The Coworking ProjectCan the concept of coworking operate inside traditional offices? Sure, says Massimo Carraro, initiator of the Coworking Project, which since 2009 has shown how small and large companies can welcome external freelancers into their offices. There are now 57 spaces across Italy and one in Barcelona.
Exceptional coworking space modelsAs the number of coworking spaces blooms, so to does the range of business models that they use to sustain themselves. Whether big or small, old or new, each coworking space can take some inspiration from different coworking models. This article is the first in a series which highlights exceptional examples.
The average cost of coworking: two cups of coffee a dayThe cost of renting a desk in a coworking space has remained stable over the past six months, with a slight increase in the price of permanent desks, but little change in the cost of flexible desks. As the number of coworking spaces boom, it seems most new locations are retaining the price models of existing spaces, keeping costs steady. For potential coworkers, entry prices are still very affordable:
Summer coworking on the university campusWhen the university semester comes to an end, and the students depart for their summer break, what can be done with all those empty campus buildings? The University of North Carolina has a great suggestion – open a pop-up coworking space for entrepreneurial students.
Coworking's steady growth: 820 spaces now active worldwideWhen we aren’t writing about coworking spaces, we at Deskmag are counting them. The number of coworking spaces worldwide increased by 17 percent between February and May, Deskmag’s latest analysis shows. That’s the same growth rate experienced in the preceding four months, showing that interest in coworking is expanding at a steady pace. Worldwide there are now 820 coworking spaces.
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