My Journey of Starting a Coworking Space

Create Coworking was an idea generated from “scratching my own itch”. I live about 35 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee and if you’ve ever tried commuting to Nashville anywhere near rush hour, you might understand why there was “an itch” to scratch.

I’ve been lucky enough to work for a wonderful company that is very “remote friendly”. I’m a Software Engineer for Emma and my daily work can be completed from basically anywhere I can get a good internet connection. So, in order to avoid the headache of commuting to and from Nashville everyday, I’ll usually work remotely from Lebanon, Tennessee about 2–3 times per week.

Coffee shop thermostat reading: 50°

One of the worst parts about working remotely from any place (including Lebanon, TN) is finding a decent place to work from for a full work day. Typically, I’ll work from a local coffee shop here in Lebanon and I’m usually ready to leave about 3–4 hours into the day. The chairs are extremely uncomfortable, the temperature inside of the building is usually unbearable and a lot of the time, there are random internet outages. After experiencing all of these unfortunate events multiple times per week, I finally decided to make a change.

The idea for Create Coworking was born.

I plan on blogging about the entire experience of starting, opening and running the coworking space in Lebanon, TN. If you’re interested in following along, please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website: