Looking Ahead to 2021 and Redefining our Coworking Community

2020 was quite the year for everyone, including our community here at The WorkShop! As we start to dig into 2021, we wanted to look back at where we’ve been, what we learned, and where we’re headed.

How We Got Here

Our coworking space began many years ago in a small space in Davis, California. At the time, one of our founders was attending UC Davis and needed a place to study. She discovered The WorkShop Davis and immediately loved the space and how it allowed her to focus even better than at the library. When the owner wanted to retire, our founders bought The WorkShop and took over the space.

The idea to open a Sacramento coworking location came from the need of a larger space. Our founder’s business was growing, and they needed space for their employees to work from a central location. I was hired in 2017 as the Community Manager to help find the perfect coworking space, manage the project, and build the community. We visited over 20 different office spaces in Sacramento in hopes of finding a good place for our headquarters. When our realtor took us to 3301 C Street, one of the old Sacramento canneries, I knew it would be our space the minute I walked in the doors. The WorkShop Sacramento opened its doors to the public in February of 2018.

Our goals for opening The WorkShop Sacramento included building a community for entrepreneurs and small business owners, and supporting innovation in Sacramento.

Hindsight is 2020

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many businesses had to close, and people had to shelter in place. This caused people to begin working from home instead of in an office setting. Many people had to learn how to navigate working from home and taking care of family obligations, including supporting their children’s remote learning.

Since we have members who run essential businesses out of our space, we were able to remain open for those select people. We became aware that our community began to suffer financially from the effects of COVID-19. During this time, we supported our community in any way we could. Many people ultimately had to give up their offices in our space and begin working from home., which left our space with more empty offices than we were used to having.

To pivot, we began offering business address services to those who wanted to work from home but still needed a more secure address to send their business mail to. In addition, we offered day offices so people could drop in to work in private on an as-needed basis. We put all the necessary safety procedures into place and have been very conscious of our members’ health. Lastly, we continued to support the community that we had worked so hard to build.

Although 2020 was a tough year, we kept a positive attitude and supported each other. We were accommodating to people’s unique situations and respected their boundaries.

The WorkShop Sacramento is currently open to the public at 25% capacity. Our safety procedures and protocols remain in place for our member’s and guest’s health. The safety of our members is our number one priority.

Looking Ahead…

Our goal for 2021 is to continue to build and redefine our coworking community. We are ready to welcome in more members this year in a safe manner. We are aware that many people are eager to get back to working in an office. Some companies have sold their corporate offices and entire businesses are working from home now. This has left some people with little to no connection with others.

If you are ready to get out of your home office into a coworking space to make connections and be part of a community, we are here to help!

Contact us to learn more about joining our community!


Need a Place to Send Your Business Mail?

Did you know that The WorkShop Sacramento has business address services? For $65/month you can secure a safe business address at The WorkShop Sacramento to send your mail to. This is especially important for those who are working from home but don’t want to use their home address for business.

If you are interested in learning about our business address services, call us at 916-465-8065 or email workshop@kaipartners.com!


Office Space Available!

Are you looking for a safe space to work aside from your home office? If so, we have offices available for rent in our coworking space. We are excited to expand our community while maintaining health and safety protocols.

For pricing and availability, call us at 916-465-8065 or email workshop@kaipartners.com!


We Are Open!

The WorkShop Sacramento is open to the public! Our safety procedures and protocols remain in place for our member’s and guest’s health. We know people may be tired of working from home and need a safe place to get work done. If you need a change of scenery, we offer offices and desk space for rent!

To review our safety protocols, click here!

Sacramento Small Business Resource Guide

The WorkShop Sacramento is committed to helping small businesses in our region! We have compiled a few resources that will help you plan, prepare, and respond to changes that may affect your business. Do you have any additional resources that we did not mention? Leave them in the comments below!

Here are links to all the resources mentioned:


Virtual Work Best Practices

By Shyanne Long 

The current state of our country has led many people to begin working from home in order to practice social distancing. For some of us, it may be the first time ever working from home. For many of us who are used to working in a coworking space, we might be re-transitioning into working from home like we used to do in the pastThis transition to a new normal routine can be tough, but The WorkShop is here to help! 

Here are our five top virtual working tips to help you during this time of uncertainty. Even with everything going on, we are still here for you and we would love to chat and help support your needs, so please reach out!

  1. Create a workspace. Find a spot in your home to work that is not your bed! I know that it’s tempting to wake up, grab your laptop and just start working, but this can have an effect on your energy levels. Our brain associates the bed with sleeping, and if you work in your bed, you can feel tired and groggy all day! 
  2. Establish work hours. It is important to establish boundaries for working hours since you are not physically going into an office. Figure out your company’s work hours and stick with a schedule. When it is time for lunch, close the laptop and walk away! Enjoy your lunch without any work distractions. Once you are clocked out, try not to open your laptop ancheck your email. This will create some distance between yourself and your work and develop healthy boundaries.
  3. Take care of yourself. Step out of the pajamas and into some “real clothes.” Working in your pajamas may seem niceuntil it’s time to jump onto a Zoom meeting and see your clients and colleagues facetoface. Make sure to continue practicing good hygiene by showering and getting dressed, which will help you feel like you’re still in a somewhat normal routine. During your lunch break, try going for a walk or doing an at-home workout to get your blood flowing. Many fitness and yoga studios are offering classes for free or “pay what you can” via Zoom or YouTube. 
  4. Stay connected. We may be social distancing, but communication is not canceled. Staying connected is more important than ever! Pick up the phone and call your family, friends, and coworkers—even if it’s just to chat about how you are feeling. We are all going through this together! 
  5. Keep evolving and improving. Have you been wanting to learn a new skill? Now is your time to shine! Take this extra time at home to learn something new or further develop your skillsLook into online learning platforms to support your development. Try out a new recipe and share it with your family! But, if you don’t have the energy for this, don’t worry! Refer to #3 and take care of yourself in the best way for you!

We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during this time. How is working from home going for you? Share your stories and tips in the comments! 


The WorkShop Sacramento event space

Did you know The WorkShop Sacramento has event space available for rent?

Whether you need space for a team building/off-site, networking event, holiday party, or otherwise, we can help!

If you have any questions or if you’re ready to book, contact us, call 916-465-8065, or email workshop@kaipartners.com!


A Day in the Life at The WorkShop – Jesse Roy of Accuracy Appraisal Service, Inc.

Here at The WorkShop, we know we would be nothing without our dedicated and engaged members. Our members work in all kinds of professions—architecture, medicine, law, marketing, the list goes on—but one thing they have in common is the spirit and community they bring to our coworking space. Our Day in the Life blog series aims to learn a little more about each of the people who make our workspace so unique.

Today we bring you a profile on WorkShop member Jesse Roy of Accuracy Appraisal Service, Inc. Read on to learn more about Jesse and his daily life in the real estate business!

The WorkShop: What is your profession?

Jesse Roy: Real Estate Appraiser.

The WorkShop: Why do you do what you do/what inspires you?

JR: What I do helps create checks and balances in the real estate market.

The WorkShop: Describe a typical day for yourself at The WorkShop.

JR: I usually come in to type appraisal reports and run my business from my office space.

The WorkShop: How has being located at The WorkShop made your job easier or positively impacted your business?

JR: Working from home was not allowing me to push myself further.

Working outside of the home and surrounded by other professionals has helped me become more of an effective business owner and set better goals for my business.

The WorkShop: What specific feature(s) do you like most about The WorkShop?

JR: Unlimited coffee and the koi pond.

Just for fun:

Q: What was the last show you binge-watched?
A: Stranger Things

Q: What are your favorite productivity or life tips/hacks?
A: Meal prepping—it helps me work those long hours.

Q: What are your favorite digital tools/apps?
A: My tablet for mobile appraising and real- time measurements of homes.

Q: What is something about you that people might be surprised to learn?
A: I have recently learned that my family has a castle in Kent, England.

About Jesse: I am the CEO of Accuracy Appraisal Service, Inc.  I spend a lot of my free time exploring the outdoors, riding my motorcycle, and traveling.

Interested in trying The WorkShop coworking space for yourself? Stop by our East Sacramento workspace at 3301 C St., Bldg. 1000 anytime! Have any questions about a WorkShop membership? Email workshop@kaipartners.com

A Day in the Life at The WorkShop – Joan Purser of Purser Bookkeeping & Administrative Services

Here at The WorkShop, we know we would be nothing without our dedicated and engaged members. Our members work in all kinds of professions—architecture, medicine, law, marketing, the list goes on—but one thing they have in common is the spirit and community they bring to our coworking space. Our Day in the Life blog series aims to learn a little more about each of the people who make our workspace so unique.
Today we bring you a profile on WorkShop member Joan Purser, of Purser Bookkeeping & Administrative Services. Read on to learn more about what makes Joan tick!

The WorkShop: What is your profession?

Joan Purser: The company name “Purser Bookkeeping & Administrative Services” makes it easy to learn what we do—we are a bookkeeping firm working with small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

WS: Why do you do what you do/what inspires you?

JP: Acts of service is my love language, so I really enjoy helping my clients. Whether it’s getting their QuickBooks file set up, revamping their accounting systems, or hiring and training accounting staff, we’re able to help clients get through almost anything on the accounting side of the business.

“Doing the books” is the side of the business that often causes a lot of anxiety for people. Everyone knows you need to get a handle on it, but many times it gets pushed to the back burner, which just causes more anxiety and can be financially damaging for the organization. I like being able to get my clients up to date and looking at their numbers on a regular basis.

WS: Describe a typical day for yourself at The WorkShop.

JP: I’m not sure I have a true typical day. I have two part-time employees and a contractor who work with me. We work with clients in a variety of ways (daily, weekly, monthly, annually), and some clients we work with virtually and some onsite. The first week and a half of the month, my staff and I are busy closing the prior month. While in the office, if I’m not on my computer working on QuickBooks files, then I’m usually online using GoToMeeting with clients—that’s my new favorite software.

WS: How has being located at The WorkShop made your job easier or positively impacted your business?

JP: The environment and The WorkShop community are fantastic. The Community Manager is amazing with all my requests.

There’s a lot of good energy around here. Everyone’s friendly and easy to work around.

I can keep my door open and feel more a part of it all or close the door if I really need to focus and concentrate. I don’t have clients visit my office too often, but when they do get here, they love it, too. I like the location because it’s close enough to downtown for convenience (which is where several of my clients are) and equally close to where I live. Another positive impact is I’ve brought on two new clients who also work at The WorkShop, so that is definitely a plus!

Just for Fun:

Q: What was the last show you binge-watched?
A: Superstore and Lore.

Q:  What are your favorite productivity or life tips/hacks?
A: Meal prepping as much as possible. My daughter has really inspired me to do this more. I’m always so happy when I plan ahead and have easy meals to grab and head out the door.

Q: What are your favorite digital tools/apps?
A: GoToMeeting.com— the annual subscription is well worth it for how much I now use it in my business. Also, Scanbot, which is a great free scanning app.

Q: What is your favorite professional book and why?
A: Any of the E-Myth books by Michael Gerber—must reads for any entrepreneur. They really help you understand the important concept of making time to work ON your business instead of always working IN your business.

Q: What is something about you that people might be surprised to learn?
A: I secretly want to be Amish (haha). I’m half kidding and maybe it’s an age thing, but I love the idea of going back to a slower pace in life where things are made by hand, meals are cooked at home, and everyone shares in a more personal, face-to-face way. I like writing and receiving letters and reading hardcover books…again, I think it might be an age thing.

About Joan: Originally from the Bay Area, I moved from San Rafael to Sacramento in 2000. I live in the Elmhurst / Tahoe Park area. I have two adult children and I’m involved in helping them through life and starting their own businesses. My hobbies are screenwriting, knitting, quilting and LEARNING. I started my business in 2012 and the majority of my clients have all come from referrals. I don’t have a website and I don’t do social media. I think our success has come from clients who are very pleased with our service and trust us enough to refer us to their friends and associates. Referrals are always appreciated, and I enjoy collaborating on projects.

Interested in trying The WorkShop coworking space for yourself? Stop by our East Sacramento workspace at 3301 C St., Bldg. 1000 anytime! Have any questions about a WorkShop membership? Email workshop@kaipartners.com

Sacramento’s Free Day of Coworking!

In case you haven’t heard, The WorkShop Sacramento is celebrating its first anniversary in March 2019! To commemorate—and to help more people access our coworking space—we are offering one free day of coworking anytime through April 15th!

So, how can you take advantage of this deal? It’s simple as pie!
  1. Show up at 3301 C St., Bldg. 1000
  2. Sign in at the front desk (or pre-register via Eventbrite)
  3. Get to work!
Here’s the fine print:
  • Valid one time only per person during March 2019 (extended thru April 15th!)
  • Valid on weekdays only, from 8am-5pm
  • Valid on open table space ($20 value)
  • Includes: WiFi, coffee/tea, parking
  • Does not include: Printing/copying, 24/7 access, conference room access

As we start our second year of providing a collaboration, coworking, and event space in Sacramento, we are excited to welcome you all to our growing community.

Need more information? Call or email us today! (916) 465-8065 or workshop@kaipartners.com.