It’s Official – Freelancer CoLo Now Open to Users

4.13.2015, Written by Annie Wang

IMG_1030Tuesday, April 7 was a milestone day for Field Nation.

Early Tuesday morning, CEO Mynul Khan appeared on the Fox 9 Morning Buzz where he talked about the new collaborative co-working space that is now open to platform users.

At the end of the day, Mynul, Field Nation staff and 80 guests (including many technicians) celebrated the ribbon cutting and official debut of the Freelancer CoLo workspace.  The new space, at Field Nation’s Minneapolis headquarters – the 23rd floor of the AT&T Tower, 901 Marquette Ave., features 15 workspaces, a private meeting room, a collaborative meeting space, free Wi-Fi, and access to printers and landline telephones. Best of all, the space is free to our users.

Collaborative workspace facilities have gained quick adoption by the more than 50 million freelancers and independent contractors in the United States. Co-working space allows independents to spend a little office time among their peers. But collaborative workspace organizations typically charge monthly fees for desk space. The new Field Nation Freelancer CoLo workspace, however, is totally free for users.

The professionally appointed office space offers independent contractors doing work in downtown Minneapolis a place to drop in, connect and get even more work done on behalf of their clients. What better way to connect with other skilled freelancers, meet with Minneapolis-based customers/potential customers, or dedicate a few hours of the work day to grow your business?

“The norm for freelancers is to work from a home office or local coffee shop when they’re not on a client project,” said Khan. “We want to remove the barriers to work and give our platform users a real office where they can grow their business. We welcome our users to take advantage of the CoLo workspace when it’s convenient for them.”

Special thanks to Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Betsy Hodges and the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Downtown Council, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Winter Carnival royalty, our Field Nation users, and our many fans and supporters who helped make the CoLo workspace possible.