Co-work spaces setting a new trend

Getting the right office space and turning it into an office remain a herculean task for many startups and budding firms. Now, aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals have stopped searching for offices and choose plug and play, thanks to some of the co-work spaces provided along the Pattom-Kuravankonam road. Co-work spaces offer professionals a space, the internet, power supply and basic amenities to work. Though co-work spaces are a trend in IT hubs like Bengaluru for the past three-five years, they sprouted in the city only recently.

When tech-entrepreneur Asha Jomis decided to launch Women’s Business Incubation Programme (WBIP) in 2014, she had also planned to utilize the office as a co-work environment, where professionals and startups can walk in and use the space. “Freelance writers, fashion designers, HR, etc. utilize the facilities since it is better to use the co-work space than opening a full fledged office,” Asha said.

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