Often times it’s not actually too strange on these days to set up a laptop alongside with a headphones at a local coffee shop and get cracking on with what so ever that definitely need to be done with a cup of coffee. Meanwhile, doing this on a constant basis can actually be a counterproductive and expensive.
Below are five problems you might find working from a coffee shop attempting to get work done.
THE TOILET BREAKS
It is quite painful having your entire workstation thrown out on the coffee shop table and then after a cup of coffee, nature calls. Should you leave your stuff on the coffee shop table while you run to the bathroom? You can ask a random stranger in the next table to watch your stuff or the barista to watch it for you, but still. You do not want to be that guy in the cafe. And if you pack up everything, often of times, after you come out from the restroom, the coffee table is already taken. Especially in a busy city like San Francisco where everyone seems to be packed in a coffee shop such as Cafe Greco or Starbucks late at night.
THINK OF THE COST
Apparently, this factor depends solemnly on your favorite local coffee shop and your entire willpower in other to avoid the gluttonous treat like Tiramisu or that attractive gingerbread biscuit that keep glancing at you behind the counter any time you make an attempt of getting a coffee refill.
You do not want to be the cheap person who sits at a coffee shop for 3 hours with a $3.50 cup of coffee. So you feel the pressure to keep buying treats while you work just to not be that guy, which could end up costing higher than a coworking space.
The cost segment tends to be high if you intend working on weekends. For such amount of money you spent, you can deliberately be a member at a coworking space and enjoy the coffee which is always available both at night and in the day while working comfortably without getting up to head to the cashier every hour or so.
In other to have a well-secured space in working with your laptop at a coffee shop, you definitely need to get to the coffee shop as early as possible. However, anytime the closing hour of the coffee shop reaches you will be driven out of the shop and your entire project tends to be all in vain. But when you are working in a coworking space, you can actually get 24 hours access in which you can work tirelessly without any interruption from any one.
If you are a programmer who codes mainly at night or you are a website developer or designer and you gain more creativity in the morning, you can as well get to work at anytime that pleases you and you will instantly increase the efficiency and effort of your time. At Treehouse Society, you can access the space 24/7 to get work done.
Actually, working from a coffee shop can actually be fun because you tend to overhear strangers discussing and chatting about life circle about their daily challenges or even gossip. But do you really want to sit at a coffee shop for 8 hours straight listening to people which reminds you of Sex and the City?
At a coworking space, there are other professionals who have skills and knowledge that could be beneficiary to your business, who are working hard and focused as well. The connections made at a coworking space could be a lot meaningful than the ones you make at a coffee shop.
DISTRACTIONS AND NOISE
The majority of the individuals at a coworking space are actually there to get their work done. While on the aspect of coffee shops they tend to make too much noise either from a crying infant, the next random drunk guy screaming, or from gossipers and noise makers.
At Treehouse Society, you can get work done without the problems above. We are a safe a secure space so you do not have to worry about your belongings gone while headed to the bathroom. Our space is designed to foster connections, while keeping you focused at work when you head to your desk. There are other professionals who you can network with as well.
Sign up for a tour today to find out why you could be at a coworking space instead of a coffee shop.
Coworking: Coffee Shop Alternative