Community building tips... before opening a space
While the coworking community as a whole can concede that there is no textbook approach to starting and operating a coworking space, there are several good reasons to start with community. Here are some reasons to why community building pre-opening is a good idea, and nine - sometimes contradictory, but nonetheless insightful - community building strategies which are tried and tested by coworking space operators.
Seven tips to help a coworking space run smoothly
Why aren’t coworking spaces called ‘cohuman spaces’, if it’s all about the people in them? Simply because the space revolves around people’s needs to work - and coworking enables and simplifies the means for people to do so. Here are seven tips to make daily work life in coworking spaces easier and more comfortable.
Designing imperfect coworking spaces
If anything was clear in the last “Coworking Spain Conference” it’s that coworking is not just about work, it’s a lifestyle. Nowadays, when it is so clear that our economic system is no longer sustainable, alternatives must be sought. Coworking, as most will agree, is not about the people who work in it. But how do we create a space that reflects this?
Crowdfunding: No funding without a crowd
The crowdfunding market quadrupled last year alone, where ordinary people found other ordinary people to finance their projects. There is an art to the crowdfunding venture, and as many have already noted, it is not always simple to master. As the name suggests, without a crowd, there is no funding.
How does it feel to start coworking?
Many coworking members join their spaces in Spring, marking the first season of many for most of the freelancers and entrepreneurs who make the switch. But what does that first week feel like? We met Lasse, a Danish expat living in San Francisco who was a newbie to the world of coworking... until he joined his space. Here, Lasse shares his experience of his first week, and offers tips for those who are not yet familiar with the concept.
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