Let’s face it. Our work life takes up the majority of our day. Many people go to an office, sit there all day and come home with little or no time to network, advance their career or even just relax and unwind. Rameet Chawla, the founder of Fueled Collective, saw a need to “create a collaborative culture for startups with a communal workspace with a focus on mentoring and partnership,” said Gary DeJesus, CMO for the company.
RewardExpert discussed why Fueled Collective makes both business sense and common sense for companies looking to boost the spirits of their employees, close deals and save big money on office space.
What Do They Do?
As their website states, “Fueled Collective is a social lifestyle club and co-working space, where everything you need to take your life to the next level is at your fingertips.” It is a comforting space to fulfill pretty much anyone’s needs and desires both professionally and personally. The business offers shared office workspaces, meeting rooms, private offices and unlimited free coffee.
Fueled Collective currently has locations in New York, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, with more on the way. “Each location is unique, but some of our staples include both private and communal workspaces and a fully-stocked bar at some of our spaces. Our Cincinnati location even includes a boutique fitness club right on-site,” explained DeJesus.
Taking Work to the Next Level
Besides offering comforting spaces, there are a plethora of amenities (which vary by location). These include: a full bar, full kitchen, tables and chairs, bartending staff, flat screen televisions, wireless internet, several hundred parking spaces and a deluxe AV system that can be used to connect right to your iPhone, iPad, etc. Companies can rent out small, medium or large spaces to fit whatever business or social needs that are necessary.
“Fueled Collective is a lifestyle-enhancing club that offers members more than just a place to work,” said DeJesus. “It gives them an all-in-one location to socialize, create and grow, whether that’s at the bar or in the communal workspace. We also transform into an event space at night for anything from fashion shows to cocktail parties for 400 or more.”
In terms of pricing, it depends on the location. DeJesus explained that there are a variety of membership options to meet specific needs, “whether that’s only coming in a few days a week to work and grab drinks, or moving into a private office full-time.”
Collaboration Can Help Make Money
The old saying goes that two heads are better than one. And when it comes to working, DeJesus says working with others just makes sense. “People want to see fresh faces, and when you work out of a standalone office, you don’t get that. At Fueled Collective, you’re constantly meeting new people to bounce ideas off of, get a fresh perspective from, or even just grab drinks with when the day’s through.”
When asked if companies are missing out on opportunities by not having their own leased space, DeJesus replied, “We encourage them to have their own leased space, as well as gain social opportunities from Fueled Collective that they may have been missing out on previously—whether it’s starting a partnership with another business at Fueled Collective or meeting a freelancer that can help boost their revenue.”
Discover Your New Social
Getting started with Fueled Collective couldn’t be easier. Simply visit fueledcollective.com to see what options are available and find the best space and amenities for you or your company. DeJesus said that for startups, Fueled Collective is definitely something they shouldn’t do without as you’re constantly evolving and testing. “At Fueled Collective, they’re able to learn how they can improve from other members early on, giving them a much better end product.”
And while other companies offer co-working spaces to take care of their work side of life, DeJesus noted that Fueled Collective helps complete the circle. “We give members a place where they can work, socialize, and in some cases get in a workout.” It may just become the best part of your job that you never knew you could have.