When small businesses have nowhere to work, or resources to grow, Makeshift Society is there to help. Makeshift Society is a company that has two spaces, one in San Francisco and one in Brooklyn. This project brings individuals together to share ideas, spaces, and projects. You can purchase a $30 day pass or become a member to access the utilities more often.
Every quarter Makeshift Society has two people (one in each location) who can use their facilities and tools full time to get a project done. There is an application process for the “residency” and at the end you have a product to show.
Not only are there places to work, tools to use, people to work with, but also classes and events to attend. This creative community exists “to make it easier for freelancers and small teams to start and grow their businesses. As a community we learn from each other, work hard and have fun.” The spaces are inviting and helpful.
Connecting people across the country is enhancing the benefits of globalization. If you are a freelancer or small business, what are doing not at the Makeshift Society offices?
Written by Elise Mazur, AGS Intern, 6/23/2015