Stylish Coworking Spaces to Take Care of Business

    Freelancing and remote work arrangements continue to grow in popularity. But, when it comes time for professionals to have a home away from home for meeting with clients, boosting productivity, and just connecting with other workers, it’s nice to have a temporary space that helps you get the job done. 

    That’s where coworking spaces come in. These shared office spaces are in high demand in most major cities. It’s easy to see why: Imagine having access to a spacious, modern work environment without the costly overhead of owning or renting one full-time!

    What’s better, you can often rent these spaces for networking events, launch parties, and more. Below, get the details on just a few of our favorites.

    CoGen Coworking
    As a perfect blend of office and event space, the CoGen Coworking venue in Chicago gives you a cozy, coworking environment with professional amenities and opportunities to network, too! This perk-heavy venue offers high-speed internet, wireless printing and scanning, 24/7 access, keyless entry, free coffee, a private phone booth, standing desks, rooftop access, and more.

    This location also includes monthly get-togethers for those who want to participate, and incubator sessions to help match entrepreneurs with eager investors. It’s more than just a place to plug in — it’s a world of opportunities for your business set in a modern, beautiful atmosphere. Plus, private offices offer free snacks!

    Cornerstone Coworking
    Enjoy a flexible coworking arrangement at this Lawrenceville, Georgia space. Amenities include a café, coworking areas, Wi-Fi, and guest passes, too. Far cheaper than rent, Cornerstone Coworking is a premier coworking venue for business and entrepreneurs who want to boost their company profile. 

    Looking to lead a collaborative event? Book one of six conference rooms or a fully-equipped training room. Each is designed to give you the space you need to settle in and get some work done. Seating ranges from just a few people to over a dozen. 

    CoWork Tampa
    Florida-based movers and shakers will love all that CoWork Tampa has to offer. This locale gives a blend of shared spaces, private offices, and dedicated desks in open areas. 

    Pay for just what you want and make use of the almost-20,000 square feet of coworking space with the support of high-speed internet, a dedicated P.O. Box, and office equipment. You can also make the most of being around like-minded entrepreneurs in the breakroom, recreation area and shared conference spaces.

    Bonus tip: CoWork Tampa has made several improvements over the past few years, including expanded kitchen space, covered and reserved parking, new lounge areas, upgraded printers, and “quiet zones.” 

    (Work) Parties for Any Time of Year
    Remember, while coworking venues are perfect for daily productivity boosts, they also make excellent party venues. You can have your next training, holiday party, client event, or hiring fair at these locations, too. Just be sure to check their rules for after-hours events. Some are only open to those that qualify for “professional or business purposes.”

    Questions to Ask Before You Book

    - Is there on-site parking?

    - Can I bring guests or clients in? If so, will I need guest passes?

    - Is the facility open 24/7?

    - Can private conference rooms be booked on the same day?

    - Will there be quiet work zones within the shared spaces?

    - What type of office equipment is available?

    - What deposits are required? 

    - Is the kitchen stocked? Will I need to bring my own coffee or beverages?

    - Can outside food or catering be brought in?

    - Is the wireless internet secured? Are there firewalls?

    - What events can the space accommodate? How many people can attend?

    Many big brands got their start in a coworking space, and some still rely on them to keep their remote teams working at full capacity. Whether you’re planning a team offsite meeting or an industry mixer, coworking spaces are a great option for taking care of business in style.