Tysons, VA, November 16, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Play, Work or Dash®, LLC, a coworking space with onsite childcare located in Tysons, Va., will celebrate its second anniversary by more than doubling its current location in response to the increasing demand of parents searching for a way to balance work and/or entrepreneurship with their family’s needs. Play, Work or Dash
offers a professional, yet warm environment with a shared office space, conference room, and a supervised playroom for children ages 9 months to 8 years old. Children can remain in the playroom for up to three hours per day while their parents take advantage of the space and community to grow their business, work remotely without interruption, host meetings, or dash off-site for quick errands.
The planned expansion, which is currently under construction and will be open January 2, 2018, will more than double the shared office space, increase the size of the playroom and conference room, add a call room, add six private offices, and create event space for evenings and weekends. Two of the offices will feature half-day dedicated desks, while the others can be rented for exclusive use. The private offices will include mail services and 24/7 access.
Nicole Dash, owner and founder of Play, Work or Dash, said, “Since we opened in January 2016, we’ve provided support to nearly 600 families from our 1500 square foot facility. During the first year in business we experienced an average 25 percent month over month growth solely based on word-of-mouth referrals, local media attention, and organic social media engagement. Some of our members are even driving as much as two hours round trip for only three hours of support because families are searching for a different answer. A more flexible child care option that matches our changing workforce.”
According to Global Workplace Analytics 40 percent of the workforce will be made up of freelancers, temps, independent contractors and solopreneurs by 2020.
In addition to the work-from-home workforce, a growing percentage of the population – especially women – are starting their own businesses. According to Inc.com, “Of the 692 women-led companies in the Inc. 5000, the Washington, DC area boasts 74 of them. That’s 23 percent of the total, higher than that of any other metro area with at least 10 women-led companies on the list.”
And according to a survey done by RedBookMag.com, of the nearly 3 in 10 American mothers who classify themselves as “stay at home moms” 62 percent contribute to their household income, 25 percent run a home-based business, and they are spending an average of 4.5 hours working per day.
Dash, who is a mother of four, a serial entrepreneur, and Realtor, said, “As someone who cared for other people’s children in my home-based daycare for nearly 10 years, I knew that I could put together a quality program for children that would help parents feel secure enough to push forward their entrepreneurial goals and dreams. What I discovered is how many different people really need an option like this. Our flexible on-demand child care solution is helping start-up businesses, solopreneurs, remote workers, contract employees, parents going back to school who need to study, parents who simply need a break, homeschooling families needing socialization, and anyone who needs a reliable back-up option when schools or daycares are closed.”
She said, “With our expansion, we will be able to offer more small business owners and solopreneurs an opportunity to focus on building their businesses faster. Our private offices and expanded shared office space and meeting space will give anyone with or without children the opportunity to be part of a community that values work-life balance and is truly forward thinking. This is just the beginning for us and for this new concept in combining a place to work with a place that offers the right amount of family support.”
Founding member and long-time supporter of Play, Work or Dash Rachel Kraft said, “Play, Work, or Dash has opened up possibilities for me that I didn't even know I wanted. It is an incredible blessing to know that my son, and sometimes daughter on school breaks, is being cared for and played with while I work. But it's more than that - the spirit of camaraderie and empowerment among the members have inspired me to start a new venture and I feel equipped to go for it due to the workshops and resources the PWD team puts together. I love Play, Work or Dash!”
Play, Work or Dash is located at 8214-B Old Courthouse Road Vienna, VA. Visit www.PlayWorkDash.com to learn more. Individuals may book a tour online to learn about membership options and to get on the wait list (www.playworkdash.com/get-on-the-list) to secure an office or desk in the expanded space. Pre-sales of the offices/desks begin December 1. The newly expanded space will be open in January 2018.