What’s Your Business?
We are your neighbourhood shared workspace for entrepreneurs and freelancers looking for increased productivity, collaboration and professional networking opportunities.
What are the benefits of Suite Genius?
We provide workspaces and community where members have opportunities to collaborate, network and support each other. We provide all the amenities for a productive and comfortable workday including meeting rooms, kitchen (coffee!!), lounges, printers, and internet so members can focus on getting work done, and more of it.
Why Did You Start Your Business?
I originally started Suite Genius in Kitsilano after the birth of my daughter because I needed a place to work/run my website business other than a corner of my living room or coffee shop. I wanted somewhere that I could focus on work, but still be a short commute to home to be able to spend as much time with my family as possible. That meant not commuting downtown and finding a space close to home and other like-minded entrepreneurs to share it with.
What's Your Neigbourhood And Why Do You Love It?
Suite Genius has locations in two awesome locations, Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant. We love them both for their uniqueness, proximity to transit, bike paths, great cafes and restaurants and parks!
What Local Suppliers (goods or services) Can't You Live Without? Why?
In Kits – Tractor foods & Quince Catering
In Mount Pleasant – Milano Coffee Roasters, Emelle’s Catering and Aperture Coffee Bar
What's A Little Known Fact About Your Business?
We are part of the Coworking Visa Map, the largest global network of coworking spaces. All members of Suite Genius are entitled to 1-3 free days at any of the coworking visa locations worldwide.
What Inspires You to Keep Moving Forward?
Being a shared workspace, we get to meet new and interesting entrepreneurs all the time. Watching their businesses grow, and our members interact, collaborate and share meaningful connections is very inspiring. It is nice to know that by providing a place for them to work and meet we are helping them move forward too!
Too Many Trips, Calls, Meetings, Emails, Tweets...What's Your Favorite Escape?
Maui, Whistler & too many places in Europe!
How Are Your Products/Services Environmentally And Socially Beneficial?
By providing a shared work environment close to public transit and bike and walking routes, Suite Genius helps reduce commuter traffic. By offering amenities onsite like meeting rooms, board rooms, and casual meeting spaces our members can also host clients on-site too. No need to drive all over the city.
Why Is Local Important To You?
Local is important to us because we love where we work and live, and we work alongside many fellow local businesses and entrepreneurs in our space everyday. Their success is our success.
How Do You Support Other Local Businesses?