4 Years of Coworking in Butler, Confession Time

4 years of coworking in butler

It's been four years since I bought ConnectWork on Main, the only place where you can find coworking in Butler, PA. If you want more on that story, be sure to listen to the podcast below. I want to share how we are moving forward, stimulating economic growth in the community, and encouraging people to dream big.

My 4th anniversary in coworking does not find me where I thought I would be – but it's not nearly as bad as my 1st anniversary as an owner 🤣. I had goals and dreams in 2020, just like everyone else. I've gotten to see a few of them become reality since then.

In the past four years, we've seen some amazing things happen at ConnectWork. We've hosted events that have brought people together and we've seen businesses start and grow in our space. Members have found their dream jobs, changed career paths, and found ways to pursue their passions. We're proud to be a part of the Butler community and we're excited to continue supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. Thanks for being a part of our journey!

Listen in to the Behind the Business, of Coworking in Butler, Episode 1

Ready for the Next Phase of Coworking in Butler

With more and more companies sending their employees back to the office, many people are finding themselves in need of a new workspace. For some, this means getting away from the kids and working in a quiet, adult-only environment. For others, it means taking advantage of the weather and working outside of the house. And for those who have been working in their cars, it might just mean having a desk again, or possibly for the first time.

Whatever the reason, coworking spaces are becoming an increasingly popular option for those who want to spread out and enjoy the benefits of working in an office setting. From shared conference rooms to dedicated desks, coworking spaces offer a variety of options for those who need a little extra space. So if you're looking for a change of scenery, consider coworking as your next phase.

Resume Workshopping

Fresh out of ideas for your resume? Tired of staring at a blank page while you try to brainstorm your way to the perfect cover letter? We've all been there. But don't worry, help is on the way! We're pleased to confirm that we will continue to host open office hours for FREE resume workshopping. You can find the information for the next one on our Events page.

Whether you're starting from scratch or just need a fresh pair of eyes to take a look at what you've got, an experienced person will be on hand to offer guidance and answer any questions you might have. So dust off those old resumes and get ready to give them a makeover – we can't wait to see what you come up with!

End-of-Month Check-Ins While Coworking in Butler

Ohhhh these are, literally, my fav. So here's the deal, staying on track is hard friend. I hate doing it alone so I figured what better place to build in some accountability than the cowork 🙌 Every month we get to together and check in on where we are, how things have been going, and decide on the next actions we need to take to keep it moving.

It sounds simple enough, but the magic is in showing up month after month and keeping yourself accountable with support from your friends. Sessions are for members only for now and are open to any level of membership. Even if you only make it in for the end-of-month check-ins, it's worth the membership cost!

Upgrades and Amenities You Find When Coworking in Butler

The last 12 months have seen quite a few changes around the CoWork. I’ve updated/changed the furniture and added new equipment to support whatever you are creating. This includes

  • PRIVATE offices – this was a big deal 🦄
  • Vintage phone booth
  • LEGOS!!!!
  • End of Month Check-ins to keep you on track and heading toward your dreams
  • Mailing setup complete with labels and postal things
  • Podcasting equipment
  • Professional lightboxes
  • Monitors with adapters
  • Unofficial Tool Lending Library
  • Growler Library
  • Professional cleaning from Partners In Grime Cleaning Services

Here's what I have on the roadmap for 2024 so far…

  • Finally completing the kitchen setup
  • Napping room
  • Adding more art
  • 90-Day Incubator Cycles

I’m hoping 2024 will bring even more opportunities to upgrade the space and support our members. Have suggestions? I'd love to hear them!

Sharing what we’re all about for our 4th Anniversary of Coworking in Butler

After talking to tons of new people about ConnectWork on Main and what we’re all about, I’ve noticed a couple of things about myself. The things I love about my co-work are not always top of mind for everyone else. In addition, I tend to focus on (and share) details that don’t show the whole picture or highlight the benefits well. Hooray for self-awareness and identifying places to improve.

Things I Love About My Brand of Coworking in Butler

  • Sensory-friendly
  • Inclusive
  • Make your own desk location with nesting desks
  • Mad Men vibe sans the chauvinism
  • Done is better than perfect
  • “Fuck yes” – you wanna do a thing? Sweet! Let's goooo
  • Super nifty vintage phone booth that I had no business moving in a mini-van from Pittsburgh
  • Pop up Podcast/audio recording and photo studio concept

Benefits of being a member

  • Free (local) coffee… Need I say more?
  • In-house rates when booking event space at the HollyPointe Building
  • Use of color printer/scanner (included in membership)
  • Conference room use up to 20 people (or within any lower constraints per mandate)
  • Reservable closed-door offices for meetings or long phone calls
  • Joining a community of epic humans who are excited to meet you and see you succeed
  • Be part of the online Slack (how we stay connected when we aren't in the space) – this is like Facebook without the distractions
  • And more 😛

My Hopes and Dreams as I Hit the 4th Anniversary of Coworking in Butler Mark

The CoWork is my answer to wanting to support the community (without volunteering for one more thing). If you're a member of the CoWork I will answer just about any question in Slack and if you find you need support or additional expertise, I will tap my network.

My dream for the CoWork has always been to have a place where you could work alongside friends and create a space where everyone felt like they could excel and have fun doing it. The missing piece is having you there. I’ve done my best to make membership accessible and the space appealing. I’m excited to meet and welcome humans who know when they find ConnectWork on Main that it’s the right place for them.

Here’s to the next 12 months! 🤣 Until then… Check out the Events happening for the public if you aren't ready to join us yet. Seriously though, I hope you will consider hanging out with us 😜 I can’t wait to meet you!