The concept of coworking, which was truly in its infancy just 15 years ago, has revolutionized the workplace for freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, and corporate businesses. Since 2005, an estimated 19,000 coworking office spaces have opened globally and 5,000 now exist in the United States. 


If you’re wondering whether a coworking community is right for you or your team, look no further. Here are a few reasons why coworking spaces like Kiln are growing in popularity: 


Coworking spaces make hybrid work seamless. 


Many companies were unexpectedly forced to adapt to remote work due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now these same businesses, having seen comparable levels of productivity from their employees, are opting for permanent hybrid solutions for the future. Read more about Kiln’s thoughts about the future of work, here


If you’re a business owner struggling to meet the preferences of your employees, coworking spaces ensure flexibility. Whether your team works 3x weekly from the office, has 50% of workers back in the office full-time, or consists of local and out-of-town employees, striking the right balance with hybrid work policy is crucial. In fact, flexible workplace requirements will soon be a huge predictor of employee retention, and a tool to leverage during the hiring process. 


For a hybrid workforce, you also need to think about bridging technological gaps between remote and in-person employees. With Zoom fatigue, it might be necessary to take advantage of more comprehensive technology-enabled spaces, like Kiln’s conference rooms. 


Coworking memberships are paid month-to-month. In addition to streamlining your spending, you also can anticipate the changing size of your team over time. Kiln’s flexible membership options are a definite perk over traditional, corporate leases. Pay for what you need now, and allow Kiln to grow with you. 


Coworking spaces are centrally located. 


Where you work matters. Just ask the thousands of employees who have left New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and other tech giant cities throughout the last year in pursuit of better work-life balance and more green space. Kiln locations in Salt Lake, Lehi, Park City, Boulder, and Boise are best suited for those looking for enterprise-level amenities without the commute. 


Kiln locations are located just minutes from popular hiking, biking, and skiing trails. We’re also convenient to public transportation and provide free parking. 


Coworking spaces level the playing field for every entrepreneur. 


Working as a solo-founder or with a small team can be a lonely experience. In Utah, nearly 75% of companies in the technology sector have five or fewer employees. You might spend long hours in your home office or at a coffee shop, focusing on establishing your company’s core competencies. Your professional development might feel siloed, and your network might be shrinking. It may come as a surprise, but with coworking spaces, these struggles are of the past. 


Don’t spend additional time thinking about your company’s first office space, especially if your growth trajectory is unknown or unpredictable. More importantly, don’t forgo big company perks and amenities just because you work for an early-stage startup. At Kiln, we level the playing field with all-inclusive amenities, wellness-focused initiatives, and a beautiful workspace. 


Coworking spaces help you test new markets and new ideas.


If you have a coworking space available to you, you’ll shorten the timeline from idea to launch. This is especially true for corporate businesses looking for their next office, a second HQ, or local connections in a new city. 


When it comes to testing a new market, a coworking space is your most strategic option. You can test the likelihood of commercial success without spending months searching for office space, not to mention furnishing, cleaning, and fussing with internet connectivity. Lengthy leases aren’t feasible for many startups, but coworking spaces are. 


Coworking spaces become the outward expression of your brand. 


You’ll want a professional base for your business. Ideally, you’ll want it sooner rather than later, so that you can stop meeting potential clients or future hires at coffee shops, libraries, or on Zoom. Leverage a coworking space like Kiln as a hiring tool. Present your pitch deck to investors in a Kiln conference room. Schedule lunch meetings at Kiln’s in-house cafe. Hang your logo outside your flex-office at Kiln. Gain exposure to other brands, industries, and talent. Host a holiday party for your team, free of cost, with our event spaces. Network with a community of like-minded professionals.


Book a tour at Kiln locations in Utah, Colorado, and Idaho today!