top dog in the co-working world. They have 210,000 members at 242 different locations in 21 different countries. The founders have perfected the system! Wework offers multiple different plans whether you want a hotdesk membership which allows you access to all of the building lounge spaces and amenities or if you want your own private office. Membership plans vary from month to month or a locked in term. The membership plans are flexible and affordable which makes it easy for any size company.
The amenities within each Wework vary between locations but the majority of the locations have complimentary local beer on tap and coffee. That ice cold beer at the end of a long day is a major key! I personally love Wework over other co-working offices because of their technology. If you have guests your community director will greet and send a picture notification of your guest to you when they arrive. This is amazing when you are unsure of who you are meeting. Wework also has a badass app! They encourage all of their members to stay connected. You can even reserve conference rooms and check out what events are coming to your location. The app is similar to Facebook in the fact that you create a profile and are able to post to a newsfeed. This is great for networking with others around the world in the Wework community. The app is not the only networking feature at this well thought out establishment. Wework hosts weekly events that range from happy hours to entrepreneurial workshops. The networking opportunities are worth your membership alone.
I am so excited to enjoy our new midcentury modern office in the heart of Houston. If you are looking for a comfortable new office in your city I strongly recommend checking out Wework.