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10 Reasons you should book your next event at The Work Spot

Training Room

Ok guys, it’s no secret that we have space to rent by the hour or the day. Presenting our 3 options:

1) Meeting Room
2) Conference Room
3) Training Room

Here are 10 reasons why we are more awesome than the other event places:

1) Overhead projector, and all AV connectors included:

Some places charge you to use their equipment in their rental space. Not us! We want to give you as many freebies as possible. We have all AV connectors for Macs and PCs so all you have to remember is to bring your laptop!

2) Free Wi-fi

Yeah, we said it.

3) Coffee Shop next door

Chocolate Perks is located right next to us. Caffeine makes every event better, face it.

4) Ambiance

Our art filled training room provides creativity to even the most non-creative person in corporate America. All of our art is by local artists. We also have a fun orange wall in our training room that can make anyone smile!

5) Free parking… oh and a park right across the street

Don’t you hate going to events and find out parking isn’t included? Parking is always free and we are located right on Main Street in historic Duluth. We are also right across our gorgeous town park area.

6) We can fit 30 comfortably.

Depending on your event and room layout, we can fit around 30 people comfortably in the training room. That’s a lot of people.

7) Price, duh!

Yeah $50 an hour is a steal! And guess what… if you’re a Work Spot member it’s only $25 an hour. Take THAT hotel room rental prices, bam!

8) White board and markers

We know you love to doodle, and we have 16 foot long white board and markers for your enjoyment.

9) We help you promote it

If you have an event in our space, we will post it as an event on our Facebook page and mention it to our members in our weekly newsletter.

10) Cause you want to grow your business

Hosting an event or training session will boost brand awareness, and give you cool points.

The Intern at The Work Spot

Hello everybody, my name is Constance and I’m a junior at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology. Like your typical, geeky teenager, I enjoy anything relating to computers, like videogames and programming, but I also have an artistic streak in me. Going to a school that focuses on math and engineering, my goal appears to get a degree in computer engineering. However, that artsy side of me wants to be a freelance digital artist, so I’m unsure of what to do in the future.

How I ended up interning for The Work Spot is a simple story. In order to graduate, every junior has to do an internship, called the “Junior Fellowship Experience” and this is the internship I got placed at. My JFE coordinator thought that I would be a good match since I was independent, strong working women and already knew a thing or two about web design and coding. Once every couple of weeks, a class of juniors will get together to share our experiences at our internships.

The question always comes up, “Hey Constance, where do you intern?” Of course I reply, “I intern at a coworking space, The Work Spot,” and then my friends get a funny look on their face. Not many people know what “coworking” actually means, or they guess it consists of people working together, which is kind of right. So to follow up with my reply, this is how I describe coworking:

“Coworking is when independent workers share a work space and exchange ideas as opposed to working at home alone. Unlike a regular office space, coworking is informal and open and focuses more on the community aspect. Like the ‘two brains are better than one’ idea.”

Some of them walk away satisfied, some with still with a confused look on their face, either way, I think to truly know what coworking is, you have to go out and try it for yourself and see what happens.

 

 

Why I started the Work Spot

Many people ask me why I started the Work Spot and I always tell them the same thing: a need.  A need to get out of my house, away from my kid, my cat and the loneliness therein.  But,  I quickly discovered that it wasn’t a need, but rather a passion.  A passion to meet the most amazing people and just be around them.  Listen to what they are doing, to who they are and what they need.  And if the Work Spot could facilitate that, then I wanted it.

My desire with coworking is to give someone access to it.  From there, it is up to them.

I have been in the corporate world for the last 20 years, but it wasn’t until the last few that I have truly found my passion.  Collaborating with women to embrace the weaknesses surrounding them and turning negativity into action orientated steps to success.  I’m not a certified coach or a mentor.  I have no specialized degrees.   I’m just a woman, a mom, an entrepreneur who has lived life.  Just like the rest of us.

I am addicted to the passion and energy surrounding women owned small businesses.  I thrive on finding points of connection, championing others and building trust and community by bringing out diverse points of view.

I enjoy encouraging women who want to take risks and move forward in their lives by transforming challenging circumstances into opportunity.

“Every obstacle that comes your way, every negative comment, take each one and use it as motivation.  Don’t drown in it. Listen. Consume. Extract all that you can to make you better.”

My passion for collaboration and community also pushed me to recently launch the Atlanta Coworking Alliance.  We [space owners] talk about collaboration within our spaces, but not enough outside them.  I’ve made it my goal to bring more awareness to coworking in Atlanta and in turn, provide greater sustainability to the spaces that serve the movement.