Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Coworking!

What exactly is coworking and why should you do it? While coworking can mean different things to different people there are some aspects that are universally the same.

Coworking is about working alongside other people instead of in a space on your own. It allows you to be a part of a diverse community that will help enrich the way you work. It can provide motivation and accountability for some while for others it’s just a reason to put on some pants and get out of the house in the morning!

Coworking is a powerful and exciting way to work that has grown into an inspiring movement around the world.

Here’s a list of 5 reasons we think you should be coworking today!

1.TO AVOID LONELINESS

Sure we can all whip open our laptops at home and work in our pyjamas or go to our local cafe and use up all the free wifi but it’s not really the same is it? The cafe may be full of people but they’re not coworkers. You have no-one to bounce ideas off or share that hilarious gif you just received from a friend. You see, coworking is all about community!

2. MOTIVATION

If you’re one of those rare people that can sit at home and work without being tempted to go to the fridge 100 times a day or tune into Dr. Phil for your daily dose of crazy then hats off to you! For the rest of us, being in a coworking space gives us the motivation we need to stay on task and do our thing! It’s awesome to be surrounded by other creatives rather than sitting at home amongst unfolded laundry – am I right?

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3. TO LEARN NEW THINGS

Working in a coworking space increases your chances of learning new information. Due to the open air, discussion friendly format of coworking setups you find yourself engaged in conversations you wouldn’t normally have. It may be a new technical skill or just learning that North West is in fact a person and not merely a compass direction!

4. TO KEEP YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE IN CHECK

As a freelancer or business owner you run the risk of not knowing how to switch off. You will find yourself answering emails at 11pm at night and always being on call and at the mercy of your computer. However if you go to a coworking space you now that you have those hours to finish what you need to get done and once you get home your work load is minimal- hopefully!

5. SHARING OF RESOURCES

Most people can’t afford their own offices and even if they could they would be working in isolation or with a very narrow field of people. With coworking you’re exposed to all sorts of professions, from designers to copywriters to accountants! Collaborations between individuals happen much more organically in a coworking environment. By being in the space, you’ve chosen to work in a room full of creative, motivated and independent thinkers- just like you!

So have we convinced you yet? Come in for a free trial at Studio1 today!

 

 

 

 

One Month in!

Just wanted to thank all the members that joined us so far and congratulate them on being great people! (it’s a tough gig but someone needs to carry the load..)

Also big thanks to our Studio 1 Co-working volunteers that help us with the running of the space, the social and physical aspects,  and with some great tips and tricks when we need them (and we do).

Thank you Mia and Kim!

All that’s left to say really is onwards and upwards!

and also that we’ve started using twitter

 

 

 

Easter Weekend

Just letting everyone know that Studio 1 Co-working will be closed over the long  Easter weekend.

So that’s from Friday 25th of March till Monday 28th.

Back in action on Tuesday 29th of March.

 

Happy Holiday!

Opening!

Hi folks,

Almost forgot to mention that we are opening up in a weeks’ time!

15th of March will be the first day of Studio 1 Co-working so stay tuned for some random, never-happened-before, IT issues and other new beginnings hiccups 🙂

That said, we’re confident that this beautiful place will become a must in your weekly schedule of work, sun (it is SO HOT right now!), coffee and the all important relaxation/party time (depending on what flicks your switch..).

Come work among other freelancers, creatives, entrepreneurs from around your block. You might even like them!

Studio 1 Co-working will be open 5 days a week from 9am to 5pm to begin with.

There’s some great spaces for hire in the building (Through City of Yarra) that might come handy if you need a private space to meet, run a class/workshop or a big function. (Cheap rates for local community groups/non-for-profits)

Check our site for more details and talk to us about joining here.

 

Studio 1 Co-working.

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More to come

Hi Everyone,

Please be aware that our website for co-working @ Studio 1 is only taking it’s first baby steps so there will be some changes/additions to it down the track and hopefully it will be fully ready once the space is open.

Expect to see some more info, photos etc.

Thanks,

The RCLC team

Hello world!

Hi there friends and neighbours,

First of all, Happy New Year to you all!

Now, as some of you are already aware and have expressed interest in, we are starting a co-working space at Studio 1. This exciting new space will be active as of early march and we want to keep you up to date as much as possible.

Details on opening hours and membership types/rates can be seen here. Please fill in the membership enquiry form on that page if you would like to come and chat to us about starting to work from Studio 1.

We are very excited about this project. We see it helping a lot of people in the community who are currently working on a small scale project, a new business adventure or starting up a new social enterprise and just don’t have the right space to work from. The location is going to be a big plus for you all as well as the very fair pricing. We hope to start something very positive for our community here that will not only benefit members of the space but, through these people, the community at large.

We also want to take this opportunity to call out people who are interested in volunteering with us to help run the Co-working space. We are looking for people to act as our Co-working front of house at times during the week to ensure the operation of the space runs smoothly and all members feel at ease. The role will be a 4-hour stint once a week at either a morning or afternoon time slot.

Send us an email if you are interested in helping us out.

P.S

Make sure to check out our new Yoga class and the exciting Choir 3121 coming up this February! Both happening at Studio 1.

We also have a few workshops already planned at Burnley Backyard in term 1 so keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

Hope you all have a great (and not so rainy..) weekend,

Richmond Community Learning Centre