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We’re Hiring!

Posted 12.22.14
We’re Hiring!

Job title: Community Manager

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial self-starter with interest/skills in building communities and culture. The Job would included day-to-day coordination/management of DEAVOR, member assistance and event mgmt.

About Deavor:

Deavor is a creative co-working space located in the heart of Nashville, TN. Co-working is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those co-working are usually not employed by the same organization, thus providing a large amount of synergy to take place among the group. We provide the perfect atmosphere for you to be highly productive, actively inspired, and placed alongside likeminded individuals.

Job Description:

- Coordinate events (contracts and communication)
- Keep up with member needs. comments/complaints
- send communications to members (updates, monthly events, etc…)
- Build community and culture at Deavor
- Setup tours of the space
- Order supplies (coffee, TP, PT, paper etc..)
- 1 “Deavor” event per month
- update calendar
- Manage blog (member spotlight)
- Coordinate social media
- Coordinate open/Close Deavor
- Coordinate Deavor Events/outside usage
- coordinate food trucks
- General upkeep of space and organization

Job Requirements:

- Previous work experience
- Be able to operate general office equipment
- Proficent in social media platforms
- Ability to clearly communicate with members
- Use of web platforms and email
- Interest/skills in photography/design/web
- Event management experience

Part Time or Full Time : Pay TBD

 

Please email HELLO@deavor.co with your resume and related information.

 

10 things you need to know about coworking

Posted 10.30.14
10 things you need to know about coworking
All over the country spaces are launching with the subtext of being collaborative spaces tailored for startups, small businesses, and freelancers (of all varieties). Here’s why working at a coworking space is better than a coffee shop or your couch.

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1. Community is important

Coworking is about community just as much as it is about space. Most coworking spaces are tailored to different personalities or businesses making it easy to work, learn, and network with likeminded people.

2. You get out of the house.

If you have ever worked out of a home office, you know it can get lonely or unproductive. Some people find having a routine or going to a coffee shop work really well but what if you need to take a long meeting or private call? Joining a coworking space gives you the professionalism of an office with meeting rooms and private spaces, but the comfort of a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

3. They’re seriously not your house

Coworking spaces give you the amenities you need to grow and thrive. Whether the couch or your local coffee shop are great places to hang out but if you want to grow your business, you need a space that’s tailored to your needs. Whether it’s phone booths, private meeting rooms, printers, whiteboards, or something as simple as a mailing address - find a space that fit your needs.

4. Your clients will notice

There’s a real difference between taking a meeting at crowed coffee shop and taking a meeting in a professional setting. A private room with a whiteboard will definitely let you get down to business and make your meeting productive – that’s definable something your client will notice.

5. Coworking spaces have personality 

Every coworking space has a different personality. Whether you want an office decked out in Herman Miller furniture or your office to be built entirely by local craftsman – there’s a coworking space out there for you. Check out a couple and go with one that matches your style.

6. They keep you productive

Being surrounded by likeminded individuals will help keep you focused. If you don’t realize that  you’ve been chatting for an hour, the other person probably will. If you’re surrounded by hard workers it’s bound to rub off… eventually.

7. They’re everywhere

When you’re choosing a space, make sure you think about the convenience of it. This will be your office, so find a place that is either close to where you live, or in an area that you need/want to spend a lot of time in. Chances there’s a space in every part of your city.

8. Big benefits

Some coworking spaces are tailored to specific industries and have larger amenities like private offices, a photo studio, event space, or even incubators built inside of them. If there’s something that would help your business grow, seek out a space that has it.

9. Try it out

This one is simple, try out a space before you commit. Most spaces will offer a trial or day pass for possible new members, just ask. This is going to be a place that you spend most of your day at – spending a day at it is the best way to see if it’s a good fit.

10. Dive in

Once you have decided on your coworking space, dive in and get involved. Every space is only as strong as its members so don’t be afraid to come out to events, meet new people, and pull other members in on projects that make sense.

GRAND OPENING

Posted 04.04.14
GRAND OPENING

It’s here. Deavor, a new creative co-working space in Nashville, is officially opening their Germantown facility to the public on Monday April 7th, 2014 at 7pm in the form of a grand opening celebration.

Deavor is a creative co-working space located in the heart of Nashville, TN. Co-working is a unique style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those co-working are usually not employed by the same organization, thus providing a large amount of synergy to take place among the group. Deavor provides the perfect atmosphere for its members to be highly productive, actively inspired, and placed alongside likeminded individuals.

Following the celebration, beginning  Tuesday April 8th, members of Deavor will have full access to the facility, pushing the new community into full swing!

Party Details /
Monday April 7th, 2014 @ 7PM
305 Jefferson St. #125
Nashville, TN 37208

Deavor progress update

Posted 02.27.14
Deavor progress update

We are in the home stretch. Deavor is nearing completion and we couldn’t be more excited. As we swing by each morning to look at the progress, there is definitely some mixed emotions. On the one hand, an overwhelming sense of pride for what we have worked so hard to create as we literally watch each wall go up. On the other… impatient because watching each wall go up is heightening the excitement that in just a few short weeks we will be able to move in to our new home.

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I call it a home because like many people we spend the majority of our time in the office and we wanted to create an environment that was as comforting as home can be, while still maintaining the productivity of a creative office space. As each piece of Deavor is finished we see a little more of that home-y feeling we strived for. From the desks, to the lounge furniture, and even the chandeliers; all have this strange pull that you’re in a safe environment that still finds a way to motivate you to do your best work.

You’re the last piece of the puzzle though, yet the most important part. We can tell that something is missing and it’s definitely all the people that are going to make Deavor complete..and not in the way my mom tells me I completed our family 7 years after my older sister was born…because that was an accident and I’ll just have to learn to accept that. Instead, I mean that the only way Deavor will be successful is if the creative energy is there. April 1st friends, mark your calendars.

Connor Carroll

Outfitting Deavor › by Jon Dalman

Posted 01.28.14
Outfitting Deavor › by Jon Dalman

Each day, I go into work at Fort Houston, a coworking space I’ve been a member of for almost one year now. I walk in to the sound of welders grinding, saws cutting through piles of wood, the scent of a fresh pot of coffee, and some Hank Williams Jr. on playing over the stereo. Avoiding the remote control helicopters flying overhead and the dog running between tables, I make my way past the potter, the jeweler, and the skateboard builder over to Five String Furniture to see how Nate is coming with those table frames he is welding for us. I settle in at my desk with a fresh cup of coffee and a to-do list that needs written and printed for my team. I take it over to Micah, my right-hand man, as he get’s started on the day’s chores. I spend the day working with Micah and managing a handful of other contributing artists around Fort Houston, as well as seeking the advice of other woodworkers at neighboring tables. At the end of the day, we open a couple Yazoos, sweep up, and wind down with the 20 other folks ending their work day here. It’s 8:30pm; the door is locked, the alarm is set, and we are on our way home, thinking of what we get to build tomorrow.

When Kirk presented the idea of Deavor to me, I was beyond stoked. Design an entire office space? That’s a 23 year-old woodworker’s dream. Kirk was very open-minded about the design; it was a blank canvas. Our only limitation was the need for functionality. He said to me, “Instead of asking, ‘What kind of desks do we need?’ ask, ‘Why do we need desks?’”

Early on, Kirk and I visited the future space, went over blueprints, and talked numbers. Kirk had hired an architect and builder to focus on the construction of the space’s interior while I worked on the furniture. We started moving black and white lines around on the computer until we found a furniture layout we thought expressed optimum functionality and flow. I knew the needs; I knew the layout; and I had the budget–it was time to outfit Deavor.

I wanted to be conscious of what was going on in Nashville and what the future held for coworking spaces like this. We had to be ahead of the curve. We had to go big.

So, as I started in with ideas, I realized how many ways I could approach the theme of a space with dozens of tables and countless adornments. However, the overarching theme of functionality kept my vision on track. I kept returning to simplicity -
the best design was simple design. Simple and functional, here we go.

We wanted the vibe to be industrious, but warm. We wanted modern and classic. So we moved forward with prevalent hardwood, steel frames and accents, resulting in a sturdy and minimal design.

Next was wood choice: I decided to use the Nashville native timber Black Walnut. It’s my favorite native hardwood because of the tones and characteristics – the deep purplish brown of the heartwood at its core gives way to the cream-colored sapwood that outlines each slab. As each tree grows, it paints its rings with a smattering of oranges, blues, and blacks. No need for stain with a pallet like that. I’ll let you use your imagination. Maybe even rouse you to stop by.

When Kirk told me Deavor needed to be outfitted by this spring, I knew there was only one way to make it happen. I could not have started, endured, or accepted the deadline for this project without the creative community of a coworking space. Today is the 20th of 40 days of construction for Deavor, and because of Fort Houston we are right on track. From coworking space to coworking space. How fitting is that?

www.jondalman.com
info@jondalman.com

 

We’re Building

Posted 01.16.14
We’re Building

Deavor has been an amazing journey thus far. It’s incredible that this dream and vision from a year ago is finally coming to life. I have learned so much about Nashville and its culture and community through dreaming and formulating this idea.

We started to see the need for a co-working space that fit a community that was super passionate, not only about what they do, but helping others get better and become better versions of themselves. A few years ago I started a company called Gear Seven Creative. We adopted the idea of working at a “community table” that group started to grow as fellow creative friends would come work out of our space. We thought it would be great if we could expand this model, after we had been impacted so greatly by the support and experience of our little co-working space. Which began the journey of Deavor…

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Deavor has been the combined dream of an incredible team. Deavor would be nowhere without the support and inspiration from our core team. Charles Miller of First Platoon has lead the brand development of Deavor so well through design, copywriting and web development. Through his work, Charles has accurately presented the heart of Deavor. Stephen Mathew and Connor Carroll, great friends and inspirations to myself, have been great partners as well. From night long talks about the our dreams of Deavor, to thinking about the possibilities of helping and creating an incredible community, to day-to-day tasks of building Deavor, our vision relies heavily on them. Last but not least, my wife Mallory, who has supported us this whole year, and endlessly listened to my crazy dreams :). I am truly honored to be a part of such a talented, creative and killer team.

Deavor is a place where ideas can flourish, dreams can come true, and where community makes an impact. This is the whole idea behind Deavor, and I am so excited to see what this place can do. Deavor’s resources to our members are great, but I am so excited about one specific spot. Our studio/multi-purpose room is going to be a unique addition to our space. The ability to allow our members to harness their craft and give them an tool to create, is so important to us. The studio will be used day-to-day as a space for members to rent and use for photography, video, art, events etc… The possibilities are endless, you dream it, you can do it. To have a space that we can host learning experience opportunities, support our members and expand the community of Deavor outside of our walls has been one of our value propositions from day one. This room is so exciting because it is able to be molded into anything we want, a true dream space.

Come experience it, starting in March.

That’s all for now. So excited for the possibilities of Deavor. Let’s create some awesome stuff.

Kirk Slawek
Co-Founder of Deavor, Creative Partner of G7C