Being an entrepreneur can often leave a few gaps that are usually filled in traditional employment. Being around co-workers and a busy, social environment can create a certain buzz which often translates to productivity. When you’re an entrepreneur working alone it can be hard to find a similar environment where there are people with a similar career and an understanding of what it is to be an entrepreneur. Rescue a CEO had the chance to speak with Brian M. Stolar on the benefits that Serendipity Labs can offer to entrepreneurs looking for a place where being an entrepreneur is a common theme.
Can you tell us more about the Serendipity Labs location?
Serendipity Labs Ridgewood is New Jersey’s first Serendipity Labs coworking location. Located at the iconic and totally renovated Lincoln building in downtown Ridgewood, the space is steps away from the Ridgewood NJ Transit train station.
The three-story, 8,500-square foot space provides a vibrant coworking area, dedicated offices and team rooms. Members will also have access to an upscale lounge, ideation studio, work bar, event venue space and a café. The historic Lincoln building has been upgraded with a new lobby, modern elevator, new windows and HVAC systems. Also, Ridgewood coworking members can walk to great restaurants, fitness clubs, coffee shops and the train to Manhattan, which is just across the street.
Who is allowed to use the location and is there a membership?
Serendipity Labs offers workplace memberships that include part-time and full-time coworking, dedicated private offices and team rooms, as well as day passes to our network of worklounges. Corporate memberships are also available for companies that want to access multiple Serendipity Labs locations.
Serendipity Labs offers productive, welcoming environments that meet the on-demand workplace needs of remote and mobile workers, telecommuters, business travelers and project teams working in and around Ridgewood, NJ.
What are the benefits of working together in a single location?
Working in a professional office setting, with like-minded, driven people offers a culture of both professionalism and individuality, combined in an unparalleled manner. Coworking space also offers some powerful networking opportunities. You never know how much experience and guidance others in the office can provide – your future business partner might be sitting right across from you!
Serendipity Labs has started to expand over the nation – are there certain qualities which make a location better than some? Such as entrepreneur influence, tech hotspots, etc.?
Serendipity Labs is a different kind of coworking provider. Our members come from a cross section of industries that include healthcare, finance and technology, many of whom have memberships paid for by their employers. Others are independent consultants or start-ups.
We also provide best-in-class IT support, with hosted IP telephones, wireless internet throughout, and visual collaboration tools like HD video conferences and smartboards. Our upscale work environment is infused with hospitality and energy. Also, our staff is trained to meet uncompromising hospitality standards that rival boutique hotels — whether you need assistance organizing a breakfast meeting or IT support for your laptop. There is even a BMW i3 electric car that can be reserved by Members on a daily basis for meetings away from the Serendipity Lab.
Serendipity Labs also uses a customer friendly, members-only management system to book workspace, organize events and invites, and manage your account from anywhere. Members have access to this platform to promote services, seek resources, or collaborate on projects with other members.
How should entrepreneurs or business owners approach working in a space like this for the first time?
Coworking spaces offer working professionals a place where they can go to develop relationships, receive the type of support that they need to bring their business to the next level and contribute to a dynamic atmosphere of creativity and renewal within their local communities.
Why do you think more and more entrepreneurs are in need of a space such as this?
The number of mobile workers is growing exponentially, and our coworking space provides everything professionals expect and need. We offer all types of professionals the opportunity to collaborate with others and grow their business in a vibrant and efficient environment, which includes a full schedule of seminars and networking events. We help our members unlock their full potential and improve their lives.
Coworking is appealing to an ever increasing audience, as the benefits are enormous and can lead to a healthier work/life balance and plenty of professional development opportunities.
For more details on this facility visit Serendipity Laps – Ridgewood, NJ.