How to Network in a Coworking Space

If you are working in a coworking space, every workday can be like a networking event. When you go into a coworking space you might be amazed at how many people are involved in that community. A shared office can be an excellent way for you to network as well as find unique opportunities. You can connect with a wide range of individuals!

A coworking space can be an excellent place where you could find a service that you're looking for, the feedback you need for your project or even some assistance in growing your company. Here are some of the best methods you can use for maximizing collaboration in a coworking space:

Seek interest in other businesses: Taking the time to learn about other businesses in the general area you are working can be very important. Taking the time to ask somebody about the projects they're working on and having an authentic conversation with a person can open up doors.

Wait for breaks: it's not easy to collaborate or connect with people while they are very busy with their work. Take the time to build relationships with people when it comfortable or when you are all on a break. Don’t demand answers or expect to stop someone else's work just because you'd like to collaborate on something.

Go to events: going to coworking events that are scheduled at your space can be an excellent way that you can network. Heading to workshops or even some of the organized lunches can be an excellent way that you can get to know some of your coworkers. 

Meet your community manager: if there's a community manager that runs the space you can get to know them and get a briefing on some of the other coworkers in the area. This can give you a chance to meet people in a targeted way that can assist your network.

Keep these top ideas in mind on how you can maximize your coworking space experience.

This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace, a Tampa CoWorking Office Space. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, coworking space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.