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Coworking is a trend that started a few years back and has been growing in Des Moines in recent years. I know of two coworking facilities here in Downtown Des Moines, Foundry Coworking and Impromptu Studio. Last month, Inc Magazine did a good article on coworking . They also provided a slide deck on 8 reasons to consider a coworking site. The reasons they state are:
- No guilt (check out the slide deck to get the guilt)
- Meet potential clients
- The office setup
- Network without trying
- The water cooler community
- Legitimate meeting space
- Pick your niche (go check the deck!)
- Learn something.
Along with the entrepreneurs starting business, you may meet artists, designers, coders and many one / two person service providers. I have often thought that those virtual workers here in Des Moines who work from their home would benefit from coworking. Lets’ face it for many like me, working from a quiet home is depressing.
Impromptu Studio recently posted an event on Facebook announcing that the first Wednesday of every month is a free coworking day. So here is your chance to check out coworking and give it a try. Who knows, you may find a new business partner.