Join us and other entrepreneurs, and share what you’re working on. Come prepared to answer: What are you working on? Where do you want to be 12 months from now? What’s the biggest challenge standing in your way right now? What sort of connections or resources would benefit you now?
Here are just a few of the many reasons to work, learn and grow at Steamwork Center, the premier Business Growth Studio and Coworking Space in Santa Clarita, CA.
Steamwork Center is a great place to work – Designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, Steamwork Center is a newly renovated office space with funky, fun decor, a stocked kitchen, cool conference room, vast event space, a business book library, fast internet, flexible seating options, convenient parking and much, much more.
Amazing coworkers and talent network – Not only are there great, knowledgeable, helpful people already working at Steamwork Center, but we have a fantastic local and global network of resources standing by to tackle your biggest business challenge.
Outstanding opportunities to learn and grow – We believe in making entrepreneurship accessible to everyone, so you don’t have to be an Ivy League MBA or move to Silicon Valley to make your idea into a business. We offer a variety of training programs, networking opportunities and challenges to nurture healthy business growth right here in Santa Clarita.
Emerging talent pipeline – We also believe in the unlimited potential of the students and recent graduates in our valley, and want to equip them with the practical work experience they need to get a foot in the door with the hottest growth companies in the area.
Host your own business building events – One of the best ways to build your business is to share your expertise generously with potential customers. We offer affordable event and meeting space and promotional services to help you magnify your message and attract the perfect clients.
Build your dream team – So you’ve got a great idea in your area of expertise, but are befuddled by technology or design or legal or marketing. Everyone has their own version of Kryptonite. We’ve got you covered. Book a strategy session and we’ll help you assemble your dream team to eliminate the blindspots and help you move forward smoothly, affordably and quickly.
Interested in learning more?
It’s time to upgrade your pajamas to work clothes, give your Starbucks app a rest or convince your boss you’ll be more productive working close to home.
Get sweaty with the Steamwork team on Work Out Wednesday and experience the inspiration for our new business growth studio.
Work on your business while you work out your body. Find out how the principles from the Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Business and the hottest workout in Santa Clarita can help you achieve both business and personal success.
We’ll be working out together at Orange Theory Fitness, getting to know each other and having tacos.
Several of the Steamwork crew are loyal members of OTF and just love it, so we want to share some of the insights we have about how business and fitness weave together for powerful results.
If this is your first visit to Orange Theory Fitness, or you are not a member at OTF, you must download the form from our ticketing page, fill it out and bring it with you to the workout.
What to Bring
Great attitude & desire to try something new
Toiletries if you need to freshen up (bathrooms and shower available)
Gym lock (optional)
As I write this while working from home, my computer fan is blowing, the dog is pacing around after barking his furry little face off, the refrigerator is buzzing, the dishwasher is running, the kids are in another room playing Xbox and I can hear the click clack of the keyboard. Luckily the TV is off for the night and no one in my house is currently streaming YouTube videos about obscure yodel-producing sports.
Working at a coffee shop is really no better. The grinding, whirring, sensitive conversations, doors opening, name shouting…all of those noises add up.
Coworking spaces aren’t meant to be silent like a library. There will be a natural hum as folks settle into their work routines, have coffee chats to get to know one another, or greet a visitor. However, they are usually pretty low key.
Coworkers have a code – using one earphone means I can be interrupted, and two earphones means I need to focus and can’t be disturbed. No headphones means I’m ready for anything.
When noises get to the annoying level, just make a kind, quiet request to the noisemaker to please manage the noise. We all get carried away sometimes. Relative to balloons popping and a marching band, coworking noise sounds pretty good to me!
Check out all of the noises that could be much worse!
We are excited to create this opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, create and grow thriving new businesses in Santa Clarita, CA. Coworking is a global phenomenon that is transforming how and where we work.
As we prepared to open our workspace, we connected with pioneers who have been operating coworking spaces all over the world. Here’s a collection of resources and research to understand coworking benefits, trends and opportunities.
If you love working for startups and living in Santa Clarita, but don’t like to commute you are in luck. There are some great sites aggregating jobs at startups that are open to remote workers in all sorts of roles. I spotted listings for cofounders, marketing, sales, product, growth, programmers, testers, customer care and more at all levels of experience. Hope you find the perfect match!
Enjoy our weather while making history working remotely at the next unicorn!
The Community Manager (CCM) is directly responsible for executing and administering the daily operations of the business growth studio, member programming and events as directed by the Owner, thus ensuring that the members are happy, productive and thriving. This reports directly to the Owner.
Following is a list of all duties and responsibilities that the CCM does on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to fulfill their purpose.
Model trust and collaboration as a key value of the community
Continuously foster a culture of openness and accessibility
Always put members first, and be eagerly responsive to their needs
Encourage members to develop relationships with each other through programming, seating arrangements and active introductions
Encourage members to take ownership of the space by encouraging problem solving in a collaborative format
Get to know each member, what they are working on, what their personal interests are and their goals for being in the coworking space
Collaborate with Owner to act as connector, introducing members to other members, small businesses to local resources, and follow-up with care and understanding
Collaborate with Owner to act as an ambassador of the space and identify and nurture community ambassadors amongst the members
Organize, plan and execute member programming and events
Follow all customer service and member relations programs and policies as directed by and in collaboration with Owner to ensure that each member has the best experience possible
Use excellent communication skills to de-escalate any conflicts which may arise between members or staff and members
Use excellent customer service skills to deliver prompt and thoughtful responses and solutions to member problems through verbal or written communication
Interact with vendors and subcontractors in a thorough and professional manner as directed by and in collaboration with the Owner
Create and book food truck or catering vendors for each business day, and call to confirm the day prior
Identify speakers to address community suggestions and needs
Work with sponsors and hosts to plan events
Supervise set up of special space arrangements (classroom style, theater style, mixer, etc.)
Collaborate with Owner to build relationships with sponsors, bringing them into the community through happy hours, office hours and various other channels
Collaborate with Owner to support development of partnerships with local businesses, allowing for member discounts to gyms, dry cleaners, bars and eateries
Collaborate with Owner to support the creation and fostering of relationships with other coworking spaces, business leaders, city government and resources which will allow beneficial connections to be made between them and the the coworking space members
Maintain member records within the member management or CRM, ensuring the information is accurate and up to date
Maintain customer payment and billing accounts, ensuring they are up-to-date and accurate at all times
Perform monthly audits to ensure member records and billing information are accurate and up-to-date
Administer office waiting list, keeping it up to date
Work closely with Owner to ensure that all revenue line items are growing, that business is growing and that products are evolving to meet the existing and emerging needs of members
Administer bookings of event and meeting room rentals
Work with Owner to develop and execute operational systems and procedures and continually identify and implement new ways for the coworking space to become more efficient
Capture emails from ‘tourees,’ event attendees and anyone who contacts the coworking space through the website
Maintain (Mailchimp) mailing lists including interest lists (emails captured from interested parties as well as alumni members) and active member lists. Ensure these are up-to-date and captured emails are entered immediately
Maintain Mailchimp templates
Maintain sales leads in CRM, following up after initial contact
Procure all office, bathroom and kitchen supplies
Perform regular (weekly, semi-monthly) inventory of all office, bathroom and kitchen supplies
Process and deliver all mail, ensuring that mail is handled according to the postmaster standards as set forth in the mail handling guidelines
Ensure all members are fully onboarded within 24 hours of joining, added to all systems (data, printer and wifi), given a “member tour” of the space and taught about member procedures and community expectations
Administer event marketing and promotion channels (ie: Eventbrite, Google Calendar, Flyers and Posters, Email campaigns)
Grow and maintain membership base in collaboration with the Owner
Act as brand ambassador, understanding the the coworking space brand differentiator in the marketplace and the unique value proposition and convey this to all guests, members, partners and sponsors
Maintain listing and marketing sites to ensure that the coworking space is properly represented at all times
Execute on marketing and media campaigns in collaboration with and as directed by the Owner
Keep the coworking space’s brand presence updated on social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
Collaborate with Owner to execute on monthly newsletters to interest list, alumni and active members
Provide tours to interested candidates on a daily basis, follow up with them after initial tour as directed by and in collaboration with the Owner
Execute on promotion of all internal member programming and external events held in the space
Maintain facilities at all times to the standards set forth by the Owner, including the cleanliness, furniture, wireless network appliances, bathrooms, kitchen, conference rooms and elevator
Troubleshoot minor issues with appliances, wireless networks, elevator and security systems, and interact with vendors for more complicated issues.
Keep Owner updated as to facilities and equipment issues, resolutions and any follow up required by Owner
Perform hourly facilities checks throughout the day to ensure tables are clean, chairs in order, internet is sound with ample bandwidth and conference rooms are always clean for new arrivals
Maintain kitchen and bathrooms, ensuring they are well stocked, keep dishes done, coffee made and bathrooms in good condition
Coordinate with facilities maintenance crew to ensure the facilities are kept clean and the bathrooms are in working order
In collaboration with the Owner ensure that the space design is current and meets the needs of the members, rearrange space as needed to meet the needs of the members.
Duties and projects as assigned
Adheres to all established policies, procedures and guidelines.
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