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Amelia Beemer doesn’t have a regular 9-to-5 job, but she does share an office.

“I discovered I can’t work from home and be happy,” said the Mill Valley writer and editor. “My life changed for the better when I realized there are other people who feel like that.”

Beemer, 33, typically spends four days a week sharing space at Work Petaluma, the largest co-working space in Sonoma County. There she’s surrounded by consultants, freelancers and entrepreneurs from a variety of fields.

“It’s like a gym membership for your business,” said Natasha Juliana, who with her husband Matt Moller started Work Petaluma more than three years ago. The aim is to provide space and services that make business people more productive as well as feeling more connected to a community.

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