Coworking FAQs

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Coworking Aurora (Interested in Meeting Space? Check out Aurora Meeting Rooms FAQs.)

Primary Market Served: Entry-Level Coworking

Coworking Aurora is focused on serving online marketing and tech-related freelancers and entrepreneurs living in or very near Aurora, Colorado. The primary purpose of our space is to provide productive and comfortable workstations to increase productivity and enhance well-being. The ideal future coworker may be working from a home office or a relatively expensive individual office suite and may be searching for healthy ways to better structure their business routine, invest wisely in their work space environment and provide opportunity to offer and receive support and encouragement from a like-minded community of proven or aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, small business owners or related creative individuals.

Secondary Market Served: Versatile, Non-Traditional Meeting Space

Coworking Aurora additionally makes its space available outside of standard coworking hours for morning, evening and weekend meetings, meetups, classes, seminars and other formal and informal gatherings. Learn more about renting the space for meetings or classes.

Q. Can I use the space to meet with guests or clients?

The primary purpose of Coworking Aurora is to provide and maintain a quiet and relaxed space where workers can focus and be productive. Due to limited space, meeting with guests and clients is counter to this purpose. As such, we do not allow any guests or clients in the facility during coworking hours, except on rare and prearranged occasions. After hours use of the facility is encouraged for guest or client meetings. Discounts are offered to coworkers for this purpose. Discounts vary depending on length of contract. For details, check out our pricing for meeting space<.

Q. Can I use the facility after hours?

Coworking hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, with a bit of flexibility. Individual use of the facility after hours may be permitted on a case-by-case basis notwithstanding conflicting bookings for facility use as a meeting space.

Q. Can I "test it out" for a day?

We welcome anyone interested in Coworking Aurora to contact us by phone or email to arrange a tour of the facility. (No walk-ins please as personnel may not be on site to provide a tour and answer questions unless prearranged and we make every effort to prevent coworkers from experiencing unnecessary distractions.)

If you would like to "test out" the facility and experience a typical day as a coworker, day passes are available for $9 per day and are valid from 9 AM to 5 PM. Day passes must be prearranged to ensure the facility will be open when you arrive.

Q. We are a startup with 2 or more employees; can we have open discussions in the room?

The primary purpose of Coworking Aurora is to provide and maintain a quiet and relaxed space where individual workers can focus and be productive. Due to limited space, open discussions are counter to this purpose. A small office with privacy doors may be available for group discussions on a rare occasion notwithstanding noise complaints from fellow coworkers or prior bookings of the private office.

Coworking Aurora's current facility is not the right place for startups in need of space to, for example, share a table and openly discuss, brainstorm and collaborate. There are a number of coworking spaces in the Denver metro area better equipped to cater to the interactive group needs of startups.

*note the private office space is not currently available due to renovation and no firm date is set for when or if it will be available for future use.

Q. Can I make phone calls?

The primary purpose of Coworking Aurora is to provide and maintain a quiet and relaxed space where individual workers can focus and be productive. Due to limited space, making phone calls in the open area is counter to this purpose. While brief phone conversations may be tolerated by fellow coworkers, consideration should be made to help facilitate a productive work environment for others. Two sound insulated "telephone booths" or "mini-offices" will be made available in the future to make and receive phone calls on your tablet, laptop or mobile device. Use of these shared rooms should be limited to occasional phone calls. They shall not to be used as private offices without reservation and paying additional fees for such use. Use of these rooms is subject to limitations if noise complaints are made by fellow coworkers. Coworkers are also free to step into the hallway or atrium style lobby for phone calls. It is also convenient to step outside on days with good weather, as we are located adjacent to a side building exit. A park-like area with open grass fields, a park bench and walking trails is only steps away from the building.

If you are in need of a space where constant phone calls can be made and/or received throughout the day, Coworking Aurora is not the best fit for your needs and other coworking facilities may likely be better suited to your requirements.

*note the "telephone booths" are not currently available due to renovation and no firm date is set for when or if they will be available for future use.


Aurora Meeting Space FAQs

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Meeting Space at Coworking Aurora (Interested in Coworking? Check out Coworking Aurora FAQs.)

Primary Market Served: Entry-Level Coworking

Coworking Aurora is focused on serving online marketing and tech-related freelancers and entrepreneurs living in or very near Aurora, Colorado. The primary purpose of our space is to provide productive and comfortable workstations to increase productivity and enhance well-being. The ideal future coworker may be working from a home office or a relatively expensive individual office suite and may be searching for healthy ways to better structure their business routine, invest wisely in their work space environment and provide opportunity to offer and receive support and encouragement from a like-minded community of proven or aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, small business owners or related creative individuals.

Secondary Market Served: Versatile, Non-Traditional Meeting Space

Coworking Aurora additionally makes its space available outside of standard coworking hours for morning, evening and weekend meetings, meetups, classes, seminars and other formal and informal gatherings. Learn more about renting the space for meetings or classes.

Q. How many people can fit in the space?

The room is setup with 4 tables along the perimeter of the room on two sides. Each table is designed to support 3 workstations each. Thus, 4 tables X 3 workstations = 12 workspaces. A large, movable island is in the center of the room, which can seat 3 to 6 individuals comfortably. Available furniture includes a 2 person couch, an arm chair and a swivel chair, which all may be rearranged as desired. Additional space and some chairs or desks may be available in the future in the small, private offices.

In terms of maximum capacity, it may be reasonable to sit 30 or more people in the room, assuming folding chairs are used in rows. We are currently not equipped to supply folding-style chairs, but may be happy to assist in finding a solution. For a customer interested in long-term bookings, we may consider making the investment in folding-style chairs to support such groups. If you have a large group, we recommend conducting a site visit so you can measure the space, determine a seating layout and plan accordingly.

We ask that care be taken not to significantly scratch the floor if furniture needs to be moved. Additionally, any furniture that is moved must go back into place and cleanup time may be used for this purpose, if needed.

Please note that office chairs and stools are currently limited as we will be adding them as we receive demand. Therefore, please be sure to discuss your needs and expectations clearly so that we may do our best to accommodate your needs to ensure a successful event.

Q. How far in advance do I need to book?

Meeting space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bookings can be made up to one year in advance of the start date of the event.

Q. Do you have a refund policy?

Booking the facility and cancelling the event often results in other parties being unable to reserve the space for their needs. In an effort to ensure bookings are made in good faith and, at the same time, to be fair and reasonably lenient with potential renters, we offer a 50% refund for cancellations made at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date, after which the reservation is 100% non-refundable. This policy ensures that both you and others have reasonable certainty that bookings are firm.

In an effort to act in good faith and also ease frustrations when a cancellation is truly necessary, we extend the opportunity to apply 50% of any monies that were not refunded to a future booking (within 1 year from date of cancellation), which significantly reduces the overall cost of any cancellation, while at the same time promotes a win-win relationship and continued patronage of our rental space.

Q. Is there running water?

There is no running water or sink within the rental space. The building has plumbing to central restrooms, which have small sinks. However, we strongly discourage and may prohibit any plans that would require the use of running water and sinks, such as plans to wash dishes or cleanup crafts, etc. because this extends the rental concerns beyond our space and into the public space the building pays to have cleaned and maintained. Please discuss your concerns openly and honestly with us so that we may be able to best recommend a workable solution and avoid a situation in which your $100 cleaning deposit may not be refunded.

Q. Can we have a birthday party?

Our facility is not conducive to children's birthday parties, as our space is more of an office environment in a professional building with tenants that include lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and the like. However, adult parties or gatherings may be appropriate and permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Q. Can we leave our garbage there or do we need to take it with us?

A dumpster on-site is available to dispose of any garbage.

Q. What do I need to do to reserve the space?

The room is not considered booked or reserved until payment is received and, in the case of payment by check, clears.

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, bank wires, money orders, cash or check. We may accept alternate forms of payment on a case-by-case basis, such as Bitcoin, Paypal or possibly others. We may consider accepting payment in Canadian dollars by credit card, check or bank wire, if this is beneficial to a particular client, as we have that capability.

*note payment made by check must have at least 7 days to clear. International checks require 10 days.

Q. Does the facility have Internet access?

Yes. Wi-Fi is available. A limited number of hard wire connections are also available.

It is advisable to bring your own ethernet cables, although we do have some on site. We can not guarantee our ethernet cables will work for you. We advise bringing cables at least 10 feet long or greater as we have a central modem that may be connected to above our kitchenette.

Q. Do you have a projector or screen?

No. We do not have a projector or screen at this time. However, at your discretion the faux brick walls are painted white and may serve this purpose. You are welcome to bring your own equipment; however, projector screens should be stand alone screens (on a stand) that do not require attachment to the walls. Exceptions or accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis depending on your needs and desires.

Q. Is it possible for meetings to go later than 10:30 PM or start earlier than 5:30 AM?

Accommodations may be made to facilitate longer meeting times at prorated pricing on a case-by-case basis.

Q. Is a podium available?

A formal podium is not available, but may be brought on-site by the renter. The centrally located half wall and kitchenette are intentionally placed and may serve this function, at your discretion.

Q. Are cleaning supplies or a vacuum available, or do we need to bring them?

All cleaning supplies are provided. Cleaning supplies include, but are not limited to, a broom and dustpan, vacuum cleaner, paper towels, non-toxic cleaner (vinegar and essential oils), paper towels and garbage bags.

You are welcome to bring your own brooms, dust pans, paper towels, garbage bags, etc. We ask that you use our vacuum cleaner to avoid inadvertently scratching the floors and our cleaners to ensure follow on groups are not exposed to undesirable or unexpected chemicals or odors.