“Moving Up” to a Small Office: Why, When, and How?

It’s no secret that traditional office spaces have changed. As businesses navigate economic fluctuations and look for sustainable infrastructure solutions, one question always comes to mind: is real estate really worth it? Where do you go if you’re tired of conference calls from your couch, but don’t want to pay for a large office space you won’t use?

The answer to this question is simple: keep it small. Small offices inside coworking spaces (like Endeavor) have gained substantial traction in recent years—and we’re pretty sure that trend is here to stay.

The appeal of investing in a small office space lies in the balance of cost-effectiveness and functionality. If we’re talking bottom line, coworking spaces allow larger businesses to downsize from expensive, sprawling offices to more compact, efficient setups. It also allows small businesses to scale operations without committing to a space beyond the budget. And while saving money is definitely a primary benefit, it’s not the only reason people are making the switch. For a small business owner, this is an investment in yourself.

Why: The Benefits of Small Offices in Coworking Spaces

Creating a focused work environment is one of the unique, standout advantages of moving to a small office space. While working from home may offer comfort, it also brings mischievous pets, neighbor drop-ins, and midday package deliveries that interrupt your workflow. A small office space meets you in the middle—a designated work area separate from home distractions, without requiring an investment in four floors of real estate you won’t use.

Even more valuable, coworking spaces like Endeavor offer unique meeting venues and conference rooms that can impress important clientele. Whether you’re hosting a workshop, presenting a pitch, or guiding a brainstorm, coworking spaces allow you to reserve the rooms you need.

And beyond tangible amenities (like access to the internet, printing resources, or room reservations), the intangible benefits are clear. Coworking spaces are where you can build connections, whether at a planned event or when passing the water cooler. For example, Endeavor’s member directory comprises a diverse community of professionals ready to discuss business and trade ideas.

When: Moving Up to a Small Office

Transitioning to a small office within a coworking environment requires a thoughtful approach. Before signing the agreement, assess your requirements—team size, essential amenities, and growth projections. Once these factors are determined, explore a membership plan that aligns with these needs. These options cater to a wide variety of organizational structures, from intimate one-person offices to larger team spaces. Put simply, we’ve got something for whatever you need.

It’s also worth noting that your office space can evolve as you do when you’re part of  a coworking space. For example, you may start with a single desk, but your company demands dedicated rooms as you grow. In that case, working with our team to transition what your “office” looks like is a simple process. You might even start with a small team office and eventually upgrade to a larger space to accommodate the entire team. Or add a Daytime-only membership for a new employee who’s only in a few days a week. Wherever your business goes, Endeavor’s flexible coworking environment can shift to support it.

How: Making the Transition to Endeavor

The transition to and investment in a small office space is more than just changing your environment—it’s a strategic move towards optimizing resources, fostering collaboration, and harnessing a supportive ecosystem. As the work landscape evolves, embracing the opportunities presented by coworking spaces may be the key to a thriving and dynamic workspace.

To learn more about the small offices and other spaces at Endeavor, look at our membership options or contact a team member today. We’ll give you a full tour of our location and work with you to figure out what kind of space best suits your company’s goals.