ShareMySpace was started in early 2012 when Peter and Bula were approached by Meg, a friend trying to find an affordable way to lease a commercial kitchen and start a catering business. The search was coming up empty until, Bula noticed the commercial kitchen at the local church was only used a few times a week. The church could use the support, and Meg could use a commercial kitchen. Bula made the introduction, and it worked.
“We realized something big. We had actually enabled the sharing of space and solved a real life bottleneck. We also realized that connections would be made and transactions would occur if facilitated. We had to build a scalable way to facilitate these connections.”
ShareMySpace was conceived with the objective of making any type of space into an opportunity. ShareMySpace aims to make it easy to search for and book any type of non-residential space.
The marketplace is an easy way for anyone to see all of the commercial spaces available for rent in a city. User only need to create a free account and they can browse to their heart’s content.
Filters let users sort through spaces by city, price, and availability but they can also narrow their search even more by seraching for spaces that allow outside food and drinks, that are geared towards children, or have ammenities such as wifi or banquet tables.
See a space you love? As users browse they can create lists of favorites and send inquiries to get in touch and book the space they’ve been dreaming of.
The foundation of ShareMySpace is in the tools we created for space managers. Many commercially available spaces, such as churches, restaurants, even retail stores don’t have a trusted system to help them manage rentals.
ShareMySpace brings everything you need to showcase and stay on top of rentals. We have an integrated calendar, messaging that connects directly to your email,
After years managing the website we decided to grow by releasing an app. The ShareMySpace app, available on iOS and Android, caters to both the renters and the owners. Space renters can browse the full marketplace, searching by location and category. Managers can stay connected to their their locations anywhere they go, easily communicating with renters, and staying on top of their bookings.