Freelancers, contractors and consultants know the drill: Order coffee, find a seat (hopefully with an outlet), dutifully carry your laptop to the bathroom with you, and then flee to the next coffee shop when Wi-Fi begins to cut out and/or someone annoying sits next to you. Repeat. It’s not a productive way to run a business. And yet it’s what most solopreneurs end up having to do.
Big-city coworking spaces are often built exclusively for tech startups or small companies with multiple members, and come with a high price. Luckily, a handful of shared workspaces targeting individuals are beginning to rise and thrive in the shadow of trendy coworking chains. Get out of the coffee shop and into one of these productive workspaces now. You might even be able to take Fridays off.