Are you an entrepreneur needing an office space or a place to meet clients?
The on-Demand Office Space is a great choice for start up businesses.
We have a great example of this in Joplin, Missouri.
The Hive – http://www.thehivejoplin.com/
They provide a collaborative environment for small businesses, start ups, sales teams, and entrepreneurs. They have a variety of membership options to fit your needs without the large upfront costs of traditional office space. The Hive is much more than just an office space!
The Hive is designed to educate entrepreneurs and create a supportive atmosphere so you can reach your goals. Hive members have opportunities to network, collaborate, share best practices, develop partnerships, share leads, and form friendships. The Hive is dedicated to the success of it’s members! They host a variety of events, including member only forums and training that provide opportunities to network and achieve success.
The Newman Innovation Center http://www.newmaninnovationcenter.com/TheCenter.aspx
We are very fortunate to have a second choice in Joplin.
The Newman Innovation Center was born in 2001. A taskforce of local community leaders was formed to seek the best possible options for developing long range plans. The first task facing the newly formed committee was to seek ways of funding the project. A fundraising sub-committee recommended a two path solution. An application to receive federal funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration was granted. The grant application, in the amount of $1.2 million dollars, required local financial support that equaled one half of the funds. Over $700,000 was raised locally from foreward thinking individuals and businesses. The construction process to rehabilitate the 1912, two story, brick building began in early 2005. Completion of the first phase of the project was late January of 2006.
The 11,000 sq. ft. facility offers leased space for office, manufacturing and wet labs. Shared resources will be available to all of the tenants. The center will offer two conference rooms that will be use by the tenants as well as meeting rooms for client and community outreach.
The purpose of an innovation center is to create a positive environment for developing, supporting and promoting entrepreneurs; with an emphasis on those pursuing innovative technology.
So, if you are in need of office space for your start up business, contact your local chamber of commerce or look in the yellow pages under office space and see if you have a similar facility in your area.