Contact and About R2W
Where are we? - Room2work is located on the border between Roswell and Alpharetta, GA on Mansell Rd just west of GA400 and across from Walmart in the Mansell Commons office park
Room2work recently got described as a passion project for me, and I had to admit that it was. However, it didn’t start out that way. The original idea was a lot more functional.
I was working on moving a previous company to a new location and needed a space with a couple of offices and a small warehouse. As I explored ALL of the options within a reasonable commute, I realized there was a substantial gap in the commercial real estate market - What I needed didn’t exist.
After a little research, I discovered that 68% of all businesses start at home, and many of them grow until they fill a spare bedroom, garage, or basement, but then what? Even a small commercial space can be larger than your whole house and requires a multi-year lease. From rent and utilities to furniture and equipment, moving into a commercial space is a huge leap of faith. So, many of these business owners stay crammed at home or take the leap and struggle to meet rent on a commercial space
Room2work is my project to fill the space needs for a forgotten group of growing businesses that are too big for a home office and not yet big enough for a commercial space of their own
That’s the functional part of Room2work, and it really started as a business version of the self-storage spaces that are all around town. Those mini-warehouses were intended to provide dry and temperature-controlled storage space for everything that didn’t fit in your new home. However, they also provide storage for a lot of small businesses. Their storage units won’t have electricity, lighting, or WiFi, so it’s difficult to do anything except store your equipment and inventory, but they’re cheap, and the monthly terms are very flexible.
I’m not ashamed to say I borrowed directly from that business model for Room2work and added the professional image and resources of the highly popular coworking spaces for the perfect small business space.
The passion kicked in with one simple statistic – 50% of all businesses fail within the first five years. I could list out all the reasons why but the short answer is, they run out of money. So the Room2work business plan got modified to become more than just office and warehouse space. Our team developed what we began calling a small business eco-system. It’s a collection of services, resources, and even collective buying agreements that help solopreneur’s grow from a great idea on their kitchen table to businesses that can easily compete with bigger and bigger companies.
No one can guarantee your success, but our team is committed to helping you any way we can.
Come see the space and let us know how we can help you.