A good co-working space can be a lifesaver for a new or small business owner. However, these companies are taking shared workspace to the next level creating communities of creatives that can support and share services. No longer just a place to work, co-working spaces have become hubs for collaboration, innovation and fellowship. They’ve cultivated a culture of collaboration and members are realizing they can share more than just space. Check out these five Atlanta co-working spaces that have elevated their offerings and benefits making them more than just a place to work.
The Gathering Spot
The Gathering Spot is a members-only Black-owned club with co-working space, a full restaurant and event space. The Gathering Spot is a hub for entrepreneurs, creatives, filmmakers, executives, politicians, lawyers, musicians, venture capitalists, and artists, designed to bring people together to help them build. With additional clubs located in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, members receive complimentary breakfast on weekdays and complimentary parking in a well-designed modern space that operates 24/7. The space also offers members a host of concierge services, fresh coffee, copy and printing equipment, and integrated technology with reliable Wi-Fi and soundproofed rooms. Lastly, your membership includes development-centered workshops, keynote conversations, networking opportunities, social experiences and more. To join, you’ll have to request an invitation on their website.
Location: 384 Northyards Blvd NW Building 100, Suite 190, Atlanta, GA, 30313
XC is a Black-owned co-work and creative space for entrepreneurs, remote workers, non-profit leaders and artists. It was founded by missional artists who create businesses, programs, books, schools, and all sorts of communities to make the world more beautiful. The owners describe the space as if you’re going into Starbucks and grinding but in an intentional and creative environment where we provide a space for leaders, artists and entrepreneurs to work, create and collaborate. The space offers co-work memberships, event space, and production services in a beautifully modern vibrant space. Open Monday-Saturday 7 am to 7 pm.
Location: 439 Edgewood Ave. Suite 103, Atlanta, GA, 30312
The Russell Innovation Center For Entrepreneurs (RICE)
RICE is not just a co-working space, it helps support Black entrepreneurs to overcome barriers they face when building a successful business. It’s the largest center of its kind in the U.S., with 54,000 square feet of space to co-work, collaborate and network. The space has a podcast room, Zoom room, boardroom, photo studio, think tank and symposium. It’s part business generator, innovation lab, and museum with a full investment in Black entrepreneurs, business support and community creation.
Location: 504 Fair St SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313
With nine locations in Atlanta, Industrious has changed where people work. With its accessible and stylish facilities located across the city and access to the BeltLine, professionals are finding Industrious to be an easy place to work. There are common areas, and private offices making it great for creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who are always on the move but need a place to stop in and get some work done.
Location: 999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Business Owner’s Emporium
The Business Owner’s Emporium (TBOE) is Black-owned and one of the first-of-its-kind corporate business solutions center in Atlanta. TBOE has everything an entrepreneur needs in its over 7,000 square foot modernly designed space. Members can enjoy office, co-work, podcast, and content-creation spaces, along with conference rooms, a Zen and café space to recharge and refocus.
Location: 56 Perimeter Center East Suite 150 Atlanta, GA, 30346
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