…Meeting Spaces for freelancers, creatives and people who just plain want a change of scenery to do their work.
So, one of my truly design/multimedia/creativity obsessions has been Meeting Spaces. It was sparked by a write-up about Meet at The Apartment on Springwise (one of my favorite places to track inspired business ideas). Apparently, the Meeting/Events industry, especially with the current economy, is starting to get innovative in order to draw revenue. They’re providing spaces for those that may not have the brick and mortar, or the technology, to pull off meetings and conferences.
Meet is only one of a diverse many. Not only are these spaces for meetings, they also fall under the category of incubator, product testing spaces, or what Trendwatching likes to call “being spaces“. Anyone with a service, design or creative business with a storefront could probably offer up meeting spaces for groups and even drive new sales in the process!
Whatever customer they serve, these small to moderate scale meeting spaces can be found in many major metropolitan areas.
Looking for a space in the DC area? Try Space88.
Even Columbus is home to SparkSpace.
I love the flexibility of this idea and it seems in these odd times, having affordable spaces for businesses to meet or conduct business would make good use of abandoned retail real estate.