There is nothing like renting a city centre office to increase your productivity. This week, I moved into Acollective, which is located at the end of the Shambles in the beautiful UK city of York. This will be my work place for the next few months.
Acollective is a beautifully designed collaborative workspace. Rick and Stuart at Acollective rent out desk and office space for entrepreneurs and those who run their own businesses or charities. The workspace has all the mod cons you need as a small business owner, and the refurb is high-spec.
There are excellent facilities including kitchen facilities and desk lighting. Printing is also included in office fees (£150 per month plus VAT).
The location of Acollective is perfect – it’s right in the centre of York, with Parliament square for the banks just minutes away. It’s a short walk to the post office too. There’s a Greggs the Bakers below – great for a quick and cheap lunch!
I now have a great space to provide my clients with excellent social media marketing in York. I have a meeting room for social media training and consultancy. There is also high speed internet – perfect for blogging!
When I initially looked at renting office space in the city centre, rather than working from home, I was reluctant to spend extra £150 per month plus VAT. However, getting this office has increased my productivity at least threefold. It has already, within just the first week, paid for itself, through the extra workload that I have achieved since having this base.
Working from home comes with a lot of challenges. It can be difficult to ignore that massive pile of washing or the hoovering and unstacked dishwasher.
If you are an entrepreneur working from home, but struggling to separate home and work life, I fully recommend that you rent office space. It is not only perfect for your productivity, but it’s also great for your sanity and social life as well!
Many people who work from home struggle with work and home life separation, finding themselves watching Netflix during the day and working on an assignment late into the evening when the family home. Although running your own business can sound extremely appealing, if you have a home office it can get extremely lonely during the day.
Renting your own office space in the city centre is a great step forward for your business. If you are interested in working here, get in touch with Stuart or Rik at Acollective.
If you need help with your social media marketing in York, please get in touch with me – Amy on 07840 380352.