Co-Working in Maryland

*I no longer live in Maryland and do not not have current information on the co-working scene in that area.

As a full-time freelancer, I spend most of my days in my house, at my computer, talking to my cats. It can get a bit lonely at times and it doesn’t make for a great environment when I need to work with clients in person — after all, I don’t have a conference room hidden anywhere in here. I’ve been exploring co-working — sharing office space with other freelancers, as well as other business owners who would otherwise work from home. In most cases, you don’t pay anywhere near the full rent for a space — you can pay to work for a day or get a plan that allows you access to the space for a certain number of days each week.

My biggest problem has been that all the great co-working spots in my area require a commute. There are some cool places in both Baltimore and DC, but one of the benefits of freelancing is the fact that I don’t have to drive to either city on a regular basis. A couple of other freelancers I know and I started exploring the option of starting a co-working space closer to where we live — around Howard County, Maryland.

Here’s where you come in. If you’re in the HoCo area and you’d be interested in co-working with us, let me know. We need to fill two more desks in order to start up our space. The plans available are three days per week (for $175 per month) or seven days a week (for $275). We’ll also have drop-in rates, one day per week and one day per month plans once we’re operational, so let me know if you’re interested in those options, as well.

The amenities are great:

  • High speed internet
  • 24-hour access
  • Free parking
  • Near restaurants, shops, post office, etc.
  • Easy access from I-95, 295 and other main roads

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, as well.

 

10 Comments

  1. Rita Pal   •  

    Dear Thursday,

    Just dropping you a short note to say that your blog is great. I love reading it and you always come up with so many great ideas. Had I been in the US, I would have hired your spare desk!

    Anyhow, I think you do an excellent job!

    Rita

  2. thursday   •     Author

    @Rita, Thanks — and if you’re ever stateside, let me know. We can dig you up a spare desk.

  3. EconGrrl   •  

    We have a great co-working space in Houston, the Caroline Collective. Look to other creative types and ‘solo-preneurs’ to fill your desk space, too.

    Best wishes!

  4. RM Harrison   •  

    Thursday, darling– this sounds fabulous! I live in Laurel so I wouldn’t be very far from where you all are. Please send me the info!

    RMH

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  6. aishajcreative   •  

    hi Thursday!

    I think I started following you on twitter after SMCC not long ago – I’ve recently picked up on coworking (as an option for someone who works f/t and needs creative minds while building a biz p/t). I’m in PG Co and interested in doing the same over this way – would love to talk more about how you’re doing it!

    Thanks,

    Aisha

  7. Kim   •  

    Hi Thursday,

    I’m also in the process of opening a co-working space, probably just north of BWI. We’re doing a little more than just co-working space though. We’re also going to offer conference rooms, event space, training space, and meeting rooms. I’d love to hear how you are doing with your space.

  8. Patrick Rand   •  

    I am interested in helping with the Co-Working Space

  9. Mondiu   •  

    Hi Thursday, my name is Mondiu and I’m a startup cofounder currently located in Howard County. I’d like to learn more about your co-working space, thanks!

  10. Molly Peredo   •  

    Hi! I know this was posted quite a while ago, but I’m new to the area and was wondering if this ever got off the ground, and if so, if it’s still running. I work from home exclusively and like you, normally only have the company of only my cats. If you could let me know how this worked for you, I’d really appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Molly

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