Steps to Write an Effective Coworking Business Plan

## Preface

Coworkingis a business model that allows people to work together in a shared office space. Coworkers can work from home, from coffee shops, or from coworking spaces.

In this book, you will learn how to write an effective business plan for a coworking business. You will learn about the business model, the team, the product, the market, the competition, the financials, the marketing, the legal, the technology, the operations, the management, and the summary. You can use this book to create your own business plan, or you can use it as a guide to help you create a business plan that will work for you and your coworking space.

This book is for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are interested in starting or expanding their coworking businesses. This book is also for people who want to learn more about the coworking model and how to use it in their business.

## About This Book

This book was written to provide you with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to writing an effective plan for your business. It will help you to create a plan that is easy to understand, easy to implement, and easy to adapt as your business grows and changes over time. The book is organized into 12 chapters, each of which covers a different aspect of the business plan. Each chapter is designed to be used as a stand-alone unit, so you can skip around as you need to. The chapters are also designed so that they can be used in combination with each other. For example, you can start with Chapter 1, “Introduction,” and then move on to Chapter 2, “The Business Model.” Or you can jump directly to Chapter 11, “Management,” and work your way through the rest of the chapters in order. The goal is to make this book as easy to use as possible, so that you can focus on writing your business plan instead of struggling to figure out how to put the chapters together in the order that makes the most sense to you.

Note: This is not a book that will teach you how to run a business. Rather, it is a book about how to plan and write a business that is based on coworking. If you are looking for information about running a business, you may want to check out the books listed in the Resources section at the end of this book.

If you have any questions about the book, please feel free to contact. I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about this book or about coworking in general. I also encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas with me on Twitter.

Thank you for your interest in coworking, and I hope that you find this book useful. I look forward to hearing from you!

## Acknowledgments

I would like to thank my family and friends for their support and encouragement. I am particularly grateful to my wife, Michelle, for her love and support, and to my children, who inspire me every day to be the best person I can be. Finally, I am indebted to the people who have helped me along the way, including my teachers, mentors, and business partners. Without them, I would not be where I am today. I hope I have been able to pay them back in some small way by helping others to start and grow their own coworking companies.

## Introduction

If you have ever worked in an office, you know that it can be difficult to get things done when you are surrounded by other people. This is especially true if you are the only person in the office who is trying to get work done. The same thing is true when you work in a coffee shop, a library, or any other place where other people are trying to do the same thing at the same time. You may be able to get more work done if you work alone, but you will never be as productive as you could be if you worked with other people who are also trying to accomplish the same things that you are. The coworking movement is a response to this problem. It is an attempt to create an environment where people can work together and help each other to be more productive. In this chapter, we will look at what coworking is, how it works, and why it is becoming more popular. We will also look at some of the challenges that you will face when you decide to start or expand your own company based on this business model.

In the last few years, coworking has become a popular way to work. There are now more than 2,000 coworking locations in the United States, and that number continues to grow. Many of these locations are located in coffee shops and libraries, but some are also located in office buildings, hotels, and other places where people work together. People who work in these spaces are referred to as “coworkers.”

Coworkers come together to work in the same space, but they do not necessarily work for the same company. Instead, they work for themselves. Each coworker is responsible for his or her own work, and each coworker has the freedom to work as much or as little as he or she wants. Coworkers can work on their own, or they can work as part of a team. They can choose to work alone or in a group, and they are free to choose the type of work that they want to do.

The coworking business model is different from the traditional office model in a number of important ways. First, there are no cubicles. Second, there is no boss.