My Savvy Move to a Co-working Space

If you've followed me for a while, then you know that I love all things Co-working related. Co-working is defined as the use of an office or work environment by people who are self-employed or work for different employers. The Charlotte area is home to several Co-working spaces, and they have been well received by small business owners who want to work in an innovative environment.

One of my goals for 2015 was to find a co-working space for me and my business. It took a while, but I did find an excellent space called Hygge (pronounced HYOOguh).  Hygge means cozy, and I can honestly say the Hygge Co-working space that I call home is a cozy, friendly, creative environment. It’s a beautiful open space that encourages creativity and ideas.

Have you visited a Co-working space? If not, I think you should. Many spaces have free days or day passes that you can try. Co-working is not for everyone, but I do think everyone should try it at least once. You never know, you may fall in love with it just like I did. :-)

Coworking Environment Embraced


downloadI am so delighted to see the Richland Library open space in the main branch for coworking. For those of you who don’t know what coworking is, it is a shared workspace where entrepreneurs work independently alongside each other. I became fascinated with this concept a few years ago while working in an internship.

In a coworking space the atmosphere is one of creativity and collaboration. Some of the best ideas are formed when a group of individual start to brainstorm. The Richland library exhibits what is needed to in the business community. Opening a space for entrepreneurs and self-employed people is definitely a positive move in the right direction.

There is no fee to use the space, but you do need to have a Richland Library card. You will be able to reserve a desk for up to 4 hours a day. I hope to see other businesses with extra space or even builds do something like this.