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 Missouri.
Formerly Think Big Coworking, the oldest coworking community in the midwest, Plexpod Crossroads represents this legacy while being innovative and entrepreneurial. They provide all-inclusive amenities, including a photography studio, rooftop deck, mother’s room, dance studio, sport court, fitness, bike storage, outdoor workspace, concierge services, member network, professional events, urban gardening, kitchen and bar, and much more. Open desks start at $100 per month, private desks start at $350 per month, and private offices start at $550 per month.
HIVE 44is a collaborative workspace designed for business professionals. They provide individuals and groups with everything they need to succeed, including corporate structure, office equipment, internet, meeting and conference rooms, and a work address. Workspace memberships range from $150 per month for full-time cafe-style seating to two-person executive suites for $750 per month.
Located on Cherokee Street, Nebula is the first coworking space in St. Louis. They welcome pets and even have dog bones in their vending machine! With their walls covered in large scale art by talented creatives in St. Louis, Nebula is an “unconventional workspace for the unconventionally employed.” You can get 24/7 access for $125 per month, a dedicated desk for $250 per month, or an office/studio starting at $500 per month.
Covo enhances how you live, not just how you work. It pushes coworking further, creating a space that you will be proud to call home. They have an impressive list of amenities, including mail services, member events, phone booths, a cocktail bar, storage, cozy nap rooms, and more. They are also pet-friendly. Covo has four membership options that you can choose from. Unlimited drop-in with 8 am-5 pm access is $75 per month, open seating with 24/7access is $150 per month, dedicated desks are $250 per month, and private offices start from $400 per month.
CAST offers savvy, serene workspaces for entrepreneurs, start-ups, creative and established businesses. They have expertly designed their coworking spaces to foster creativity, collaboration and productivity. With locations in Springfield, Mo., and Bentonville, Ar., Cast is the preferred coworking choice in the Ozarks.