Behind The Business: Opening My Oregon Coworking Space 7 Months Ago On a $7,000 Budget

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Welcome to our brand new solo episode series: Behind the Business! In these episodes I will be giving you some insight on projects we are working on in real time - and a highly requested one so far has been to share how I launched my women’s coworking space here in Salem, Oregon at the beginning of 2022. This is my first venture into the world of commercial real estate, and it has been a wild ride these first 7 months, so let’s just dive into the episode!


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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode:

  • Why did I decide to create a woman’s coworking space?
  • “There's so much power in putting into words what you want + visualize what you want because it can actually come true for you.”
  • The power of community over competition.
  • The timeline of how the Clubhouse came to be.
  • What the lease terms of the space were.
  • “The answer will always be ‘no’ unless you ask for something.”
  • Why I needed to create a completely separate business for this coworking space.
  • How I funded the beginning costs.
  • What the launch looked like.

Q+A Questions

  • How did you assess where in-person work was heading + mitigate risk during COVID?  
  • What is the most significant outcome for Cubicle to CEO that can directly correlate to the Clubhouse?
  • How far back did this project really begin + how many people were involved in creating/opening the Clubhouse?
  • Do you have a building manager?


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