This city is one of the most popular destinations in the world for start-up entrepreneurs and freelancers. And no wonder – relatively low prices, amazing weather and a vibrant social scene attract those who are tired of the grey “rat race” of many cities.
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Coworking – an option for you?
As a result of an influx of dynamic and driven professionals, Barcelona has an increasing amount of wonderful coworking spaces and shared offices. The idea behind many centers is that they are more than just offices – they have members from varying creative fields, and this is reflected in the physical space and resources. Therefore, many coworking centers are much more diversified and informal than simple shared offices.
This way of working offers members a dynamic, eclectic community with an active social life, openness in communication and networking. Many centers also host events such as workshops, talks and get-togethers. Among Barcelona’s biggest creative coworking spaces are Betahaus and Talent Garden, and in addition, there are several smaller centers with different emphases. For example, Felisa offers personalized coaching services. Prices reflect the selected schedule as well as the membership type: costs vary between approximately 50-300 EUR monthly, and a fixed desk is more expensive than an unspecified one.
Even entire companies can work from these centers, as many offer group memberships. Choose a coworking space in Barcelona based on your needs, and if you want an affordable option, you can find many simple spaces around the city. Here are excellent examples of more comprehensive centers:
MOB – a mid-sized active and creative center with a public cafeteria and a 3D printing service.
Felisa – a small but delightful office space offering personalized coaching services.
Talent Garden – a large and dynamic international chain of centers focused on office and creative professionals.
Why is it worth it?
From a business point of view, the benefits of networking and co-operating are obvious. However, this modern way of working together yet independently also has some other valuable effects. Coworking can give an expat a much-needed sense of belonging while in a foreign culture, and it is a fantastic way of networking and meeting people with similar mindsets. Since members tend to be international, coworking centers can be an irreplaceable source of connections for expats wishing to establish themselves professionally as well as make new friends.