Collaboration, networking, teamwork – call it what you will, the coming together of like-minded individuals to work towards a shared goal is key to running a successful small business.
Whether you have your own hand-picked crew of employees or work alongside talented freelancers and entrepreneurs, being able to bounce ideas off one another helps you generate better outcomes for your company.
The Benefits of Collaboration
Collaboration and teamwork offer several advantages to small businesses. When people feel that their contributions are being heard and valued, it increases their sense of job satisfaction, whether working for you on a full-time, part-time, or freelance basis.
Collaborative working can help to:
Facilitate Growth and Learning
Pool Strengths and Talents
Improve Employee Retention
Speed Up Working Processes
If you want your employees to feel that they are truly members of a team, it is important to provide them with opportunities to work together. Aside from the practical benefits of creative problem-solving and increased productivity, it gives your employees the opportunity to get to know one another better and to learn from each other’s strengths.
How To Arrange Collaborative Working
While there are many networking tools that allow your team to collaborate online – video-conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts, for instance – there is no real substitute to meeting face-to-face.
Of course, for some companies, this is not a problem. They already have space in their office for weekly team meeting or daily huddles, where ideas can be shared, proposals made, and problems solved.
If you’re a small business or a start-up, this is not always possible. A permanent office location may not be within your budget. You may have a hybrid team of office staff, home workers, and freelancers, which only requires a small office for day-to-day work. You might be self-employed and need somewhere more professional than your own kitchen to collaborate with other entrepreneurs on a joint project.
This is where Weston Centre Business Hub comes in…
How can Weston Centre Business Hub promote collaborative working?
We are passionate about helping small businesses, and are proud to support a wide variety of business owners with their storage, workshop and office space needs. Since opening our facility in Crewe, we have expanded our ability to help small business even further with our innovative bespoke workshops, break out areas and full office suites.
Whether you’re starting or growing a small business in Crewe, or working as a local rep for a large multinational, we have offices for hire and many business units under one roof to facilitate collaboration. We are conveniently located (with lots of parking) just off Weston Road by the railway station, meaning that it will be easy for your team to travel and meet together at our facility.
Our dynamic workspaces in Crewe have all been designed with productivity and collaboration in mind and with flexible 24-hour access as standard. If you need a constant supply of coffee for the team, catering services, secure bike racks, or car parking, our on-site business support staff can help you out. We do all we can to make getting your team together as hassle-free as possible.
What office sizes does Weston Centre Business Hub offer?
We have a wide variety of office suites available for hire, from single person units through to 10-person suites that can accommodate your entire team.
When your company is just starting out, you can’t tell how quickly you’re going to grow or how much space you will need for your team. We recognise this and understand that you don’t want to be tied down to a burdensome long-term lease. We provide office space on a short-term licence agreement, as well as a short notice period. This allows you to expand your workspace at the pace that’s right for you, or even downsize it, if required.
A Range of Facilities
Our office rentals come with a wide range of facilities and services to make collaborative working even easier. These include the following:
Short Notice Period
Mail Handling Service & Free Mailbox
Parcel Receipt/Dispatch Service with Email or Text Notifications
24 Hour CCTV
Professional Business Support Staff