In the last few years, we’ve seen co-working spaces grow from strength to strength. In London alone, there is estimated to be over 1,000 co-working spaces and the capital was recently cited as the leading global market in this sector.
In a £1.3m investment from the Scottish government, an Edinburgh business hub is set for launch in a tram depot, which has been unused for 60 years.
There’s no doubt that co-working is hugely on the rise across the globe, particularly in cities like London, with a high population of startups and creative young companies. But if you're imagining rows of identikit desks and bland carpets, think again.
Is flexible working allowed at your company? According to Anne Cantelo, the founder and MD of Onyx Media and Communications, a Soho-based PR agency, more SMEs should allow employees to work flexibly.
There are always going to be costs when you start a business. One in particular is securing premises from which to run it, as signing a commercial lease can be incredibly expensive.