What exactly is You Belong Here?
YBH is a new culture of working. We have the foundation of a co-working space, but have upped the game for creatives by offering a collaborative space. Our open floor plan and unassigned seating makes the space inviting and helps creatives mingle and work together. Gone are the days of answering emails and not making eye contact with other human beings. We’re throwing out the old way of learning and embarking on a social incubator of creatives who are dedicated to helping other creatives thrive. We have the tools to help you succeed. Our intimate meeting room, podcast room, and photo studio alone will pack a punch for the the entrepreneur working their way up.
Do you rent out desks? Can I have my own private office?
Sorry, YBH is a communal workspace. We do have roaming desks and plenty of places to work, just not assigned desks. We do not have private offices. We have a private meeting room where you can meet clients or work for a couple hours in solitude.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday - Friday, from 7am to 5pm. Currently, weekends will be open for use by our members, from 8am - 5pm, unless they are being reserved for an event.
Okay, I’m insterested…what is included in a membership?
You get to enjoy all of the perks and amenities we have to offer! Plus, discounted access to workshops, drop-in consultants, panel presentations and more! You’ll have access to our open space floor plan from 7am to 5pm. We’ve got a neat kitchen to help you get your day started, and a bad-ass restroom to help you MAKE SHIT HAPPEN; you know - like thoughts and ideas and stuff. Plus, you’ll have access to our photography studio, podcasting room, and meeting room. Learn more here.
What is my membership commitment?
There is no long-term membership commitment for memberships. All memberships auto-renew through our membership portal, unless you have given us 30-day notice that you would like to cancel. As a monthly member, you will have the option to commit to a three-month membership, which will save you dolla-dolla bills on renting the photo studio, podcast room, and meeting room. In addition to the discounted rental rates, you will also be able to use YBH for your own personal event: Workshop! Pop-up! Launch party! Karaoke night! YAAAS!
Do you have blackout dates?
There will be, on average, four weekdays throughout the month that will be blackout days (not open for co-working). You will receive a notification through your membership portal notifying you of a date that has been booked for a full studio buyout. We don’t want to surprise you at the last minute, so we’ll be sure to get events on the calendar at least two weeks out! Weekends will typically be booked/reserved for events. In the event that a weekend day is not booked, then it will be open for co-working and will show up in your membership portal calendar as being available.
Can I work at YBH on the weekends?
We will be reserving the weekends solely for events. There will be weekends where nothing is booked, and in those cases we will make the space available to our members for co-working.
Can I work at YBH later in the day/evening?
Co-working is offered between 7am and 5pm. After 5pm on most evenings, there are live music performances next door at the Soda Bar that might be disruptive to those trying to get work done at YBH. We encourage our members to check out the Soda Bar’s awesome lineup of shows!
What does a day pass include?
Our day passes are best for creatives who are looking for a place to work for the day. A $20 pass includes a roaming desk, use of wi-fi, printer/copier, water, coffee and snacks, and ALL THE GOOD VIBES.
How do I go about booking a day pass?
What if I can’t make it on the day that I have booked my daypass?
No worries! Our scheduling software allows you to reschedule to any day that works for you.
I booked a day pass, and have received multiple emails informing me that I am now a member and has given me a password and pin code to my account, a terms, and house rules. What gives?
In order to make sure we have you in our system, for future use of YBH, you can make an account with our membership portal. You will be able to book resources (i.e., podcast, photo studio, and meeting room) directly.
The pin code is your unique code to unlock our front door and check-in via our tablet at the entrance.
I'm a photographer who needs to take some basic headshots of a client. Do I need to rent out the entire space (full studio buyout)?
Not necessarily. Photo shoots with one photographer and one client can be done while co-working is taking place, so it's not necessary to book the entire space unless you need privacy. As a non-member, you would simply pay the $35/hour "photography studio add-on" fee. For members, you will have 2 to 4 hours of booking credit towards the photography studio, depending on your membership level.
Members, if additional hours are needed for the photography studio, the fee is reduced to either $26.25/hr (10-Day Pass members) or $17.50/hr (Monthly All-Access members).
What is the difference between the product-photo station and the photo studio?
The product-photo station is a 31”x19”x16” mobile seamless backdrop and LED lighting kit that is perfect for photographing small items on a white background — perfect for updating your Shopify, Etsy and Amazon listings. (THIS is what it looks like.) The product-photo station is free to use for 10-Day Pass members and Monthly All-Access members (sorry, day-passers). There is an additional $15/hr fee to rent the camera and/or other photo equipment. Paper backdrops are not included because they are not necessary when using this product.
The photo studio is our 15’ X 13’ X 9’ open-air studio that is perfect for photo shoots involving larger items, models, scene setups, etc. The space can be rented for $35/hr during co-working hours, limited to two people using the studio, or $75/hr for a full studio buyout (we’ll send the co-workers home). Use of paper backdrop rolls is included in the photo-studio rental. Please bring your own gaffer’s tape!
When I rent the photo studio, does that include the use of a camera, lighting and other photo equipment?
Camera and lighting equipment is available for rent for $15/hr. This is quite a deal compared to local photography supply companies. We have a Canon EOS 5D Mark III on hand with two lenses, plus three DigiBee 800 flash units, PocketWizards, numerous light stands, light modifiers, and more. We’ll be adding videos soon that will show you how to set up and use our equipment.
If I am a member, and I am hiring a photographer to photograph my work or head shots, do I have to buy a day pass for my photographer?
10-Day Pass & Monthly All-Access members get monthly visitor passes (up to 2 per month), which could cover the cost of your photographer or any guest showing up. For non-members and Pay-As-You-Go subscribers, you will need to purchase a $20 day pass for whomever is going to be working with you.
Photographers, you don’t need to worry about booking a day pass for your client if they’re popping in for a quick headshot. Please just register them as your guest on our member platform.
How much does it cost to rent out the podcast studio?
What type of equipment does the podcast studio have?
We have two XLR mics with POP filters, two sets of headphones, a USB mixer, a headphone amp, and USB cable for connecting your audio files to your laptop. Please note, you must bring your own laptop and have your own recording software.
Is the podcast studio soundproof?
Unfortunately, our studio is not soundproof. It is heavily insulated and because of that, there is no echo and it does block out a lot of outside noise. However, it’s not entirely soundproof.
Will someone be able to show me how to use the mixer?
We allow for the rental of our podcast room, under the assumption that those renting it have an idea of how to use the equipment. If we are around we can do our best to help you to turn on the USB mixer. Everything else, from how to setup your audio devices on your laptop to recording onto your laptop, etc., we suggest you become familiar with before renting out our studio, as we have limited experience with such matters.
We are working on getting a blog post of basics of using our equipment. Be on the look out for that.
How many people can I fit in the podcast room?
Our podcast room can accommodate up to four people. Please note, this room is not air conditioned. We only have a ceiling fan. Thus, we suggest booking the room earlier in the day if you have more than one guest. It can get pretty hot and stuffy during the day.
Do I have to pay a deposit? How about a cleaning fee? What's the cancellation policy?
Most rentals require a 50% non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your event date. It goes toward your total balance and will be due via Quickbooks once you've signed your rental agreement. The balance will be due 3 days before your event date.
In addition to the $75/hr rental fee, an additional cleaning fee is required for full studio buyouts. Cleaning fees start at $25 and vary based on the type of event and total number of participants.
How do I go about getting YBH to sponsor a free event for my business/organization?
We are passionate about supporting causes that are near and dear to our hearts, and will consider donating the use of You Belong Here for certain events that align with our core values. If you represent a non-profit organization, are providing a free and educational workshop, or are looking for a place to host a meet-up or networking group that does not have associated ticket charges, please reach out to us. We're happy to consider sponsoring your event.
What is your maximum capacity?
75 seated; 100 standing. We can accommodate seating for up to 30 people with the chairs, sofas and comfy bench currently on-site. These seating options are included in any event rental.
During what hours can I rent out the space?
Our event rentals begin as early as 7am to 11 pm. We encourage full-studio buyouts to be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance, especially for weekday rentals. We require a 3-hour minimum for all studio buyouts.
Does YBH allow for alcohol?
Yes, as long as you are not selling alcohol this will not be a problem. It's fine if you give it away but if you are selling alcohol, you will need to get a permit. We recommend you reach out to a local cocktail catering company, who can handle this for you. We'd recommend Please & Thank You or Snake Oil Cocktail Co. Furthermore, if you will be selling alcoholic beverages at your event, we do require that you provide us proof of event insurance, with Host Liquor Liability being included in your general liability.
Please note, for any events selling alcohol, we will require, by contract, that all sales of liquor be terminated an hour prior to closing of event.
If the space isn't booked for an event the day prior to my event, can I come the day before to begin setup?
We will do our best to accommodate your needs prior to your event. Due to the nature of our business and ever-changing schedule, we cannot guarantee allotted time before or after event for setup or breakdown. Please reach out to us a week prior to your event, so we may confirm availability. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s included with the rental of your space?
Great question! You’ll have access to the majority of our space, minus our podcast room. Thus, 1,200 square feet of our space is open to you for your event. You’ll also have access to the following:
1 coffee table
5 side tables
Sonos sounds system
Epson 3500 Lumen Projector
2 wireless microphones
43’ Roku Television with HDMI and Chromecast hookups
Steamer (just in case)
Use of kitchen space; refrigerator and appliances + industrial sink