Small biz spotlight: Q&A with Orchard House, Birmingham’s first women-focused co-working collective

The Practice Works space is perfect for productivity and staying socially distant. Photo via Orchard House on Instagram

Birmingham’s first women-focused co-working collective is here. Orchard House Beta kicks off at Practice Works this September. Find out more about how Orchard House originated and how to join today.

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Co-working concept grows in Birmingham – here are 10 to choose from.

Members working in Forge, a co-working space in Birmingham.
Forge offers a friendly atmosphere where you can get work done. Photo via Forge.

Co-working spaces are a great resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. A co-working space is like a cross between a coffee shop and a library, with a friendly, work-focused atmosphere. Here are 12 locations where you can experience co-working in Birmingham.

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Dary Goodrich, Chocolate Products Manager at Equal Exchange, on fair trade and their new 92% Total Eclipse Bar

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Staff from Equal Exchange and TCHO Chocolate visiting with members of Pucacaca community of the Acopagro Cooperative in Peru. Photo by Equal Exchange

Think about what’s in your pantry right now. Any coffee? Tea? Chocolate? Do you know where it came from? And I don’t mean which Birmingham grocery store. How was it made? Who’s hands touched it before yours? How much time was spent growing, cultivating and preparing that singular product for you to enjoy? And what benefits did the farmer whose energy, time and hard work went into making it get?

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One Degree MMM, just one of Forge coworking companies making it happen

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Jacqueline Jones, One Degree MMM. Via Cameron Balentine.

Jacqueline Jones predicts her marketing firm, One Degree MMM, will have significant growth in 2018. Part of her success might be due to the dynamic coworking space she shares with other professionals at Forge in downtown Birmingham.

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Tomorrow! Sept. 21st. Forge’s first Business Breakthrough Session

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Forge Members
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“Easy” and “smooth” aren’t exactly words that are commonly used to describe startups, or business in general. This is why Forge – Birmingham’s newest (and only) co-working space – is hosting their first event as part of a new series dedicated to those who take the plunge into the ever-changing world of business in Birmingham.

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2nd floor of the Pizitz to host Forge – Birmingham’s newest co-working space

The Pizitz, a newly found place to hangout, eat, drink, and be merry. Not only is it attracting the everyday consumer, but there is abundant space for commercial use as well.

Did you know the 2nd floor, mezzanine, will feature Forge, a new co-working space for small businesses?

Photo by Wade Cline

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