Starting a new business may seem daunting.
On top of day-to-day operations, there can be concerns about renting and maintaining an office. That’s where The Biz Foundry enters the picture.
The Biz Foundry opened inMcMinnvilleinDecember of 2019 to provide office space to entrepreneurs of all levels. Desks are available to rent, all the way up to private offices. Rent includes furniture, access to a conference room, and use of the kitchen.
“We had all the offices rented out when COVID hit and then a lot of people left and didn’t come back,” said Mandy Eller, who leases a private office at The Biz Foundry and also helps promote the facility. “It’s like we’ve had to start all over again.”
Eller was quick to emphasize the benefits of The Biz Foundry.
“For people working from home, it’s like you have co-workers again,” she said. “This is a very welcoming environment. It’s like its own micro economy where people can bounce ideas off one another and work together.”
The Biz Foundry is conveniently located in downtown McMinnville on Court Square.
For the starting price of $99 a month, a renter gains 24-7 access to The Biz Foundry and can use the conference room and the printer.
For $179 a month, a renter is assigned a designated desk. For $279 a month, a private office can be obtained.
Eller says she has a private office rented and so does Motlow College president Michael Torrence.
There are two other private offices that are empty and currently available. There are also several open desks.
The Biz Foundry offers fast internet speeds and a conference room that features advanced Zoom meeting technology.
“The Zoom meetings are very user-friendly,” said Eller. “When a person is talking, the Zoom technology will automatically focus on the person who is speaking. It’s that advanced. There’s also a nice kitchen with coffee brewing all the time.”
The Biz Foundry has locations in McMinnville, Cookeville and Sparta. To inquire about renting space at the facility, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message the organization on Facebook.