Los Angeles Entrepreneurs Should Work Around Each Other


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If you are working on a startup, there is no place like California. It’s hotbed of innovation that provides the support structures a budding new business needs to grow into a international force to be reckoned with. This is why if you are an entrepreneur, you should seriously consider renting a great coworking space Los Angeles surely has waiting for you. Let me share 5 benefits of doing so.

  1. Raising Your Profile

Having an office to work out of show the world you are serious about your endeavors, makes you easier to find and increases the level of your apparent trustworthiness. The idealized idea of a young genius college dropout revolutionizing the world from their parent’s garage or their college dorm room is romantic and attractive, but the media pays disproportionate attention to stories that fit that narrative. In reality, investors are looking for founders they can trust and people that are ready to move in to a coworking space Los Angeles tick an additional box on their checklist.

  1. Keeping You Organized and Consistent

If you are in this for the long run, having a routine is a must. Having different places for work and leisure will force you to be organized and consistent. As your business begins to grow and your responsibilities start growing with it, it will become increasingly harder to separate your private life from your entrepreneurial one. People might say that you are an entrepreneur 24/7, but you need was to unplug and rest, even if the whole business is placed upon your shoulders.

  1. Building Connections

This is probably the most obvious benefit of basing yourself at a Los Angeles coworking space – you are going to meet all kinds of people that would help you build your businesses network. We live in a world where connections are extremely valuable and important. Whenever you are trying to court a new client or a new investor, it’s extremely beneficial to have someone they know and trust vouch for you and your abilities. And if you are sharing a workspace with people with connections, you will sooner or later build enough of a friendship with them, for them to be willing to share their connections with you.

  1. Sharing Knowledge and Experience

Building a business from the ground up is serious endeavor and there are countless things that could go wrong or slow you down immensely. That’s why every startup needs as many mentor as it can get. While getting official ones is important and valuable, you can also get mentoring from your peers. When you are stationed at a coworking office space, you will be surrounded by entrepreneurs and professionals just like yourself and each of them would have some unique knowledge and experience to share. And when your desks are next to each other, they will learn about your business and you will learn about theirs which will lead to a lot of exchange of valuable ideas and information.

  1. Getting Unique Opportunities

Being surrounded by other businesses means that if your officemates need something that you or your business could provide, you will most probably be the first person they will go to. This can lead to life-changing opportunities down the line. Even if your current business idea fails, you will be able to get on a new one together with somebody you met while sharing a workspace. At a place like that, you are going to be surrounded by the potential cofounders of your next successful business.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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