Picking the collective brainA coworking space is a gathering point for a wide variety of creative and motivated and individuals. Several spaces around the world are experimenting with ways to turn this diverse pool of talent into a collective brain. In Vancouver and Melbourne, spaces invite members to consult on projects for outside bodies. Engaging coworkers as consultants may be a way for spaces worldwide to draw out the most valuable aspect of their communities.
10 free self-promotion strategiesAs most freelancers and startups begrudgingly acknowledge, self-promotion and targeted marketing are important parts of running a successful business, but often require lots of time and resources. Here are 10 free (or low-cost) tips for self-promotion, that won't take long to execute.
Good idea! Some toys & tools for coworking spacesOn our recent Coworking Space Ship tour around the US and Canada, we saw a lot of great innovations that can be replicated anywhere. Tech tools, practical fixes and quirky toys can help make a space function better and become more welcoming. Here’s a couple we’ve spotted in coworking spaces around the world.
Ten tips for coworking with childrenCoworking with children has so far proven to be a huge success or equally large failure for the spaces that have tried it. Third Door in London is in the first category. But their journey to success wasn’t easy. The founders gave Deskmag a ten point summary of things to consider when trying “coplaying”.
Five lessons from London’s creative coworkersCoworking and the creative industries are a great combination. Both are famous for their creativity, relaxed approach to work and open-mindedness. And there are reasons for the pairing too, as creative businesses often need to pull teams together at short notice, say for a film project, and a coworking space is an ideal place to do that.
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