We've been taking lots of calls lately asking about the Co~working space at The Red Place "Red~Co".
FAQ 1: So, what IS a Co~working Space?
A: Our friends at Wiki say it like it is:
"Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space.
Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coworking
FAQ 2: Do I get my own desk?
A: NUP~ while some co~working spaces may offer this, it's more of a serviced office you're looking for. Red-Co offers a range of desks to choose from every day. BYO lap top, log into the wifi and away you go.
FAQ 3: What kind of facility is on offer?
A: COMMUNITY It's a BIG deal at Red~Co. Yes, there's a printer, a cool coffee machine, wifi, meeting space, workshop room, desks, comfy chairs and resource library to die for, but really... what do we offer? A community of like-minded business and entrepreneurs who are there to share the trials and tribulations of running a successul start up business. We are in the business of building "Communities of Practice".
FAQ 4: How much does it cost?
A: Membership is just $80 a month. Then you choose a time package to suit your growing business. Casual rates are just $5/hour on top of your membership fee, and to be a full~time user just $280/month (including membership fee), with lots of juicy price points in between.
FAQ 5: Will it suit me?
A: Come in and check it out! Every one is different, and there is no "lock in" contract, so it's easy to just come and try it on for size. We are proving quite popular with our Island residents and 'work from home' businesses, as it's so close to the school pick up/ train station/ city/ shopping/ cafes etc...