Regus Opens its Centres for International Coworking Day
Freelancers and small business owners are encouraged work from a shared work environment
In celebration of International Coworking Day on August 9, Regus is opening its business lounges in 62 centres across Canada. From Tuesday, August 5 to Friday, August 8, freelancers, small business owners and all preofessionals are invited to test-drive working from a shared work environment.
Coworking is a style of work that involves working in a shared environment, and unlike a typical office environment, those working in these shared spaces work for a variety of companies. This kind of working is attractive to work-to-home professionals who end up working in isolation and face many home distractions throughout the workday.
In a survey by Regus, the five biggest distractions reported by Canadian business professional when working from home are:
- Children and family wanting attention (60 per cent)
- Inability to access proper office equipment (28 per cent)
- The desire to complete household chores (26 per cent)
- The temptation to keep TV on as ‘company’ (24 per cent)
- Lack of proper work space (18 per cent)
During the summer months, distraction when working from home can be higher than any other time throughout the year with the kids being home from school,” said Wes Lenci, VP of Regus Canada. “We’re inviting local stay-at-home professionals into our centres to try working from a shared office space … and have a little getaway from your distractions at home while working and networking with other successful professionals.
What: Regus Opens its Centre for International Coworking Day
When: Tuesday, August 5 to Friday, August 8
Where: Regus Business Lounges across Canada
Why: Celebrate International Coworking Day, and give stay-at-home professionals a place to network and leave at-home distractions behind.
To find the closest business centre and learn more about Regus, visit www.regus.ca.