On December 1, 2009, we had a LiveWired social focused on "Shared Workspaces in Sonoma Valley". The attendance at the event exceeded our expectations for such a narrow topic and we've embarked on a project to make it a reality . This thread is for that purpose – please post your thoughts, ideas and concerns here.
Well, it's official. We've decided to vacate the office where we are currently located – and by we, I mean the Law Offices of John McCaull, dHowell Global Media Conglomerates, Ryan Lely Media Desk and ClickMarkets, Even though the location is convenient, the layout doesn't work for us and it's too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
So, we're officially throwing our hats into the ring as 2-3-4 +/- entities looking for office space. If anyone else wants to join us in our office-space quest, please let us know.
Hello Chip: we would be interested in providing all of the IT setup and configuration for the shared workspace. In addition, we could design and install a video conference room. If you find any spaces that fit the criteria, we would like to check them out. Thanks, Jim
We have been offered 2,000 square feet of space in town. It needs paint, carpet, a wall taken out, lighting, some minor electrical, some lock/cardkey access thing- plus basic furnishings. Artistry would be nice, too.
We're proposing a club model: A one time payment (buy-in) of $2K, and $200 per month for ongoing use for people who do the buy-in. A portion of the one time buy-in could be redeemed via in-kind donations (labor, materials, etc.- eg, discounted lighting, building services, design work).
The one time fee will cover all the costs to clean up and make the space appealing, as well as the infrastructure to track use, and the downpayments on equipment. The monthly fee will let us pay for tech support, maintenance and a space host as needed.
We're thinking that people who don't do the buy in will pay $400 per month in advance for unlimited use, and that there would be partial use options.
We could be open as soon as March if the interest is there.
We met with the architect, Garry Baker, on Saturday and the contractor, Rob McElroy, on Thursday and I'm happy to report that everyone seems to be on the same page. Garry is checking with the building department to make sure we don't run into any deal-breakers but it's all looking very positive.