What is coworking?
Coworking is about working in an energizing, productive workplace, while collaborating with others to achieve something far greater than you could by working alone.
How will coworking benefit my business?
The isolation of the kitchen table and the distractions of the coffee shop have a negative impact on the productivity of the small business owner. Industry research and comments all over the Internet by coworkers overwhelmingly say that coworkers are more creative, more productive, more confident, and earn more than they did prior to coworking. Try it and see if it works for you. Bet it will.
How much does coworking at Suite Spotte cost?
Where are you located?
Suite Spotte has two locations in the near west suburbs of Chicago. Our Forest Park Suite Spotte is in the vibrant downtown Forest Park at 7339 W. Madison Street only 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Head a little further south west and visit our La Grange Suite Spotte at 21 S. La Grange Road, Suite 200 (2nd floor) in award-winning downtown La Grange. We’re right down the street from the La Grange Road Metra Station and steps away from restaurants, shops, services, and free street or Village lot parking.
What are your hours?
We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. With member support, new members may be eligible for 24/7/365 access to Suite Spotte.
Can I stop by to see Suite Spotte?
Tours of Suite Spotte must be scheduled in advance. It’s easy to Book a tour.
What should I bring with me?
Bring whatever you would bring to the coffee shop or wherever else you work remotely…laptop, mobile phone, pens, etc. Whatever you bring with you, plan to take with you when you leave for the day. If you have dedicated workstation membership (Resident Spotter), you will have a locked pedestal file to keep your goodies and can set up your favorite monitor to make working at Suite Spotte even more productive.
Can I bring my Kids? Pets?
While we love kids, and I’m sure your pets are adorable too, Suite Spotte’s work environment isn’t set up to accommodate either. So please don’t bring your kids or your pets with you to Suite Spotte.
Can I bring a guest for the day?
Unless guests are participants in a meeting you are hosting in the conference or huddle meeting room, all guests are required to purchase a Day Pass. Participants in a meeting room may stay only for the duration of the meeting.
Sometimes I really need to concentrate with no distraction. Is that possible at Suite Spotte?
We’re all about building a collaborative community with people easily interacting with one another. That’s a key element of coworking.
However, we also know that sometimes you have to be heads down working. For those occasions, members can use their monthly allotted meeting room hours for complete focus. No phone, no chatting, shhhhhhhhh.
What if I make a lot of phone calls for my business?
We expect our guests and members to use common courtesy when talking on the phone. Generally if your call is going to be longer than 5 minutes or if it is private, we have private phone booths available for your use. All are on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone booth use for day pass users is limited to 90 minutes per day. This is not a mini-private office, so please no squatters.
However, if your business requires that you have the phone attached to your ear all day making calls non-stop, a shared workspace may not be the best place for you; unless you choose to book one of the meeting rooms for a half-day, or full-day. Check out our private offices at Suite Spotte’s Forest Park location.
How do I become a Suite Spotte member?
Can I use both Suite Spotte facilities?
Yes we offer reciprocity! If you have a 6-Pack or Baker’s Dozen pass or are an active member at any level, you may use either location’s shared workspaces for the day. Members may also use their monthly meeting room allowance for any of the meeting rooms in La Grange or Forest Park.
I could use help growing my business. Any help available at Suite Spotte?
Sue Reardon, co-founder of Suite Spotte, is a certified business coach. She runs coaching workshops and masterminds at Suite Spotte. Members get special pricing on her coaching services. Sue also offers on-demand, online coaching free to Suite Spotte members. Email Sue for more info.
You may get ideas and resources from fellow Suite Spotters. Don’t be afraid to ask. That’s what community is all about.
I just need to rent a meeting room for a conference? Can I do that?
Sure. Our conference room and huddle meeting rooms are available for rental by non-Suite Spotte members Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Check availability and book the room online. Conference room rates include use of our smart TV and most of our meeting rooms are equipped with a white board.
Don’t forget, Suite Spotte members who host a meeting in our meeting rooms get special pricing. Our conference room and huddle meeting rooms must be booked in advance. No squatters, please 🙂
Can I host an event at Suite Spotte?
Let’s talk. Drop us an email and let us know what you are thinking. If we can accommodate you, we certainly will. Drop us an email.