If you have the flexibility of working outside a normal office environment, you have several options. You could create a home office, work from coffeeshops, or you could become a member of a co-working space.
One such space is Maker City LA in downtown Los Angeles, a creative and collaborative workspace designed for a variety of different businesses and individuals. On a tour during this year's NewCo event on Nov. 19, I got a sneak peak into what kind of businesses utilize this approach and the benefits of being part of the community.
For a membership fee, you get the space, equipment, conference rooms, lockers, creative collaboration, and more that you don't have in your studio apartment.
There's a media lab with a broadcast and podcast studio available for renting. Members get special discounts or packages built into their membership for use of this space.
One of the tenants, Illuminode creates wearable and interactive LED technology for fashion, entertainment, or private buyers.
Another tenant, The School of Light, is a photography school complete with a darkroom for use. This is one of the only places in the city with public access to this equipment.
There's plenty of space available for working and creating. This room has... Read more