One of the many pitfalls of running your own business can be loneliness. While for some on the outside, working from home can seem like a dream. In reality, it can be much, much harder. Trying to focus yourself and stay disciplined, or if you just miss some chit chat with people who are not online, working from home brings a whole set of hurdles. So if you are feeling a bit of Cabin Fever while working from home, check out some of these great spaces to help get you out of a rut!
1. Commonfolk Coffee
If you're looking for exceptional coffee and possibly the best food on the Peninsula, look no further than your new favourite place. Sit down with your laptop, be fuelled by their amazing selection of drink and food, all while in an Instagram-worthy location. Meet your clients here or come alone, either way you are guaranteed to leave inspired.
16 Progress Street, Mornington, Victoria
2. The Garden, Frankston
The Garden Frankston is one of many, many things. Events held their regularly, mindfulness workshops, yoga and tai chi, and network events galore, it is a space for women to come and feel connected. They also boast three different rooms for hire, including a co-working space. Wi-fi, tea and coffee are all included in this fantastic co-working space, aptly labelled 'The Hive.' The best part of The Hive is the flexibility it offers. You can currently book in for just one day, making it perfect for people with an unpredictable schedule. There are also long term options, all at an affordable price.
You can also book in one of their workshop or consulting rooms, or even a recording studio.
3. Creative Collective Co.
This co-working space houses some of the most amazing threads on the Peninsula (like one of our favourites - Krome Kids!) Situated in Mornington, this creative co-working space is perfect for someone looking for a long term solution, wanting to be surrounded by creative and inspiring people! It is specifically for those running their own clothing labels, but instead of seeing one another as the competition, see each other as friends. Lots print and textile equipment fills this space! Wifi, kitchen supplies, coloured printer, and private meeting rooms included!
2/3 Latham Street Mornington
4. Frankston Foundry
The Frankston Foundry is another co-working space offering a wide variety of options for small business owners, depending on their needs! Part-time, full-time and one off options are all available, located in the heart of Frankston CBD. Full-time co-workers get a great list of perks, including; a permanent desk with lockable storage, unlimited wifi, a business mailing address, and meeting and board room access. Plus all 'members' get a range of perks from local businesses!
1-3 Keys Street, Frankston VIC 3199
5. Lollipops Carrum Downs
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This one is specifically for the work-at-home parents among us! Sometimes having the opportunity to work from home with our children by our side is a blessing. Other times... not so much. When you need to get out of the house with your little one but work is still needing to be done, grab your laptop and head to Lollipops Carrum Downs. A very huge play centre with affordable pricing (and fre WIFI) means children can run amok while you can get some work done. Lollipops also offers coffee and food for when you need it too!
5 Gateway Dr, Carrum Downs VIC 3201
Do you have any creative spaces that you like to work from? Tell us in the comments below!