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Choosing the Best Coworking Space in Gauteng: 5 Factors to Consider

Choosing the Best Coworking Space in Gauteng: 5 Factors to Consider
April 21, 2021 gnuworld
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Coworking space in Gauteng is the ideal, affordable alternative to traditional office space.

Coworking facilities near you in Gauteng

The Workspace offers coworking facilities in and around prominent business hubs in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Our Gauteng branches are located in:

Our selection of fixed-desk and hot-desk coworking packages are ideal especially for freelancers, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

All our members have access to meeting rooms, boardrooms, kitchen facilities, a range of business services, secure parking and more.

What to consider when choosing a Gauteng coworking facility

Below we highlight five main factors to consider in your search for the best coworking facility for your needs in Gauteng.

Security

Gauteng is, unfortunately, a crime hotspot. Numbers of robberies, hijackings and home invasions continue to be higher here than in most other parts of South Africa.

By nature, coworking offers better security than working alone or in a small team in an independent office. A facility shared by a larger group of people is simply less of a target.

However, suitable security measures are essential. Check that any workspace you consider has armed response, CCTV monitoring, an alarm system and secure parking.

Location

There’s no point saving money on rental rates if a coworking space is too far from home or in an unsafe neighbourhood. You may be arriving and leaving in the dark, especially in winter.

It might also be important for your business to impress visiting clients. Premises in a dodgy or overly congested neighbourhood won’t do.

Ideally, select a coworking facility that’s located in a well-established business district.

Accessibility

On average, motorists in Johannesburg spend the equivalent of four days and two hours stuck in traffic each year. That’s unproductive time.

The daily commute to work should be short and easy. A coworking facility located within walking or cycling distance of your home is ideal.

Alternatively, look for workspace located along an arterial road or close to a highway off-ramp. Onsite parking is also essential.

If you fly frequently, choose a workspace close to Lanseria or OR Tambo International Airport.

Amenities

An efficient coworking environment is one that includes everything you need to get your work done.

Start by checking for reliable, high-speed fibre internet and convenient plug points.

Given South Africa’s on-going power woes, it’s worth asking if the facility has a backup power generator.

It’s useful if a coworking facility offers printing, scanning and binding, and even courier services. This means you can handle documentation and deliveries without leaving the workspace (and your business doesn’t have to buy a printer/copier).

Top coworking facilities also offer a professional reception service, meeting rooms, boardrooms, modern kitchen facilities and communal pause areas. Some provide on-site cafeterias too. You can meet clients, network with fellow entrepreneurs and enjoy down time.

Flexibility

The best coworking facilities are flexible, with no need to commit to a lengthy contract.

At The Workspace, we offer:

  • a choice of six affordable coworking packages
  • a “pay as you go” pricing model
  • branches located in top business districts across Gauteng
  • a comprehensive selection of business services and amenities
  • on-site security and secure parking.

If you’re currently looking for the best coworking space in Gauteng, call us on 087 059 7777 or contact us online to discuss your needs. We’ll be happy to help.

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