You might think a coffee shop could be a good working space. There’s no need to rent office.
Well, try it a few times yourself. After that you will agree with me that a coffee shop is not an ideal working space.
Some day I need to go from one shop to another because their internet connection is not working. I usually need to bring my earphone with me to fight against the voices around me.
You might need a place where you can concentrate on your work. A place that encourages your creativity. A place that can give you a good internet access. A place that you can feel you belong to.
But you’re alone. You are an entrepreneur. You don’t need a big office or rent an entire house.
There’s a solution for you. We call it “Co-working Space”.
Co-working space is a shared office. You might have your desk in an open space with others or have your own small office.
Co-working space provides everything you need to start working without interrupt. It was built by the people who have the same issue as you. You might also have chance to meet people who have the same mindset as yours. You can even during the break discuss your business ideas and share your difficulties you face in your business.
Co-working space is ideal for solo entrepreneur.
Unfortunately, there are not many co-working space in Cambodia. I will introduce you a few places that I know. Half of them I visited the places myself. Half of them I found through my researches.
Colab is probably the first co-working space in Phnom Penh, operated since 2010.
I know a few people there. They have a regular meet up every month. I would suggest you go and join the meetup first, to have an idea how the place looks like.
I am sure you will have a good discussion with people there. I love the cool beers there too!
SmallWorld was founded at the end of 2011 by Cambodian entrepreneurs. I visited the place few times. It is located at Toul Kork.
Most of them are young Cambodian who have a lot of great ideas to start their own business. I would recommend you visit the place first. Ask for Rithy when you arrive there. He’s a nice funny guy who will give you a warm welcome and introduce you the place.
Send him a tweet to make sure if he’s at the office. He like travel a lot.
AngkorHub is located in Siem Reap. I am not sure when it is created but refer to the website age, it is opened not more than a year ago.
1961 is not simply a co-working space but it is decorated with a lot of different arts.
It is just recently opened in Siem Reap. I plan to visit it next time when I go to Siem Reap.
I will end up the post here. If you know any other co-working space in Cambodia, drop me an email and I am happy to update this page to make it as a good resource for freelancer or entrepreneur who look for a good place to work.