Grounded Space is a professional community of ambitious small businesses, freelancers and start-ups who network with each other to offer opportunities, support and guidance. The aim of Grounded Space is to make starting and managing a business as simple as possible. Members of the Grounded Space community have access to shared desk spaces, meeting rooms, internet and printing facilities, barista made coffee and teas, call answering services, 24/7 gym facilities, a professional business mailing location and more!
With weekly and monthly events held by Grounded Space, there is no better way to network with small businesses. Businesses also get tremendous development opportunities with us, with members having access to training from from public speaking to Microsoft Office. All our speakers at events and training days have a wealth of experience and a history of success, making each session the best place to be to better yourself and your business.
Why should new businesses choose a co-working space? The benefit of a home-based business is obvious: it can be cheaper in the short term. But while operating from home has pros, and is often a necessary stage of even billion dollar businesses (like Apple), recent years have seen coworking spaces offer a viable alternative to a home or a traditional office space. Typical office buildings see different companies get their own levels, while coworking spaces see different organisations share the same office space. To equate it to retail, coworking spaces are like a Westfield, where each floor is shared between different chains.
It’s not just small business teams who can be admitted into a shared space though, with freelancers and other sole operators often preferring in coworking spaces. Harvard Business Review found last year that those who inhabit these coworking spaces thrive at higher levels than those in traditional offices. They credited this to several reasons, such as having a greater resource pool, supportive communities, flexibility in working hours and businesses carving out a sense of identity within a shared office space.