Like fencing, new business ventures are fraught with cerebral and corporeal risks when attempted alone inside a home closet. Take advantage of space and companionship with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-month café membership at NextSpace Coworking in Culver City (a $430 value).
NextSpace furnishes a collaborative workspace and fosters a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other independent professionals. With a no-commitment, one-month membership (a $375 value, plus a $40 included administration fee), café members are welcome to grab a seat alongside others in a productive coffee-shop-like space, taking advantage of the wireless and wired commercial broadband Internet, a networked printer, scanner, fax machine, utilities, and basic janitorial services. The keycard (a $15 value) grants 24/7 access to conference rooms and a copier ($0.10/page for black-and-white printing, $0.25/page for color printing), and card carriers also receive complimentary coffee, tea, and caffeine-dispensing helmets. A range of events, such as brown-bag lunch gatherings, members-only email-discussion lists, lectures, and happy hours, extend the experience beyond the office like a tender birch tree stretching its limbs to high-five a nearby druid.
Aside from providing an excuse to give fuzzy footie pajamas a vacation, NextSpace gives would-be ladder climbers the chance to bounce ideas and bushy-tailed computer mice off other members, whose ranks include software developers, marketing strategists, engineers, architects, and freelancers of various stripes. Every day, a group of these career-minded mortals descends on the sophisticated think space to tend to labors of love, sharing expertise, referring business opportunities to one another, and combining talents to tackle larger projects.
Downtown Culver City
9415 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, California 90232