Los Angeles is a unique city and when looking for a place to establish your freelance career or startup the right Los Angeles coworking space can make all the difference.

There are several important factors to consider when choosing an LACoworking space, from traffic to environment and amenities, all of these can be make or break in helping you on your journey as an entrepreneur.

Location : When you think of Los Angeles, you think sunshine, palm trees but you rarely consider the hours that could be spent on the 10 or 405 if your commute isn’t amenable. A hotspot for startups is Silicon Beach which encompasses Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, and Manhattan Beach. If you’re going to be based solely in this area and live close by then a coworking space in this area could be a win for you. At the same tie if you need to take frequent meetings in the city or downtown you might want to explore other locations which make it easy to reach different parts of the city. Village Workspaces is not only on the border of Santa Monica, it is also located on the border of West LA making it ideal for meetings in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Mar Vista and Beverly Hills but also conveniently close to the Metro should you need to reach DTLA easily too.

Environment : There are two core factors that matter most – how comfortable your coworking space is and how conducive it is to helping you meet other members and develop a sense of community. When we developed the Village Workspace we designed our space with happiness and functionality at forefront of our minds. Our workspaces feature carefully chosen layouts to give you a mix of private and communal spaces, beautiful meeting rooms for when you need to wow clients and of course high speed internet to ensure you can get all you need done without any technical hitches.

We also believe helping our members connect is essential so we create our own watercooler moments by hosting weekly breakfasts, happy hours and complimentary refreshments to fuel your throughout the day too.

Culture : Coworking spaces are often famed for their design aesthetic but it goes deeper than creating a “cool space”, a thoughtfully designed space can enhance productivity and help you feel supported in your business journey too. At Village Workspaces, every detail has been considered, from the view from our building to the types of desk spaces we offer. We have standing desks, semi private cubicles, couches and regular desks so you can find the perfect fit, however you’re feeling that day. What’s more, we understand that an entrepreneurs journey is not a 9-5 so we also make sure you have 24/7 access and a comfortable place to work.

We don’t believe things should be all work though! That’s why we make a point of hosting regular social events, talks and mixers so your coworking space becomes a place to make business connections and friends so you feel inspired, connected and supported everyday.

Ultimately there are many things that make a great Los Angeles coworking space, but convenience, culture and cool factor will always rank high for anyone with aspirations to build a great business. We’re always happy to give tours of our space so you can see if it’s a good fit for you too!