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Thought: Sydney’s Coworking Update

New research reveals what Sydney’s coworkers are looking for and how providers can drive local business success through flexible office space. Office Hub, Australia’s No.1 office space marketplace, has just released its annual market report to reveal exactly what businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs in Sydney are looking for when they rent a workspace. Best of all, it seems The Office Space is hitting just the right notes. With a focus on design, affordability and flexibility, we offer incredible value and help people achieve their business goals and a balanced lifestyle. Here we’ve broken down the research to find out what’s important to the coworking community in Sydney.

1. A location with life, soul and business credibility

Our Surry Hills locations immerse you in Sydney’s most creative neighbourhood and put some of the city’s best pubs, restaurants and bars at your doorstep. Nothing can replicate the artsy bohemian vibe or the passion of the local independent businesses – Office Hub’s research found that Surry Hills is the No.1 choice for creative businesses in Sydney. Our 2010 postcode gives members an internationally recognisable address that’s associated with creativity, originality and sustainability. Even better, working in Surry Hills gives an incredible lifestyle where balance is a core focus – it’s easy to leave the office to regain balance and clarity.

2. Pricing for small businesses and freelancers

Affordability is a huge factor for our community as many members are growth phase businesses without the resources to fund an expensive office space. In our mission to support your progress we keep our prices affordable – you can rent a one person private office for up to 32% less than the average desk rate in Sydney of $677. Our prices are even lower if you have more people, choose coworking desks or want to stay longer because it’s important to us to provide businesses with the support they need at a price they can afford.

3. Focus on design and attention to detail

The Office Space was imagined, designed and constructed by co-founders Boris and Naomi, a dynamic husband-and-wife duo. Boris, a builder by trade, loves the beauty of the final offices and that their functionality helps people run their businesses better. Naomi, meanwhile, is proud of the authenticity of their offices – every piece of furniture and artwork is genuine and specially chosen to add to the vibrant agency feel. High quality and design-led, The Office Space is specially formulated as a premium creative environment.

4. A curated events program that supports a unique community

We’re inspired by real world connectivity – a guided affinity to other inspired businesses, opportunities, technologies, communities and otherwise soulful pursuits. Our mandate of Commerce, Community and Culture informs a diverse events program that makes it easier for people to build relationships, collaborate and learn. Events are held on a regular basis and include fun social occasions, business networking and advice forums.

5. Flexible memberships for agile businesses

Office Hub found that businesses want fast delivery and midterm contracts – on average, it takes 37 days between starting a search for office space and moving in, and the average membership length was 7 months. We’re dedicated to offering a streamlined move-in process so someone can talk to us one day and move in the next. Plus, we work with you to find the right flexibility for your business. This allows for significant movements in progress and drives profitability but also supports cultural and strategic changes within the company.   Whatever is important to you in your workspace, we can collaborate with you to create the ultimate solution. Get in touch to tell us what you need from your workplace – we look forward to welcoming more of Sydney’s diverse coworking community to The Office Space.   You can read the full Australian Coworking Market Report 2018 from Office Hub here, and check out the visual infographic.

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