Attention cost-cutters! Do office space prices have you trying to conduct business out of coffee shops, restaurants, and parking lots? Or are you in start-up mode, in a home office? Working out of such spaces can actually drive your business backwards. Allow us to illustrate:
A co-working space is to entrepreneurs what a university library is to students. When work at home becomes stagnant and one is seeking inspiration, people, good coffee, a clear desk and perhaps even a nice view, co-working spaces deliver. Here in Connecticut we not only have a number of options, but each space has different strengths, offer you a unique opportunity to grow your business. And remember, many of Connecticut incubators participate in the “Coworking Visa” program, which allows you to work in a partner coworking space in another city, state, or country.
Co-Working in Connecticut
Group 88: Simsbury
Quite the fresh place, Group 88 offers a newly established location, with a variety of membership choices and perks along the way. They have conference rooms, available use of telecommunications equipment, public and private offices available, and they even welcome pets! Check them out here.
Soundview Co-Working: Stamford
Located on the 16th floor of the Marriott, this co-working space can accommodate roughly 40-50 people in a comfortable setting with desks, arm chairs, and sofas. Free parking is included for all members and their location is a short walk from a few great restaurants. Learn more about Soundview here.
The Bourse: New Haven
Are you a nocturnal solo professional? If so then The Bourse sounds like a great place for you! They offer 7pm – 8am time slots for a reduced price. Along with unusual hours, they offer typical work hours and an environment which mixes cozy with productive. Not to forget, The Bourse gives back by “donating 5% of profits to non-profits whose missions are to enable and stimulate Sustainable Urbanism.” You can check out The Bourse here.
See our video profile of the Bourse here.
The Grove: New Haven
At $250/ month full-time, membership to The Grove is super reasonable, and you can work 24/7. They offer all of the usual perks with the added charms of negotiated parking prices and a community unlike any other. The Grove makes it their main goal to support an environment of shared values. They even offer a special membership for students. You can find them online here.
See our video profile of the Grove here.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get the most out of your time and your budget. Join a CT co-working space today!