Combat Loneliness with a Coworking Space

Combat Loneliness with a Coworking Space

We humans are naturally social creatures. We’re meant to thrive in community. And while there are many introverts among us, we all need a certain amount of social stimulation in order to feel happy, content, and healthy.

As more and more people are working from home, the loneliness crisis has worsened. We are more isolated than ever, and we’re paying the price. Research has shown that chronic loneliness or isolation is associated with worse mental and physical health outcomes, and increases our risk for depression, cardiovascular disease, alcoholism and drug abuse, cognitive decline, and more.

Many individuals felt these effects during the COVID-19 pandemic, when they either lost their jobs or were forced to work from home. The absence of coworkers, a team atmosphere, shared space, and other location-dependent benefits proved to have a negative impact.

If you are a creative professional, freelancer, entrepreneur, or small business owner, there is a great alternative for you so you don’t have to be stuck working at home alone. Coworking spaces are gaining popularity for their ideal mix of flexibility and social support. In a coworking space, you can have your own desk or office, and you can come and go as you please. But as opposed to your couch, kitchen table, or home office, you’ll have people to share this space with!

Coworking allows you to network with other like-minded professionals and collaborate on projects if you’d like, or simply enjoy the presence of other people as you do your work. These environments combat loneliness, giving you the benefits of social time with fewer distractions than you’d have at home.

There are some great coworking spaces in Witchita that you can join with a flexible membership. Whether you need a desk or a whole office, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Strategic Workspace. Contact or visit us today!

An Exclusive CoWorking Environment to Accommodate Your Business Needs

An Exclusive Coworking Environment to Accommodate Your Business Needs

Coworking Is More Than Just Another Pretty Space

At Strategic Workspace, we offer modern coworking spaces where entrepreneurs network and business gets done. With a host of amenities to accommodate the needs of any business professional, including a calendar of community events and networking opportunities, Strategic Workspace provides the perfect environment for developing ideas, making connections, and taking care of business. 

Our Wichita office space is the ideal spot for any business, whether it be a startup or a well-established company. We offer four unique office space plans, but two of our most popular are the Private Office and the Dedicated Desk. The Private Office package comes with several office necessities, such as high-speed internet, a receptionist, networking events, free conference room time, locking doors, and locking file cabinets. 

If you require less space and amenities, the Dedicated Desk package may be the perfect fit. Strategic Workspace also offers community events to help you connect with potential clients, partners, and other like-minded professionals. Or if you just need a dedicated space to get the job done, away from the distractions that working from home can create, we have the office space for you. 

We also offer four rooms for community events, including conference and seminar rooms of various sizes, and medium to large venue spaces. Our conference rooms host anywhere from 6 to 50 people, and our large conference and seminar rooms even have kitchenettes. For larger gatherings, we recommend our larger venue spaces, which can accommodate up to 150 people and include outside access and TVs.

OUR COWORKING OFFICE SPACE FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Conference rooms
  • Community events
  • Professional reception area
  • Entrepreneurial network
  • Lounge area
  • Copy machines and printers
  • Kitchenette with coffee and tea
  • Great location just off of Kellogg and close to downtown Wichita
  • Plenty of parking for you, your workers, and your customers
  • Professional cleaning services

Whether you need a large space for a conference or community event, or simply a workspace where you can be productive, Strategic Workspace has the perfect space for you. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and features of our Wichita office space, get in touch with us today!

The 5 Biggest Advantages of Coworking

The 5 Biggest Advantages of Coworking

The face of the economy is always changing, but has even more rapidly in the last decade. More and more people are working from home, starting their own businesses, or picking up side gigs to pay the bills. As fewer people work “traditional” jobs in offices, the demand for coworking spaces is growing, and will continue to. Coworking offers shared spaces for freelancers, small business owners, and contractors to do their work while enjoying the benefits of an office. 

What are those benefits? We’re glad you asked! Here are the 5 biggest advantages of coworking:

  1. Networking
    One of the top benefits of coworking is being exposed to many other creative, motivated, and innovative people. You never know who you’re going to connect with—it could be your next business partner, vendor, or client!
  2. Productivity
    Let’s face it, trying to work from home can be a hassle. Distractions are everywhere, from dishes and laundry to kids and pets, and of course, browsing the kitchen for snacks. Coworking space gives you a dedicated area to focus, boosting your productivity and minimizing time wasters.
  3. Flexibility
    Most coworking spaces offer flexible arrangements and schedules for your time there. This is perfect for part-time freelancers or contractors, who may not want to sign up for a long-term commitment. 
  4. Cost savings
    Instead of renting an office space with major overhead, or racking up your bills at home, a coworking space provides a maintenance-free place to get your projects done. You won’t have to worry about upkeep costs or additional costs for things like mailboxes, conference rooms, or Wi-Fi.
  5. Social opportunities
    Loneliness is a major health epidemic in our country, and people are more isolated than ever. Coworking spaces are great opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. Chat around the water cooler, grab lunch, or make lasting friendships with your fellow coworkers. It beats staring at the wall at home alone every day!

Want to experience the benefits of coworking for yourself? Come down and check out Strategic Workspace in Wichita today! We look forward to welcoming you into our office.

Member Highlight: Urban Cool ICT Homes

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: URBAN COOL ICT HOMES – TEST

Steven Myers is the creator and owner of Urban Cool ICT. With the help of Erika, his agent and Emily, his assistant, Steven has been able to grow his company into a top tier real estate staple in the Wichita community. Steven started his own business with the hopes of being able to gain freedom and flexibility to create a better experience for home buyers and sellers. He chose to start his company in Wichita because this is home. Steven was raised here and enjoys helping the community from start to finish. Steven’s goal when he started Urban Cool ICT was to help clients have a stress-free buying experience when purchasing their dream home. Steven and his team love their office here at Strategic Workspace. They say Strategic makes life simpler for them to solely focus on the business without the stress of day to day office interferences.

SW Member Highlight: Gary Wilbert Roofing

SW Member Highlight: Gary Wilbert Roofing

At Strategic Workspace, we like to shed a light on our members and what they do for the public. This week, we wanted to share Gary Wilbert’s story and showcase how Gary and his company have helped out the community of Wichita.

To start off, we asked Gary what the name of his company was and how he first got the idea for his roofing business, “The name of the company is Access Wilbert Enterprises Inc., aka Gary Wilbert Roofing. I’ve been in the building and construction business for 40 years and I realized what happens in Wichita after a hailstorm. After it hails, insurance will come out and pay for the roofing so it’s quite the lucrative business to be in. So in 2009, I decided to dedicate my focus to residential and commercial re-roofing that is primarily after a hailstorm.”

We then decided to ask Gary what his original goal was for his company and why he chose Wichita as the city to start his company, Gary said, “I started my company in the late 70’s to be a remodeling contractor, which I did but I ended up decided to go down a different path, so I chose roofing.” Gary then proceeded to tell us about how he was born and raised in Wichita, “I’ve grown up here my whole life, my wife is from here, and three out of the four of my kids all live here, so it’s all I know. I have had thoughts about relocating somewhere else, but at the end of the day Wichita is home.

One of Strategic Workspace’s main goals is to give back to the businesses of Wichita so we wanted to know how Gary and his company give back to the citizens of Wichita, “Individuals that are elderly who call me usually have no one else to call and have repairs that no other company wants to go do, but we always do them and sometimes we do it for no charge. When they call, you can tell they are in a state of semi-panic so I go out there and help because I feel like it is my duty to take care of them.”

Lastly, we wanted to know how renting an office space at Strategic Workspace has helped Gary grow his company, Gary replied “It’s the open concept, like the kitchen area, where people/business’s can all hangout and I am able to get acquainted with them and network. A lot of shared office spaces lack communication, but it’s not like that here. I feel like it’s a small community because of how open the spaces/building is.”

If you would like more information on Gary and his business, check out his website.  Lastly, if you would like to find out more about Strategic Workspace, click HERE to learn about us or schedule a FREE tour now!