Shared workspaces, or collaborative workspaces, are where separate small businesses, professionals or groups can work in a common space and share office equipment, internet and collaborate on ideas. This open floor plan idea allows the opportunity for brainstorming and the working of different entrepreneurs on a common goal. Another term for this concept is co-working. This innovated concept started in larger cities around the mid-2000s and it has grown in popularity, making the trend spread nationwide.
Another attractive incentive to this style of office is the cheaper cost. Instead of paying monthly for office rent and having to sign lengthy leases, this option allows for short-term memberships. There is no need to buy office furniture, equipment or set-up any internet or other utility needs. Someone can have a quick office set up in just a few hours.
Recently, a few Triad based locations have jumped on the shared workspace model. The Creation Hub, located at the Community Arts Café on 4th Street, is one of the newest. They have multiple membership levels from just having a mailbox, day passes, part-time and full-time usage and even a private office. The benefits for using this workspace are generous and include but are not limited to: free coffee and WIFI, use of office equipment, discount for events at the CAC, and special invitations to Members-only events. Their motto is “Get out of your basement and create something with us! Work, Play, Create!”.
Across the Horizons will be hosting the First Annual Marketing Fair at the Community Arts Café. The event will be on July 19th from 10am-2pm. This free event would be an opportune time to check out this shared workspace and find out more information at the Creation Hub event booth.
For more information about the Creation Hub and membership opportunities call 336-793-8000. For more information on Shared Workspaces and if it is a good idea for you, contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.