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IdeaField Coworking Expands In Ybor City For Solo Creatives, Techies

Freelance professionals, sole proprietors and entrepreneurs launching new businesses know what it's like to be a lone ranger. Even though their trusty, furry companion with four legs may be an "official member of the team," the value of human interaction is irreplaceable.

For this reason, IdeaField Coworking may be an the ideal spot for creative think-tanking and human interaction.

Launched by Ken Evans and Daniel Davie in 2008, IdeaField began with impromptu co-working sessions at a coffee house in Tampa Heights. They've since become a fully operational network, with new office space in Ybor City. Davie is the president of DAVIEMCLEAN, an advertising and marketing firm, and Evans is a technology entrepreneur.

IdeaField Coworking moved into larger offices in Ybor City to meet growing demand for the concept. The new location at 1911 N. 19th St. opened on July 1.

"We've gotten a lot of support from the Ybor community, which is great," says Davie. "We're excited because it's an opportunity for us to set an anchor for our community, for creative and innovative business to get done."

IdeaField offers a desk, wifi access, free coffee and a collaborative, supportive environment for anyone who opts to work there.

Recognizing that Tampa Bay has a strong freelance community, IdeaField provides a little more support to those solopreneurs, who may one day run very large corporations as their businesses grow.

Ideafield's philosophy is that great ideas can come from anyone, anytime, anywhere so all are welcome. If someone can take advantage of a space like IdeaField, Davie says they are encouraged to drop by anytime. The collaborative workspace provides an option to interact with peers on your own time, or to work in solitude and just have the presence of other human beings in the room.

Fridays are free at IdeaField, so it's a perfect time to visit the offices and experience if it's the right environment. Plus, first-time drop-ins are always free on any day.

For more information, visit IdeaField.

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Daniel David and Ken Evans, IdeaField
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