Coworking operators as expert community managers
The fundamental skill of a good coworking space manager is community building. That is something big organizations will look for as they attempt to adopt the methods of coworking inside traditional workplaces. Coworking spaces have an opportunity to become expert community managers, and to apply their knowledge across a wide range of locations, not just their own.
Ten tips to make your coworking space more profitable
As the Global Coworking Survey has shown, coworking spaces earn their income from a variety of sources, not just from monthly memberships. So what are some innovative ways to boost your revenue stream? At the recent Coworking Europe conference in Berlin, a workshop led by Manuel Zea from Spain created a list of ten ideas to help push a coworking space toward profitability. Here’s a summary of what the workshop discussed.
Ten tips to welcome new members
In our casual culture, the art of welcoming someone into a new situation seems to have gone the way of the newspaper or the hand-written note: it’s nice, but who has the time? Since we’re all interested in growing our coworking spaces into sustainable communities and businesses, it seems that retaining new members plays a big part in our collective success.
Ten things to tell the government about coworking
If you had half a day with your government’s department of economics, what would you say about coworking? Deskmag was recently given this opportunity by the City of Berlin. They asked us to provide a list of “ten things the government can do for coworking”. We threw the question open to the Coworking Europe conference participants during an open camp session. Here is a first summary of the recommendations that emerged.
How to collaborate with freelancers who are your friends
For many business owners, the words “hiring your friends” set off multiple alarms and warning whistles. Working with friends and family members can be a recipe for disaster… unless you know how to do it right. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for a collaborator:
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