Hi readers, today I will be sharing a new concept, that has gone popular nowadays. More of the people have shifted to this. You must be eager to know, so let tell you. For every startup you need resources as well as funds like in case of an IT startup, you may need systems, internet, people and working space. As a startup can vary from one people to two, five ten or more, most of the startups have the budget problem. Not all can afford to have an office, so many startups failed due to this. But now there are many coming with the concept of shared Co-working spaces. So what are these, will know after reading this.
Co-working spaces are the offices or workspace that people share. Let a case you have an office with space for 10 desks but currently, you have only 5 desks occupied, that for a month or longer. So you can list your space online saying I have 5 desks free for a month with some charge you can take from people sharing your space. Another way be like your office work period is 9 to 5, and closed at night. You can share with someone that uses it from 9 to 5 for the night shift. This way we can overcome lack of resources, also an efficient use of resources plus some earning for that vacant space that would be just catching dust, however.
So Co-working space is the concept that is coming with more new startups rising on this idea. Talk about like Google and Apple, they all started from the garages and turned to these big companies. Similarly, you can be the next one big company, starting from these garages or I say co-working spaces. So let us talk about one startup with the same approach.
What is ODOCO?
Odoco is an online community of co-working space users (tenants) and owners to help each other in community to discover and facilitate co-working.
What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and how ODOCO is using it to facilitate Co-working?
For ages, people have paid brokers when decide to rent a space, mostly for solving a problem for both the tenant and owner. This unwanted cost inflates prices and can lead to many issues for everyone while doing a deal, especially short-term ones like for Co-working spaces. P2P is famous because of the phenomenal effect it had on the music industry. ODOCO uses the same terminology, as its goal is to bridge the gap between users and owners allowing them to simply discover each other but then to deal directly and independently when making a transaction.
Who can register?
Anyone who has extra space in his or her office, even one desk works! Though the average listing has about 60 seats we are very keen to list the smaller spaces as well! We are regularly listing the existing shared spaces and have started approaching cafes that have lean periods and would like to try giving out their spaces during working hours. ODOCO makes sure through a verification process that each space comes with necessary amenities like; WiFi, clean workspace, good lighting, something to drink and clean washrooms.
How does it work?
Owners can register their spaces on our website for free along with their contact details, pricing, pictures, location, timings, amenities, user reviews and other office specifications. This is then attractively displayed to users in an easy to use user interface. The user has the option to contact the owners directly over the phone or WhatsApp message. Owners can also choose to get notifications when a user has searched for a space in their area allowing them to follow-up with users and close the deal.
ODOCO has listed 200+ offices across 6 cities and lists about 4 new offices every day. The inventory consists of Shared Offices, Co-working Spaces, Business Centers, and Cafés, with a per-seat inventory of over 13,000.
ODOCO’s future plans?
The platform aims to list over 800 spaces across 9 cities with approximately, 40,000 seats by the end of 2018. Owners will be able to purchase premium plans that will allow them to get more exposure and better conversion rates through the platform. Users will have an option to personalize their profiles giving space owners a more in-depth view about who they are and what their business is all about. This creates transparency for owners so they can get a brief about whom they are letting into their space before they connect. Users will be able to view other user profiles as well which will help when searching for a partner, customer, employee or entrepreneur that would be interesting to work with, increasing the community view of our platform.
So what are you waiting for ? Go check out their site here >>> http://odoco.co/ if you are in a startup and looking for office spaces or think of doing a startup and need an office to start.
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