LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Six independent businesses are coming together to save costs and hopefully develop new business.
BrainQube had a ribbon cutting and open house for its new location on Lafayette's east side near Meijer.
BrainQube puts six businesses in the creative marketing field under one roof, including a website designer, photographer and fine artist.
Founding Member Nicole Gebhardt believes together they will save thousands of dollars a year in overhead and more easily share clients.
"The real advantage is that when someone is stuck and out of ideas, we just head to the conference room," says Gebhardt. "We sit down, we pull out the white board and say, 'What can we do to move through this?' We do that for ourselves. We do that for our clients. That's been the biggest advantage as a single business owner."
Gebhardt says each business has been in operation between at least a year so BrainQube isn't expected to be an incubator space. But she thinks the concept could be replicated for other fields, for example, those who serve baby boomers.
The six businesses are Bolder Design Studio, JP Video Productions, The Remarkable Way, Kaldahl Fine Art, and Grant Thompson Photography. There's also one participating off-site member, Excel Group.
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