LocalWorks News

  • Partnership Proves Value of In-house Flex Office Space
    In 2022, LocalWorks partnered with property developer Manzo Freeman Development(MFD) to open a flex-coworking-shared office space at The Landing at Everett Mills inLawrence Massachusetts following the developer’s acquisition of the building. MFD sought to activate a 10,000 square foot first floor space in the mill building bypartnering with LocalWorks to rent serviced, single offices by … Read more
  • What are the benefits of a short term office rental?
    There are several benefits to renting an office on a short-term basis.
  • Is remote work a short or long term trend?
    The shift to remote work that many companies have made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant, and it is likely that some form of remote work will continue to be a part of the work landscape in the future.
  • Why are standup desks healthy?
    There are a number of reasons why standing desks can be considered healthy. One is that sitting for long periods of time has been linked to a number of health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
  • What is a shared office space?
    Renting a shared office or flexible private office can be a cost-effective way to have a professional workspace, without the expense of leasing a private office.
  • Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Work from Home
    Entrepreneurs all have one thing in common: they have the flexibility to choose where they want to work. Working for yourself means that you can decide where and when you want to work within limits of what would benefit your business.
  • How Commercial Property Owners Can Work with LocalWorks
    Coworking spaces continue to rise in popularity even after the pandemic. With no end in sight, commercial property owners with office buildings may find benefit in joining the trend. Working with a company like LocalWorks allows commercial property owners to easily transform their space into a flexible workspace.
  • LocalWorks Featured Business: The Fuschia Agency Files
    Cristina Pimentel has been running a content creation and brand development agency out of LocalWorks’ Everett Mills location. We recently spoke to her about her business and the future growth she envisions for her company. 
  • LocalWorks Featured Business: The Pretty Life (TPL)
    We recently spoke to Cassandra Garcia, a person who took the leap last year to become an entrepreneur and business owner with the help of LocalWorks office locations. She is the owner of a successful business called The Pretty Life.
  • How to Find Private Office Space for Rent
    Do you run a personal business, private practice, or freelance job? In most cases, your will need a workspace for your clients to come to. But, finding a private office space for rent can be stressful, not to mention costly. Flexible coworking spaces could provide you with an affordable solution.
  • The Daily Commute is Dead – Remote Work is Thriving
    For most office workers, now that remote work has been proven to work, they no longer desire traveling to an office building for work. Remote work comes with a freedom to allow employees to work from anywhere they want, whether it’s at home, a coffee shop, or a flexible workspace.
  • Why A Flexible Workspace Office is Better Than A Home Office
    Working remotely does not mean you have to be stuck at home. In fact, it can actually improve your health to leave home and work somewhere else every once and a while. Flexible workspaces provide a great solution to remote workers and might even be a cost-effective solution for you.
  • Monthly Office Space Rental vs. Long-Term Leases
    If you are not a major corporation, chances are you do not own your own company building. But, is it better to rent a pay-by-the-month office space or agree to a long-term lease? We broke down the biggest pros and cons for each, so you can decide for yourself.
  • Rise of the Local Workspace: A Future for Post-COVID Offices
    Now more than ever, companies have begun to opt out of renting space in large offices buildings. But, that does not mean everyone is working from home.
  • How to Find Budget Office Space for Your Hybrid Workplace
    Hybrid workplaces allow employees to work remotely on some days and work in an office on other days. During the era of COVID-19, it allows companies to reopen their offices without having too many employees in the office at the same time. For employees, it allows them to have a balance of working remotely and working in the company office.
  • Shared Office Space Makes Vacant Commercial Real Estate Profit with Barry Greenfield
    A podcast from Commercial Real Estate Pro Network featuring LocalWorks CEO Barry Greenfield.
  • Property Owners Use LocalWorks to Eliminate Vacant Office Space
    Covid has forced tenants to rethink office space usage, leading to an increase in vacancies. As subleases and new construction hit the market, rates are falling and demand for new master leases is tepid at best.
  • Liquidity Services, LocalWorks team up to establish small business incubator
    Liquidity Services, the world’s largest B2B e-commerce marketplace for business and government surplus, has partnered with LocalWorks to establish a small business incubator within its Bethesda, MD headquarters office.
  • Boston’s Coworking Demand Shifts From Downtown To Suburbs
    Coworking operators including market leader WeWork are increasingly closing downtown locations while suburban operators are enjoying a wave of demand.
  • The Innovators: LocalWorks’ Barry Greenfield
    Bisnow spoke with Barry Greenfield, whose flexible office company Localworks boasts a membership of two-thirds women and 60% people of color.
  • As the pandemic changes how we work, co-working is taking off in the suburbs
    Coworking operators including market leader WeWork are increasingly closing downtown locations while suburban operators are enjoying a wave of demand.
  • As the return to shared workspace begins, companies are seeking flexibility
    Coworking operators including market leader WeWork are increasingly closing downtown locations while suburban operators are enjoying a wave of demand.
  • LocalWorks offers ‘self-service’ office model
    For Barry Greenfield, the new normal of working remotely enhances the need for the type of shared office space his company – LocalWorks – is offering in Portsmouth and Rochester.
  • How Companies Now Have Office Space Leverage
    Covid has exposed the age-old corporate mantra that employees all need to be captive in one office space. With home offices, CEOs and employees are both seeing the benefit of eliminating needless commutes and also reducing the costs associated with leasing office space.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a membership fee?

LocalWorks uses the term "membership fee" to refer to the fee that you pay in order to use the LocalWorks location and office. We do not use the term “rent” as there is no lease and members are not considered tenants.

What is included in the membership fee?

Your office space, wifi, utilities, and a desk/chair in your office is included.

How do I book a tour?

Choose your location on the website, select “Schedule a Tour” and choose a day and time that works best for you.

Do I need business insurance?

Yes. You should have business insurance to cover you in case of unforseen circumstances. Get insurance in minutes (and save 25%) here.

Will there be someone on the tour with me?

No, tours are self guided. You will have a LocalWorks concierge on the phone with you to answer any questions, help you select your office, and get signed up as a member. 

How will I be able to access the building on the self guided tour?

Once you arrive at the location for the tour, you will call the number in your confirmation email to receive a code to get in or approval to enter the building.

The office comes furnished, but am I allowed to bring my own furniture?

Upon request, you can remove our furniture and use your own.

Is there someone from LocalWorks on site daily?

Each location has an operations manager that will stop by weekly to make sure everything is running smoothly. We have a full support team available by phone, email or chat every day during business hours.

How will I be billed?

Your initial payment will consist of your first month's membership fee, security deposit, and setup fee. After that you will be charged on the first day of each month for that month's membership fee. You are required to keep a valid payment method on file, and late fees will accrue when payments fail. See our Terms for details.

How can I cancel my membership?

Simply email [email protected]. 30-day notice is required and you are responsible for your membership fee for the 30-day period following your notice.

Are conference rooms available to use?

Many of our locations have conference rooms. If available, conference rooms are booked using our members portal. Ask your LocalWorks sales representative if the location you are considering has a conference room.