When working remotely became an option for some businesses, the idea of working at home seemed like the greatest idea ever because you could work at home - in your pajamas. Both contract workers and businesses liked the idea of saving money on setting up offices for in-house team members and team members liked saving money on business attire, lunches, and transportation. It worked until small business owners, freelancers, and tech startups realized that the distractions of a home-based office could keep you from growing your business. This, in combination with the lack of interacting with other business people and feeling out of the professional community loop, led a lot of small business owners to establish a space away from their homes to work. Due to the expenses involved in leasing and outfitting office spaces in a good neighborhood, someone came up with the idea of sharing spaces and coworking provided affordable office spaces, working in a community of business professionals with the same goals of growing their success.