The City of Miami Beach Partners with WeWork
(Miami Beach, FL) Apr 19, 2019 -
The City of Miami Beach is partnering with WeWork to provide a number of programs and initiatives meant to attract, retain and elevate the capacity of the Miami Beach small business community.
“It’s vital to us that we are welcoming and supportive to our small business community and that we share, create and promote resources they need to succeed,” shared Mayor Dan Gelber. “For some, the ability to have a shared workspace, like WeWork, provides easy activation and amenities and appeals to those seeking to open, operate and expand a business in Miami Beach. We are pleased to partner with WeWork and collaborate on unique and meaningful programming that will inspire, strengthen and sustain our thriving small business community.”
The new partnership includes the launch of WeWork membership discounts to encourage small businesses looking to build, relocate and grow in Miami Beach. New member small businesses will receive a 20 percent discount for the first three months and a 10 percent discount for every month thereafter. Small non-profit organizations looking to enroll can take advantage of an endless 15 percent discount.
“WeWork is thrilled to partner with Mayor Gelber and the City of Miami Beach to support small businesses in the area,” shared WeWork Southeast General Manager Bobby Condon. “In addition to providing these businesses with space, community and services at WeWork to help them scale and succeed, we will host an educational speaker series in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. When WeWork opened in Florida, Miami Beach was our first chosen home. We look forward to continually supporting economic development in Miami Beach and establishing partnerships like this for years to come.”
The partnership between the City of Miami Beach and WeWork will also offer monthly capacity building workshops in two beautiful WeWork Miami Beach locations, equipping attendees with the tools and access they need to succeed. The initial monthly capacity building workshop schedule is as follows, but will continue with new innovative topics specifically relevant to small business development:
- Opening a Business in Miami Beach: Navigating City Services
- WeWork South of Fifth, 429 Lenox Ave
- Monday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
- Storytelling and Branding: How to Build a Brand That Matters & Uncover Your Competitive Advantage
- WeWork, 350 Lincoln Road
- Thursday, May 9 at 4 p.m.
“Together with the Miami Beach Small Business Taskforce, the city is actively exploring and implementing initiatives that make doing business easy, productive and positive,” shared Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “In continuation of that effort, we will provide programming in partnership with WeWork that aims to connect, educate and nurture new and existing businesses with unique access to local and regional thought leaders.”
Businesses are encouraged to send an e-mail to email@example.com to RSVP for the first workshop on April 22.