For many Millennials and Generation Z, the traditional employment model of working a 9-5 desk job may not be the norm. People are warming up more and more to the idea of “freelancing” or are landing many short term contract gigs. Statistics Canada indicates that approximately 2.7 million people were self-employed in 2016.

Need to have the reputation of an address that isn’t your the same as your personal residence? Or maybe you require the amenities of a traditional office but only a handful times a month for meetings. The revolution and more popularity of shared work-spaces is certainly on the rise. Many entrepreneurs, small businesses and remote workers are adapting and embracing co-working spaces. The Mississauga business community has a few of these setups throughout the city.

Intelligent Office – 2680 Matheson Blvd

Located near the airport, it can make swinging by the office enroute very efficient. Intelligent Office offers modern office space and many add-on professional services to help your business grow, including virtual assistance services.

Spacebar Coworking – 6725 Millcreek Dr

Offering 24/7 access, no matter what your time of day work preference is, the facility to get the job done is there. Spacebar Coworking is more than just a shared office space. Networking, collaboration and a unique community happen here. Packages to suit many needs are available from a single day use through to private office memberships are available.

Regus (multiple locations)

* 4 Robert Speck Parkway

* 2425 Matheson Blvd

* 7111 Syntex Dr

* 90 Burnhamthorpe Rd W

* 5925 Airport Rd

* 2233 Argentia Rd

A huge advantage when buying a package with Regus is that it allows then member access to the worldwide Regus network. There are over 3000 locations in over 120 countries.  Regus offers turn key solutions, so your business can be up and running within one business (or sooner) after signing on the dotted line. Wifi, all utility costs, access to printers and scanners and opportunities to formally network are all included with the cost.

Venture X –  4308 Village Centre Ct

Working on a month to month model and with a prime location near Square One, Venture X offers a great coworking space. This company has a unique story with its first location created by father and son team of David and Brett Diamond from Naple, Florida. Venture X’s mission is, “…to help people succeed and enjoy a fulfilling and rich life in doing what they love”.

Take your entrepreneurial spirit and small business to the next level in the Mississauga business community. Meet fellow like-minded individuals and maybe even create new amazing ideas!