Few things define a company like its office, yet the exorbitant cost of traditional work-places can sink a startup before it ever takes off. And for the country’s 1.7 million freelancers, a home office doesn’t always cut it. These shared office spaces offer alternatives to blowing the budget, with plenty of amenities to set businesses up for success.
5401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 100
With space packages for all types of businesses, ranging from shared workspaces to dedicated private offices, Office Evolution is replete with options to fit the needs of any growing company. The space is located next to Westshore Plaza, with ample on-site parking, a staffed reception desk, conference rooms and inclusive print and mail services. Freelancers who need an office for a short meeting can even rent an office for just a few hours.
601 N. Ashley Drive, 11th Floor
Designed for the businesses that never stop, CoCreativ’s 24/7 smart-phone door access lets members work whenever their schedule demands it. The company can help business owners harness the power of Google; members can take advantage of GeoTarget, CoCreativ’s digital marketing platform that gives businesses a physical location on Google Maps. With one location downtown and another in South Tampa, complimentary cleaning services and free business printing and meeting rooms, CoCreativ is a workspace when you need it.
401 E. Jackson St., Suite 3300
Located on the 33rd floor of the SunTrust Financial Center, Industrious Tampa can help take the work experience sky-high, with enviable views of the city. This ultra-successful startup — which raised $37 million in a late 2016 funding round — has 48 locations in the trendiest areas of major U.S. cities, and recently set up shop in downtown. Amenities for Tampa workers rival that of a more traditional tech firm, including 61 glass-walled offices, a fitness center with showers, bike storage, a private room for mothers, and local coffee, pastries and fresh fruit served daily in the office café. Members who travel frequently can also receive access to Industrious locations in any other U.S. city.
260 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg
A former fire and train station, Station House’s history as a conglomeration of entertainment and workspace is designed not just for business, but for life as well. The stylish space offers a variety of unique amenities, including a cocktail lounge, event spaces and private dining rooms, sponsored networking events, a rooftop yoga and meditation area, fitness classes (hosted by freelance instructors who rent a fitness studio, rather than a desk), Kahwa coffee and TeBella tea, and the full-service Ichicoro Ane restaurant. This fall, Tampa’s first Station House is expected to open in Hyde Park Village.