Do you work from home? Occasionally miss a little interaction with others during the day? Or do you need a temporary office desk from time to time? A new business, CoWork Waldo , could be the answer.
CoWork Waldo is a fixed workspace at 7449 Broadway (second floor), where you can drop in anytime you need fully equipped office space on a temporary basis. Just bring your laptop and plug in–it’s that easy. Everything you want is here: wifi or hard wired internet service, access to a printer/copier/scanner; desk space, and complimentary coffee! The space is comfortable and welcoming, modern and spacious. Various membership options are available–you can reserve a dedicated desk by the month to call your own, or just drop in and use the space for a day ($20 fee). No contracts. Currently, the hours are 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday but owner Melissa Saubers is working on an after hours access code for users.
Melissa did quite a bit of research before opening CoWaldo. She hatched the idea after her associates kept coming to her personal home for meetings. Trying to work from a coffee shop is fine for a while–but the tables are small, the space can get noisy and it’s not conducive to small business meetings. Knowing there was a growing demand for this service, she opened CoWaldo on February 1 this year. She purchased furniture from a company specializing in cowork environments and toured other temporary office set ups for inspiration. Melissa believes the open office concept fosters collaboration between those who use the space on a regular basis. She already has several regular customers who visit on a daily basis. There is, however, cowork etiquette to be aware of: put your phone on vibrate; step outside the room for phone conversations; and if you have one earbud in and one out–that’s a signal it’s OK to interrupt.
Besides the desk space, CoWork Waldo offers two conference rooms, one small room and another larger room with a hi def TV connected to a computer and whiteboard. Rental for these two spaces is by the hour. There’s also a small ‘collaboration corner’ in one area of the room with big comfy swivel chairs and a wall mounted whiteboard.
Ready to try out CoWork Waldo? Drop in anytime for a tour. And remember to support locally owned Brookside and Waldo businesses!