When you’re a small business owner or a freelancer, working from home can get lonely very quickly. If you’re not ready to hire your own place yet, a shared office could be the perfect option. Check out these best co-working offices for small businesses in Edinburgh!
A co-working office is a collaborative space where lots of different businesses can hire an individual desk, room or hot-desking area without committing to a long-term contract. But there are many other benefits to co-working offices, including:
- Being able to separate your work and home life
- Networking opportunities with other businesses in the office
- Having access to office resources like meeting rooms and mail/call forwarding services
- Flexible options in terms of costs and contracts
If you’re a small business owner in Edinburgh, I’d recommend checking out these great co-working offices for small businesses in the Scottish capital!
Established in 2007, The Melting Pot is one of the UK’s oldest co-working offices for small businesses in Edinburgh.
With a great location on Rose Street, it’s home to a diverse range of people and businesses. It’s perfect if you’re looking to do some networking with new people.
In addition to desk space and access to meeting rooms, you can also access workshop space and event rooms. This is great if you’re holding an important meeting or are running a one-off course.
The Melting Pot even offer free open days. So you can go along and find out if a co-working office is right for you before you sign up.
Codebase could be the perfect co-working office for you if you’re a startup, a tech company or a small business involved in the digital sector.
There are several flexible options here to suit your needs and budget. You can, for example, hire a fixed desk or pay for monthly or daily hotdesking.
Codebase host lots of events so it’s great for networking or meeting like-minded small businesses.
For example, check out the monthly Creative Circles event by Creative Edinburgh for an informal morning of coffee and chats.
Love the luxury feel of Edinburgh’s New Town but don’t want to spend thousands of pounds on your own office space? Try the Kingsford Office co-working space instead.
As well as the usual hotdesking facilities, Kingsford Office offer serviced offices for larger teams and virtual office services (like mail handling and call forwarding).
They also host an open bar every Friday after work, which is something I can definitely get on board with! It’s the perfect opportunity to socialise and meet other small businesses over a couple of drinks.
Located in Portobello for a more relaxed office environment, Tribe Porty has a great community feel to it. Perfect for creatives and makers, this co-working office has been designed to encourage creativity and collaborative projects.
There are a range of co-working options at Tribe Porty including fixed desks, hotdesking, meeting rooms, office spaces and venue hire.
Also look out for their social events including coffee mornings, weekly lunches and even yoga sessions!
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