Complete with shared workspace, private offices, conference rooms and a podcast studio, Liberty Lake Coworking celebrated alongside new members during their grand opening this month. We spoke with cofounder Ann Long to learn how her coworking space is serving the entrepreneurs and remote workers in her community.

Why did you decide to open a coworking space?

I also have a consulting business and thought it would be awesome to have my own space to host my clients and conduct my workshops. I thought there must be a lot of people just like me wanting the same thing. So now I do both! We opened January 15 with several members and are increasing member activity each day.

Tell us about your space. What kinds of amenities does it have? What makes it unique?

We’re located between the two major commerce cities of Spokane, Washington and Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. This little city has many remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. The City of Liberty Lake is so happy we’re here and we love this community.

What is your favorite thing about operating a coworking space?

Brainstorming with like-minded professionalsthat totally pumps me up! Helping each other grow our businesses is so fun.

What’s your favorite story about one of your members?

We have a flex member who is here four times per month. She is over the moon at how much more productive she is when she’s here. It’s her first time using a coworking space. I LOVE hearing this. Those kinds of comments make my heart full.

What has been the most surprising or unexpected thing about operating a coworking space?

How much cabling and a network really costs! Get three bids on your network before you set your budget for it. Can I just say my network is awesome? We’re quite proud of it.

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