Coworking or business centre – how do these two working environments differ, and who do they suit best?
Coworking is a form of work where freelancers, solo entrepreneurs, creative workers, small startups and digital nomads work together under one roof – i.e. in a coworking space. Typically, such working environments comprise large, open-plan offices that are conductive to exchange and collaboration. While professionals may operate independently of each other and be active in different companies and projects, they may also realise joint projects and find support and new work partners as needed. Coworking spaces thus offer social opportunities in addition to providing a convenient working environment.
As opposed to this, business centres tend to consist of smaller individual offices that include several workstations. A major advantage of many business centres is their prestigious location in the city centre or another attractive quarter of town. Solo entrepreneurs, freelancers and founders can benefit from this.
Business centres offer fully furnished office space of various sizes as well as meeting rooms with flexible contract terms. In addition, secretarial services can also be booked on a permanent or project-related basis. Today, many business centres also offer virtual offices, enabling companies without employees to make use of an attractive business address and a prestigious commercial property as well as telephone services during regular business hours.