The Shop Coworking

Where great minds collaborate

Contact UsSign up Now!

A #SmallThanks from The Shop Coworking to you - June 2018

You made us feel really special last month. Now we're returning the favor. #SmallThanks To support more small businesses you love, add photos and reviews on Google:

What is the Shop Helena Coworking space? The Shop Helena is a shared office space designed to promote collaboration and creativity. You have all the office amenities without working in isolation.

Where is it? We are located in the heart of downtown Helena on Last Chance Gulch. We have an entrance on Last Chance Gulch and a rear entrance down the alley where all the parking is located. For handicap accessible, use the rear entrance. Our address is 614 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Who uses it? People who work as independent contractors or consultants or people who telecommute for companies enjoy having a workspace that relieves the isolation of working at home, but eliminates the distractions that come with a home office or coffee shop. Shared office space is also great for small businesses with only 1 or 2 employees. You get all the office amenities for much less than renting a full office alone.

How much does it cost? We have both reserved and unreserved desk memberships. A reserved desk membership means you have a dedicated work space where you can leave your items. You will have 24/7 access to the space. Unreserved desk memberships are a first come first served basis. You must take your belongings home with you at the end of each day. We have three levels of unreserved desk membership allowing for three different amounts of access. We also offer day and week rates for people traveling.

What kind of office amenities do you offer? We offer a conference room, Classroom, high speed Wifi, free parking, kitchen and lounge area, as well as a copier and printer area.

Can I bring my children or pets? We adore children and our furry friends, but in the interest of maintaining a professional environment for all members and guests, we cannot allow children or pets.

What makes us different? The Shop Helena provides use of the classroom and conference rooms for free (unless previously scheduled). You have no limit on the numbers of copies or pages printed, and you can bring in your own food and drink. There is no registration fee to sign up and multiple membership options are available without a commitment as well as daily and weekly rates for people traveling.

Questions? Email or call 406-616-3877

How do I sign up? Fill out the Membership form located on the link below or scroll down to see the membership form.

Membership Request Form

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale.

The Future Of Coworking And Why It Will Give Your Business A Huge Edge

Fun. Friendly. Inspiring. Collaborative. Productive. If you wouldn't define your workplace with any or all of those terms, you may have to ditch your own desk and take a seat at a coworking space near you.

6 Benefits of Coworking With Strangers

6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Freelancers and contractor writers operate as independent entrepreneurs, but that arrangement doesn't have to mean creating entirely in a vacuum. Gathering with other freelancers in a coworking environment can benefit professionals as well as their products.

They don't work for the same company. But they all share space in downtown Lexington.

With the emergence of the "gig economy" and independent contractors, demand is increasing for shared office space. Almost unheard of in 2007 when only 14 co-working spaces could be documented in all of the United States, there now are more than 11,000 of these spaces, with Forbes Magazine projecting more than 26,000 spaces hosting 3.8 million people by 2020.

What Will Coworking Spaces Look Like in 2020?

4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In 2017, it's projected that more than 1.1 million people went to work, backpacks and big ideas in tow, at 13,800 coworking spaces worldwide, according to the 2017 Global Coworking Survey.

Why Big Corporations Are Moving Into Coworking Spaces

9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Around 10 years ago coworking spaces began opening up to offer affordable office space solutions to startups and freelancers, but recently much larger tech firms have been jumping in. Over the past year, larger companies are now looking for the benefits of locating in these shared office environments.

Why Women-Only Coworking Spaces Are on the Rise

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This story appears in the June 2017 issue of Entrepreneur . Subscribe " Picture a hip, energetic coworking space. Now erase the beer kegs and Ping-Pong table, and conjure, instead, pale pink walls, cozy reading nooks, oversize bathrooms with stocked showers and a library full of books by lady writers.

12 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Choose Coworking Over Coffee Shops - Creator by WeWork

Looking for a place that you can call your home away from home? These entrepreneurs talk about how they ended up at a collaborative workspace.

Meet our Members!

We are happy to showcase the talents and products of our members. Click the link to learn more about the people and businesses who work in our space.