Charlotte is officially a coworking city – here’s how WeWork has taken it to the next level.

Charlotte is officially a coworking city – here’s how WeWork has taken it to the next level.
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Note: This content was co-created in partnership with WeWork.

Between Uptown’s growing skyline and the steady stream of new businesses popping up around the city, there’s no denying – Charlotte is booming.

This insane growth isn’t just because people flock here for the nice weather or low cost of living. It’s not because we have great local beer (but that helps).

It’s because the people of our city hustle hard.

From baristas crafting lattes in the wee hours of the morning to finance professionals bathed in the light of their computer screens at midnight – Charlotte is scrappy.

If there’s anyone who respects this hustle hard mentality, it’s WeWork.

New York-based WeWork is a company that provides beautiful workspace, meaningful business services and community to more than 210,000 members around the country. They don’t just provide desks and private offices, though. They offer solutions to help companies stay lean and agile.

WeWork Stonewall Station opened in August 2017, providing a community for like-minded, local business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking for a different way to work.

It’s a clean slate to spark inspiration.

WeWork has office locations around the world, from New York all the way to Hong Kong. Their spaces are clean, modern and offer a unique vibe that inspires innovation. The Charlotte location is sleek, comfortable, and offers multiple floors with stunning views of the city – the perfect way to start the day.

Their private offices are designed for teams and companies of all sizes (1-100+). WeWork utilizes glass walls in their private offices, for both transparency as well as to bring in natural light. They also offer unique and open common spaces for people to work.

It simplifies the day-to-day.

You aren’t just a tenant at WeWork, you’re a member. And as a member, you get amenities.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s included:

  • Super-fast internet – both hard-wired and Wi-Fi
  • Desks, chairs, lamps and lockable filing cabinets
  • Business-class printers and office supplies
  • Free coffee, tea, beer and fruit water (yep, you read that right)
  • Private phone booths and conference rooms
  • Around-the-clock cleaning service
  • 24/7 building access for members
  • Weekly professional and social events
  • Access to the WeWork app and member network
  • An on-site community team to assist you Mon-Fri from 9-6

Plus, their Charlotte location is conveniently located directly off the light rail stop at Stonewall Station so you can easily commute. If you ride your bike, they even offer bike storage.

It’s pretty darn cost effective.

Renting out office space can be pricey, especially once you start adding up utilities, furniture, supplies, etc. WeWork provides pretty much everything so you can stress less about the little stuff and focus more on crushing it at business.

They offer a few different plans so you can choose one that fits your budget and workspace needs. The plans range from on-demand (booking a workspace the day of) to private offices, which are enclosed, fully-furnished and customizable. Visit WeWork’s website to get more information about their plans and pricing.

You can even go check out the spaces yourself. Book a tour to see what it’s all about.

It creates a community of collaboration.

This is really what makes coworking such a game-changing concept. You get workspaces filled with savvy, creative entrepreneurs and that fosters a collaborative environment. This type of network is what can take businesses to the next level.

WeWork offices host exclusive events like lunch and learns, happy hours and networking events so their members can expand their knowledge and professional circle.

Along with the community cultivated here in Charlotte, members will also have access to WeWork’s global network. They have 242 physical locations in 72 cities around the world (21 countries to be exact). That means if you are traveling, you can pop into any WeWork office and get your work done.

It promotes productivity.

Depending on the size of your operation, you might need things like health insurance, accounting software, or productivity tools. WeWork has their own partnerships so you can take advantage of lower costs and you won’t have to go hunting around for what you need.

Business services like Slack and Salesforce can help you avoid getting bogged down by small, day-to-day details so you can get more accomplished.

Interested in getting your own space?

Book a tour and see for yourself how coworking could transform the way you work.

(Note: This content was co-created in partnership with WeWork.)

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