Coworking spaces started in 2005 as a response to the rising cost of office spaces meeting the need for remote workers, tech startups, freelancers, and other small businesses to share desk spaces and office spaces in a community setting. Since 2005, the popularity of coworking has literally changed the nature of the way people like to work. The potential for networking and collaboration built into the community atmosphere of coworking spaces helps to inspire members towards their professional goals. Studies have shown that working alongside other like-minded business professionals actually increases productivity, as well as contributing to a healthy work-life balance. With flexible monthly rates, members can move right in and get down to business without the expense to lease and outfit their own office spaces.