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How to Successfully Transition to a Coworking Space from a Home Office

How to Successfully Transition to a Coworking Space from a Home Office

By Leslie Radford

Key Takeaways

Get to Know Co-Workers

Set a Routine

Set Up Your Desk

Take Time for Yourself

Transitions can be awkward – new places, new faces, and new ways of doing things. These tips will help you make the transition from a former work environment effortlessly:

  • Make the effort to introduce yourself to your fellow co-workers. Get to know who you are working with. They can offer support during your change.
  • Set a routine as soon as possible. You’ll have more flexibility in a co-working space, so it’s important that you are conscientious of your time. Learn how the office ticks and you’ll be able to set your routine more easily. 
  • Make your desk feel like home. Experiment with different areas of the shared working space and see what works best for you. Organize your workspace in a way that makes you comfortable and able to work efficiently. If you have a private office, decorate it with things you love.
  • Get to know the office manager. Having a good relationship with them will make it easier to get help from them if something goes awry around the office or if you need to borrow things you may have  forgotten at home.
  • Learn how to deal with distractions. There’s a lot going on in a coworking space. Headphones or ear plugs may help. Also be aware of the amount of noise you are making as to not distract others.
  • Eat away from your desk and take breaks out of the office. In many co-working spaces, everything is under one roof, so it can feel like there’s no need to get out. It’ll do you good to occasionally step out, get some fresh air, or try that restaurant around the corner.

NuvoDesk provides a great shared office and coworking environment for people ready to move out of their home offices. We are here to help you transition into your new space.

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The Most Common Mistakes Made By Startups


Launching a startup requires a lot of time, effort, and financial investment to make sure that it will succeed. You’ll also know that any mistake could potentially derail your entire operation.

You may think that keeping a look out is all you need to avoid any major pitfalls, but the truth of the matter is that mistakes happen to everyone. Even the most successful entrepreneurs around make mistakes: like Contently co-founder Shane Snow, who tried to do all the work himself until he realized his business could only succeed if he hired people whose skills complimented his own; or Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin, whose earlier consultancy firm lost over $500,000 when he hired only “yes men” who didn’t offer opposing viewpoints.

If you make a mistake, you learn from it so you won’t make it again. After all, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is one of the definitions of insanity. This is what separates successful entrepreneurs from unsuccessful ones: it’s not that successful ones don’t make mistakes, it’s that they learn from them and devise new plans to get around them.

Below are 4 of the most common mistakes startups make, and tips on how to learn from them.

Not Having A Solid Business Plan

If you don’t devise a plan for your business, you’re going to get lost and waste a lot of valuable time. It would be like driving from New York to California without a map. A plan is necessary to help grow your startup. You will need financial projections, descriptions of your products and services and how they help people, a comprehensive marketing analysis, and a complete overview of your organizational structure.

If you launch a startup without a plan, you still have the chance to fix your mistake. All you need to do is sit down and come up with a plan with either a consultant or a colleague who can craft one.

Not Setting Reasonable Goals

Success isn’t just about how much money you make – it’s about your ability to achieve the goals you set. While people interpret success differently, all of them involve goal-setting. A realistic goal is more than projecting annual revenues a decade from now – it requires asking yourself what you want your life to look like down the road. In fact, a recent study suggests that 90% of Americans believed success was more about achieving happiness than becoming rich and famous.

Setting business goals should be a part of setting general life goals. If you reach your business’s goals but you yourself are unhappy, this will hurt your business in the future. If your goals are too narrow, consider what is necessary to ensure your happiness. Integrating this into your goals will help you not only grow your business, but achieve personal fulfillment as well.

Not Having A Good Staff To Cut Costs

You know it’s better to go to a doctor than to diagnose yourself if you’re sick, because you know that doctors know more about medicine than you do. The same applies to business, as most business owners aren’t going to know everything there is to know about their company. Thinking you can run a business on your own will cost you.

If you want your startup to succeed, you should hire good people, because trying to manage everything that goes into your business – like understanding tax laws, IT infrastructure, and inbound marketing – will cause it to be far less efficient, and it will suffer as a result.

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Not Committing Yourself To Your Startup

If you leave your day job to create your own business, you can’t just expect to just fall back on it if problems occur. If you get a call at 3 in the morning saying that critical supplies will arrive a week late, or that your computers have all crashed, don’t put it off or delegate it to someone else. You can’t run your business on a whim. If you make this mistake, reassess the assumptions you had in running your startup and commit yourself to doing everything you can to ensure that your business is a success. If you can’t do this, then running a startup isn’t for you.

If you want to learn more about our office and coworking spaces and how they can help your business succeed, contact us. We are the top minds in coworking Arlington has to offer.

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