Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jerome Chang, Founder of BLANKSPACES, located in Santa Monica, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

BLANKSPACES is the original coworking space in SoCal since 2008. We are a community of entrepreneurs and freelancers who share space in order to collaborate.

Tell us about yourself

I'm a licensed architect who, upon opening my own design firm, sought to share office space with a few others. I expanded the sharing to other like-minded folks just as the coworking movement was catching on. I love learning about other people's businesses, connecting with people, and advising if I can.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Survived two recessions and thrived after each one.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

You're the safety net for everyone else - failure is not an option.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Join a start-up and learn every aspect possible.

Where can people find you and your business?


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