I own a local chain of men's hair shops, but surprise! I don't actually know how to cut hair. I spend my time working on the business as oppose to in the business, which means I need a place to get work done away from the staff. I joined CO+HOOTS as both a workspace, as well as a place to meet others who I can share ideas with and gain energy from. Since joining my productivity has greatly increased. Having a place where I can go outside of my home and hair shops keeps me focused and on task. For example, when I am at CO+HOOTS there is much less temptation to take a "Game of Thrones" break (or marathon) in the middle of my work day. Its been more than just a workspace though. For example, I have attended several free events they set up for members to share their talents with other members. The last couple weeks I attended two sessions on improving your social marketing that have really helped me. Lastly, but not leastly, it's a wonderful community of people. I have met many other professionals who are in a similar start up or small business sphere that I am. Being able to share ideas has been both energizing for me and helpful to both myself and others I collaborated with.