And that’s a wrap… The academy awards are officially over for 2016. The #oscarsowhite hashtag has stopped trending and our Facebook feeds have changed from Leonardo Dicaprio finally winning his well deserved Oscar to Donald Trump potentially being the next leader of the free world. Oh how we love social media!
I’m not here to question anyone on their political views. As an owner of a co-working space, there is positive light for us. The Donald Trump campaign has caused some great media coverage and publicity for the coworking industry. The Trump campaign announced they will start setting up their head quarters at CoWorkTampa this weekend for the upcoming electoral vote on March 15th.
With many misconceptions surrounding the coworking movement, this couldn’t come at a better time. Many people believe that a coworking space is just a bunch of programmers, creatives, bare-foot freelancers working in an environment where they share a communal space. A recent article written for Bisnow has emphasised that a common misconception is that coworking spaces are one dimensional, either everyone shares a desk or each person has their own private office. In reality, the majority of coworking spaces are versatile in that they offer both. At Inspire Cowork located in Miranda, the heart of the Sutherland Shire, we have just that and more! Shared space, private offices, conference facilities and private meeting rooms. We cater to you as a business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer or even a Sutherland Shire Council political campaigner.
With the Trump administration choosing a coworking space to hold their headquarters, it gives new reason for these misconceptions to be challenged. Obviously these misconceptions couldn’t be further from the truth and the Trump campaign has highlighted that for us. Coworking is great way of bringing together a diverse group of professionals into a single workspace. It is a way to work for yourself but not by yourself. It is about collaborating and networking with a community of entrepreneurs, business owners and freelancers who are interested in sharing their ideas and knowledge. The industry of coworking spaces have seen exponential growth in recent years and it appears the world is continuing to ride the wave. With endless support from business executives, entrepreneurs and freelancers, the coworking movement is here to stay.