Self-Employed Workers Find Community
Brendan - Owner of www.themodernfirm.com, a website design company for lawyersMany visitors assume we all work in “tech startups”—must be all the laptops and headphones—but that’s far from the case. Most Workantile members are established business-owners who work in diverse fields, including archaeology, software development, science fiction writing, law, education, website design, and fine art.
A variety of factors bring self-employed workers to Workantile. Some find working from home to be too fraught with distractions. Others miss being part of an office community—even if they don’t miss all the office politics—or Sarah - Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, www.sarahzettel.comhaving daily contact with their broader community and professionals outside their own profession. Many of us are just too stressed out by the modern overlap between our “home” and “work” spaces. The reasons vary between individuals, but in every case our primary mission is to serve each others’ social and community needs.
Unlike a private office, a “desk rental,” or Ann Arbor’s many business incubators (like TechBrewrey or Tech Arb), Workantile is not simply a physical space, furniture, or a resource to grow a new venture. We’re not just here to decrease the financial risk of setting up an office and work space; we’re here to protect each other from the business and personal risks of social isolation.
More Than Just Space
Drew - Attorney that practices mostly complex litigation and class action lawMembership at Workantile means more than just access to our shared workspace. It means becoming a part of our community. Members organize regular social events like Thursday Social lunches, happy hours, game nights, movie viewings, potlucks, summer picnics, and holiday parties. By accepting members who see the value in this sort of community, Workantile helps build a business support network that focuses on the social aspects of the human experience.
If this sounds like the right thing for you then drop by for a tour and try us out free for a day. We’d love to meet you.