Collaborative workspaces rise in Pensacola


As a new contestant to the entrepreneurial game, Ethan Aiken said exposure to others’ ideas should not be underestimated.

Aiken, 26, embarked on his career in web development and digital marketing early this year shortly after leaving the Marine Corps. While in the service, he worked in several utility maintenance capacities, such as diesel mechanics and refrigeration. But in his spare time, he acquainted himself with data platoons and networking to ascertain which future vocation could suit him best.

Now entrenched in his next career chapter, he has latched onto the newly-opened Pensacola Socialdesk. The company, southwest in the Palafox Industrial Park area, is a collaborative workspace that offers business services and amenities to members at varying prices.