The Twin Cities is known for its pool of creative talent. And these days, specifically in my own field of digital marketing and other creative industries, as long as you have a laptop, you can work from just about anywhere.
I run an agency of my own, and work either out of my home or out of coffee shops every day of the week. It works well for me, and offers the added bonus of zero overhead costs.
That being said, I have looked into shared coworking spaces that have become increasingly popular over the past few years for a space away from home at which to work – it can be nice to be around other creative professionals: Strike up conversation, throw ideas back and forth, and benefit from a office-style work environment without getting a job in an office.
Although there are some costs, there’s definitely advantages to renting a desk at a coworking and collaborative space (and is certainly cheaper than renting an office on your own). I haven’t quite pulled the trigger yet, but it’s possible in the near future I’ll be looking at this more in depth. Here are a few spaces to check out if you’re looking to do the same in the Twin Cities:
Arts Hub – Uptown Minneapolis
2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Coco Collaborative Spaces – Minneapolis Downtown/Uptown/NE & St Paul
Restore Colab – North Loop Minneapolis
211 North 1st Street, Suite #240, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Workaround TC – North Loop Minneapolis
2828 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Industrious Office – Minneapolis Downtown
60 South Sixth Street, #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Assemble – Downtown Minneapolis
15 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN
Flock – Uptown Minneapolis
2611 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, Mn 5540
If you’re interested in any of these, make sure to visit their websites: They often schedule tours in order to let you see where you’d be working, view the different amenities, and choose your options in regards to how often you’ll be working there, price points, and more.