Listen up digital nomads and road warriors! When traveling or working remotely in Charleston, it’s best to make sure you have everything you need before taking on your workday. Whether you’re working solo or with a team, planning your Wi-Fi environment ahead of time will certainly reflect your mobile ability and workload.
For instance, are you looking for somewhere you won’t have to use headphones for a little peace and concentration? A coworking space to rent? Or perhaps you’re searching for a free community workplace equipped with space for meetings to encourage team engagement?
At TargetMarket, we love switching up our workspace to enhance creativity, so we wanted to recommend a few of our favorites! Here’s a list we’ve compiled of Charleston’s hottest spaces to work remotely that will be sure to spark your creativity while you’re getting the job done.
If you’re looking to rent a coworking community space with everything you need in one spot, Local Works is a definite recommendation. You have the choice of joining as a member for full-time, part-time, or flex-time working hours. All members receive use of conference rooms, two phone booths, collaboration space, printers, copiers, fast wi-fi, ample parking, bike racks, and you’ll also be featured on Local Works website. The lounge and bar space is the perfect pick-me-up spot to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or snack from the community kitchen. Some other perks? You’ll be working just steps away from multiple breweries and restaurants!
If “get more done & love where you work” is your motto as well, then give Launchpad a whirl. Launchpad was originally created in New Orleans after the demand for office space was needed after Hurricane Katrina. These “work pods” and shared working spaces were first developed through a Craigslist post and Launchpad was soon established as the first of its kind. Rent a coworking space, permanent desk, or office space per month in the Charleston office to enjoy a flexible, educational and fun community workspace.
For the outdoorsy type of worker, set yourself up with a little picnic area or grab a bench in Marion Square. Marion Square, located in the center of downtown Charleston, is a beautiful green space spanning a little over 6 acres. You might be thinking about your availability of internet usage? Thanks to a community grant from Google, the Charleston Free Wi-Fi initiative was launched in February of 2012. Marion Square is one of Charleston’s most popular parks and is the gathering place and venue for events including Charleston Fashion Week, The Wine & Food Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, the Charleston Farmer’s Market and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. So if you’re looking to get a little bit of fresh air for inspiration stay connected in the park.
If you looking for a workspace where you can grab a bite, Workshop is the hip place to be. Whether your team is craving pizza or Vietnamese, chances are they have both. Enjoy a rotating food selection with plenty of options from renowned and emerging chefs. There is plenty of parking for your team and a large shared space to work and eat with some of the Holy City’s most creative minds. The workshop is group-friendly, serves alcohol, and has an ample amount of indoor and outdoor seating. Be sure to check out this new concept “where creators meet community and ideas meet the world.”
Black Tap Coffee
For the coffee drinker at heart, there are plenty of little tucked-away places around Charleston to work remotely. A popular but quiet neighborhood spot during the morning hours is Black Tap Coffee. Just a few blocks from the College of Charleston, Black Tap is a small but modern mecca for the coffee lover at work. Whether you are a resident or a first-time visitor, they will share their space willingly and steam one of the Holy City’s most loved Lavender Lattes.
Browns Court Bakery
If you’re looking for a small and quiet spot to work solo, Brown’s Court Bakery often has visitors coming to work or study alone. With two floors of seating, this unique place is perfect when you are in need of staying focused. So drop in with your laptop and be sure to grab one of their pastries or warm croissants.
When working remotely, it’s important to do a little research on your alternative space before clocking in. Do you prefer to work outside, in quiet, in a creative space, or in a coworking community office? Be sure to tweet us with your favorite Charleston coworking space, so we can check it out!