Best Coworking Space in Boston: Industrious Copley
Everyone has heard of the term “co-working,” and there sure are a lot of players in the game today. The leading space within the Boston territory is Industrious, a national name with a growing presence in Boston and beyond.
Industrious stands out in the way of hospitality. The team checked in with us often in a friendly and non-hovering way. Our time in the space felt like an incredibly natural fit and encouraging to our work ethic. Compared to other co-working spaces we have seen in the city (coming from “The Real Estate One” of the team), Industrious stands above the rest in many obvious ways. They even have a virtual kiosk for your visitors and food deliveries right at the concierge desk.
Stepping off of the elevator, you can tell that Industrious proves their purpose: The workplace experience, redefined. There are multiple lease options for businesses, whether it be an entire shared canvas room, private office suite or community membership, there is space for whatever you and (your company) need. The common areas complement those that are privately leased, from individual phone booths to lounge spaces, all complete with outlets to keep you powered for the workday. The space has an intentional industrial vibe, with modern decor and accessories, as if you are working within the pages of a home decor magazine.
The property amenities are another feature of envy. Industrious offers beyond the expected conference room. You can take a break from work by meditating in a focus room, the kitchen is fully stocked on the daily with the occasional themed breakfast (e.g., Waffle Wednesday) and weekly events to network with fellow tenants rather than just recognizing an office neighbor by a friendly nod or smile. The bathroom presented often-forgotten items such as tampons, band-aids, mouthwash (genius!) and poo-pouri in each stall.
Instead of hemorrhaging money for a traditional office lease, space like Industrious helps keep business costs down, and can allow you as the business owner to reinvest that capital into your people, where it belongs! On top of this, you have the addition of a new community of fellow businesses (both local/small and major names) for potential networking and collaboration at your fingertips.
We were able to try out the Copley space during their first week of operation. You would never know it since the team and space was already run like a well-oiled machine. The Copley location is situated on Dartmouth Street, a few floors above Equinox Back Bay (gym membership incentive available specific to Industrious tenants!), steps from Back Bay station. Think of client meetings taking the Amtrak from NYC and the ease of those interviewing for your company utilizing public transit. There is a multitude of lunch options nearby, a favorite of ours was the food trucks on Stuart/Dartmouth on a given day. Within Boston, you can also find Industrious at the other end of Back Bay, Financial District, and the Seaport.
Being national, Industrious offers a wonderful way to have a Boston base while also testing a certain market in your company’s expansion. It is also a smart way to work remotely from Boston for a company elsewhere within the US versus a stale office at home or public cafe space, encouraging you to spend throughout the day. Imagine the possibilities? The sky is truly the limit!
Go ahead, business gals, go work it with Industrious!
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This post is sponsored by Industrious, but opinions are that of author. Note that JUGs only accepts sponsorships from mission-aligned brands that meet our core values of compassion + fulfillment. Photo courtesy of Industrious Marketing.