Renting an office in Cape Town is a costly exercise for smaller businesses. From electricity and rent, to fibre and maintenance fees, there’s a long list of recurring expenses to consider. 

That said, it’s easy to see why more local entrepreneurs, innovative startups, and even NGOs are making coworking spaces in Cape Town a base for their operations. 

If you’re interested in why shared spaces work so well for local SMMEs (hint: it’s more than just the coffee!), here’s why they’re migrating through our Venture Workspace doors.

Cost efficiency

With all-inclusive packages tailored to suit your individual needs, coworking spaces in Cape Town have become an economical lifeline for business owners, freelancers, and smaller teams trying to keep their operating expenses low. 

The added benefit of having all of your ancillary services included, such as cleaning and connectivity, not only saves money but the time and energy taken to maintain your own private office. Call it a one-stop shop if you will, but when it comes to coworking, there’s really no need to fork out for add-ons you need regularly, such as meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, bathroom supplies, maintenance, and reception services, or those you only need occasionally, like scanners and photocopiers. 

coworking spaces in Cape TownBusiness flexibility

Say goodbye to complex and binding lease contracts. One of the primary benefits of coworking is the ability to secure desk space for as long or as short as you need. 

Freelancers and small to medium teams have complete freedom to use shared workspaces on their own terms without sinking major capital into a standard office. Much like our offering at Venture Workspace, you only pay for the time and space you need, when you need it. As your business grows, your office can grow too.

Networking opportunities

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that isolation isn’t good for business. It limits growth and networking opportunities, and that’s exactly why SMMEs are embracing shared workspaces.  

The diverse community of professionals leads to a much higher level of interaction – particularly within the dedicated communal areas. Within these ‘chill out’ zones, professionals can naturally strike up conversations with potential clients and rub shoulders with fellow entrepreneurs in their industry. Coworking spaces in Cape Town have also noticeably become the go-to for those in the ever-growing tech and finance sectors.

A healthy balance

With the promise of flexibility, a change in environment, and a chance to re-connect with others, coworking spaces in Cape Town tick all the right boxes for remote SMME teams seeking a greater work-life equilibrium.

Due to their thoughtful design, coworking spaces, like ours in Claremont, Constantia, and Somerset West, offer a comfortable respite you actually want to work in. Forget beige and bland. These innovative spaces hit the sweet spot for professionals who don’t want to build their business from within their own homes or let their work interfere with family time.

On-site support

Having all the right resources at your fingertips plays a big role in determining work performance and productivity. With access to meeting rooms and reception services, coworking spaces go the extra mile when it comes to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for SMMEs. 

What sets coworking spaces apart is the supportive, community-building environment. Not just when it comes to on-site admin teams, but other working professionals around you who are willing to assist. And as an added bonus, you also get to eyeball how others work, passively picking up tips and tricks along the way to better your own routines and systems.

Looking for coworking spaces in Cape Town in which to grow your business? Drop us a mail or call our team directly. We’d love to tell you more about our community and our coworking spaces in Claremont, Constantia, and Somerset West.