(Comic) Dwelling on your Dwelling: Finding a Startup Office
Is your filing cabinet under your bed?
In New York City or any large metropolis worldwide, you’ll find entrepreneurs who have made a home office a reality. The city provides an alluring location, but the dollar per square foot is obscene. This is why many budding entrepreneurs choose to start in a home office. And in working from home, the magical line between the bed and the desk soon disappears.
Some of the challenges we have faced working in a home office include:
- Lack of camaraderie and employee banter
- Difficult to be presentable for last minute meetings
- No space to have office meetings
- Cabin fever strikes all the time
You can use your flexibility to your advantage if you don't have a traditional office, though. Just remember, cubicle-dwellers across the world would gladly trade their cage to have your 15-second commute. It just unfortunate that productivity can wane when your workspace is lonely and cluttered, which is a definite #entrepreneurfail. To escape the monotony of your home office, you can go to coworking spaces and coffee shops. Sharedesk is a resource to find temporary desk space and on-demand office mates. Here is a list of places with free wifi that may help you in your quest. Alternatively, you can be your own wifi provider, and carry a hotspot. We've also used libraries, parks, hotel lobbies and other public spaces to set up shop for the day.
Good luck finding a cordoned-off spot to optimize your output. And now, back to work!
Tell us about your quest to find the perfect spot to work. Let us know in the comments below.
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