Peering through the glass of Venture X, the trendsetting coworking office space venue at the Mercato shops in Naples, FL passersby are getting a glimpse of Coworking 2.0.
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While still fully operational, Venture X’s coworking office space is undergoing some serious renovation. The plans are probably best summed up by the space’s co-founder Brett Diamond who says, “We have radically redesigned the office in strides to keep up with the ever evolving way people work; providing companies and independent professionals with more ideal work and social environments. Remodeling is expected to be completed by the end of August 2013.”
The new layout will incorporate more enclosed work spaces for small teams, private glass walled offices, the ‘West Village,’ and the more upscale Founder’s Lounge which is definitely more in tune with regal old Olde Naples tastes.
While definitely a step up, die hard coworking fans and the next generation of tech superstars will still feel at home with modern social working areas and the caffeinated heart of the vibrant office – Café X.
According to Community Curator, Amanda Custodio there are still plans that work for all sized budgets, and the clientele continue to be made up of an eclectic mix of hipsters crafting new code, hardworking entrepreneurs launching exciting startups and serious high end professionals with boutique businesses.
“coworking office spaces bring money into the local economy, attract global investment dollars, boost a city’s competitive edge and visibility, and could well be indicators of where the most growth will be ahead.”
So the original Venture X hasn’t grown up too much or copped out; now it’s just better styled and equipped for entertaining a wider range of clientele and serving small businesses and satellite offices throughout the full life cycle, from concept to team building.
For those looking for a sleek private office with a high profile address in SW Florida those that reserve theirs by August 21st receive a free iPad mini.
However, equally as exciting as the stunning new work space at Mercato is the impact Venture X and the new SW Florida startup culture is having on the area.
Tim Houghten co-founder of entrepreneur magazine, G-Code Magazine, a Venture X startup which has already hired a handful of part time staff since going live last month says, “coworking office spaces bring money into the local economy, attract global investment dollars, boost a city’s competitive edge and visibility, and could well be indicators of where the most growth will be ahead.”
Mr. Houghten went on to point out that since press coverage of Venture X last month membership appears to have increased fourfold, demonstrating a natural progression from home working. Statistics from the Small Business Administration (SBA) report over half of all U.S. small businesses are home based, which indicates there could be many more local Naples businesses floating under the radar, soon to spread their wings, if they can tap into the advantages of shared workspaces.
The SBA lists solitude, scheduling conflicts and trouble focusing as top challenges for home workers. Spaces like Venture X offer a solution that can help them overcome these issues without taking on giant overhead.
Entrepreneurial publication G-Code Magazine aims to bolster SW Florida small businesses even further by providing a platform and PR solutions that will enable them to affordably rocket visibility, credibility and lead generation simultaneously.
G-Code’s content is focused on inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs and business owners. However, is taking this even further with a new ‘Playbook for Entrepreneurs’ which could potentially become the curriculum for local small business owner education sessions.
Stepping it up a notch further the magazine has just announced it will be giving away an advertising and PR package worth over $1,399 for the best “How I Did It” story from a small business owner, following up from a feature interview with one of the ‘Top 10 CEOs to Watch in 2013.’
For more information on this contest visit the entrepreneur magazine online at http://www.G-CodeMagazine.com. For those interested in virtual or private offices in Naples contact Amanda Custodio by email at Amanda@VentureX.com and mention this article to get the iPad mini and an additional 10% off your first month.
About G-Code Magazine
G-Code Magazine is a Christian Entrepreneur Magazine built to INSPIRE & EMPOWER entrepreneurs, small business owners and high level CEOs.