How Attorneys Use Shared Office Space | Reasons for Choosing a Coworking Space Arrangement
You’re starting a new practice, working hard to build your client base. You can do a lot of your work anywhere, provided you have an internet connection, and you need professional office space only a couple of hours each day, at most, for client meetings and teleconferencing. Renting an office full-time can be expensive, taking away dollars that could go toward marketing your practice. That’s where shared office space (also known as coworking space) can make a big difference.
Explore the Coworking Options at The Legal Café
At The Legal Café, conveniently situated near the courthouse in Fort Worth, we offer well-appointed conference rooms, fully functional workspace, a receptionist to meet your clients, and a range of support services. We help connect attorneys with potential clients, using a powerful lead generation tool with a custom app. We offer a range of flexible monthly membership plans, so that you can use our space efficiently. We also offer daily “hot seat” space to members, available on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, stop by The Legal Café at 114 Main Street.
What Is Coworking Space?
Coworking, or sharing office space, is neutral space where individuals have access to the resources needed to conduct business operations. A good coworking space includes all the amenities found in private office space—work areas with desks, meeting rooms, printers, and copiers. With coworking space, though, you typically pay to use the offices for a specified number of hours per month. There’s usually no long-term lease, but the use of space is limited to individuals with memberships or available only at a premium to non-members.
Why Should You Consider Coworking Space?
Coworking space offers a number of advantages and benefits:
- It’s typically less expensive—You can often reduce office space costs by half or more.
- You won’t have to furnish an office—Shared office space customarily includes furniture, WiFi, copiers, printers, and most necessary office supplies.
- You’ll have a more professional image—An attractive office instills a greater sense of trust and confidence in your clients, compared to meeting them in the hallway of the courthouse or at a crowded restaurant.
- Shared office space typically comes with some level of support staff—You’ll often have a receptionist to meet and greet your clients and may have access to secretarial or paralegal services.
- It’s an optimal environment for generating referrals—You’ll meet other professionals and can exchange services with them.
- You’ll have less distraction—In a professional office environment, you’ll minimize extraneous interference with your practice and be more productive.
- You may reap some tax benefits—Many of the costs, including membership fees, meeting room rentals, printing and copying costs, and mailbox expenses, may be tax-deductible.
The Legal Café—Coworking Space for Attorneys in Texas
At The Legal Café, we have created the ideal environment for solo and small firm practitioners to build and maintain a profitable law practice. Our shared office space includes:
- Attractive conference rooms for client meetings and videoconferencing
- Comfortable and efficient workspace with access to high-speed internet
- A receptionist to meet and greet your clients, as well as referrals to secretarial and paralegal services
- A selection of gourmet teas and coffee, as well as an assortment of light food items
As a member of The Legal Café, you’ll have your own office and support at a fraction of the cost, even when you’re not there. We will greet potential clients, ensuring that they have copies of your marketing materials. We’ll help set up videoconferencing, if necessary, and we can print and present your engagement letters at your request.
Come to The Legal Café
Whether you’re an attorney looking to build your practice or improve your bottom line, or a consumer in need of effective legal counsel, The Legal Café can help meet your needs. Stop by the Café at 114 Main Street, have a cup of coffee, and find out more.