Forge Workspace LLC (DBA Forge) - Winner of the Great Companies Global Business Award - 2023
Business Name: Forge Workspace LLC (DBA Forge)
Name: Kim Lee
Location: Birmingham, AL
Establishment (Year): 2017
Category / Industry: 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠
Sub Category / Sub Industry: Coworking
Number of employees: 1-10 employees
Website URL: workatforge.com
Forge is a coworking space located in Birmingham, Al. They are a membership based business offering open workspace, Private Offices, Private Desks as well as Conference Rooms and Event Space Rentals.
They are a coworking space, so they provide internet and different types of spaces for people to do their work. However, they really view themselves as a hospitality business and they are in the business of growing businesses. They do this by serving, equipping and connecting their members in order to grow their business and impact their surrounding businesses.
Unique Value Proposition:
They have created a beautiful space that provides various different ways for people to work so that they are the best product. However, the magic of Forge is really their community. This is how their members feel connected to each other and where their businesses are impacted by being members at Forge. Their members support each other, work on projects together, hire each other and each other's biggest cheerleaders! They have created a community of diverse small business owners and remote workers who are all dedicated and passionate about seeing businesses thrive (their own included!).
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Community / Society Service:
While they do sell memberships to thier space, they are very passionate about growing businesses in all of Birmingham. They have multiple events throughout the month that are open and free to anyone in their city. These events focus on networking, education, founder stories, and encouragement for business owners and entrepreneurs! They also have a Free Friday once a month in order to include those in their ecosystem who are not yet in a place to pay monthly for a membership, but still want to be a part of their Forge community. Their Founder serves on the Executive Board of Tech Birmingham and on the Birmingham Small Business Council, which allows them to be very involved and support the entrepreneurial community in Birmingham by opening their space and services for multiple events throughout the year. Their Founder is also on the Advisory Board of the Global Workspace Association (our industry organization) where they serve the larger coworking community with their time, resources and knowledge. At Forge they are in the business of growing businesses. They dedicate a lot of our time to making resources available for those not yet able to afford our services but are working very hard to grow their business!