One-third of your life is spent at work, so where you work and who you work with is important. The 9-5 culture is losing popularity as more and more individuals are opting to use coworking spaces, which are shared office spaces used by groups and individuals. Statista predicted that by 2027, 50.9% of the total U.S workforce will be freelancing. Coworking allows people to find flexible, affordable office spaces that they can grow into. Individuals have reported that coworking has expanded their professional networks and made them more motivated, engaged, happy, and successful.
If you are a telecommuter, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business, a budding startup, or a remote worker looking for a shared office, here are the top five coworking spaces in Maryland.
This inspiring work environment is one of Baltimore’s most collaborative coworking spaces. Members love Spark’s shared kitchen, relaxing lounge space, fitness center, concierge service, local gourmet coffee, and craft beer. You can get an undedicated desk for $225 a month, a dedicated desk for $375 a month, private offices starting at $595, and suites starting at $2,950 a month. Spark also has day passes for $15.
Are you having trouble balancing your family and your career? The Cube might be the perfect place for you. The Cube is Maryland’s first coworking space that focuses on helping parents turn their I Can’ts into I Cans. They believe that parents should live their career and entrepreneurial dreams and have created an environment that helps them balance their family and their careers. They even offer babysitting services designed for children 0-7. Their memberships range from $75 per month for virtual memberships to $275 per month for all-access plans. Every three paid memberships or donations provide a six-month membership to a parent in the beginning stages of their business.
Launch Workplaces has locations in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Towson, Edgewater, Rockville, and Silver Spring. Each place is uniquely designed and has an impressive list of amenities. Coworking membership starts at $200 per month, and private offices start at $800 per month. If you are still unsure if coworking is for you, Launch Workplaces offers a two-day free pass.
Betamore’s vision is to play a role in developing Baltimore into a global destination for entrepreneurship and innovation. On top of being a coworking space, Betamore offers workshops, bootcamps, corporate training, and sponsored events. Some of these events are even free of charge! Membership ranges from $190/m for 9 am -5 pm access to their space to $1,000/m for 24/7 access to a dedicated private office.
Tech-savvy, innovative, and entrepreneurial individuals and groups love the Beehive Baltimore for its flexible pricing and reasonable rates. Members get access to a gym room, community kitchen, monthly happy hours to connect with other members, and a community of like-minded, supportive people. Membership starts at $75 per month for 4X month access. $100 more will get you 3x week access. 24/7 access is $275 per month, and dedicated space for up to two team members is $375 per month.