Written by Aaron-Michael Fox.

CoWorks, located in the JP Morgan Chase Building at Fifth Avenue and Tenth Street, was founded in May of 2018 by Bryan Shaw and Jeremy Turner with an eye toward creating flexible office space for start-up entrepreneurs.

Co-working spaces are becoming an increasingly popular trend around the world and most modern cities have at least one.

“In Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Lexington you could find 12 coworking spaces in any of those cities,” Shaw told the Herald-Dispatch. “Now you can find one in Huntington as well.”

The concept behind co-working spaces is to supply all the basic needs for a start-up business, while eliminating the costly overhead by sharing resources in a single space.

CoWorks also offers the benefit of not requiring a long-term lease. Most units are rented month-to-month, but you can also get a day pass for as little as $20 per day.

“When I was first starting my business, signing a year lease on my first office space was terrifying,” said Julie Hewett, owner of JulNet Solutions and a tenant of CoWorks. “I had no idea whether I’d still be in business a year later!”

Becoming a CoWorks member includes your furnished office space with a physical address, WIFI access, copy machine access, meeting and conference room access, 24/7 security, exercise room access, kitchen access, coffee and water, AND the added benefit of networking with the other businesses that will be your neighbors.

If all that wasn’t enough, CoWorks also offers presentations, workshops, training sessions, and business networking events hosted by qualified professionals that will deepen your knowledge and social and business connections.

Desk options range from a Flex Desk ($75/month), to Dedicated Desk ($150/month), to Executive Desk ($200).  Furnished offices start at $300/month for a 12’x12’ space and go up to $500/month depending on the size.

For more information, go to www.CoWorksWV.com.

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