With the rise of technology companies comes a jump in the growth in the number of remote workers. The need for co-working spaces has dramatically increased in the last few years and many companies have popped up to fill that need including WeWork, Spacious, Kettlespace, Industrious, The Wing, and Regus the OG of co-working before co-working was cool.
We all know about WeWork, the clear leader in the space with hundreds of locations around thw world. Prior to their IPO debacle, they acquired and shut down Spacious, a startup that re-purposed dinner-only restaurant spaces into coworking spaces.
WeWork vs. Kettlespace
Kettlespace jumped into that gap where Spacious left and has slowly grown into a legitimate alternative to WeWork. With Kettlespace growing, we wanted to try out both services to see what the biggest differences are between the two competitors? We review Kettlespace and in doing so, review WeWork’s services too.
Hours: WeWork For the most part, both co-working companies open during business hours. A slight win for WeWork as they’re much more consistent than Kettlespace. Kettlespace locations sometimes have to adjust their hours based on the restaurant’s needs.
Price: Kettlespace The Kettlespace unlimited plan costs just $99 a month whereas a dedicated desk at WeWork can cost anywhere from $250 – $750 / month depending on the city and location. You can get started at Kettlespace with a 7-day free trial and 50% off your first month with the promo code: PROMO50
Business Needs: WeWork Both offer free wi-fi and an abundance of outlets, but no doubt WeWork wins here. With WeWork, you have access to a printer, conference rooms, phone booth pods and office supplies.
Amenities: WeWork Same with the above, you get what you pay for is true here. Both Kettlespace and WeWork offer free coffee, that’s where the common amenities end. Most WeWorks have microwaves and refrigerators, many of their locations have espresso machines and sometimes free lunches. If you’re in a city that has a sweetgreen, you can have your salad delivered to any WeWork for free!
Depends on your Need
It might seem like WeWork wins out here, but that’s because you’re paying a lot more for it.
Personally, I plan on using both services depending on feel and need that day. When I have a lighter day of work, I’ve been choosing to go to one of the five KettleSpace locations near me, while I splurge on a WeWork when I have heavier days of meetings and work to get done.
So if you’re a remote worker, entrepreneur or someone looking for a quiet space to get work done without the expense of shelling out hundreds of dollars a month for a WeWork? Despite the lack of locations, Kettlespace is growing and is a great option with plans at $49/$99 a month. Get 50% off your first month with this referral code: PROMO50 or click on this link