Internet start-ups are different from many of the start-ups that preceeded them. There are some pretty serious success stories about companies put together by two or three people with nothing more than laptops, a few desks and lots of coffee. Some ventures came together in a garages and another promising one in a Harvard dorm room. So, by now we all know that you don't need a gleaming office building to create a successful company
Independent professionals have discovered that working alone gives them more freedom and better earning potential. Even large companies often have individual working in remote locations.
The idea that all you need to work is a computer, cell phone and a desk led many to the "home office", which besides being an oxymoron, is a pretty bad idea. Distractions, lack of interactions with other professionals and general lazy feeling of spending all day in pajamas is not the recipe for creativity and for attracting clients, partners and investors.
And so, Coworking was born. Work close to home, in a relaxed environment, for not much more that the price of a daily visit to Starbucks.
One of the popular bylines of Coworking is "Working Alone Sucks!", and we agree.
Popular Coworking Links:
Coworking on Wikipedia
Coworking Wiki - global Coworking resources