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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.


Member Spotlight: Jenilee Thornton

Posted 12.18.14
Member Spotlight: Jenilee Thornton
Jenilee Thornton spent the last few years in San Francisco, but found her way back to Nashville to work with Trumaker, a men’s built-to-fit clothing company based out of San Francisco.

Trumaker aims to create better products and better experiences in order to enable men to spend less time worrying about their wardrobes and more time simply doing what they love.

Just days after Jenilee Thornton moved back to Nashville, she ran into our very own Connor Carroll who introduced Jenilee to what she called “this amazingly, cool co-working space called Deavor”. And with that, Jenilee dubbed Deavor as the Trumaker Nashville office. The already fairly new company, then became extremely new to Nashville, but that is exactly what, in part, attracted Jenilee to Trumaker. Despite the few more bumps in the road you may experience with any new business, Jenilee said it is the challenge of figuring something out and working from the ground-up that inspires her.

It is both inspiring and humbling to watch Jenilee and others work hard and succeed as they open offices and businesses here at Deavor, as we only just did the same thing ourselves this year. We are blown away by the heart and pursuit of Jenilee and all our members as they adapt and mold this space to be home to so much more than just Deavor.

Connect with Jenilee at Deavor or email jthornton@trumakeroutfitter.com

Member Spotlight: Sam Barns

Posted 11.24.14
Member Spotlight: Sam Barns
Deavor is filled with creative co-workers and game changers, and Sam Barns is all of those things, but also a world shaker.

Sam works for Better Lives, an economic development organization focused on improving student health, education, and economic opportunities. Better Lives has taken on projects in agriculture, microfinance, and primary school infrastructure globally. The organization has allowed Sam to partner with others around the world, but he is specifically responsible for collaborating with his partners in East Africa, mostly Tanzania.

Last year, Sam lived in Tanzania, but his new schedule has him going to Tanzania for one month out of every three. So for those two other months, we are honored to have Sam creating Better Lives – doing precisely what his organization is called – right out of Deavor. Sam loves the new challenges and endless adventures that Better Life allows him to experience. So when Sam isn’t half way across the world or at Deavor, you can find him exploring outside in Nashville.

Get to know this rad dude; he is filled with some crazy, awesome stories from his adventurous career and life. But until then, this one’s on the house:

Once upon a time when Sam lived in Tanzania, he owned a goat. But before he moved back to the states, Sam and the village he lived in had a big goat roast party and ate it. The end.

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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.


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.

Member Spotlight: Nathan Dohse

Posted 10.13.14
Member Spotlight: Nathan Dohse

Nathan Dohse amazes us daily as he coaches, manages, books events, and a whole lot more out of Deavor. Nathan is the COO/Co-Founder of AGD Entertainment, an agency focused on strategizing ways for bands and singer/songwriters to creatively and affordably move their careers forward.

We met Nathan when he came to discuss having Field Division, an AGD artist, release their record at Deavor, which is happening October 28th. Since then, this dude has been a part of the Deavor family.

If you’ve been Deavor, and seen a dude talking… talking a lot, that’s Nathan. But don’t worry, he said he makes sure to talk quietly when he is at Deavor. But this his words are powerful as he re-energizes others about their art and talks others through the process of achieving goals they thought were once unachievable.

Nathan keeps the calendar full, the meeting rooms booked, and is always there to brew the afternoon batch of coffee. His passion to see creative collaboration at Deavor is inspiring and we’re lucky to have him brewing our afternoon pick-me-up and getting to hang out with us everyday.

Events Recap: July

Posted 08.07.14
Events Recap: July
The month of July at Deavor was a blast.

We packed the studio out with 150 Ellery fans for the band’s EP Launch Party. Our Summer Cinema returned with a showing of The Sandlot, supplied with  plenty of Big Chew gum to go around. Retro Sno set up shop in our lot, bringing new and familiar faces to Deavor to enjoy a cool afternoon snack. We spent an incredible day wake boarding and soaking up the sun on Old Hickory Lake at our monthly Wakeboard Wednesday. And we slowed down for an evening to simply gather around a table, one that wasn’t covered in work, just good food and drinks, accompanied by great friends.

We sure do love that here, at Deavor, we do a lot more alongside each than just work.

Join us for the month of August!


Member Spotlight: Kristin Cardo

Posted 08.04.14
Member Spotlight: Kristin Cardo

Kristin Cardo left the city of Brooklyn behind and followed her dreams straight to Nashville, Tennessee and into the doors of Deavor.

Kristen had been a part of a co-working space in New York so familiar with the concept, she discovered ours, which she claims was better than anything she had seen in New York, and became one of the very first members of Deavor. We think that the custom woodwork and lighting might have done the convincing for us, but either way, we are honored that Kristin chose us.

“Deavor is so much more than just a beautiful place to work. The instant community I found when I joined Deavor was the greatest perk. The people you work alongside are creators and influencers in the community who are driven and passionate about what they do. The energy and momentum of that is felt and is contagious. Coworkers have become friends and office parties are the best parties. As the new girl in town, I could not have picked a better desk to work from.”

This girl packed up everything, came to Nashville, and dove headfirst into Deavor. She has made this place her home, and in return, has made this place feel more like home to all of us.

In addition to being a complete and total badass, Kristin is the sole creative and talent behind Love Loft Creative. When she isn’t busy putting her far-fetched and zany notions into motion, such as creating a giant gumball machine that dispenses cupcakes that yes, does exist, she is helping to plan the next event for Deavor and educating the office on what cute kitten videos are out there. Kristin reminds us to daydream more often, and to take on big goals and even bigger challenges. And man, are we glad that she ended up in Nashville, right alongside us.

Small Business Spotlight: Flour. Sugar. Eggs.

Posted 07.15.14
Small Business Spotlight: Flour. Sugar. Eggs.
We are excited to announce that each month, we will feature a local business on our blog to introduce you folks to the people and stories behind the little joints that we love. And we are proud to feature our Germantown neighbors: Flour. Sugar. Eggs., as the first. (more…)

Events Recap: June

Posted 07.07.14
Events Recap: June

We want to be more than just your 9-5 desk space, and your source of caffeine to get you through it.  We want Deavor to be more for you, because it is for us.

It is work. It is play. And we want to do all of it with you.


AOL Founder Steve Case stops in: Rise of the Rest Road Trip

Posted 06.27.14
AOL Founder Steve Case stops in: Rise of the Rest Road Trip

Today, Deavor was honored to be a stop on the Rise of the Rest Road Trip. The founder of AOL, Steve Case, and his team have traveled to four cities across America celebrating and supporting entrepreneurship. Their mission is to accelerate the “Rise of the Rest” in American entrepreneurship. The team has traveled from Detroit, to Pittsburg, to Cincinnati, and chose Nashville as their final city. Nashville is a booming city of startup communities. “Rise of the Rest” believes entrepreneurs and their companies can change the world. And Deavor does too.