We have a basic price for using the space and after that you pay for what you use. We also have a private office arrangement.
For the private office, if somebody has rented an office and it is theirs, they have a key and can do with it what they like, it is none of my business unless it causes problems with other coworkers.
For the use of space +, they pay for what they use. But who is using it is not really my problem unless again they are causing problems with the other coworkers.
It is important to keep these separated. My current private rental coworker has a shop in products for atheletes in the front space. It’s his and he can let anybody he likes use it. He also has a massage therapist who comes once a quarter to the location and does sport massage. This is not the kind of thing you want to do in a shop, so she books the upstairs space (which is for small meetings) and he gets it on his bill. How he works it out with her is not my problem either.
He is not stupid and is aware that getting things for free is fun, but it is less fun if the space has to closed because it doesn’ t make any money. That is also part of being a memebr of a community.
I am in general not a fan of categorizing things in little boxes, but in this case I am: it is important that your coworkers know what they are and are not paying for and what the boundaries are.
On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:34:47 AM UTC+1, Adam Gullett wrote:
We have just opened our coworking space and have ran into a few scenarios we didn’t think through.
We currently have 6 private offices and 2 are currently occupied. My question is how does everyone handle additional members sharing an office? Do you allow a certain amount to be added for free, or do you charge an additional fee for additional users?
I ask this question because we have a company wanting to reserve an office and they also want to add a business partner and their wives to the office and as members. Which means we will obviously increase some cost on us (security badges, additional utility costs, toiletry supplies etc) marginal cost increase but still an increase.
What’s some of your policies?