Thinking about throwing a networking event or your company’s launch party? Why not have it at a coworking space? It’s becoming more common to see all kinds of events offered at your local coworking space. Here’s 5 reasons why coworking spaces are great for your next event:
Coworking spaces have an established community
You can get instant exposure for your event by working with the community manager at the coworking space. Their job is to know the community so they’ll know all the big players and who would be most interested in your event. They also should have a pretty active social media network that they can blast out about community events. It’s not guaranteed but it’s worth a try to see if they’ll promote your event.
Coworking spaces are built for large groups
Although it may not be their first priority in building a space, you can bet that most spaces were built to hold events. It makes logical, business sense that if everyone typically works 9-5, there is a huge vacancy in the evening. This is perfect for those looking to host a panel or Meetup group. You’re not paying crazy costs for venues that rely solely on events as revenue.
Coworking spaces has someone working the front door
Rather than trying to bribe your friends to usher people into the right rooms, you’ll automatically have someone assigned to the front door when you host your event at a coworking space. With such a large venue, guests can easily get confused on where to go, finding restrooms or a phone booth. Your day will go so much smoother knowing that someone has that taken care of.
Coworking spaces have the right amenities for events
Nothing causes a panic more than finding out the mic doesn’t work or the projector is acting up. Many coworking spaces will have technical equipment that you would otherwise have to rent. You can also rest assured that someone has set it up before and can help troubleshoot if you have problems (even if they’re not there at the event, you can always ask and prep ahead of time). Since coworking spaces were built for business use, you can bet that everything you’ll need such as access to office supplies will save the day when you forget to print something out or create a sign up sheet.
Integrate with the community
What better way to connect with your community than to host your event at a coworking space. The mindset of coworking is for individuals and companies to find community in a common space. It promotes diversity in industry, people and thoughts. You’d be surprised to find different types of people interested in your event that you may not have thought to target!