One of the hardest parts about organizing a conference for a bunch of bright, motivated and savvy Entrepreneurs is that you need to pick some overall themes. Last year we went to the European Coworking Conference to participate and to observe. In an Unconference session we learned that the main suggestion for improving Coworking Conferences was to make it more like Coworking and less like a conference. Duh. Seems so obvious but we had never thought of it.
What if you could enjoy more leisure time while earning a higher wage? That’s the boon awaiting the one in ten people who start coworking this year. Everyone else will have to work more. But three fourths of coworking respondents reported a significant bonus at year’s end. Though the coworking boom has cooled off slightly since last year with many spaces curbing expansion, the outlook for 2014 is optimistic: sixty-percent of existing coworking offices are slated to acquire new space for their coworking members this year.
Deskmag’s Global Coworking Survey is now online. For the fourth year running, we examine the conditions of coworking spaces, its users, operators and potential members. The survey can be taken by coworkers, non-coworkers, and space operators alike. Last year, Deskmag collected data from over 2,000 respondents, making it the world’s largest survey dedicated to coworking.
If you’re in the happy predicament of having too much work and not enough time in which to complete it, you’ve reached the big moment. To delegate or not to delegate? Subcontracting work out to another person’s heart and brain can be scary the first couple of times. As entrepreneurs, we’re ultimately responsible for the deliverable. We coax it with tender loving care into existence, and deliver it like a precious baby to its new parent, the client.
Writing for a targeted publication such as Deskmag can have certain side effects, namely that you begin to pass the information around you through the broad filter of freelancing and coworking. You hear an album that was recorded in the artist’s bedroom and think about self-determination and access to cheap technology. You see a film about pirates and think about organization and collaboration. And you work as freelancer and think about the origin of this term.
Alex Hillman, founder of Indy Hall in Philadelphia and specialist in collaboration and community for cities and businesses is coming to the UK! Alex will be fronting his 'Better Work Tour' which will see him discussing topics of coworking, community building and the likes of how this fast moving functioning trend is quickly changing the game of how and where we work.
Bulgaria has always been a country with many faces. Throughout the long history of the country there have been many turns and twists, which have shaped the nation that lives there today. Newly found companies are increasing and at the end of the day protests are organized and visited by the young and spirited people, all intertwined in a strive for a better future. This vibe that has set upon Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has pushed us, the people who do business here, to tell you more about the country and why we are eager to see you at our coworking places.