Thursday, 21 December 2017

Cool networking event ideas to host in coworking spaces

In the current freelancing and startup ecosystem, networking has become a very crucial aspect of business. Much focus is being given to creating relationships rather than simply creating business contacts. That is why startup events, conferences and meetups have become vital to establishing vital business relationships. From marketing your products to branding and funding, the right networking strategies can go a long way in giving direction to your startup.
To help you manage costs, you can use your own coworking space to drive great networking ideas. Shared office spaces like the BangaloreCoworking Hub can be used to host different forms of networking events. From connecting with industry peers to influencers, mentors and VCs, you can build the right relationships to spread the word and support your success.
Some cool ideas to host in your coworking office are:
·       Set up demo sessions to get unbiased feedback from the rest of the community members. This will also help you identify gaps and prepare ahead of your launch.
·       You can schedule weekend happy hours and use the time to not only relax but also get to know your community members. As was mentioned before, if is always about building relationships than creating contacts.
·       You can open your door once or twice a month to meetups (tech meetups, cultural meetups etc) and share your ideas. It is also a great platform for cross learning and giving new direction to your business.
·       You can also organize an awesome hackathon in your space and learn more about the latest updates in the industry.
·       Coworking spaces are also a great platform to host 3-minute pitch sessions once a month wherein you can invite industry leaders and VCs to share the platform.
For more details and tips on creating interesting events in your coworking space, write to us and share your ideas.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Corporate Coworking as frugal investment for your business

According to a recent report by property consultant JLL India, corporates can save up to 20-25% of their real estate costs by collaborating with a coworking space. Some of the obvious benefits are low investment, no long-term leases and no fixed capital investment. What is more attractive about being part of such a coworking community is that there is scope to interact and collaborate with professionals working with other agencies and companies.
Coworking offices were initially established to facilitate the startup community of the country. However, millennial professionals and corporates nowadays are increasingly getting attracted to this working module. The idea of working in a collaborative module is very high as there is immense scope of learning, interaction and collaboration.
Read on to find how shared office spaces like the Bangalore Coworking Hub can facilitate corporates:
1) Promote progressive culture - In current times, it is well known that to stay ahead of the curve, there is a need for corporates to adopt disruptive and unconventional strategies. Larger companies are constantly looking for ways to redefine their products and company goals. A great way to achieve this is by being part of a coworking community where you share space with a varied talent pool of startups and independent contractors.
2) Frugality - There has also been a constant attempt by corporates to develop frugal innovative ideas. In fact, this principle has been incorporated in the basic sustainability pillars by businesses. From solution trimmings to integrating cost effective assets for employees, companies are trying to figure out ways how to do better with less. What better way to contribute to this frugality principle than being part of a coworking office to manage your real estate costs? As mentioned above, such establishments also help with their no long-term lease options giving you the flexibility to plan your budgets.
3) Collaboration hub - When you are surrounded by a talent pool of startups, there are ample chances for collaboration. This also provides opportunities for companies to interact with freelancers facilitating cross learning and performance enhancement.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Plan your Christmas the Coworking Style

It’s that time of the year when you like to spend your time with your loved ones. This Christmas, extend the festivities, love and celebration to your coworking space. At BangaloreCoworking Hub, our office spaces will be open this Christmas as well so that you can share the magic with your colleagues and coworkers as well. This is also a great time to connect with your coworkers and experience a sense of cross learning and vitality.
Being associated with a coworking community during the festive season thus has its own set of advantages. Check how you can add to the celebrations with these tips in your office space:
1)     Host a Christmas Get-together: Whether it is an impromptu party or a well-planned Christmas event, you can organize one in your coworking space. Whether you are a freelancer, an independent contributor or a startup, these events will give you ample of opportunities to network and talk about possible collaborations even. Plan one to strengthen your working relationship with your coworking neighbors.

2)      Decorate your space: Although shared office spaces often put up decorations, you can also add to this by adding a little bit of festive sparkle to your own coworking areas.

3)     Enjoy your flexible hours: Unlike traditional workspaces, with coworking, you can enjoy working in flexible hours. At Bangalore Coworking Hub, if you provide advance notice, we can even help you avoid the Christmas rush by opening the space to fit your preferred timings this season.
Want us to help you plan your Christmas setting at our coworking space, send an email at

Thursday, 14 December 2017

How to integrate health and wellness into your coworking life?

Do you know that an average adult spends around 70% time working indoors? Poor office environmental conditions may have a drastic influence on your health, wellbeing and overall productivity.
Without the optimum temperature and environmental conditions, you can become susceptible to a number of health conditions like nausea, breathing problems, headaches and more. The best way to avoid this is to ensure that you have the optimum work conditions at office. With the introduction of coworking spaces, members have a great chance at maintaining this work-life balance.
Workplace wellness has been a core value of coworking communities and more and more shared office spaces are integrating this value in their office designs. At Bangalore Coworking Hub, community managers are constantly working towards adding this core value into the environment.
A major goal for the coworking office space in 2018 will be to facilitate the well-being of its members through ideal work environment and weekly fitness sessions. With this plan, the team is planning for promoting and encouraging a community of health and wellness among its coworkers.
Some focus points for the year 2018 are:
·       Redesigning the work space to prioritize member health and wellness
·       Design a wellness program with membership incentives
·       Creating design options to include ample natural light
·       Including greenery inside the community
Do you have any ideas or suggestions how we can improve the quality of life and wellbeing or our coworking community members? Please write to us at

Monday, 11 December 2017

Shaping your Freelancing Life through Coworking

With the rise in the number of the freelancing millennials, there has been a drastic change in the global work culture. Currently, in the US, one-third of the entire workforce are freelancing and this number is expected to rise to one in two by 2020.

Closer home, India ranks as second largest country after the US with over 15 million freelancers working independently in different sectors including IT, finance and creative writing.

Though freelancing provides a great way to work with flexibility, there are certain challenges that cannot be overlooked. Some of the common challenges that are usually encountered are:

-          A sense of isolation
-          Constant motivation
-          Face-to-face client interactions
-          Setting standard work schedules
-          Distractions while working from home
-          Lack of collaborations
A single element or a combination of 2 or more elements mentioned above can significantly impact your work. Hence, while transitioning from your regular corporate work to freelance life, it is important to spend some time to address all the above issues. For this, you can either collaborate with other friends who are working independently or you can take advantage of the benefits that come out of coworking spaces in your area.
Why spend days trying to figure out ways of collaboration and connection when you can easily tap the benefits of a coworking community like the Bangalore Coworking Hub.
Such a community or shared office space will give you the required work-life balance. It will also help you collaborate with other community members and also be part of community events. Plus, at a minimal fee, you get to access all the benefits of office spaces like workstations, internet facilities, power backups, meeting rooms and more and thus, give your freelancing life a new professional direction.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Things that Government can do to boost coworking ecosystem in India

There is no justification needed to prove the importance of coworking spaces . The coworking system  helps to give huge boost to the startups ecosystem all over the world. However, a lot has to be done to further improve and boost the coworking culture in India. And things will gain speed if government extends help for the startup community..

How government can Help the startup community:

For registration of coworking space, there is still no specific category and so, many times they have register as real-estate or other irrelevant category.  So government at first find a new category for coworking space for registration.

Next thing that is very challenging for coworking community is to find an office space. There must be subsidy in coworking spaces like any other school and colleges..  School and colleges helps us to gain degrees and coworking spaces creates platform for startups to become Entrepreneurs who later creates job opportunities...

Government should even provide internet and subsidy in power consumption, since coworking spaces are in other way helping government indeed.

Also, atleast few startup events should be conducted by the government both nationally and internationally to give exposure to the startups and for collaboration.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

How food and games are a best way to enhance good culture at Co-Working Spaces

With a lot of Co-working Spaces emerging in various parts of the country, what has been observed that the entrepreneurs are coming together with a lot of meetups and dinner parties to create a collaborative culture.
 There are so many reasons that define the manner in which Co-Working Spaces enhance great culture through food and games:

1.     A lot can be decided over food

Asthe old saying says that a lot can happen over a cup of coffee similarly a lot can actually happen between entrepreneurs with food facility available at the Co-Working Spaces, At food breaks and food parties that are arranged not only makes the discussions more lively but also enhance the culture.Big deals and great projects can easily be accomplished through a simple chit chat over few snacks that are offered at the Co-Working Spaces. You are able to bag some great opportunities with a collaborative and more cohesive culture.
2.   Food and Games takes away all stress
Work stress can be experienced at different stages throughout a work life and inorder to combat that you require some leisure time. What can be much better than having a fun time over some mesmerizing and sumptuous food along with some important fun–filled games that will totally take you away from the core? The Co-Working Spaces lately have started with the great services of bringing food parties as well as introducing some engaging games that will take some work stress among the entrepreneurs.
3.   Community Building is increased through Food and Games at Shared office Spaces
Another great important thing that can be well experienced in the form of great culture at the Co-Working Spaces are the manner through which the community building takes place. With good food and lot of games, you are able to provide yourself with the great community building 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Co-Working Spaces are Building Like-Minded Communities

The Co-Working Space has garnered a great importance in the recent years both within the start-up ecosystem as well as among the freelancing group. The Co-Working Spaces not only provide shared office spaces but also have a purpose much beyond to it. There is a cordial ambience of community that enhances engagement, productivity as well as form a collaborative culture in the form of like-minded individuals that caters a long amount of growth.

A lot have changed in the business scenario in the market with the coming up of these co-working spaces that are enabling you with the best of the people within the culture. Earlier when the co-working spaces actually started during that time the targeted audience was primarily those who are self-employed beings and they required a place such that they can work in an atmosphere which is all professional. With the course of time it started attracting professionals into the field of start-ups, small companies as well as various service providers.
The Co-working spaces nowadays have become more focused towards dedicating their services to a certain amount of businesses only thereby it provides the like-minded individuals with space where they can not only meet but can also learn in a great manner. Such kind of Co-Working Spaces are fostering great amount of skill development that people are able to get through matching all their skills in the city they are located under these Co-Working Spaces.
Another great reason that is helping the Co-Working Spaces build up communities is that a lot of connections and networking is being formed among the people who come to work at the communal space which is contrary to the work from home or renting some office. There is a different feel and vibe associated to the co-working spaces with a cultivated experience that will help you get the calculative mode of the respective members.

The members can easily choose with whom they can interact and can easily take over the discussions from coffee in a much more productive manner. Though it is not necessary that the community members will interact in the same manner with all but they will always be able to connect with the people within the community as and when they require the details. The Co-Working Spaces are in a way building a lot of identity within the communities through the help of potential interactions that they desire along with some great opportunities.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Looking to downsize your business? Opt for a Coworking Space

As business keeps on changing there are times when you will look towards the cost cutting in your business and want to downsize. During such scenario, a co-working space always comes as a saviour for the start-ups and organizations who are looking to downsize.
Here are some of the reasons why you should opt for Co-Working Spaces of you are looking to downsize your business:
·        Co-Working Spaces Cut Costs

Whether someone is running a big business or a simple startup one always look towards cutting the cost inorder to safe the overhead budget. It is always advisable to rent a Co-Working Space as it will not be expensive. You will not only get a place to work at cost-effective rates but will also be able to get basic amenities like meeting rooms, conferences, good connectivity that will help you get everything within your budget especially when you are facing a lot of trouble in your business.
There are a lot of flexible renting terms and you will also be provided with the good amount of furniture without investing much. This automatically ensures that you are able to get good deals.
·        Co-Working Space Gives Network to grow your Business
A business is boosted as per the network that one enjoys. With Co-Working Spaces growing at the faster pace one is able to get the right amount of network at the right time inorder to make a big difference. At a Co-Working Space, you have full flexibility to meet new entrepreneurs, startup owners, profitable ventures and have great opportunity to bring back your business which is facing a little trouble. What you should keep in mind is the fact that through working under the safe roof you are ensuring yourself with a lot of of opportunities. In a collaborative atmosphere, you are able to give good business.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Co-Working Spaces offer higher success to your business

Sharing space either to work or to live is always a better option in metropolitan cities keeping in mind many criteria, like the rent,time of usage and connectivity from your place. Co–working spaces is a great idea for those who have a small team or are individuals who want to build up a new business. Even for those businessmen/women who want a nearby place just to work away from home for a few hours and get back quickly, Co-working spaces are the right option. Multiple fields accumulated at a single area can create a lot of positive wonders.

Better Business strategies:

With people of different categories, different industries, different ideas and different ways of working it is always an added advantage though with a little discomfort of having to bear some unimportant things. With a lot of people around you can implant different plans to improve your business for which you don’t have to pay more. It is just the different minds that work under a single roof.
Money saving:
Why rent out a big office when you can co-work and save some money which can be used for your business? Also, there are a lot of co-working spaces which provide the infrastructure, equipment, furniture and also refreshments on which you don’t have to spend extra. You don't have to invest on computer devices, peripherals, the internet, electricity, security etc. You don't have worry about searching an office space, painting it right and arranging transportation for staff if you employ a very few. Maintenance free workspaces are the easiest and cool places to work giving you peace of mind.
Like minded people:
It is a natural human psychology proved through researches that when like minded people meet up, there are positive outcomes. What more is needed than better productivity for a successful business? So, at a Co-working space, you get a lot of success through many people's ideas. For those who do multi-level marketing or network business, Co-working space is the best place to increase numbers and reach targets. 

Co-working is the future trend of business like car pooling and living space sharing. Statistics show Asia is growing at a faster pace in Co-working spaces compared to other continents, so need of the hour is a peaceful place to work right.