Jeannie & Steve Fowle
Palm Beach Garderns, FL
VENTURE X OWNER SPOTLIGHT: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA
A few years ago, seeking out a coworking space franchise opportunity in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, wasn’t on Jeannie and Steve Fowles’ minds. Jeannie, an executive business coach, was busy running her own business while Steve was working as a CFO for a bank. However, when they heard Venture X was looking to expand its coworking space business through franchising, they realized the opportunity was too good to ignore. They opened their own Venture X coworking space in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, in November 2018, and have already established a thriving professional community.
AN EXCITING COLLABORATION
Jeannie and Steve always wanted to go into business together, but never found an enterprise that would allow them both to put their talents – Jeannie’s coaching experience along with Steve’s financial and operational acumen – to good use. They recognized that Venture X allowed them to utilize their skills to help others. Steve says Venture X has “provided us with the opportunity to meet some amazing people, learn about some amazing businesses, and be a little part of those businesses’ stories.” Jeannie especially loves that she didn’t need to leave the business she spent 11 years building to take advantage of the Venture X franchise opportunity; she still owns her own business while putting her skills to work for her Venture X clients..
A GROWING CLIENT BASE
Venture X has long been a favorite coworking destination for freelancers and small business owners, but the Fowles have found that larger teams also find themselves in need of a flexible workspace.Venture X Palm Beach Gardens is currently home to a large company that has employees displaced due to a build out. It’s also home to companies reducing their real estate footprint in the northeast. This wide range of clients utilizing office space, combined with additional services such as meeting room rentals, event hosting and more, has led the Palm Beach Gardens location to a steady growth trajectory.“It’s exciting that so many of our client conversations focus on growth and expansion!” adds Jeannie.
THE HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED FRANCHISOR
One might wonder, do you need a franchise in order to open a coworking space? How hard could it possibly be? As a former CFO, Steve definitely did his due diligence to ensure that investing in a franchise would be money well spent. “UFG was a tremendous resource when searching for space, optimizing the look and usability of the space, and then building that space as efficiently as possible,” Jeannie attests. “Their franchising expertise allowed us to focus our efforts on building our coworking community. As the brand grows, the value of being part of this network will become even more valuable to our clients.”
If you’re ready to go into business for yourself like the Fowles, don’t let the Venture X franchise opportunity pass you by! Contact us today to start the process.