In a recent article, Steve King from Emergent Research stated that coworking became an attractive concept because back when it first started to appear, it countered the pejorative views of the traditional office. If we look back to just a few years ago, coworking was considered to be a “movement” or a trend, with many believing it would fade away.
Now it’s the New Normal
The number of coworking members will rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022.
4 Reasons Why
Corporations are moving to coworking: The growing need for greater workplace flexibility and agility is leading more corporations to use coworking spaces for some of their space needs. This trend will accelerate over the next 5 years, especially due to corporations looking to reduce their exposure to long term leases and employees insisting on more workplace options.
The global number of self-employed knowledge workers is growing: While there are no solid estimates of the total number of global self-employed knowledge workers, it’s clear their numbers are large and growing. This growth, coupled with a growing realization of the value of coworking by independent workers, will continue to drive demand for coworking spaces.
Startups will continue to flock to coworking spaces: Startups understand the cost, flexibility and talent attraction advantages provided by coworking spaces. Because of these advantages, coworking spaces will continue to be the location of choice for most startups.
Niche spaces are expanding the coworking market: While very large coworking spaces – and especially WeWork – get most of the attention, the number of smaller niche oriented spaces continues to grow rapidly. These spaces appeal to members with specialized interests or needs (shared biolabs, women oriented spaces, writers’ spaces, industry specific spaces, shared commercial kitchens, etc.) and attract people who likely would not join a traditional coworking space.
Shared Office Space for Chiropractors?
Sharing office space, for example, makes sense for many types of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, psychotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and financial planners.
Many of these professionals do administrative work from home and need office space only for meetings. Office sharing works particularly well for people who see clients or patients because it can cost a lot to maintain an office with a reception area (especially if it’s staffed) and private meeting or treatment rooms, and sharing the expense makes it more affordable.
Chiropractors make mistakes with leasing
5 mistakes Chiropractors typically make include:
- Spending Their Own Money on Improvements
- Signing Personal Guarantees
- Agreeing to a Chiropractic Makegood Provision
- Not Signing For A Long Enough Lease Term
- Not Picking an Exposed Location
So knowing this could give any reason for a startup Chiropractor to test out the CoWorking space,
But what about the GROWTH Opportunites?
Even if you already have a Chiropractic office there are still growth opportunities in the CoWorking space!
As competition grows for these spaces to grow their own members, Chiropractors can leverage the fact that they will be upping the perks offered, partnering with more local businesses, hosting events and even creating their own health insurance programs.
- If you are a startup Chiropractor shared CoWorking space might be a great place to start your journey
- If you are looking to go leaner or have more flexiblity this might be an option for you too
- If you are happy where you are but would like to collobrate on mutal growth there might be a fit