Hi there - wow, what a wealth of information! So excited to be here!
I’m in the early stages of researching/ starting a coworking space in my community – I know fullwell what its like to work from home and yearn for alternative options and to be around people, hence my push to open a space!
One of my main concerns is that the area I live in is too small - My town and surrounding towns (within a 15 minute drive) has a population of about 20K people, which about doubles in summer months with tourists and folks with 2nd homes. We’re a very popular spot for folks from the Chicagoland area, big tourist spot. I do know that a lot of year round people work from home and I also know that there are some professionals & tourists alike that are in my area especially in the summer months whom need a place to work when they are at the lake - My question is, can I fill my space with my population being so small? Please keep in mind there is nothing like this w/in 50 miles.
What is your general experience & feedback? Can an area be too rural to support such a concept? I’d like to think no but would love to her thoughts from the group.