New Business Incubator

Business Incubator Offices

The 567 wants to see downtown Macon become once more a thriving hub for business.  The 567 is offering business assistance to entrepreneurs starting their new business in the city center.

We offer furnished and unfurnished office space ranging from 94 to 170 sq ft with flexible terms. Some of the amenities available include: high-speed internet, a copier/printer/scanner, and use of our conference room. Other benefits of starting your business in our facility include a convenient location, a beautiful work environment, and a reduced rate for your business license. Monthly rates range from $250 to $350.

More than just an office space, business people in The 567 business incubator benefit from having people to come alongside them and help navigate the challenges of starting a business. They also get to work in a supportive community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

To set up an appointment to tour the offices, e-mail melissa@the567.org or call (478)238-6051.

Current office availability: One 170-sq.-ft. office, one 94-sq.-ft. office

Coworking

For creative business people working out of their home or coffee shop, we also offer coworking space. In today’s economy, many business people don’t need much more than a laptop to do their work. While these entrepreneurs frequently work out of their home, working from home often includes the challenges of isolation and not being able to separate home and work.

In cities all over the country, these creative entrepreneurs–whether graphic designers, writers, programmers, or those with a web-based business–are benefiting from the community and flexibility of a coworking space. As written in a 2007 article in Business Week, “While the concept of shared office space is nothing new to entrepreneurs, an increasing number of them are signing on and finding that the community-building and networking benefits outweigh even the virtues of a shared fax machine.” For more about the coworking movement, you can read that Business Week article here.

The 567 has recently brought this concept to Macon. For a low monthly fee, you can use our common work areas throughout the building. You don’t get the privacy of an office, but you gain the energy and inspiration that comes from working in our beautiful space around like-minded business people. Also, like a traditional office suite, you can still use The 567 as your business’s mailing address and benefit from our wireless internet and office equipment. All this is available for only $69 a month. If you think this might be a good fit for you and your business, let us know, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about coworking.

For additional information about our Business Incubator, see “About The 567 Business Incubator” or email melissa@the567.org.