PivotDesk helps entrepreneurs build great companies. We do that by eliminating one of the biggest barriers that all entrepreneurs face: Finding the right place to grow your business. By providing all the tools each side needs to make it a beneficial and no-stress relationship, PivotDesk will transform the way you think about office space.
Trying to start a business? Stressed about finding a suitable place to grow for right now? Scared to sign a long-term lease?
Looking for a great office to support your growth, but don’t need all of it right now? Want more good entrepreneurial energy in the office to foster innovation and collaboration? Helping other great companies is good karma (and drives additional revenue)!
Find great space for now with companies that match your culture and needs. Search for the right space in the right location.
Talk to some potential hosts and find the best match for you. Culture matters more than cubicles.
Go build great stuff. PivotDesk handles all the details: communication center, payment process, licenses all in a sweet management platform that tells you everything you need to know.
It’s all up to you. Your house rules, you set the pricing on a per-person, per-month basis.
Market your listing and talk to some great companies that are trying to grow until you find one or two that sound great.
Welcome your new guest, feel the energy and get paid. PivotDesk handles all the details: communication center, payment process, licenses all in a sweet management platform that tells you everything you need to know.
PivotDesk's search and match tools, communication platform, and payments system help you find the right Guest or Host.
PivotDesk creates a collaborative environment that motivates employees and increases innovation.
PivotDesk relies on short-term license agreements designed to give both parties the flexibility they need as their businesses grow and evolve.
We give you all the tools you need to manage, market, and monetize your space so you can focus on building your business.
Zero upfront fees. As a Host it’s free to post your space and communicate with Guests. As a Guest you can send messages and apply to as many spaces as you want, no charge.
Month to Month. PivotDesk charges the Host a monthly fee equal to 10% of the license. There are no other charges.
Simply click the "Contact" button on any posting to ask the Host a question or schedule a time to tour the space.
Upon booking the Guest is charged a deposit equal to one month of the license fee. This deposit is in place to ensure the Guest pays their final monthly license fee. This eliminates payment risk and the need for credit checks.
PivotDesk handles the payment process by charging the Guest’s credit card for the monthly license fee on the renewal date. PivotDesk then remits a check to the Host equal to 90% of the monthly license.
PivotDesk uses a license agreement that protects both parties from unforeseen events while providing the Guest the right to work out of the space. The license is based on a per person per month basis so there are no commitments to square footage. The agreement is entered into on an “as is” basis, so no build out or modifications to the space are necessary.
We realize every space is different; when creating a post, a Host can add "House Rules", which are then incorporated into the license agreement.
PivotDesk does not require that you have insurance, but if you need it you can buy business related insurance policies through this Portal. Please note that the Portal is owned and operated by a third party insurance broker. We do not recommend or endorse any insurance product and encourage you to shop for the best policy to fit your needs. If you have any additional questions about insurance, speak with a reputable insurance broker or get referrals from your trusted business network.
The PivotDesk license agreement automatically renews every 30 days. Either party can cancel the agreement by giving 30 days notice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel or modify your license agreement.
With the Host’s approval a Guest can add a new member to their team. If approved, the Host will need contact email@example.com to add the Guest’s new team member to the roster. A deposit for the new team member will be taken immediately and the license fee will begin to accrue on the first day of the next billing cycle.
Each Host has 100% control over what they want to charge. PivotDesk recommends that a Host compares their space and amenities to other posts in their area to see what the market will bear.
Yes, a Host can post more than one office space. PivotDesk licenses space by number of people, not per desk or office. A Host can charge different amounts for different spaces, this would require a Host to create multiple posts and accept multiple applications.
Hosts can offer whatever amenities they would like to their Guests. If your space is bare bones or you do not want to offer any amenities, it is not necessary to do so. However, our experience has shown that most Guests require a wifi connection.
The PivotDesk team believes that the right match creates collaborative benefits and positive energy that far exceed the monetary value of office sharing. If you think you are a Guest who provides this kind of value, we encourage you to communicate with the Host to see if they are willing to accommodate your needs.
PivotDesk is designed to give both parties the flexibility they need as their business grows. Traditional, static agreements typically end with someone who is unhappy. Rethink your needs, rather than sign a binding agreement we encourage Guests and Hosts to communicate the intended duration. The right Guest/Host office share will remain intact until space gets tight.