Working from home, while convenient, isn’t always easy. The work-from-home struggles are even more apparent since the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of office buildings and employees now staying home.
Brian Burgett found frustration in working from home and opened up Queen City Coworking, a small shared workspace in Sharonville.
“I tend to get distracted easily and end up in the backyard playing with the puppy or at the refrigerator looking for something to eat,” he says. “So, I decided I was going to find a coworking space so I could get some work done.”
Coworking was something that Burgett found interest in more than a decade ago after reading about it in a magazine.
“I did some research and could only find a couple of coworking spaces and they were in downtown Cincinnati,” he says. “They were awesome, but just too far for me to drive on a daily basis and head back to appointments in the northern suburbs. So I decided to get an office bigger than I needed and offer to share it with others in the same circumstance.”
That’s when Burgett happened upon an office available in Executive Park, just off the interstate.
The office has an open space, five offices, a large kitchen, and a training room. Currently, two of the offices are used for meeting room space, two as private offices, and one as a “tech room” with three Dedcicated Desks that currently house a few internet startups.
“Queen City Coworking was designed to be an inexpensive office for startups, small businesses, and contract workers in the suburbs,” he says. “We have all the amenities you will need for your business. We have meeting and training rooms, great wifi, a copier/printer, private work areas, and all the coffee and bottled water you can drink. We have great people and interesting water cooler talk. It’s like the best office you have ever worked at minus the nasty boss! All of our members get 24/7 access via a Golden Key.”
Burgett says Queen City Coworking offers an affordable “Meeting Space Membership” that doesn’t provide a desk but it does give members the ability to use the space for meetings, events, or training. “COVID has slowed this membership, but some are finding it useful to bring in clients after hours or during the weekend when the building is empty,” he adds.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, Burgett says he moved things around in the coworking space so that there are private areas to allow for social distancing.
Burgett says that in the near future he hopes to find a second location where Queen City Coworking can offer more private offices and space for larger events.