I currently work for a company remotely and spend my days at a coworking space. I am looking at the option of starting my own coworking space to meet a need in a particular location in town. I’ve read some stories of others starting their own space while working fulltime, but those posts were from 3+ years ago. Not to negate the value of experiences that are old, I wanted to see if there’s anyone that has done that recently and how it impacted your ability to start your space.
The other aspect of this that is probably more difficult to predict or control is profitability and the ability to actually do this full time. A comment I found on this forum said regarding the time to make the jump to doing coworking fulltime was “it’s a singular moment where you just know.” I wanted to hear from other owners here if it is possible to actually do coworking fulltime, or if I should not even be thinking along those lines and just focus on solving a need here in town and let it grow as it does. I’m curious what others have seen in their experience.
I’ll be doing some digging here and possibly even have some questions around recommendations for management software, door locks, etc. But for now, I’m honestly just open to hearing advice from those that have gone down this road and learned lessons that I’d prefer not to learn the hard way Whether that’s business partners, leasing vs. owning, etc., I’m open to advise and wisdom from all the experts here.
I’m so glad I found this group - looking forward to reading and learning!