The Twin City is home to more than 170 companies.
Winston-Salem was voted the number one city for small business in 2019 ( today it ranks among the top 20 in the nation). The city offers plenty of spaces for entrepreneurs to network and collaborate.
Here are 5 places with space to get your business off the ground:
- Flywheel, 500 W. 5th St., | Located on the 8th floor, this space offers an open plan with a 360-degree view of downtown Winston-Salem. Flywheel hosts corporate meetings, provides coworking space to remote professionals, and offers resources to support entrepreneurs. It hosts Community Day, a free coworking day the third Wednesday of every month from 9 to 5 p.m.
- Sparq, 486 N. Patterson Ave. | Located on the second floor of Bailey Power Plant, this space has an industrial feel to it, plus it’s a great hub for business professionals. Sparq offers a fitness room to decompress and a lactating room for mothers. It hosts a networking event the third Thursday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Launch Towers, 105 W. 4th St., Suite 700 | Located by North Liberty Street, the space offers various services to its members like book keeping services and a free business consultation.
- Forsyth County Public library, 660 W. 5th St. | You can do more than reading here. The central library located downtown features four small rooms, a conference room, and an auditorium for larger events — all to use for free. The patio located on the third floor will give you an elevated view of the city. The maker space will soon be open to public to rent. Pro tip: Patrons will need to complete training before using the conference room.
- Thrive Coworking, Downtown Winston-Salem | Thrive is setting the stage for a hybrid workspace, with the goal of offering collaboration and various amenities to its members. Owners plan to open the space 24/7 every day of the year. No word yet on the opening date.