Frequently asked questions

What is a business incubator?


A business incubator is an organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through business support resources and services that include physical space, business coaching, common services, and networking connections. St Croix Valley Business Innovation Center Provides all of this and more!




What is co-working space?


Co-working spaces are a type of shared workspace, offering affordable office space for people who are looking for a place to work outside of their home, but are not yet ready to commit to a more long term office lease.




How long are the leases here?


Leases at St Croix Valley Business Innovation Center vary in length. For our co-working and incubation spaces, leases can last anywhere from 1-8 years, with an ideal length of 5 years. Our 2nd floor office space is built for an anchor tenent, meaning a more long term lease would be required of anyone looing to move into this space.




What hours will I have access to the building?


As a member, you will recieve a key card that grants you full access to the building 24 hours every day.




What is the price per square foot for the spaces here?


The pring of our spaces will vary by space. For those looking to rent our light industrial space, this will be priced at $4/sf. Someone looking to rent our long term 2nd floor office space would be looking at $8/sf. Our co-working spade, semi-private cubicles and private office space are all priced per month.




Are CAM fees included?


CAM fees are not included in our listed prices.




What hours will the building be staffed?


St Croix Valley Business Innovation Center always tries to have a staff member on hands during our regular hours of 9-4, Monday through Friday.




Can I leave my belongings at the center?


Yes! For members using our co-working space, we provide lockers for you to store any belongings you would like to leave at the center. For anyone renting a cubicle or private office space, these include bigger locking cabinets for any items you would like to keep here.




What printing options are available?


We offer printing for smaller scale documents in the front reception area. For large quantity/large scale documents, it is expected that you provide your own printing options.




What level of internet is provided?


We provide free fiber optic WiFi. For a more secure connection for longer term leases, it is recomended to provide your own internet connection.




Is there a breakroom/kitchen?


Three Square Market, one of our generous sponsors, has provided a full service cafe that includes a cooler system, a wide assortment of food, and a kitchenette that includes a refrigerator, microwave and storage. Free coffee/tea are provided.




What is available with the conference/training rooms?


For our conference/training rooms, we provide access to fiber optic WiFi, projector (training room), microphone, AV set up, portable whiteboards and a customizeable room setup.




Is the incubator service an extra fee?


The incubator service is included for anyone who is looking to rent space from SCVBIC.




If I am a member, do you collect equity or royalties?


St Croix Valley Business Innovation Center is a non-profit organization, and as such does not collect equity royalties from our members.