During the annual Coworking Europe Conference in Milan, the first round of results taken from the most recent Global Coworking Survey were presented to eager attendees. The number of coworking spaces continues to increase and in the last twelve months they have grown by 36%, which puts the number of coworking spaces worldwide at around 7,800. The coworking movement is undeniably here to stay. The survey showed that current spaces serve, on average, a third more members than they did just two years ago. Today, about half a million people are working in coworking spaces. Yet, surprisingly, the increase in members has not led to a more isolated work environment.
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. With the ability to download your favorite albums in virtually minutes (for free) online, musicians have had to find alternative ways to make a living. Professionals in the music industry often turn to crowd-sourcing as a means of funding their work, but remain unsuccessful, as profitable campaigns are often dependent on a strong supportive community. But how do you build a community outside of the various social-media platforms that you depend on for promotion? Well, that's where coworking comes in...
Where and how often do people search online for 'Coworking'? Do they write it with or without a hyphen? Has the new style of work affected the popularity of 'home offices'? Google and Wikipedia offer daily data about their search volumes and requests. Deskmag worked its way through this data and extracted some answers about these and other questions.
Starting your own business can be extremely rewarding, but also very challenging. There is no exception to this rule for founders of coworking spaces. It's easy to celebrate success but much harder to talk about failures. The founder of a failed coworking space has summarized her lessons. Here are eleven tips to avoid some frustration when building a coworking space.
More and more people are rejecting the 9 to 5 workday and defining themselves as self-employed. Employees all over the world are packing up their cubicles and moving into coworking spaces where they can focus on their passions and interests rather than simply trying to meet weekly targets and sit in meetings. One of the coolest and most enviable professions to emerge from the freelance movement is travel blogging.
Almost 300,000 people have worked in nearly 6000 coworking spaces worldwide by the end of the last year. The coworking movement acquires maturity. This development will be also reflected in more coworking events next year. Asia's first coworking unconference will be held in Bali. The Global Coworking Unconference Conference won't take place only once, but three times, by popping up in Australia and Canada. And Africa will get its first dedicated conference on coworking, in Cape Town. Here is an overview of the upcoming major events on coworking in 2015!
Those who are not familiar with United States geography might have never heard of Rhode Island. The smallest state in the country is often confused with Long Island, which is in New York, or tends to conjure up an image of some sleepy little New England town that you might have seen once on a postcard. Yet in reality, Providence is one of the liveliest creative hubs in the country, and the little city's coworking scene is on the rise!