Shared Office Space That Works With You: HQ Raleigh Edwin Whitted March 12, 2015 DOING GOOD, OFFICE Shared workspaces are not a new idea, but HQ Raleigh has chosen to design their space to be unique in looks and function. By carefully curating all aspects of their space they leave the entrepreneurs and professionals free to really drive positive change. Main Space at HQ Raleigh by Em-Grey Photography HQ Raleigh has managed to create an entire interactive community based around 5 Core Values that are clearly present in all that they do: 1. Be Authentic This workspace has nothing to hide and everything to show. Suite office spaces and meeting rooms have glass doors and members are encouraged to make their space reflect themselves. HQ Raleigh remains authentic by proudly displaying the work of artists they love in different mediums. Through partnerships with the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh (CAM RALEIGH) and ARTSPACE, they feature revolving installations from local and national talents. The HQ Piece 2014 by Jonathan Brilliant hqfilm from brilliant on Vimeo. Just keep in mind that this is no art gallery. Tour the space and you see marker boards and desk spaces cluttered with new ideas born from numerous attempts to push their business forward. Real work goes on here and you can’t help but be inspired by seeing others dedicated to making their dreams real. They also keep satellite radio on in common areas at the perfect level to give the feel of creative space instead of a library. It really feels like a place you can be yourself in. 2. Empower Others The creative individuals are the best decoration an open workspace can have. However HQ Raleigh isn’t interested in trendy people for the sake of eye candy. They want you be able to grab a coffee from the bar (delicious local coffee is provided by Jubala Coffee for members and guests) while sharing ideas and challenges with others who facing similar struggles. By keeping their membership populated with driven and diverse change makers, the workspace inspires collaborations and friendships that transcend basic networking. Cafe Space at HQ Raleigh by Em-Grey Photography 3. Drive Forward with Purpose Once you have set your goals, this space cuts out the obstacles to putting in the work. In all they house 22 private suites a co-working space with 20 desks, and a quiet co-working space with ten desks. There are also two large conference rooms, six small meeting rooms, and five phone booths for private calls. Member concentrate on what they want to accomplish and the work space gives them access to whatever they need to drive forward. Co-Working Space at HQ Raleigh by Em-Grey Photography Private Suites at HQ Raleigh by Em-Grey Photography 4. Think Big! Part of the membership benefits is access to HQ member only events the include speaker series and lunches with successful entrepreneurs. HQ Raleigh has even partnered TED to organize events that can showcase Raleigh, NC talent on a global stage. Post by HQ Raleigh. 5. Leave the World Better Than You Found It Sharing workspace is very simple way to reduce the footprint typically left by large isolated workspaces. HQ Raleigh takes that further by making efforts like incorporating member bike share with local bike shop Oak City Cycling and providing community basic office supplies. The make sure that the next generation of entrepreneurs have access to better opportunities, HQ Raleigh partnered with N.C. State University to create the Entrepreneurship Clinic. Students are given opportunities to gain real world experience by solving business problems members are facing right now. A photo posted by HQ Raleigh (@hqraleigh) on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:23am PDT Learn more about HQ Raleigh and the members that are changing the game here.