3/13/2019

Best Black-Owned Coworking Spaces

There is a rise in black-owned coworking spaces around the country, and as a result, this demand has opened up more opportunities for many black professionals. There have been more than 56 black-owned coworking spaces across the country that have popped up in the last decade, and that trend is showing it will continue to rise. Black-owned coworking spaces have the same focus as other coworking spaces, those concepts being innovation, community, and safety for its tenants.

Black-Owned Spaces

Black-owned coworking spaces can be very similar to any other type of coworking space an entrepreneur and startup might come across. They often share the same focus, contain the same technical features, and social amenities as many other coworking spaces. These same characteristics can be found in an area like Vector 90 in Los Angeles, California, which offers a hyper-modern industrial space with hot-spot desks, state-of-the-art kitchen space, and private conference rooms. Space Called Tribe in Miami is another black-owned coworking space that emphasizes urban innovation and incubation. These are just two examples of a few other black-owned coworking spaces, which are listed below, that have made names for themselves in the coworking space community.

Femology

Femology, located in Detroit, Michigan, is a coworking space that primarily serves black female professionals. It was founded by Meagan Ward, a Detroit native, and is expected to house 100 women-owned brands in the community. As a creative and progressive concept, Femology has provided opportunities for many entrepreneurs and startups in a city that has begun to rise as an innovative and inclusive hub within the midwest.

The Gathering Spot

The Gathering Spot has two locations, one being in Atlanta and the other in Washington DC. Founders Ryan Wilson and T.K. Peterson wanted to launch The Gathering Spot with the priority of having it feel like an exclusive and luxurious coworking space. The black professionals that primarily work from this space are there by invitation only, a mandatory requirement to join the coworking space. Additional top-tier amenities of the coworking space include 24/7 access, frequently hosted events, and a full-service restaurant and bar for its tenants. While this luxurious feel and exclusivity might seem bad for business, Ryan and T.K. have noticed their space has opened doors for many entrepreneurs and creators throughout the city, turning Atlanta into a focus city for many startup businesses.

La Create Space

Located in Inglewood, California, La Create Space is a state-of-the-art coworking space that has a futuristic focus on convenience and comfort. Guests and tenants can take advantage of electric furniture that also has custom wooden handmade tables, plenty of sofas, and enough USB charging stations for everyone. Terell and Marisa Johnson, founders of La Create Space, wanted to build a community working space where startups, artists, social media influencers, and tech junkies of all kinds could grow, network, and see their projects come to life.

Black-owned coworking spaces are on the rise in cities across the country and have opened doors to many black startups and entrepreneurs, a professional group that, unfortunately, often gets overlooked. The three spaces mentioned above mirror the same concepts and amenities as many of the larger chains, but seem to excel at attracting black professionals and black-owned businesses.

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3. Benefits of Tagging Others

Social data also describes the interaction between social media users. While comments, likes, and shares are the most obvious forms of interaction on social media, tags are another form of communication between social media users. 

Tagging is one of the most effective tips for coworking on social media. When it comes to promoting your coworking space, tags do an amazing job at increasing your visibility. On Facebook, for instance, your post will have more reaches if you tag others:

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If you often organize events at your coworking space, you can tag the participants. If you have some special offers, tag someone who helps you promote them. Any tag conveys social data, as it transfers information from one user to another. It’s a great way to become more visible online and attract potential clients. 

In Conclusion

Like any other big data, social data has limitations, as not every social media user shares information. Nevertheless, social data is still very effective for marketing purposes, as it can help your coworking space become more recognizable. 

Using the above-mentioned social data techniques together will help you increase visibility, as they will help others find your coworking space more easily. In general, these techniques are aimed at targeting large numbers of people and help them easily navigate the space of social media to find the best coworking spaces. 

Platform

Location

Croissant

International

Included.co

International

Hubble

London

Coworker

International

Instant Offices

International

Pickspace

International

Share Desk

International

Happy Desk

International

DesksNear.me

International

DeskTime

International

Coworking London

London

Desk Pass

International

Copass

International

Coworking Wiki

International

Desk Surfing

International

Near Desk

US

Liquid Space

International

GoCoWo

International

Find Workspaces

US

Sneed

India

Ofixu

International

Meetings Booker

International

Qdesq

India

eWorky

International

Share your office

US

Spacelist

US and Canada

42 Floors

US

Office List

US and Canada

Coffices

International

Breather

US, Canada, Europe

Setting

Berlin

Key to Office

International

Peerspace

US and Europe

Bizly

US

Spacewhiz

India

Beewake

US and Europe

Awfis

India

Allofficecenters

Germany

Splacer

US

Lexc

International

Desk Camping

International

Worksnug

International

Seats 2 Meet

US

Coworking.Coffee

International

Commercial Cafe

US

Preferred Office Network

US

Heydesk

International

Office Freedom

International

Flexas

International

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