June July 2019

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30 | Ignitemag.ca | June | July 2019 Whether you need office and meeting space for an hour, a week or a year, these services might just have the solution. by Doug Wallace WEWORK Overview: The focus of WeWork is co-working spaces, so it's a favourite with entrepreneurs and freelancers with a laid- back or creative mien. Memberships can include a temporary shared desk, a desk of your own or an actual office all to yourself. Style: Lounge-like, contemporary and comfortable. Scope: 15 sites in Canada—five in Vancouver, one in Burnaby, seven in Toronto and two in Montreal. Value: Prices differ depending on the loca- tion. Cost-effective with a variety of useful amenities such as IT support, printers, office supplies and storage. wework.com/l/Canada LIQUIDSPACE Overview: This office space network links renters with landlords, effectively bringing everybody together in real time—professionals, start-ups, brokers, building owners, hotels, private business owners, business centres, etc. Clients take their pick from a full list of services, from conference rooms to virtual offices. Style: Lots of variety due to the huge network, from swing space to long-term. Scope: 1,450 cities in the network, including 13 in B.C., two in Alberta, 48 in Ontario, 11 in Quebec and four in New Brunswick. Value: No lease, no hassle and you pay by the month. liquidspace.com/ca SHORT-TERM SPACES REGUS Overview: One of the first out of the box in 1989, this Luxembourg-based co-working company is big with entrepreneurs and start-ups, renting a variety of space worldwide. The company also lets local renters operate franchises using the Regus name. Style: These people are the big guns. There is truly a ton of variety here—all shapes and sizes, all modern, professional, efficient and bright. Scope: 38 cities across Canada, from Victoria to Halifax, with 3,000 total locations in 120 countries. Value: Super flexible with space and pricing, renting by the hour, day, week, month, with prices to match. regus.ca

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