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Are you launching a start-up or coding an app that will be the next Instagram? Even if you just need some peace and quiet from your roommate and the neighbors upstairs, a co-working space can give you the focus and serenity you need to put your ideas into action. Co-working spaces have changed the way we work and create - come see how.
Co-Working vs Traditional Office Spaces
The word “revolutionary” gets overused these days, but it’s truly the best way to describe co-working spaces—which have changed the way millions of people around the world go about their work. WeWork, the largest operator of co-working spaces, started out in Manhattan 8 years ago and has since opened more than 170 locations across 10 million square feet of office space in 18 countries. Rivals to WeWork have been popping up everywhere too, meaning that co-working spaces can now be found in most major cities around the world.
3 Reasons Every Freelancer Should Work From a Co-working Space
Most freelancers work from home for convenience or financial reasons. Working for yourself offers unmatched freedom and flexibility, but it also means that the success of the business relies on you and the opportunities you make for yourself.
6 Must-Have Amenities You Need at Your Co-working Space
Co-working spaces are spreading like wildfire in almost every metropolitan city around the world. It's a tribute to the increase in the gig economy, which according to Intuit, is currently 34% of the workforce and predicted to be 43% by the year 2020.
How WeWork Events Can Boost Your Career Beyond the Expected
Flexible, fun, and vibrant co-working hubs where people can rent a desk, an office or a suite of office space are highly popular in cities across the world. Competition between co-working spaces is high and it’s a great opportunity for anyone looking for a place to work outside a traditional office space.
Advantages of Using a Co-working Space
Despite the advantages of being your own boss and however idyllic it might sound to work from home in your pajamas, starting your own business can be isolating and full of endless distractions. This is why an increasing number of entrepreneurs are now embracing the co-working space, where self-employed individuals come together and share a range of facilities. Co-working spaces have become extremely popular, with new spaces popping up worldwide.
6 Companies That Started In Co-working Spaces
When you think of some of the top companies today, you probably think of hundreds of employees, chic offices, and incredible swag. But did you know that some of the best known companies in the world started out in co-working spaces?
Cubicle Wars: WeWork & Other Co-Working Spaces Battle It Out
Co-working spaces are the outgrowth of a society constantly striving to improve output and maximize comfort at the same time. A shared work environment where freelancers, independent workers, and other remote employees can come and get their work done, co-working spaces are currently home to more than 1.1 million workers. Built around a community setting, co-working spaces take the formality out of office environments, while still providing the social and technical aspects most people need to work efficiently. What’s amazing and perhaps surprising, is that research has proven these spaces to be more effective than other work environments.
The 5 Best NYC Neighborhoods for Your Co-working Space
Outgrown the endless drip of free WiFi from your local coffee shop? Tired of the MTA ruining your midtown commute? Cringe at the thought of working in a bland office space? Co-working spaces offer companies of any size a vibrant and dynamic workplace with officemates who may just be the next Uber or Instagram.
6 Best Co-working Spaces in Boston
Co-working spaces have completely shifted the way people work. Before they became popular, business owners had to scout for office spaces, pay expensive rental prices, and maintain the property. With co-working spaces, businesses both big and small are able to affordably rent office space that’s maintained for them—think regularly cleaned facilities, stocked coffee corners, and WiFi that’s easy to connect to.
Co-Working vs Traditional Office Spaces
The word “revolutionary” gets overused these days, but it’s truly the best way to describe co-working spaces—which have changed the way millions of people around the world go about their work. WeWork, the largest operator of co-working spaces, started out in Manhattan 8 years ago and has since opened more than 170 locations across 10 million square feet of office space in 18 countries. Rivals to WeWork have been popping up everywhere too, meaning that co-working spaces can now be found in most major cities around the world.
3 Reasons Every Freelancer Should Work From a Co-working Space
Most freelancers work from home for convenience or financial reasons. Working for yourself offers unmatched freedom and flexibility, but it also means that the success of the business relies on you and the opportunities you make for yourself.
6 Must-Have Amenities You Need at Your Co-working Space
Co-working spaces are spreading like wildfire in almost every metropolitan city around the world. It's a tribute to the increase in the gig economy, which according to Intuit, is currently 34% of the workforce and predicted to be 43% by the year 2020.
How WeWork Events Can Boost Your Career Beyond the Expected
Flexible, fun, and vibrant co-working hubs where people can rent a desk, an office or a suite of office space are highly popular in cities across the world. Competition between co-working spaces is high and it’s a great opportunity for anyone looking for a place to work outside a traditional office space.
Advantages of Using a Co-working Space
Despite the advantages of being your own boss and however idyllic it might sound to work from home in your pajamas, starting your own business can be isolating and full of endless distractions. This is why an increasing number of entrepreneurs are now embracing the co-working space, where self-employed individuals come together and share a range of facilities. Co-working spaces have become extremely popular, with new spaces popping up worldwide.
6 Companies That Started In Co-working Spaces
When you think of some of the top companies today, you probably think of hundreds of employees, chic offices, and incredible swag. But did you know that some of the best known companies in the world started out in co-working spaces?
Cubicle Wars: WeWork & Other Co-Working Spaces Battle It Out
Co-working spaces are the outgrowth of a society constantly striving to improve output and maximize comfort at the same time. A shared work environment where freelancers, independent workers, and other remote employees can come and get their work done, co-working spaces are currently home to more than 1.1 million workers. Built around a community setting, co-working spaces take the formality out of office environments, while still providing the social and technical aspects most people need to work efficiently. What’s amazing and perhaps surprising, is that research has proven these spaces to be more effective than other work environments.
The 5 Best NYC Neighborhoods for Your Co-working Space
Outgrown the endless drip of free WiFi from your local coffee shop? Tired of the MTA ruining your midtown commute? Cringe at the thought of working in a bland office space? Co-working spaces offer companies of any size a vibrant and dynamic workplace with officemates who may just be the next Uber or Instagram.
6 Best Co-working Spaces in Boston
Co-working spaces have completely shifted the way people work. Before they became popular, business owners had to scout for office spaces, pay expensive rental prices, and maintain the property. With co-working spaces, businesses both big and small are able to affordably rent office space that’s maintained for them—think regularly cleaned facilities, stocked coffee corners, and WiFi that’s easy to connect to.
The word on the street
Co-working spaces are popping up every day in cities across the world. Let these users tell you why it works for them.
San Francisco/Bay Area Co-Working
Leave your heart in San Francisco and your distractions outside the door. The Bay Area is home to more co-working locations than almost any other region of the country, stretching from the campus of Cal-Berkeley to the heart of Silicon Valley. The Bay Area has been driving American innovation for decades now, so come see how you can get your part of it from the cockpit of a sleek, brilliantly-designed co-working space.
What Are My options?
A great place to start is WeWork, which operates 17 co-working locations in the Bay Area. They’re mainly located in central San Francisco, in the city center and mid-market, Chinatown and the Embarcadero. You also can post up at a WeWork in Silicon Valley in San Jose and if you’re up in Marin County, the WeWork in the Valley Towers can get you squared away nicely.
There are a wide variety of other companies, which run a handful of co-working spots in San Francisco and the Bay Area, or even just a single location. Two of these that really stand out are Regus—which has dozens of locations across the Bay Area—and Spaces, with locations in San Francisco, San Mateo, Menlo Park, and San Jose.
The bottom line is that you can be a hi-tech programmer in the valley, a student at Cal or just a guy looking for a quiet place to work on a small business idea in downtown San Francisco and find a co-working spot for you. Most are located conveniently near BART lines, so getting in and out should be a breeze.
What Are the Prices Like?
If you’ve been in the Bay Area for a minute, then you know that location is key, and this is definitely true for co-working spots. For example, if you’d like to sign up for a shared “hot desk” at the WeWork Oakland location, it’ll cost $340 per month. That same shared desk at the Embarcadero location in downtown San Francisco would cost you $580. For shared office space the same concept applies. An office space for 5 at the Mid-Market location will cost $3,600 per month, while in San Jose, an office for 5 will run you just $2,690 per month.
At the Spaces location in San Francisco’s Soma district, you can rent an office starting at $1,170 per month. You can also rent a spot in the office’s “business club” for $378 per month, or get your own dedicated desk for $547 per month. In San Jose the prices are cheaper, with a business club space running $330 per month, dedicated desks for $500 per month, and private offices starting at $825 per month.
With Regus there is a wide range of per-day prices which depend on your location. For instance, if you’re setting up shop at the downtown San Mateo location it’ll run you $41.80-$57.50 per day, while out in Concord it’s only $12.70-$17.40 per day, and at a number of locations in San Jose you can pay around $15 per day. For other options like a private office of your own, you’ll need to contact the company for a custom quote, though typically these prices will be cheaper in the same areas where the per day locations are more affordable.
What Does My Co-Working Space Provide?
The co-working revolution has become a global phenomenon, with countless locations from Australia to Peru, and China to Germany. A big part of the recipe for success is that these locations tend to have the same focus on aesthetics and comfort, and with maximizing your ability to work peacefully and productively. Not only that, but there is a long list of amenities that you can expect to find at most co-working locations in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
These include:
  • Super-fast internet
  • Spacious, unique common areas
  • “Start up vibe”
  • Business-class printers
  • Free drinks (including fruit water and fresh, micro-roasted coffee)
  • Private phone booths so you can take that call in peace
  • Onsite staff to help you out
  • Unique playlists
  • Diverse seating
  • Professional and social events - network and chill™
So...Where Are We Co-working?
Few places on Earth have spawned more rule-breakers and game-changers than the Bay Area. This spirit of creativity and “get up, get out, and get something” is in effect at 17 locations (and growing) around the area, all you have to do is find the right spot to set up camp.
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