Like fencing, new business ventures are fraught with risks when attempted at home inside a closet. Take advantage of space and companionship with today's Groupon to NextSpace. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get five one-day passes (a $100 value).
• For $89, you get a one-month membership and keycard (a $265 value).
NextSpace furnishes a collaborative workspace and fosters a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other independent professionals. With either a no-commitment one-month café membership (a $225 value, which includes a $40 administration and keycard fee) or a quintet of day passes, 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, and fax machine, utilities, and basic janitorial services. The keycard included in the month membership grants 24/7 access to the workspace, a copier ($0.10/page for black-and-white printing, $0.25/page for color printing), and conference rooms, which must be reserved in advance. Day-pass workers can plug away from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and all personnel also receive complimentary coffee, tea, and caffeine-dispensing helmets.
Aside from providing an excuse to give fuzzy footie pajamas a vacation, NextSpace gives would-be ladder climbers the chance to bounce ideas 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.
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