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Virtual Office & Shared Workspace in Arnold, MO  

Find your dream virtual office at Synergy Collaborative Workspace in Arnold, MO. Our office serves as a meeting place for business owners and entrepreneurs across South and Jefferson counties, as well as southern Illinois. Whether you’re a marketing professional, accountant, or executive, we will provide you with the resources you need to get the most out of every workday.

Alicia Beard

Alicia Beard

HI! I’m Alicia Beard – business owner, mother, wife and eternal student of life. I’m partners with Carlos in business and in marriage. He’s my best friend and I love working with him every day. We have 4 beautiful daughters Harlee, Torey, Maya and Bailee who provide us with a tremendous amount of pride.

After nearly 20 years of working in multiple finance and leadership roles in corporate America, it hit me like a brick wall that I had had enough of working for others and allowing them to govern my life and my salary. So, I left my last corporate job in 2005. Although it was initially tough finding my way with part time jobs, adjunct teaching at local colleges and a few start-up attempts, I’ve never regretted taking charge of my own business destiny. In 2013, I found my calling with the launch of The Financial Department – a full-service bookkeeping agency for small businesses. Today I have more than 45 clients I serve across the St. Louis area. 

While meeting with one of my clients, Ned Hendrixson, I shared my struggle with finding affordable, reliable and effective workspace that would get me out of my house and into a more professional environment. Thanks to a series of fortunate events, Carlos and I partnered with Ned on the building and together we launched Synergy Collaborative Workspace. Our mission is to help solopreneuers, entrepreneurs and small businesses with the workspace, support services and collaboration needed to elevate their businesses. We are seriously here to help because we know how it is to be alone in business and crave a stable, nurturing work environment. If you’re in business for yourself, you don’t have to be by yourself.

Ned Hendrixson

Hello, my name is Ned Hendrixson. I grew up in South Saint Louis City, and currently reside in Imperial with my lovely wife Bethany and my 2 boys Tyler and Sam. We love camping or going to the lake on the weekends that we do not have baseball games. We love everything Saint Louis, including the Cardinals, Blues, and the BattleHawks. I coach both of my sons’ baseball teams.

I’ve been an insurance professional since 2002. I recently merged my insurance practice with First State Insurance Agency, where I am the Vice President of Personal Lines. I purchased the Synergy building in 2018, and completely renovated the entire building, more than doubling the square footage to 5700 square feet. As a small business owner myself, The Synergy building was designed with the entrepreneur in mind. It was designed to give small business owners a great office space at very low cost, and the ability to network with other small business owners. I love that I get the opportunity to share the same space with my partners at Synergy (Carlos and Alicia Beard) even though the 3 of us are running separate businesses at the same time. We get to work closely with other entrepreneurs, and it helps our business. I am excited for the opportunity to work with many other small business owners in the future. Wishing You Much Success!   

Ned Hendrixson
Carlos Dunlap-Beard

Carlos Dunlap-Beard

Hey my peeps! I’m Carlos and I think a lot. I’m Alicia Beard’s dude and love being her partner in life and in business. As stated in her bio, I’m Dad to four lovely young ladies AND a loveable, lazy and overly affectionate rescue pitty – Rosie – who’s been with us for 8 years.

Professionally, I’m a loyalty marketing/customer engagement strategist and unlike my beautiful bride, I still work for The Man. I’m one of the fortunate folks who can state without hesitation, that I LOVE what I do. For the past 20 years I’ve been able to design and enhance rewards programs for some of the biggest and most powerful brands in the world. Pretty much every top bank, the world’s largest retailer, leading packaged goods brands, the biggest movie theatre chains in both the US and Canada and nearly 100 other Fortune 1000 brands. Not trying to brag, but merely stating that I’ve helped these organizations make hundreds of millions of incremental dollars. So, when Alicia shared her idea about establishing a coworking space for startups and small businesses, I jumped at the opportunity to co-found Synergy Collaborative Workspace with her and Ned. So, what I’m saying is, I’m here to help. More accurately, WE are here to help!

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  • Co-working space and virtual office options include: Multiple desks, offices and areas that allow business owners to select the best membership configuration for their needs in a new, secure facility

  • Meeting rooms of various sizes to bring together groups, customers, partners and team members for a common purpose

  • Synergy-hosted Business Building Sessions that provide new insights and business-building tools to members

  • Business Strategy Meetings that bring members and Synergy leadership together to address members’ current and future business needs

Perks of Membership

  • Free Parking
  • Mail Services
  • Storage Lockers
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • Outdoor Area
  • Harmony and Wellness
     Services ( Yoga, Massage and Meditation)

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