Start up businesses in Boston are growing by leaps and bounds. People are taking the initiative and freelancing or forming their own start up businesses.
Many people work from home during the week or on weekends because they do not have any office space. Office space in Boston is a premium price right now and people who are just starting out are finding it difficult to rent premium office space.
If you are just starting out and are looking for office space that will not eat up your whole budget, you should consider coworking. There are many different coworking offices in Boston. One of them will be just right for you.
Here are fifteen coworking spaces in Boston to get you started on the right track.
This coworking space is focused on creating a productive, synergistic, and healthy environment for the Fields Corner community and its members. They offer flexible workspaces which are good for individuals who need a desk away from home once in awhile, dedicated workstations for those individuals who want a desk space, and private offices which let you have the privacy and a reasonably priced office.
All of these offer 24/7 availability, open space, and lockable storage (for a nominal fee on the flexible workspace level and free to dedicated workstations and private offices). The flexible workspace package also includes 15 hours of conference room space and first come first serve seating.
The dedicated workstation package includes 30 hours of conference room space and a reserved desk. The private offices come with 30 hours of conference rooms per desk, cleaning service, ethernet port/phone, and an office key.
Along with those packages, Fields Corner Business Lab has a day pass and a part time membership. Amenities include wifi, 250 black and white printer, directory, two hours of conference rooms to partner location, kitchen, two days of visits to partner locations, mailing address, and unlimited snacks and coffee.
As a member of Fields Corner Business Lab you will be a member of the Workbar Network. You will have access to Workbar’s flexible workspaces around the northeast region. Free for member events at the Fields corner Business Lab include civic series meetups, beer and learns, shark tank auditions, and MassHacks.
Industrious has locations all around Boston. They are located at Seaport, the Financial District, Copley, and Back Bay. Each location has unique premium office space waiting for you. The Seaport location has Suites, Offices, and Community membership.
The community membership can be flexible seating or a dedicated desk. The community memberships include a nationwide network and 24/7 access. The Offices can hold teams of up to 19. They are located in the premium coworking space. The offices are move in ready. They also include a nationwide network, 24/7 building access, and are fully furnished with Herman Miller chairs. The Suites at Industrious are upgraded private offices with dedicated spaces that are located in their premium coworking area.
Suites include a nationwide network, private entrance and reception, 24/7 building access, and come fully furnished with Herman Miller chairs. Some of the amenities at Industrious in the Seaport location include outdoor space, conference rooms, cleaning supplies, wellness rooms, craft coffee and beverages, color printing on site staff, phone booths, and mail and packaging. The Financial District location has office and community memberships available.
They have the same perks as the Seaport location. The amenities are the same as the Seaport location plus they have a fitness center and event space. The Copley location has all the membership benefits and amenities as the Seaport location plus they have a fitness center.
The Back Bay location has the same membership levels and benefits as the Financial District. These offices are located in the booming areas of Boston.
NGIN Workplace is located near MIT in Kendall park. They have different membership levels including Shared Desk and Private Office.
Shared Desk is best for entrepreneurs everyday use or small companies and startups. Benefits include NGIN perks and amenities, 24/7 access, mail services, business address, unlimited small meeting room hours, and unlimited color and black and white printing.
The Private Office level includes the same benefits of the Shared Desk Level with added privacy.
Amenities at NGIN Workplace include flexible contracts, receptionist and front desk concierge, unlimited coffee and refreshments, high speed wifi, and premium meeting room hours. They have office space for companies of one or twenty.
Workbar features coworking space, state of the art private offices, and enterprise office suites.
Workbar has offices around Massachusetts including two offices in Boston.
Amenities at Workbar include nursing rooms, onsite team, high speed wifi, a technology platform, meeting and huddle rooms, event programming, access to Workbar network, 24/7 access, and unlimited drinks and snacks.
CICBoston has been around since 2014.
They have built up their space one floor at a time. They have coworking shared workspace, dedicated open or private workspace, team tables, and office suites.
Their amenities include fully stocked kitchens and coffee, unlimited wireless and wired internet, unmetered printing, copying, scanning, and faxing, access to CICCambridge, St. Louis, Miami, and Rotterdam, acess to event spaces and more than fifty events per month, concierge services including mail, packages, and guest reception, and unmetered access to conference rooms and phone booth usage.
CIC membership will earn a discounted membership to Fab@CICFab@CIC is a creative dspace where people can connect, collaborate, and learn over a cup of coffee. They have Community and Team membership levels. Community levels include 24/7 access to Fab@CIC, discounted tickets to paid Fab@CIC workshops and events, basic desktop materials and prototyping supplies such as vinyl, filament, and plywood, and unmetered equipment bookings.
Team membership includes all of that plus individuals can rotate on a month to month basis. Fab@CIC is a member of Design Town, CICBoston’s cowork community for creative individuals. There is a two tier membership – Coworking Desk and Dedicated Desk.
They have access to everything CIC has to offer. Coworking Desk members also have access to communal hot desk, and a private cubby for storage. The Dedicated Desk membership offers mail folder and concierge services and a private desk, file cabinet, and phone.
Inc.ubate Coworking works to offer small businesses, startups, remote workers, freelancers, and solo-entrepreneurs a place to come together as a community. They offer different levels of membership including monthly unlimited access, one day a week, two to three days a week, and a graduate student rate.
Amenities at Inc.ubate Coworking include access to programming including member highlight nights, art exhibits, guest speaker series, business mentor program, and professional development workshops, access to Inc.ubate Coworking’s external and internal network of professional expertise, access to interns provided by Boston area universities, 247 access, various discounts, wifi, bike rack, black and white printing, coffee, tea, copy/scanner, microwave, business mailing address, refrigerator, conference room, purified water, phone booth rooms, fireplace, whiteboard room, lounge, and a private meeting room. They are located twenty minutes from downtown Boston.
This coworking space has flexible coworking memberships so you can have a life and work too. They offer different membership levels including community, flex, starter, all access, executive, and private offices.
Community memberships include mail and storage options, one work day per month, online Workbar network access, and $10 credit for phone and meeting room time.
Flex membership includes that plus seven days or ten half days or unlimited nights and weekends, standard print package, $100 monthly credit for phone and meeting room time, off hours privileges, and one guest pass per month.
Those membership levels were part time membership levels. Full time membership levels include the Starter level. This level includes mail and storage options, unlimited coworking, off hours privileges, and real time meeting room booking at member rates.
The All Access membership level includes Workbar network access, unlimited coworking, mail and storage options, $250 monthly credit for phone and meeting room time, standard print package, off hours privileges, and two guest passes a month.
The Executive level includes Workbar network access, $400 monthly credit for phone and meeting room time, mailing address, locker, generous printing quota, concierge billing, off hours privileges, and three guest passes a month.
The Village Works also offers private offices for one to four people. They are furnished and come with the Executive Level perks plus wired and wireless internet and phone service. The Village Works also has white boards, souped up phone and meeting rooms with displays, business grade printing, speedy internet, podcasting room and coffee.
With two locations in the BostonBack Bay area Oficio offers different coworking membership levels.
They have a some time plan and a full time plan in their BostonBack Bay location. There are many different seating locations including widow seat, comfy lounge chair, standing desk, private workstation, and a community table.
Amenities at Oficio include filtered hot/cold water, access to any of their coworking spaces, coffee and espresso, secure wifi, copy/print/fax/scan, phone booths, and private bathrooms. Additional services include a storage locker, business mailing address, or conference room access.
Dedicated Desk option includes access to your own desk, comfy chair, monitors, and storage/filing cabinets. The dedicated desks are located at 129 Newbury and are in the boutique area with access to meeting rooms, nearby lounges, and liquor carts.
Included in the dedicated desk membership includes all of the amenities.
Oficio also offers private offices for one to six people.
Private offices, located at 129 Newbury, include glass mark-up walls, 24/7 access, private phone booths, high speed wifi, private bathrooms, business mailing services, fully equipped meeting and conference rooms, and more. There are also beautiful event spaces at Oficio for rent in both locations.
The Yard is located in Boston’s Back Bay area.
They offer coworking, dedicated desks, and private offices.
Their Open Coworking membership includes 24/7 access, about ten complementary pages of color printing per month, eight complimentary conference room credits per month, and about 100 complementary pages of black and white printing per month.
The Dedicated Desk membership gives you your own desk plus these benefits the same benefits as the Open Coworking membership but with a bump to 16 complimentary conference room credits per month.
With the Private Office membership level you will receive a quiet lockable space for your business.
You will also receive all of the benefits of the Dedicated Desk membership, however the 100 complementary pages of black and white printing and the 100 complementary pages of color printing are per team member per month. There is also a bump up to 20 complimentary conference room credits per month.
District Hall is a free coworking space. It also has an event space for rent.
The coworking space includes Brew cafe, free wifi, writable walls, and integrated power tables. Hours are posted on their website. There are no membership levels or fees at District Hall. This is a first come, first serve location which does occasionally close during the day for events.
Located in Cambridge, C3 is Cambridge’s largest coworking community.
They offer areas for freelancers, small companies, and everything in between. C3 has a phone area and a quiet space for its members. They feature access to over fifty conference rooms, several printers/copiers/scanners, over twenty phone booths, and a workbench with a 3D printer available for community use.
Furnishing in C3 includes standing desks, highly adjustable Aeron chairs, and seated desks.
They even have a treadmill desk that can be reserved.
Overnight storage and soft seating options are also provided. C3 partners with CIC, Impact Hub-Boston, and Venture Cafe. There are snacks, drinks coffee, espresso, and fresh fruit available. On site support staff are in the office weekdays from 9am – 5pm.
There are also dozens of benefits to help you start your business. Schedule a tour to see this innovative coworking space.
At the Social Innovation Forum members have access to training, access, peer to peer networking building and other events.
They offer hot desk and dedicated desk memberships which include high speed fiber internet, mailing address/ mail sorting, printing/scanning, utilities, access to shared conference rooms, and basic snacks, water, and coffee.
Idea Space offers several good amenities to its members.
They offer receptionist services, member discounts, virtual office setup, networking events, wifi, private phone booths, kitchen, complimentary coffee, water, snacks, and more. They have coworking space, dedicated desks, private offices and meeting rooms.
Idea Space is located in Boston’s Back Bay.
They have modern furniture and open spaces and some of the private offices have windows with a beautiful view.
Commoncove offers a “Teamspace” Private Office plan.
This plan includes 24/7 access, secured private offices with up to six seats, locker rental, access to directory, ten hours of meeting room use per month, free access to events, four hours of phone booth during day use, space benefits, discounts on space rentals.
There are also printer benefits available.
Conspire coworking offers coworking and comfort.
There is a private Think Tank conference room, a TV lounge, and redd-velvet booths. They offer daily and monthly memberships.
Amenities include a full gym with Peloton bike, unlimited coffee, tea and water, wifi, shower, bag check, and printing. This coworking space is located in a hotel but you do not have to book a room to become a member.
Whether you are near Boston Harbor, in Cambridge, or downtown Boston all of these coworking spaces have many things to offer a person who is just starting out.