The Setup: There will be private work areas with desks, semi-private standing desks, a communal area with arm chairs, and a large shared-use work table. There is also a small kitchenette and bathroom.
What you'll get: Every Clubhouse* member will get access to wifi, basic office supplies including a printer/copier/scanner, unlimited coffee and tea, a mailing address, invitation to member-only events, and a community of awesome people.
You'll find the club useful if:
You work at home or remotely, and need a consistent place outside of your home or coffee shop to get work done;
You need time away from your kids and want to spend some time in peace or share a cup of coffee with other adults;
Your company needs a remote space to conduct a meeting, seminar, brainstorming sessions or other gathering;
Your social group wants to rent space during set hours to host book clubs or have a meet-up;
You - as an individual or consultant - want to host pop up events to sell your product, conduct trainings, or tutor clients;
You want to host performances such as storytelling events, stand up comedy, etc. for audiences of 20 people or less.
In addition to a collaborative work and event space, the Clubhouse* is also there to help you grow. There will be educational trainings and workshops available on topics such as: Women’s empowerment seminars, writing workshops, resume help, life coaching, social activism seminars, local political discussions, and small business communication and marketing trainings. Some of these services may be included in your membership, while others will be offered for an additional fee.
At the end of the day, you need a membership to the clubhouse for four simple reasons.
1) Community; 2) Collaboration; 3) Learning; and 4) Self-care. The Clubhouse* will be a place for you to network; hunker down and work quietly or lounge in the communal area and converse; help out and receive help from other members; have time to yourself; engage with the community.
Research shows just how effective co-working spaces can be. Researchers at Harvard studied how employees ‘thrive’ and found that those who belong to collaborative work spaces ‘thrive’ at least a point higher than those employees who do their work in regular offices. Yahoo’s CEO (and countless others) acknowledge that people “are more productive when they’re alone,” but also “more collaborative and innovative when they’re together.”
Being in a collaborative space may open you up to new ideas, increase your productivity, creativity, and entrepreneurship or simply provide you with a space for you to take a deep breath. Collaborative space programming may help you launch a new career, acquire that missing skill on your LinkedIn profile, or empower you to ask for a raise. The Clubhouse* is Your space - a space away from your kids, chores, the TV, and other distractions. It is a space for you, a space for your neighbor, and a space for our community.