Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? The best way to really understand is to come in and see the space. As always, your first drop-in day is free – it’s the best way to get a feel of what working here is all about.
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions:
Do I need to make a reservation?
Nope, just come on in. No appointment is necessary for a tour or to drop-in.
Can I meet with clients?
Of course! We have five beautiful meeting rooms perfect for meeting with clients. The largest meeting rooms seats about 16 and 12 and has a projector for presentations. The medium meeting rooms seat 8 and the small meeting room seats 4. Each has a whiteboard and a conference phone with a national calling plan. Calendars are kept at each for easily reserving a room. You can book a room up to a week out if needed. Clients who join you for meetings only do not have to pay a drop-in rate. However, if they’d like to stay and work with you all day, please have them sign in. Their visit can be billed directly to your account if you wish.
Can I come in just to use a conference room?
Can I get a private office?
We do not have private offices. Many folks who think they need a private office are often surprised by what our space has to offer. Come through for a tour and try us out – you might find coworking suits your needs better than you thought.
Where can I sit?
We designed our space to be as flexible as possible for everyone using it. There are flags at all available desks to help you know what is available. We encourage all members to move about the space to find the area that best suits them. Or, if you become bored of your desk and need a change of scenery, you are always welcome to hop up and move about!
Do I need to bring my computer? Phone?
Yes and yes. Most folks use their cell phones or an internet service for most calls. Also, each conference room has a phone with a national calling plan.
Do I need to pay for coffee/printing/Internet?
Nope – it’s all included in your membership! We want you to be able to focus on getting your work done while you’re here, not worry about how much each minute you spend here costs. Just set your things down, jump online, grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and hop to it.
Is it OK for me to talk on the phone?
Of course – this is an office, after all! That said, it is important to be respectful of those around you. If you need to discuss something confidential, need to raise your voice a bit more than usual, or simply need privacy, we suggest you step into an available meeting room or one of our two small phone rooms. Otherwise, feel free to take calls at your desk – we all need to from time to time.
Are you open nights and weekends?
Our Resident members have 24/7 access to the space, and are welcome to work any hours that they’d like. Advocate, Part-Time, and drop-in guests can access our space during our staffed office hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Is there parking?
We do not have any dedicated parking spots for members. Capitol Hill is an incredibly dense neighborhood, so parking can be a challenge. There are a number of paid parking lots for as little as $5/day within a couple blocks of the space. There is paid 2-hour parking on Pike and Pine, as well as right in front of the building. There is zoned 2-hour parking on all the side streets around the office. We have a full map of all the lots and zoning for you to figure out where it is best to park.
What about my bike?
Bikes are more than welcome (they even have their own room)! Ten indoor hanging bike racks and a number of cubbies are available for keeping your bike and biking gear safe and dry while you are working here for the day.
Do I have to sign a contract?
All of our memberships on a month-to-month basis. We understand that life changes quickly and try to be flexible with our offerings. All members do have to sign a space license with us. If you would like to review the space license before you come in, we’d be happy to send it to you electronically.
Can I bring my dog?
Sure! Dogs who are quiet and happy just lounging all day love our space. We ask that you keep your pooch leashed and by your side while you’re here – that keeps pets and people happy. Disruptive, destructive, or unfriendly dogs will be asked to stay home.
Are you the only game in town?
Not by far! There are a number of spaces in and around Seattle and each one has it’s own unique style and structure. In addition, many coworking spaces have banded together to form the Coworking Visa Program. Being a member of one coworking space can enable you to drop into other coworking spaces around the world, free of charge. You can see all the details by visiting the Coworking Visa Page on the wiki.
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