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Inspiring Spaces

Workspaces that work as hard as you do.  Welcome to the last “office” you’ll ever need.

Real Community

Real, lasting connections that help you crush the work and lead a more meaningful work life.

Learning and Events

Powerful social and professional events that help you hone your skills, grow your craft and make meaningful connections.  

We Are SOCO

SOCO is a platform and community for creators. Inspiring spaces, incredible events, and learning opportunities to help you thrive.

We Build Community

SOCO is a platform and community for creators, indie workers and entrepreneurs. SOCO creates inspiring spaces where you can work and work together; incredible events and activities to help you connect with your “tribe”; and a range of learning opportunities to hone your skills and grow your craft. At the center of it all is a strong belief in the power of community and living life on your terms.

Real
Community

Community is at the center of everything we do. Hundreds of members sharing, collaborating and growing together Spend some time with us and you’ll see that it’s the thing that makes all the other things work. Real Connections. Real Community.

Inspiring Workspaces

Iconic, inspiring workspaces chock full of amenities like 24/7 access, super reliable high speed internet, meeting and collaboration rooms, bottomless locally roasted coffee and beer on tap. We create workspaces as awesome as our members.

Powerful
Events

Where your social life meets your professional life. SOCO supports more than 100 events a year focused on helping you create meaningful connections. Events and experiences that help you love your work and your life.

Learning
Opportunities

From meetups and workshops to peer groups and online learning sessions, we offer a range of learning opportunities, all geared to helping you hone your skills, grow your craft and thrive. Never stop learning with SOCO.

“It’s extremely valuable to be able to collaborate, work together and bounce ideas off of other people. As a solo entrepreneur, I have more value to offer the world than in any other job.  It’s an awesome community.”

– Moultrie Ball – CoFounder, RumbleLab

“Being in a progressive space full of interesting people doing cool things. Feeling like a true progressive-city millennial power badass.”

– Chloe Rodgers, Director of Partnerships, 6AM City

“This community of creatives and entrepreneurs creates a refreshing environment for productive work. Plus, it’s just cool to collaborate on a project with your neighbor!”

– Allyn Alston, Graphic Designer, Your Vision Graphics and Design

“Moving to SOCO was probably the best decision we’ve made.  We’ve experienced rapid growth and have benefited greatly from the community, resources and collaboration SOCO provides.”

– Colin Griffin, Founder and CEO of Krumware.

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How to Set Boundaries with Yourself and Your Work

It’s hard to say no, isn’t it? For most of us, telling someone we can’t do something just feels awkward. We think we’re letting them down. Or we’re giving up an opportunity for ourselves.  But the truth is, saying “no,” can be one of the most liberating things you’ll do. And it’s especially true for […]

Ep.7 Communal – Rob Harr

Rob is a developer and consultant who found his way into running a web business. He got his start in software architecture and enterprise consulting and throughout his career has tackled issues of security, scalability, and performance. Today, he’s responsible for Sparkbox’s operations and financials, but he’s really in the business of making all of us better. His commitment to innovation and iteration (and his good humor) are present in all that we do.

Ep.6 Communal – Todd Lewis

Todd has been building open source conferences, events and communities for more than 10 years, and working in the technology industry for more than 15. He created and now chairs All Things Open, the largest open source/tech/web event on the East Coast of the U.S. as well as the Open Source 101 event series. In addition, he’s served as an advisor for other influential events around the country you’ve probably heard of.

Here’s How to Manage Your Business Finances, According to a Financial Strategy Expert

Starlitt Miller helps entrepreneurs, freelancers, and micro-business owners manage their money. She’s spent countless hours working with them to help improve their finances. As founder of Start Accounting And Business Solutions (SAABS), she’s an expert in helping people sort through bookkeeping problems and develop better financial management practices.  Spending so much time with business owners, […]

The Finances of Your Business

Following the April 18th tax filing deadline, we figured it was an ideal time to talk money. We wanted to get our members’ input on how they run their business finances and the challenges they face. And at the end, we all walked away with practical lessons we can apply to our own work. First, […]

Ep.5 Communal – Tyler Pate, Visual Designer

Tyler is an art director/graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around creative force born in Lakecity, SC. Holding a degree in Visual Design he went the traditional route of working for a creative agency as an Art Director eventually leading to him spreading his wings as a full time single minded force of visual creativity.