Take Care of Business
Skip the coffee shop, work here instead
We need some space.
No seriously, some work space. Coffee shops aren?t cutting it. And with the skyrocketing cost of offices in this city and more than 30 percent of the nation?s workforce flying solo, it can be a challenge for independent employees to find a place to toil away.
The ?coworking? scene in SF is growing, so we did our homework and selected a few prime spots where you can work toward that IPO:
Shared The newest addition to the city, Shared is a true corporate-creative hybrid: Individual offices and communal desks fill the second floor, while an open area, meeting rooms and a ?toolshed? are on the ground floor. Weekday membership starts at $100 a month. 739 Bryant St.; shared-sf.com
Next Space Community is paramount at Next Space, which prides itself on encouraging collaboration and hosts events with members at its four locations in northern California. Fees vary by locale and start at $330 a month for a ?café membership? in SF. Perks include discounts at ZipCar and neighboring yoga studios.
LiquidSpace Can?t make a commitment? Search for the space you crave (a conference room, shared desk or private office) near you through LiquidSpace, a booking engine that reserves coworking venues at a variety of locations in real time. Day passes start around $20.