Many coworking spaces around the world offer the possibility to rent a meeting room. Off-site sessions are increasingly being held at these venues, which is a boon for event organizers and attendees.
Shared workplaces such as coworking spaces allow you to rent an office based on your needs. They’re incredibly accommodating, and even if you’ve never reserved a space before, you can go in and reserve one immediately.
In terms of structure and design, coworking spaces offer a wide range of options. The atmosphere can be very professional or casual. Many of the options are available to anyone with a computer, while some focus on a specialized area. There is no right or wrong answer. If you’ve never used one, here are some frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.
1. Do I have to be a member to use a space?
Non-members can usually reserve a meeting room, but you should check before making a reservation. Meeting rooms are normally available to members free of charge. Registration may be worthwhile if you plan to use the facilities frequently.
2. What do you get in the meeting room?
A wide variety of meeting rooms are available at large coworking spaces. Some are equipped with the latest technology, while others are quiet havens where all you get is a whiteboard and free coffee. If you’re planning a meeting, call ahead to see if the facility can accommodate it.
3. Is there anything else you need in addition to the meeting room?
Yes, I would like access to the kitchen. Or maybe a copy machine. You should always check to see what is included in the price of a meeting room before you book it. Ask if you can use the large room in a particular way if you are not a member.
You can also ask to spend the day in the space. A free day pass is a common practice at most venues. Prepare your meeting space in advance using this information.
4. What happens if your meeting goes over?
Most coworking spaces will allow you to extend your meeting if necessary. Ask if the space offers breakout areas where you can continue your conversation after your session ends.
5. Who uses the space?
While a coworking space is a great place to meet, it’s also a great networking opportunity. Permanent occupants and/or a defined target audience are two possible outcomes of some spaces.
6. Can I talk to the community manager?
A space’s community manager can give you an insider’s perspective on what the space is and how you might use it to your advantage.
It’s natural for coworking spaces to be flexible and collaborative. As a result, they are used to working with experts to help them grow their business and build stronger connections within their community. Make the most of this to make your meeting stand out from the crowd.