Have you heard of “Seed Workspace” in Delray Beach? It’s a brand new and brilliant concept for anyone looking to have a simple work space or a private office without the hassle of signing a year lease. The name “Seed” signifies their motto, “Let’s Grow Together” and here you truly can “find everything you need to get productive and grow your business.” Whether you just want one simple, quiet desk area or a comfortable private office, Seed offers the workspace for the budding entrepreneur in a superb and easily accessible location. Just east of I-95, the Shopping Center, called The Delray Beach Station, is anchored by a new, huge 40,000 square foot Whole Foods Market. In addition, there are over 60,000 square feet of upscale shops, spas and restaurants newly opened. The retail lineup of new venues in the Whole Foods Centre include First Watch Restaurant, Club Pilates, Burger Fi, Papa Guiseppe’s Italian, Subway, Tipsy Salon Bar, Tide, Pollo Tropical, Pet Supplies Plus, Aspen Dental, Banfield Pet Hospital, and, of course, Seed Workspace.
“Seed Delray is filling a huge void for single entrepreneurs through a premium balanced workspace. It fosters an excellent combination of networking, innovation, and a balanced physical layout”, said Terry Marks who created the idea for Seed and is currently President. He added, “we brought in the top consultants for our website design and color designs. Seed, with the assistance of Workscapes of Florida, designed the space with Herman Miller exclusive Office Designs. We created a Zen Relaxation Room for inner calm moments during the work day. Adding all of these extra features fosters creativity and productivity.”
One of the tenants, Bernadine Jones, is Owner and Lead Transaction Coordinator for Contract to Close Solutions, a Real Estate Contract Management Company. She praised Seed Workspace explaining, “I live
right down the street so I can walk here since they opened about 6 months ago.” Bernadine works about 40 hours a week but she has 24/ 7 access to her office. Her monthly “Private Office” lease also provides 5 hours a month of conference room use, a professional mailing address (not a Post Office Box), on-site parking and super fast Wi-Fi. “I like the location, “ she said, “and the pretty, clean work environment. I love the openness, and big windows. I feel comfortable here, not to mention that everything I need is right here in this plaza.”
Another satisfied tenant is Traci DeForge of “Produce Your Podcast”, a full service podcast production company. She watched as Seed was under construction and was so happy to be able to get space in this “fresh, new facility.” She added that she could work from home but really wanted coworking and a sense of community. She said, “this is a better environment; it’s more professional, clean, positive and welcoming, and I don’t feel isolated.” Traci also said that she enjoyed the amenities: conference rooms, a full kitchen, unlimited complimentary coffee.” And, interestingly, Traci requested and happily uses a “standing desk” in her office. (Studies have shown that sitting behind a desk all day is bad for your health and experts have long been advising people to stand at their workstations for about 30 minutes an hour for better health benefits.)
Ricky Fleming is the Leasing Manager at Seed Workspace. He moved here a year and a half ago and said, “I saw Atlantic Avenue in Delray on a Saturday night and I was sold.” He explained that clients at Seed may choose a “Hot Desk” which is open seating in a main room or a “Premium Desk” that offers 24/7 access to the premises, storage space, and a key to lock personal items in your desk. Hot Desks and Dedicated Desks are a very reasonable $425 per month and a Day Pass is available at $30 per day. (Also, a fully equipped Private Office is available at about $1300 per month.) Ricky said, “this offers all the benefits of an office but also a community, a feeling of belonging.” Seed also provides state-of-the-art decor and hospitality services such as complimentary coffee and espresso, and sparkling water, as well as scanning and copying of documents, a comfortable conference room and a Zen relaxation lounge.
Breck, works with S.J. Collins Enterprises, the development firm from Atlanta that handles leasing the restaurants in Seed’s plaza. He explained that Seed opened on January 29 only to face mandatory shuttering in mid-March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. “We had numerous events scheduled here but they had to be postponed.”
Seed also rents full offices in the building to various businesses such as mTelehealth, VeriBlock, APEX Insurance and Computer Vision Technology. Jean R. Daniel, Technology Strategist, is a computer whiz who, for more than 15 years, has expertly provided Computer Repair, IT Support, Website Development, Virus Removal and Google Marketing (including the much desired “SEO” or Search Engine Optimization.”) For more information, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-271-3042 or 561-819-1155
“Seed’s goal is to attract small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to grow organically, “ said Ricky Fleming. “We have an innovative, motivated work space for professionals who want a beautiful environment and a place amenable to coworking. It’s intentionally named “seed” to encourage the planting of a seed of a new or small business, and that’s our motto: Let’s Grow Together.