I started work on a project for the Podango boys a few weeks ago. Podango, like myself, all work virtually out of home offices. The saved overhead, non-existent commute, and luxury of remaining close to family is twenty first century goodness, yes. But one of the biggest downsides in working from home is when you and the client need a good ole fashion conference room or business office for necessary several-person meetings. In the past, I’ve mustered up private library rooms or a quiet restaurant, but they’ve always been far from ideal. Since neither I or Podango have a central office, their team recommended we meet at Noah’s in Lindon, Utah. “What’s Noah’s?” I asked. “It’s a multi-purpose rental building with online bookings,” they replied. “Cool,” I thought, but I had my doubts.
I was wrong. Noah’s great and spacious multi-purpose rental building is awesome! It has business rooms, gaming rooms, racket ball courts, basketball court, studio rooms, rec centers, reception rooms, private theatre and even a freakin‘ ice skating rink. All the business rooms include 50 inch plasmas, mini-bar, bottled water, 20″ iMacs, leather sofas, conference table white board, laptop to TV cables, free wireless, and our room even had a pool table to boot. It’s a very nice, flexible, and accommodating facility. You book a room (for as little as $18/hour) online or by phone and they send you a passkey with a room number. Granted, our key didn’t work right away, so we had to get assistance, but the place is only a couple of weeks old. Kinks are expected, but I see this thing as having tons of potential. Expect to see several more of these facilities in the near future as more and more individuals work from home. Me and Noah’s Rental Ark are tight right now.