SOBE Work Spaces opened its doors with a kick off party By Betty Alvarez

On August 5, SOBE Work Spaces held their open house/kick off party to the public as part of their Grand Opening celebration. Located in the heart of South Beach at 1680 Michigan Avenue, just off the famous Lincoln Road Mall, SOBE Work Spaces is South Beach’s first co working location. The lively space, inspired by the offices of tech giants Google and Facebook, is made up of 17,000 sqft of a modern, innovative work environment. Miami’s leading internet marketing company, SpiderBoost has already secured 5,000 sqft of office space. With floor to ceiling windows and a 360 degree view of South Beach this location has it all including the best technology available in the beach, free coffee, a lounge with an xbox, 3 conference rooms, a large kitchen and a fast paced high energy setting.

SOBE Work Spaces is Miami Beach’s first coworking location and it offers an alternative to the isolated environment of home offices and executive suites. Coworkers at SOBE Work Spaces benefit from interaction with fellow small business owners and a sense of community in which to share knowledge that often leads to new opportunities and discoveries otherwise unavailable in other work settings.

SOBE Work Spaces understands the challenges of today’s economy and provides state of the art shared workspace that helps their members meet those challenges. “Due to the changing economy and resultant job losses and career changes, the number of resourceful entrepreneurs, freelancers, self-employed individuals and contract workers has increased dramatically. We understand the needs of [these workers] and not only want to provide a fully functioning workspace, but also a professional environment in which they can thrive,” said Armando Martinez, President of SOBE Work Spaces.

The design of the overall space and the culture encourages the development of a sense of community. Members leasing space are still working independently, but they share values and are interested in the synergy that occurs from working among like-minded people in the same space. An instant network with fellow members is created giving them the opportunity to utilize or promote each others’ services.

SOBE Work Spaces offers an ideal coworking space with a mixture of open, shared working areas with dedicated desks for those looking to trade their home office or spot at the coffee shop for a professional work environment. There are also a number of dedicated desks that provide a greater level of privacy, yet still allow for interaction with coworkers. Well-appointed dedicated offices are another option for businesses requiring more privacy and storage. SOBE Work Spaces is also an excellent solution for virtual offices.

Membership prices start at $399/month and are selling out fast. Whether you need a dedicated desk, dedicated office or a virtual office, SOBE Work Spaces provides a prestigious address and an expert front office team that will provide your business with a professional and polished image. It is ideal for providing credibility for start-up companies, small and home-based businesses that are looking for an enhanced image and support services, and especially for growing companies looking to establish a presence overseas.

Amenities include Italian designed ergonomic chairs, high speed Internet access (Wi-Fi is also available), dedicated phone connections, access to fax machines & e-fax and color printers & copiers, conference & meeting rooms, secure filing cabinets and more.

As a grand opening incentive SOBE Workspaces is offering one month of free memberships for the first 20 members. For more information please visit www.sobeworkspaces.com or call us to schedule an appointment at 305.667.0006.

Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011

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