Every woman business owner deserves to know what it's like to work alongside a community of empowered women. Luckily, one of the fastest and easiest ways to meet a group of like-minded women entrepreneurs is to join an exclusive co-working space for women. There are many reasons why you should consider leasing a women’s only co-working space.
Work In A Safe Space
Safety is paramount for most, if not all, women. In fact, it's very hard for us to do our best work if we suspect we are in an unsafe environment or fear for our physical, mental, or emotional safety. One of the best reasons to join a women-only co-working space is peace of mind. In a world where mansplaining and other forms of casual sexism can gradually dim your voice or dampen your fiery ambition, finding a safe haven where the only concern women have is how to grow their business remains essential.
Access to Valuable Resources
Another perk of being a member is you'll gain immediate access to valuable resources that can save you both time and money. Do you need tips on how to find a cofounder or want to learn some innovative marketing ideas? All you have to do is browse through the organization's archive of articles and courses or sign up for an upcoming workshop to learn more information.
Join a Community of Successful Women
Entrepreneurship can be lonely at times, especially as a woman business owner. When you sign up for a female-only co-working space, you're not just getting a quiet place to work. However, you're also joining a group of like-minded women who are just as driven and successful as you. It's a great opportunity to network and connect with women business owners from across the country.
If you've ever struggled to meet a client deadline or brainstorm SMART goals, you should ask if your co-working space coordinates peer groups.
Another benefit of leasing a women's co-working space is you may be able to receive significant discounts. Many offices and co-working spaces contact nearby retail stores and restaurants and negotiate special discounts for their members. So before you select an organization, remember to call and ask if they offer any coupons or group discounts.
Access to Fundraising Capital
Do you need another injection of cash to buy inventory for a large purchase order? Or perhaps you want to expand your brick-and-mortar business to another geographical area and need tips on how to open a new line of credit at your bank? The great thing about joining a co-working space for women is that the organization may have developed partnerships with different financial institutions. Or you can network among the members and get an introduction to a venture capitalist or banker.
Fundid is on a mission to get women-owned businesses the capital they need to grow so that we can all close the business wealth gap. While 42% of businesses in the US are owned by women, they only account for 4% of revenue generated by private businesses. We spend our time at Fundid thinking about what the world would look like if women also generated 42% of revenue and how to get them the capital they need to make that happen. Fundid is creating new ways to get small businesses the capital they need to grow and is built from the feedback of women entrepreneurs.