For some micro businesses, the cost of a standalone office and related expenses is prohibitive. Yet not everyone is cut out for working from home, and many businesses need meeting facilities. Enter new services such as Open Office, which aims to hook up businesses with excess space with professionals looking for a few workstations to call their own. The idea is great, the rental prices very reasonable, and some of the spaces advertised are pretty funky. However, there are distressingly few of them. Hopefully the service will catch on and the range of prospective shared spaces will increase.