Freelance work is on the rise, and many individuals are working hard to turn self-employment into their full-time job.
While unaffiliated workers are often comfortable in their at-home surroundings, they can easily become socially and professionally disconnected. Deciding to utilize a co-working space can be the risk-free, cost-effective way to get everything you need; a middle ground between comfort, social interaction, and a professional brick-and-mortar to work out of.
So, what is Co-working? Well Forbes defines co-working as "a membership-based workspace where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting." If this sounds appealing to you, then Central New York has you covered. Check out some of the options below!
Rad Cowork is more than a space to work, it is a values-driven workspace for like-minded people in all fields. RAD Locals is the collective network of the cowork space — the creators, makers, doers, dreamers, believers, and achievers. Let’s be honest, if you’re already trying to start a new life as a entrepreneur or freelancer, you can never have too many friends to help you out.
Caz CoWorks is a flexible co-working space right in the heart of the historic village of Cazenovia. They offer low cost memberships with no long-term commitment and a community of independent professionals.
Port 100 offers more than the run of the mill work-space with fast internet access. This exclusive co-working space is a place to collaboratively work with like-minded people where you can find friends and focus. All Port 100 members are interviewed, ensuring that members have a strong community environment.
The Oneida Innovation Center is a place where small business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals can thrive and grow together. They take care of running the office so you can focus on your business.
Seneca Falls, NY
FLX Workspace is a place where you can thrive whether you want to work alone or collaborate with a team. From the bright, open interior to the amenities, they have you covered — printers, solo/group desks, free guest passes, a private conference room, coffee & tea, snacks, masterclasses, and 24/7 secure access.
If you need help deciding if a co-working space is right for you, then please sign-up for cost free advisement through the SBDC.
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