Event at Basement Shift Coworking Space

Basement Shift in Casper, WY has joined the Proximity Network! This space is located in a basement, but with the amazing perk of natural light! It’s in one of the coolest buildings in Casper – and the first coworking space in the area. We caught up with owner Lyle Murtha to hear more about his space.

When did you open your coworking space and what enticed you to do so?
We officially opened at the beginning of February 2019.

How big is your coworking space?
5,000 square feet

What kinds of amenities do you have?
The standards – Wifi, bottomless coffee, free parking, but the membership is “all in”, which means no extra charges!

What sort of quirks make it special?
We are the ONLY co-work space in all of Casper!  We are also located in a basement that does have natural light coming in.  It’s likely one of the hippest/coolest buildings in all of Casper (not just saying that….it IS)!

What is your favorite thing about operating a coworking space?
I was an entrepreneur at one time, so I know what getting started is like and I know the distractions of working from home.  Everyone should have an affordable, professional workspace!

What has been the most surprising/unexpected thing about operating a coworking space?
That I get more inquiries about event space than I do about the offices/drop-in desks!  Also, I have more inquiries from “dinosaurs” aged 45 and older than from the millennials that I would expect to want this type of space (maybe I’m advertising in the wrong space)??

What is your biggest piece of advice for someone wanting to open a space? 
Just do it!

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