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 Michigan.
Do you want to connect and work with individuals dedicated to Detroit’s sustainable future? If the answer is yes, Green Garage Detroit may be the place for you. Green Garage Detroit is a community of almost 50 small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and independent professionals. They have incredible amenities, including bike storage, technology, and business learning opportunities, wellbeing activities, community lunches, business promotion, and more. Membership starts at just $80/mo for shared table seating. You can also rent a desk for $200-$250/mo, get a two-person office for $500/mo, or get a larger office/makerspace.
Byte & Mortar is a modern office in Metro Detroit. Members get access to skilled reception staff, secure and lightning-fast WiFi, an exclusive mailing address, professional conference space, full-featured phones, utilities, print/copy services, modern furniture, and more. Byte & Mortar’s coworking membership is $159/mo, which gives you 24/7 access to their stunning, collaborative workspace. They also offer private office space.
Bamboo is a workspace that inspires the entrepreneurial spirit. They wrote, “named after the Bamboo plant, a fast-growing plant that takes years to sprout from a seed, we’ve designed a people-focused environment that sets you up with comfortable modern space but aligns you with the perks of experienced coaches, networking, resources, and events.” They have numerous membership options, including private desks beginning at $250/mo and virtual office memberships for $60/mo.
The Office Coffee Shop is a business hub where people work and collaborate over Great Coffee. They have free drop-in memberships where you can come in, drink some coffee, eat some baked goods, and get a co-working table for two hours. For those who want more time in the co-working community, for $55/mo, you can get their road warrior membership. They also have a small business membership, which among many things, gives you private office space, access to networking events, marketing help, and business coaching.
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Located in the heart of Grand Rapids’ entertainment district, Blue35 is home to solopreneurs and companies of all sizes. Blue35 is an innovative space created to foster collaboration, inspiration, and results. Members get 24/7 building access, members-only educational and networking programs, mail service, shared kitchenette space, and more. Membership options include part-time membership, full-time membership, group membership (teams of 4+), and private offices.