What is Coworking?

11 Jun 2021

Entrepreneurship, Estherville, Storm Lake, Spencer, Iowa, Blog

Discover Coworking

Coworking is a working environment that is designed to promote collaboration and community. You’ll find these shared workspaces all over the world.

Entrepreneurs, creative professionals, coders, independent consultants, freelancers, and business owners that may have traditionally worked from home are now finding the benefits of coworking spaces designed to foster collaboration.

Organizations of all sizes see coworking spaces as community hubs of entrepreneurship beyond simply providing physical spaces for people to work and meet. These spaces typically become the first choice location for small group meetups, offsite retreats, and events that promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

Amenities in these spaces include desks and chairs, comfortable seating, conference rooms, printers, and more. But don’t get hung up on the physical amenities. The true value of a good working space is the community itself. You probably have dozens of smart, driven people around who have different skills than you and that network becomes instantly valuable. Build your network to identify quality mentors, investors, co-founders, professional services providers and suppliers.

Perks of Coworking:

·         Be surrounded by brilliant and genuine entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives

·         Get the feeling you belong and have found your tribe

·         Work side-by-side with some of the top social and business innovators

·         Know first about the cutting-edge companies and initiatives coming to the region

·         Find people who will push you out of your comfort zone 

·         Get inspiration and resources to help you lead your own initiatives

·         Make friends with other risk-takers, innovators, and co-conspirators

·         Get free and discounted access to workshops and speakers

Three Coworking Spaces in the Iowa Lakes Corridor Region

Spencer Coworking, 20 West 6th St, Spencer

Studio 12, 12 South 6th St, Estherville

The Foundry, 524 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake


To learn more about coworking in the Corridor, check out this new video by Studio 12.