How to create a local group for freelancers to meet-upCoworking naturally creates community—it’s the beauty of freelancers and independents working together in a shared office space. No doubt you’ve benefited from this coworking community goodness. But have you ever thought about having a group that is more focused on a niche you’re interested in? Here are eight easy steps for how to create a local meet-up group for other freelancers and small business owners.
The lost value of coworking: wellnessWhen we scored the coworking.com domain early last year, my personal goal was to have a digital placeholder for the word “coworking” and tie it to the shared core values of the community: collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, and sustainability. As I watch announcements of new coworking spaces pour in, and the beginnings of another of my predictions being fulfilled at an equally alarming rate, I’m seeing yet another pattern emerge. // A guest article by Alex Hillman of IndyHall.
3 Ways To Cultivate A More Vibrant Coworking CommunityCoworking communities are unique collections of people that can provide just enough sun, rain, and fertilizer for your ideas to grow and bloom. However, just like you can’t just toss a sack of seeds into the dirt and expect to get a garden, you can’t just sit in your seat with your headphones on, waiting for the community to nurture you.
Profitable coworking business modelsOver the past five years, the growth rate of coworking spaces has averaged 100% each year. Yet at the same time almost one in five coworking spaces has closed its doors, according to Emergent Research. The income from renting desks often doesn’t cover all the costs. What are the models of sustainable success?
How to welcome new members to your coworking spaceIf you’re a coworking space catalyst or a coworking space owner, you should probably have a welcome mat in front of your space. Okay, not necessarily a literal welcome mat. I’m talking about making new members feel welcome by doing the basic “host”-type duties in your space. While these my seem like no-brainer things to do, I’ve discovered that in some coworking spaces, these things are simply not happening. However, some actions are musts.
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