It seems that finally, we have a search engine for…coworking spaces! Everyone knows that Google is the mother of all search engines.
Omnipresent. Omnipotent. Omniscient.
I do not doubt this for a second. In fact, nobody doubts it. I also know that there are many other search engines as well.
In spite of this, when the question arises about whether we need more internet-based search engines (or more specifically: dedicated search engines’), my answer has always been a loud, unflinching “YES.”
Why do you ask?
Consider the success of matrimonial or match-making websites in a complex, multi-layered and diverse country like India. This single phenomenon or success story has proven something beyond any doubts- that even in a world dominated by Google and Bing, we still need specialized, classified search engines.
Recently, my family and I had to travel to Europe for a vacation. Like any other internet-dependent family, we went to His Highness (Google) for details about the five European nations we wanted to visit. We also tried to collect relevant information online like the weather, the food, and the law-and-order situation. The mega search engine was a great help in these areas.
But, when we had to get specific and decide on hotels (as per our budget), we bypassed Google to select and surf a search engine dedicated to various hotels in the areas we wanted.
Today, in the hyper-modern 21st century, we have search engines especially for match-making, hotels, housing, flowers, pets, and even for hiring a suitable house-help.
Similarly, a search engine is also sorely needed by the average millennial for locating co-working spaces or flexible workspaces, an alternative to traditional office spaces, that is redefining everything about the modern workplace, from the more tangible components like the cost and the decor to more abstract essentials such as the work-life balance and the work culture.
Luckily, we now have one such search engine (www.findmycowork.com) which will go a long way in helping out millions of people achieve their professional goals.
So, why was such a unique search engine required? Keep on reading.
Recently, my friend was looking to start a business in Delhi. The biggest problem he faced was finding a decent office space in one of the better areas of the capital city. He was truly devoted to his business idea. He visited hundreds of places available for rent or lease. Finally, after months of exhausting search, my friend was able to locate a decent office space- one that he had to share with five other teams like his. It has only been a few months, but he is happy with his shared office space. I gather that his business has also caught speed and some success
Had the folks behind www.findmycowork.com launched this particular search engine for co-working spaces about a year ago, my friend (and thousands of others like him) would not have wasted months in search of an appropriate office. Instead, he would have invested that precious time and effort into expanding the business.
Now, everyone knows that Delhi is a relatively easy city to travel around, explore and physically search for a coworking space of one’s choice.
But what about cities like Bengaluru- the Silicon Valley of India- or Mumbai, the financial capital of India? The traffic jams drain most of the energy.
As per a report of a leading global real estate services firm, Bengaluru accounts for nearly 40 percent of the total flexible space inventory in the country. It is followed by Delhi-NCR (19 percent), Mumbai (15 percent) and Hyderabad (11 percent).
Search Engine vs. Specific Search Engine
A search engine is a web-based tool that enables you to surf and locate information on the World Wide Web (www). However, a specific search engine is like a mother personally helping you to locate your favorite red t-shirt that you wore last Christmas or your long-forgotten school scrapbook.
Such search engines save you the time, energy and money of personally visiting multiple sites and locations spread over the city of your choice.
The world is in a hurry. Face it. Google and Bing are a great help, no eyebrows raised, but like the matrimonial-partner finders on the web, we need www.findmycowork.com
India has emerged as the world’s third-largest startup hub or startup ecosystem. About 1500 new startups were registered last year alone. Presently, there are millions of dreamers and entrepreneurs like my friend who have powerful ideas and the drive and desire to achieve big things.
This premise convinces me that a specialized, dedicated search engine like www.findmycowork.com will go a long way in enabling and facilitating millennials to realize their business dreams and professional ambitions.
A loud shout-out to www.findmycowork.com and whoever the great team behind it is! As I see it, the stage is set perfectly for the future of co-working to unfold.
Good luck and Godspeed to these good folks.