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, Rhode Island is one of the most culturally diverse states in the country. It’s capital city, Providence, is known for it’s mouth watering local cuisine, ranging from New England clam chowder, to authentic Italian, as well as numerous notable Universities and a thriving creative scene.
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...
Coworking is all about community. Individual coworkers tend not to be focused on the money or the fame (but it doesn’t hurt if that happens, too) but are focused on the improvement of the workforce and the wellbeing of community members. As the movement grows, it is important to keep your eye out for those who are pushing things forward and fellow coworker and founder of NewWorker Magazine, Melissa Mesku, is doing just that.
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.
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.
Many entrepreneurs are opting to build their companies in digital nomad hubs where living costs are low and startup ecosystems are thriving, such as Berlin, Chang Mai, and Ubud. And as the lines between lifestyle and work blur, entrepreneurs are seeking out alternative arrangements for how they create and ideate.
Latvia is a Northern European country that keeps welcoming you, no matter what you are after – culture, nature or business. It is also a place where coworking seems to be developing as a new work model for freelancers and startups, and the capital city Riga stands in the middle of it to ensure that everyone’s taste is satisfied. So, what is the profile of Riga? Let’s take a ride to find out the most interesting work spots in the city!