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.  


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.


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.


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.


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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Stop Working All the Time

Work-life balance is a buzzword that’s been around for a long time. You see it in job descriptions and in Glassdoor reviews by over zealous (or disgruntled) employees. But what does it look like in real-life? How do we prevent work from overtaking our personal time?  That’s the problem we tackled this month. We’re an […]

Pursuing Work that Matters: Why Dawn Dawson-House Changed Her Career to Tell the Story of African American History

While sitting at home during the early months of the pandemic, Dawn Dawson-House started thinking.  Dawn was working in a job she loved as the Director of Corporate Communications at the South Carolina Parks & Recreation Tourism (SCPRT) department. But, Dawn’s schedule was turned upside down. No more lunches with her boss or coffee meetings […]

The (In)Famous To-Do List

By popular vote, our September Slack Session topic focused on how to manage your to-do list to rule the day instead of the day ruling you.  It may seem simple enough, but there’s more to getting stuff done than writing it down on a list or tracking it in an app. We’re bombarded with districations, […]

An Independent Researcher who Loves Coffee and Good Books

Meet Bacarri Byrd Bacarri Byrd is an independent researcher, a coffee connoisseur, and avid reader. We think she’s awesome. She’s doing amazing work on African-American history. Now, we’ll let Bacarri tell you a little more about herself! Let’s talk about what you do for work Due to my cool sense of curiosity, I have a […]

Hustle Culture is a Lie: A Manifesto

The whole “rise and grind,” “never stop working,” “hustle” mentality isn’t healthy for anyone. But we hear it on Instagram, we see it on LinkedIn, and on those inspirational posters you put in your home office. At the end of the day, it’s not sustainable. All that talk about work doesn’t get to the thing […]

Let’s Meet Hannah Lee

Hannah is another one of our new team members. She’ll working as our ops support manager. You’ll see her out and about at 80808 and Bull Street. We know Hannah is going to make this place run like a well oiled machine so you’ll have an even better experience. We’ll let Hannah take over and […]