Jul 12, 2017 - Partners

Coworking is going to elevate our city and WeWork is going to help

Presented by WeWork

Between Uptown’s growing skyline and the steady stream of new businesses popping up around the city, there’s no denying – Charlotte is booming.

This insane growth isn’t just because people flock here for the nice weather or low cost of living. It’s not because we have great local beer (but that helps).

It’s because the people of our city hustle hard.

From baristas crafting lattes in the wee hours of the morning to finance professionals bathed in the light of their computer screens at midnight – Charlotte is scrappy.

If there’s anyone who respects this hustle hard mentality, it’s WeWork.

WeWork Washington D.C.

WeWork is a company who creates coworking spaces around the country. They don’t just provide desks and private offices, though. They offer solutions to help companies stay lean and agile. They also provide a community for like-minded, local business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to change the game.

WeWork at Stonewall Station opens in Charlotte this August and here’s why I think it’s going to be the next big thing for our city.

It’s a clean slate to spark inspiration.

WeWork has office locations around the world, from New York all the way to Hong Kong.  Their spaces are clean, modern and offer a unique vibe that inspires innovation.

WeWork Brooklyn Heights

Their private offices are designed for teams and companies of all sizes (1-100+). WeWork utilizes glass walls in their private offices, for both transparency as well as to bring in natural light. They also offer open common spaces for people to work.

It simplifies the day-to-day.

You aren’t just a tenant at WeWork, you’re a member. And as a member, you get amenities.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s included:

  • Super-fast internet – both hard-wired and Wi-Fi
  • Desks, chairs, lamps and lockable filing cabinets
  • Business-class printers
  • Free coffee, tea, and fruit water (yep, you read that right)
  • Private phone booths
  • Daily cleaning
  • 24/7 building access
  • An onsite community team to assist you Mon-Fri from 9-6

Plus, their Charlotte location is conveniently located at Stonewall Station so you can easily commute using the light rail. If you ride your bike, they even offer bike storage.

It’s pretty darn cost effective.

Renting out office space can be pricey, especially once you start adding up utilities, furniture, supplies, etc. WeWork provides pretty much everything so you can stress less about the little stuff and focus more on crushing it at business.

WeWork Williamsburg

They offer a few different plans so you can choose one that fits your budget and workspace needs. The plans range from on-demand (booking a workspace the day of) to private offices, which are enclosed, fully-furnished and customizable. Visit WeWork’s website to get more information about their plans and pricing.

You can even go check out the spaces yourself. Book a tour before July 31st and you can take advantage of exclusive, pre-opening pricing.

It creates a community of collaboration.

This is really what make coworking such a game changing concept. You get workspaces filled with savvy, creative entrepreneurs and that fosters a collaborative environment. This type of network is what can take businesses to the next level.

WeWork offices host exclusive events like lunch and learns, happy hours and networking events so their members can expand their knowledge and professional circle.

WeWork SoHo London

Along with the community cultivated here in Charlotte, members will also have access to WeWork’s global network. They have 198 locations (and counting) in 52 cities around the world. That means if you are traveling, you can pop into any WeWork office and get your work done.

It promotes productivity.

Depending on the size of your operation, you might need things like health insurance, accounting software, or productivity tools. WeWork has their own partnerships so you can take advantage of lower costs and you won’t have to go hunting around for what you need.

Business services like Slack and Salesforce can help you avoid getting bogged down by small, day-to-day details so you can get more accomplished.

Interested in getting your own space?

Book a tour before July 31 and take advantage of exclusive pre-opening pricing.

(This content was co-created with WeWork.)


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