*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.