What is Kleverdog Coworking?
Kleverdog is a shared office space but it’s more than just a desk. It’s an alternative to working out of the local coffee shop and an answer to the solitude of working alone at home. As much as it is a workspace, it’s also a place to connect with other people, to share ideas, and to be accountable to others.
What are your hours?
Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. If you are a full-time member, you get 24/7 access via a cardkey and can come in anytime you like.
Can I come in for a tour?
Yes, definitely! We encourage you to come in for a tour and ask questions. We are happy to show you around during our regular business hours of Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm (other times available by appointment). Click here to schedule a tour.
How do I pay?
Our coworking membership system automatically charges your credit card on the renewal date each month. Your renewal date is whatever day of the month you started your membership.
What’s your policy on cell phone use in the space?
This is a community space, so we ask that you please be considerate of your neighbors when taking phone calls. Occasional calls at your desk are fine and you can also jump into an unoccupied conference room or lounge for that important call. If you know you will be on a long call ahead of time, you can book the conference room for uninterrupted time. If your work requires that you be on the phone all the time, Kleverdog Coworking may not be the best fit for you.
Is there a maid service?
We do have a service that comes in once a week. In between, we do ask you to help us keep things tidy by cleaning up after yourself, taking out your trash, and doing your own dishes. Please put all food trash into the kitchen trash can. This is a self-sustaining community space and we can all pitch in to keep it shiny.
Who is the space for or not for?
We welcome freelancers, soloprenueurs, and mobile workers of all shapes and sizes but coworking is not for everyone. If your job has you on the phone all day, the distraction to others may make it uncomfortable for all. People who only wish to solicit business from the other coworkers for multi-level marketing schemes, etc. are not a good fit. Finally, if you are unsocial or absolutely refuse to talk and connect with others, you will be missing out on one of the highlights of the coworking experience. If you’re not sure if you will be a good fit, come in for a tour and try working for a few days to get a feel for it. We want you to help us build a diverse community of professionals in our shared office space.
What’s the policy on printing?
Membership includes use of our networked printer/scanner for light use. If you plan on printing more than 20 pages at a time, we ask that you have it done elsewhere. There is a FedEx/Kinkos nearby in Little Tokyo.
How safe is my stuff?
Kleverdog is accessed with a cardkey and also has an alarm system and cameras. Dedicated desk members have a locking file cabinet and lockers are available for flex desk members. Cable locking systems for your laptop/montior are also a good idea. You can talk to your home/apartment insurance carrier to add additional coverage for your stuff at Kleverdog.
It’s not as loud as a busy coffee shop and it’s not as quiet as a library, but sound levels do tend to vary during the day. It’s not a bad idea to bring headphones if you need some extra concentration time (it’s also the universal sign of “don’t bother me right now”). Please be mindful of your coworkers when having conversations.
Can I use Kleverdog as my business address?
If you are a full-time member, you are more than welcome to list the Kleverdog address as your business address. We can receive your letters and packages as long as you are here to pick them up.
Best way to get to Kleverdog?
By Public Transportation: Several metro bus lines go up and down Hill Street and Broadway Avenue. There is also a couple of DASH stops in Chinatown. The Chinatown Gold Line station is just a short block and a half away as well. Check metro.net for schedules and maps.
By Bike: Los Angeles is slowly, but surely, becoming a more bike-friendly city. If you prefer to ride your bike to Kleverdog, we have a few bike racks inside our building.
By Car: Although we do not have parking at our building, there are several options to choose from within a block or two. Right next door is Bamboo Plaza (enter on Bernard Street) — they have a very reasonable all-day rate of $5 (monthly options available) . There are also open air lots and metered parking on Hill Street and Broadway Avenue. Finally, there is on-street free parking a couple blocks north of us (we can show you where). Check out ParkMe to get real-time parking information for Chinatown.
Can I bring my dog?
It’s in our name and we certainly welcome your furry friends! However, we have a few pet policies in place to make sure everyone stays happy. You are responsible for cleaning up any doggie accidents right away and more importantly, to take them out for some fresh air frequently so there are no accidents in the first place. If your dog barks excessively or otherwise becomes a nuisance, we’ll have to ask you to leave them at home.. I know, sad, but this is a workplace first and foremost and we have to make sure we all treat it as such. Finally, this is not a doggie-daycare, so you have to keep a watch out for your own dog and keep them within eyesight.
Can I bring an intern/colleague/friend?
You are more than welcome to invite your colleagues in for a meeting. If they will be staying to work, they will need a “buddy” pass (discounted drop-in rate). Memberships are for individuals and are not shared. Encourage your colleague to become a member as well!
Is it only Chinese food in the area?
Of course Chinatown is known for its abundance of Chinese food from Dim Sum, to Chow Fun, to Slippery Shrimp! But you can also find Vietnamese food at Pho Broadway, Banh Mi sandwiches, Korean Bibimbap, Thai Noodles at Pok Pok, Japanese Ramen at Ramen Champ, Pork Belly rice bowls at Chego, ice cream and frozen yogurt at Scoops, French-dipped sandwiches at Philippe’s, Fried Catfish Po’Boys at The Little Jewel of New Orleans, Pizza at Michael J’s, Boba tea at Lollicup … and the list goes on. Point is, there’s a lot of culinary exploration to be had in Chinatown so grab a coworker and check it out.