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4.5 New Coworking Spaces Per Work Day

More than 110,000 people currently work in one of the nearly 2,500 coworking spaces available worldwide. Compared to last year, there are now 83% more coworking spaces that serve a total of 117% more members! Considering only workdays, we see 4.5 new coworking spaces have emerged daily for the past twelve months. During the same time, the number of coworking members increased by 245 people on average each work day.

  • Entrepreneur + Others + Space = Engagement?

    Is entrepreneur’s engagement boosted by social support? How is it possible that coworkers develop so many new creative ideas in Coworking Spaces? What makes them successful in implementing these ideas in start ups? A research project tries to find out, and you can take part in.

  • The Coworking Forecast 2013

    The diversity of the coworking movement is growing and with it a variety of coworking spaces. We see that more and more members are open to changing their space, so what’s going on with the coworking spaces? Compared with the previous results, they clearly plan on having a lot more members (!) frequent new locations. Fortunately, more competition leads to growth in the collaborative market, not to declining revenues. In fact, 9 out of 10 coworking spaces expect a significant increase in comparison to the previous year.

  • NextSpace Coworking Community Raises New Funding of $825K

    NextSpace, the largest network of coworking spaces in California, has today announced a new funding of US$ 825K. Two years ago, it was the first coworking space to receive a 6digit Dollar funding. They invested the money to open four new coworking spaces. This mission was recently accomplished by opening their sixth coworking space. For the next round of expansion they cooperate with U.S. biggest architecture firm, Gensler.

  • The Worldwide Jellyweek 2013 is starting next week

    Sitting in betahaus café, Anni Roolf, from Germany, and Brazilian Leila País de Miranda are passionately discussing the concepts of privilege and reward in the third world. They are not arguing; it’s simply a healthy exchange of ideas and perspectives, an example of open communication. Another young coworker from the US sitting at the end of the table pipes in, and he and Leila delve deeper into the conversation.

  • It’s the End of... the old world of work.

    What do you your New Years resolutions look like this year? Join the gym, loose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking, and... prepare for the end of the world? Instead, maybe you could prepare other people for a new world of coworking! For this, show other people why you like coworking in one picture. All pictures which are linked or sent to us, will be featured in an article ...that is, of course, if the world doesn't come to an end on December 21.

  • "Home Offices Increase Unproductivity & Coworking Spaces Belong To Past"

    Having an office at home can be comfortable. But according to the results of a recent study done by Regus, almost every second person cannot concentrate while working from home. Regus, the global chain of business centers, also comes with another novelty: coworking spaces are a thing of the "past"! Why this doesn’t matter and can be ignored... you will learn here.

  • Day One: Coworking Conference Europe

    The Bellevilloise in Paris' east buzzed with activity yesterday as 280 attendees came together for the third annual Coworking Europe Conference. Participants came from as far as the US and Australia, with over 30 nationalities represented. The programme on day one featured keynotes from a range of industries, and invited audience participation in the afternoon during panel discussions.

  • 1st Results of the 3rd Global Coworking Survey

    The first results of the Global Coworking Survey 2012 show continued growth: average member size has increased, and a third of all spaces plan to expand to a new location. At the same time, the core values of community, collaboration and productivity remain strong amongst the users of coworking spaces. Not only that, but coworkers chose one unexpected word to best describe their coworking space: fun!

  • 2000 Coworking Spaces worldwide

    Exactly two years ago, Deskmag began diligently documenting the opening and closing of coworking spaces worldwide. In our most recent count, we are pleased to announce an industry milestone: more than 2000 coworking spaces exist worldwide, an increase in 250% compared to October 2010.

  • 3rd Annual Coworking Survey launched

    For the third year running, Deskmag today launches the Global Coworking Survey, examining the international coworking movement. The survey, which is taken by coworkers, non-coworkers, and space operators alike, aims to understand various facets of the international coworking movement in order to support and encourage sustainable growth. Last year, Deskmag collected data from over 1,500 respondents, making it the world’s largest survey dedicated to coworking.

  • Megatrends shaping the future of workspace: Bene Trend Report

    The nature of work is changing. We have left the industrial economy behing and entered the age of the knowledge economy, where solution workers use knowledge as their raw material to innovate and solve problems. This new type of work, along with a number of other megatrends in society, demands new work instruments and vastly different work environments, heralding new workspaces that are more open, flexible and collaborative.

  • Social Media Week Berlin: Still going off with a bang

    Day two into Social Media Week Berlin - one of 13 simultaneous events around the world - and it’s still off with a bang, with huge attendance at all three venues throughout each day. The week-long event kicked off with a networking breakfast at Naherholung Sternchen hosted by Artconnect Berlin, and was the perfect way to launch what has already been an open and collaborative event.

  • Survey: patterns of coworking space closure

    The coworking movement is showing no signs of slowing. It is widely known that the number of coworking spaces is almost doubling each year. But along with hundreds of new coworking spaces that have opened their doors, there have been a number of casualties of business along the way. The percentage of failed coworking spaces, and in particular the reasons behind their closure, is invaluable information for both current and future members of the coworking community.

  • 1800 Coworking Spaces worldwide

    Seven years ago, the first coworking space, at a fragile one-day old, was officially referred to for the first time as a ‘coworking space’. 2,557 days later, the global count of coworking spaces stands at 1,779. This number almost doubled since last year, with much of the growth attributed to Spain, Australia and Japan. Europe has also officially taken over the US as having the most coworking spaces.

  • Photo competition: People who need a better place to work

    We know you’re out there. The number of independent workers around the world is exploding. Small businesses contribute an ever increasing amount to the economy and society, and the spaces that support them are an important part of the global entrepreneurial and creative ecosystem. Coworking spaces are creating opportunities for startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers everywhere. It’s time to celebrate that.

  • Coworking in Spanish

    Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Spanish version of Deskmag! ¿Hablas Deskmañol? Over the next few days we will cover the conference in Madrid, but we also want to focus on the growing movement in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

  • 50,000 freelancers strike back: petition against retirement tax succeeds

    The petition against Germany’s planned €350 monthly freelancer retirement tax has succeeded. More than 50,000 people signed the e-petition, forcing the Bundestag’s petitions committee to schedule a hearing on the issue. Meanwhile, it has emerged that the labour ministry will pay a million euros to the McKinsey consulting firm to write a report on how the law could be most efficiently implemented.

  • New €350 monthly freelancer tax “will kill innovation in Germany”

    The German government’s plan to force freelancers to pay a compulsory retirement tax will kill off entrepreneurship and destroy millions of independent careers. That’s the opinion of Tim Wessels, who has launched a petition against the so-called “Rewarding Life’s Work” law. Freelancers will be forced to pay a minimum of €350 a month to support the pension system.

  • Freelancers to pay more in Germany

    In Germany, from July 1st 2013, many self-empolyed workers risk enduring significant financial burdens that threaten their professional existence, especially for those who have inconsistent or precarious sources of income. The creative economy is likely to shrink as a result. Here is a petition to the German parliament urging them to review this bill.

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