Coworking, Meeting & Makerspaces.
Leasing or purchasing a traditional brick & mortar office space can be expensive for a business that’s just getting started, which is why opting instead for a shared coworking space can be a great first workspace for a startup. Coworking spaces offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to engage in the local community & interact with like-minded people. They typically offer a range of services that can include access to the internet and phones, a desk or dedicated work area, office supplies, printers, & client meeting space. Packages frequently range from hourly access to these services to monthly & annual memberships.
Similarly, makerspaces use a membership model in providing an environment for hands-on, creative DIY exploration & experimentation. Many include shared tools & equipment – for example 3D printers, industry-specific software, electronics, craft supplies and tools – for their members to use.
Here is a list of co-working, meeting & makerspaces local to Lancaster County.