Crowdfund your coworking space!
Good news! Your coworking space has started to become profitable and the community is growing. Perhaps it is time to invest in new projects. The task is daunting, unless you have already considered looking for outside funding for your project. Deskmag offers an overview of successful crowdfunding campaigns that helped these coworking spaces become a reality.
Pecha Kucha: the art of pitching with a punch
Entrepreneurs are always in the position of having to convince people that their idea is unique and ultimately worth an investment. It can happen during a lunch, a networking event, in an elevator, or during casual conversation. It is often hard to explain to non-experts how beneficial your idea could be to the world, and it is even harder to pitch without rambling on and quickly loosing the attention of your audience. Originating in Japan, Pecha Cucha is the art of presenting your big idea and making an impact in a small amount of time.
How to get your community rolling
When you talk about coworking you have to include community as well. It is one of the first things that come up when explaining coworking to your clueless friends. Yet, community doesn’t just happen because you sit people down in an open space and let them work next to each other every day. It takes some work to get your community rolling, but in the end it will pay off. Freelancers initially join coworking spaces for the comparatively low cost, but they stay for the community and the network.
5 tools offered in coworking spaces that can make your life easier
It can sometimes feel like work takes over your life, especially when you are faced with daunting deadlines and projects that need constant attention. The little free time that you have can easily get spent on taking care of the daily tasks that were swallowed up by the work week. Coworking spaces are acutely aware of the fact that work can be overwhelming, which is why many offer services that make the daily routine more pleasurable and productive.
How to start a business: The lean-mean-cost-reducing-startup-machine
Hey you startup people out there: have you ever written a business plan? You don't need to write many lines about hypothetical financial requirements as long as you haven't started your company. Instead, invest your time in getting more information about your potential customer first, form a vision, and try to reduce your financial investments in the beginning. In other words, become a lean start-up.
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