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posted January 2011

COWORKING - The New Way to Work

Coworking is a style of work which involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, yet independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organisation. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation.

Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.

Some coworking spaces were developed by nomadic internet entrepreneurs seeking an alternative to working in coffeeshops and cafes, or to isolation in independent or home offices. A 2007 survey showed that many employees worry about feeling isolated and losing human interaction if they were to telecommute. Roughly a third of both private and public-sector workers also reported that they didn't want to stay at home during work.

Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.

Many misconceptions abound about what coworking encompasses and how it distinguishes itself from business accelerators, business incubators and executive suites. These types of spaces do not seem to fit into the coworking model because they often miss the social, collaborative, and informal aspects of the process, with management practices closer to that of a Cooperative, including a focus on community.

Coworking is not only about the physical space but initially and mostly about establishing the Coworking community first. The benefits of Coworking can already be experienced outside of Coworking spaces and it is recommended to start with building a Coworking community first before considering opening a Coworking space.

A lot of Coworking communities are formed by organising Casual Coworking events (e.g. Jellies UK Jelly) that can take place in suitable cafes, galleries or Hot Office style spaces. During these events Coworkers can experience the benefits of Coworking and get to know each other which lowers the barriers to join a Coworking space later.


Hot Office CoWorking Offices

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There's a new way to work; a new easy, affordable way to operate your business in the 21st century. Our Campus Office service is a revolution in office space rental.

The Campus Office is a fantastic community, great for co-working with your own staff members, colleagues and associates with a real motivational buzz guaranteed to improve your productivity and provide that all important element of social interaction.

The Hot Office Campus comprises modern fully equipped workstations in a vibrant environment and with your tailored solution you can choose to work in open-plan or screen-off your workstation for a more private feel.

Your dedicated workstation area has 24/7 alarmed access, can be fully branded to build the right image and promote your company within the centre and you can choose from a variety of storage solutions to suit your own style of business operation.

Each workspace comes complete with power for your PC, laptop and charging of your mobile devices, high-speed broadband, both wireline and wireless, and all the necessary business machines on-hand to support you in your working day

Our 24/7 Campus office stations are let on a fixed low-monthly fee including rent, rates, utilities, telephone & data, maintenance, cleaning, security, furniture, storage, high speed broadband and refreshments; so everything is covered on a single bill, there is no hassle, no hidden costs so you are free to spend your time running your business efficiently.

The Campus is suitable for owner managers transitioning from their home office as well as growing teams up to 8-persons. Our easy-in easy-out rolling monthly term makes it completely risk free and we have friendly reception teams on-site for any secretarial work on a pay-as-you-go basis, they will meet any of your visitors and can also answer your telephones when you are out of the office.

It's a fact; your business has less chance of growth and a lot less credibility if you choose to operate from your back-bedroom. By taking a step into a thriving Hot Office campus you will be taking a positive step to raising your company profile, improving your productivity and meeting new contacts everyday.

The Hot Office is a knowledge hub, so whatever you need to know at the different stages of your business, you will be able to interact with like-minded business owners everyday to discuss ideas and get any answers you need all free of charge.

There's free parking, full disabled access and communal kitchens with as much filtered water and coffee as you need to keep on top of your game. Each centre also has a fully supported reception and spacious meeting rooms for getting together with colleagues or clients.

Our value-for-money Campus office is risk free. You and your team can be in and fully operational within just 1-hour, it's truly walk-in, sit down, start work. So come and be part of the Hot Office revolution.

To book your FREE Trial contact us today 0800 019 8384. Contact Form We look forward to looking after you and watching your business grow


Hot Lounge Service

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Our Hot Lounge service is a revolution in commercial office rental. Akin to a gym membership, it's a fully equipped, high tech, flexible office space including broadband and refreshments to suit your exact working patterns. In essence it's the new way to work.

Whether you're a home-worker, a small to medium growing business or a mobile professional the Hot Lounge has been created to fit your needs.

The Hot Lounge is a modern Campus office with high speed wireless or wireline connectivity and all the business machines on-hand to maximise productivity in your working day.

It's a fantastic community office, with a motivational buzz to get that all important element of social interaction.

There's free parking, full disabled access and communal kitchens with as much filtered water and cappuccino as you need to keep your tank charged. Each centre also has a fully supported reception and meeting facilities for occasions when you wish to get together with a colleague, new prospect or client.

The Hot Lounge is offered on a no deposit, risk free rolling monthly contract and our value-for-money all inclusive pricing model is transparent with no hidden costs.

So come on be part of the Hot Office revolution and make your business work in the most cost effective and efficient way possible.

Call us Today 0800 019 8384 or Complete our Contact Form to Book your FREE Office Trial. We look forward to hosting you and keeping you one step ahead of your competition.

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