I’m finishing up the discussion (for now) about the Logan Square Arts and Business Center (Logan Square ABC). I’ve had a lot to say about it already because I believe it’s a promising direction for a vital Milwaukee Avenue and Logan Square.
Making room for business
While the Logan Square ABC lends legitimacy to the artist tenants, it can also create room to thrive and grow for business tenants. Like so many entrepreneurs, one of the founders of the Logan Square Mompreneurs, Carolyn Ou, started her Sandbox Consulting career and business coaching business from her home. But, as a mom, that quickly meant doing business out of her car!
With two kids at home, the car was often the only place she could find the quiet to coach her clients by phone. Even when there was relative quiet on the home front, Carolyn found it difficult to separate home and work life.
She moved out of the home and into another co-office space that she shared with another. When her co-office mate decided not to renew the lease, Carolyn was faced with the less appealing choices of moving back to her car! or facing the possibility of having to keep finding co-office Read the rest of this entry »