Coworking... with childrenVery few coworking spaces provide child care in order to afford one or both of the parents the opportunity to work in peace. The service requires a greater deal of investments, while the related legal requirements often need even more investments. We visited three coworking spaces which, despite these additional challenges, still dare to take them on.
Interaction inside and between coworking spacesCoworking spaces are collaborative workspaces, and interaction should be one of their main offerings. How much interaction actually goes on inside these new workspaces? And how do they link to each other, both within their own cities and across borders?
'Free' coworking: the Dutch experimentHere’s a concept that will make coworking space operators feel squeamish: free coworking. In the Netherlands, using a desk in a shared workspace often costs nothing at all. Not only that, but some open workspaces provide a free buffet lunch. How does this work, when most of coworking spaces rely on desk rental for their income around the rest of the world? How should small coworking spaces react if a “freeworking” center opens nearby? Deskmag took a train to Utrecht to find some answers.
How Profitable Are Coworking Spaces?
Coworking spaces work on different business principles from other companies. Most of them don’t hide their prices, nor do they lock people into long contracts. But can we realistically describe coworking as “succesful” when only 40% of spaces are currently profitable? The answer is yes – when you take into account some simple factors. Especially time: 72% of all coworking spaces become profitable after two years in operation.