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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 7A Amy Schulz Feather River College Katie Bagby is getting ready to open a new co-workin~ space in Quincy in September to serve the local entrepreneurial and creative community. Katie turned an elusive idea for a business into reality after taking an entrepreneurship course at Feather River College. The co-working space will provide freelancers, new business owners and remote workers a professional place to work away from the distractions of home. The advantage of co-working spaces -- which are popping up in cities across the country -- is that they give solopreneurs the opportunity to interact with and be inspired by other freelancers, creating a collaborative, "hive" culture of "getting things done." The co-working space at 91 Church St. will open Sept. 1. Clients will have the opportunity to rent month to month or by the day by appointment. Services will include a professional workspace, high-speed Internet sourced from the new fiber optics broadband, free coffee and a kitchen for taking breaks. The large conference room will also be available to rent for training, workshops, meetings and video conferencing as the business grows. The 91 Church building is already being used for personal development and wellness, with Katie's life-coaching practice and Debbie Hopkins' healing yoga practice. But it's a large space and Katie is excited about devoting the remaining office space and large conference room to help creative entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Katie and her husband Ron Logan had been considering turning the building at the corner of Church and Lawrence streets into a meeting and training space, and last spring she enrolled in the financial management for entrepreneurs class at Feather River College to research this concept further. While taking the class, she learned that expanding the concept to include a co-working space was viable, especially because her space could easily access the new fiber optics for high-speed Internet. After the class, Katie and Ron visited the Sierra Commons co-working space in Nevada City to see how it works in a rural environment, given that so many co-work spaces are in urban settings. They found there were many professionals craving a professional space to be around people with a similar work mindset. Katie,comments, "When I talked with co-workers there, yes, the desk, the lightning-fast Internet, the professional meeting space, access to trainings and the low overhead were all important benefits for them. But the most important? The 'hive' culture -- a culture of getting things done and collabbrating with other creative entrepreneurs." The class gave Katie the designated time and guidance to research the financial aspects of the business, including startup costs, operating expenses and revenue projections. " Classmates offered positive feedback that this was a need in the community, and she should really consider the co-working space option. "Before the FRC entrepreneurship class, it was a loose idea in my head. Things started to shift and become more concrete after doing the research and getting the ideas on paper. The other students provided feedback and resources to help bring this idea alive." FRC entrepreneurship instructor Amy Schulz said, "I am thrilled Katie is launching her business, and I am even happier that the business itself will support local entrepreneurs. I have a sense there are many so[opreneurs in Plumas County who have been waiting for an opportunity to come out and find each other." Fall entrepreneurship classes start Aug. 25 with BUS 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, in which students explore business concepts, establish their own personal vision and vet the feasibility of the concept. Starting Oct. 28, BUS 122: Entrepreneurial Marketing will be offered, covering the marketing plan of students' business concepts. For more information about the entrepreneurship classes at FRC, contact Amy Schulz at aschulz@frc.edu or 283-0202, ext. 358. For more information about the new co-working space or to rent conference room/workshop space, contact Katie Bagby at katie.a.bagby@gmail.com or 927-8599. Katie Bagby sits inside her newly created business, a co-work space with high-speed Internet, office space, a kitchen and more. Bagby came up with the idea for her business after completing an entrepreneurship program at Feather River College. 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Main, Horton Tire Center Aug. 21, 2014 7PM to 8:30PM at: The Graeagle Fire Hall "Agenda: Grinding America Down" This movie is a documentary, entitled "Agenda: Grinding America Down." Produced by Curtis Bowers, an Idaho State Legislator. If you are concerned about the direction the United States is headed, then you need to see this documentary. This film will show the ideas behind Communism and that it is very alive and well in the United States today. If you thought Communism was dead, think again! This is the "ONE" documentary that you cannot afford to miss! Join us Thursday night, Aug. 21, at the Graeagle fire department meeting room. It's a movie night, popcorn and drinks provided. When you understand the ramifications of what you will see and how it affects every aspect of your life, you'll understand why we have to stand together to get our country back. This is a fascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America's morality and freedom in their effort to "Grind America Down." DON'T MISS IT!!! Please come if you believe in: Personal Freedom, Economic Freedom, Debt Free Future For more information, contact: Dave and Sandy Hopkins: (530) 823-2310 Bill and Lynn Desjardin: (530) 832-0600 See our web page at: PlumasSierraTeaParty.org