The coworking business model was conceived to fill gaps between the various options available to independent workers. Shared work space provides these individuals with a professional presence, sense of community, and productive work space. Coworking attracts those who are looking for connection. It’s an automatic network of like-minded entrepreneurs who can learn from one another and find new collaboration opportunities. Shared office space, along with the trend shared economy, are not a trend, but rather the new reality.
Currently 30% of U.S. knowledge-based workers are independent (freelancers, consultants, entrepreneurs). This figure is projected to reach close to 50% by 2020. Learn more: MBO partners Independent Workforce report.