SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — One year after opening its doors, Saratoga CoWorks is enjoying great success thanks to the growing popularity of the coworking concept.
Located in the Regent Springs Building (formerly the Skidmore College Theater at 153 Regent Street), Saratoga CoWorks offers a fully-equipped communal workspace where independent business professionals, entrepreneurs, and freelancers can rent workspace by the day or monthly.
Completely renovated prior to opening in early 2014, Saratoga CoWorks was designed by owners Dorothy Rogers-Bullis and Daniel Bullis (who also own drb Business Interiors) using top-quality, ergonomic office furniture from Knoll, HON, Artopex, National, SitOnIt, and ERG.
The space boasts state-of-the-art technology including enterprise-class Wi-Fi, and private conference and meeting rooms equipped with projectors and Apple TVs. With whiteboard walls, a kitchenette, natural light, personal storage space, and free on-street parking, Saratoga CoWorks offers independent workers the comforts of home with the amenities of a traditional office.
Meeting the demand for coworking space
As more companies allow employees to telecommute, and an increasing number of people are working independently from home, the desire for coworking facilities has grown. Many of these work-from-home professionals have realized that the isolation of their home office is not all it is cracked up to be, and achieving a work-life balance is challenging when the lines between home and work become blurred. These are often the people who turn to a coworking setup.
"Coworking involves a shared work environment where independent professionals and entrepreneurs can collaborate and flourish," said Dorothy Rogers-Bullis. "We designed Saratoga CoWorks to encourage interaction among the diverse individuals who utilize this workspace and to offer an infrastructure for member participation and growth."
A distinctive shared work environment
With its top-of-the-line furniture and electronic equipment, Saratoga CoWorks is unlike any other shared workspace in the area.
"We saw an unmet need for a well-designed, professional coworking space in Saratoga Springs," continued Rogers-Bullis. "While most traditional offices focus on private workspaces, we wanted to create a unique facility with open spaces for open mindsâ€“where positive, creative energy could flow freely."
"Saratoga CoWorks offers the flexibility to use the facility as much or as little as needed," notes Daniel Bullis. "Monthly members have 24/7 access to the space, but we also offer daily rates for people who may be in town temporarily or have a one-day need for a meeting space for a group presentation or work session."
The space offers benefits to start-ups as well as more established businesses.
"For new companies that are just getting started, Saratoga CoWorks provides them with a professional appearance, as well as a physical office address," continued Bullis. "And for the seasoned company, we simplify the process of leasing and maintaining office space; the monthly membership includes all utilities and amenities."
Connect, compose, collaborate
Saratoga CoWorks offers an array of packages and membership options. Rates start at $25 per day, and monthly memberships range from $250 to $350. For more information or to schedule a tour of Saratoga CoWorks, please call Dorothy Rogers-Bullis at 518-306-5233, or visit www.saratogacoworks.com.