Share, learn & contribute to the coworking community

The Coworking Blog Emergent Research and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) are partnering on a survey looking at how people work in coworking spaces and the roles networks and networking play in the coworking experience. The results will be made public and released at the GCUC conference in May. It is the intention to to quantify how coworking members benefit from the networking opportunities available to them through membership in a coworking space. Coworking needs some answers! Take the Survey!

14 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Coworking: How to Build Community

Please enjoy five of the best blog posts from Cohere on building community around coworking. Learn more about how and where communities form, marketing tips, story telling and how to start a Meetup group for coworking.

23 May 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Why Freelance Jobs Are More Secure Than Office Jobs

Three reasons why a room-full of independent professionals bring more stability to the local economy than a moderately-sized corporation.

10 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Coworking: An Easy Way to Green Your Business

These days, almost everyone is looking for ways to be green, but just like Kermit said, it’s not always easy.
Whether you’re worried about the planet or not, there are significant benefits for those that live a more eco-friendly life, like saving money, wasting less, and presenting a more responsible image to earth-conscious clients.

04 May 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Five Reasons Lonely Freelancers Should Try Coworking

For every freelancer that sings the praises of coworking, there are five that are wondering whether they should give it a try. Here’s a short list you can use to convince them!

08 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Coworking Events and Building Community

By Jessica Hulse, Space Owner, Longmont, Colorado “Build it and they will come” was recently quoted as a not awesome place to be, and I waved to the computer. “Yeah, I know, I thought.” Network, a coworking spot, opened on Feb. 14th in a family town called Longmont, CO. I myself have a network of […]

18 March 2011 ~ 2 Comments

I need a community…STAT!

Post Author: Kevin Ross. I’m stepping out on a limb here and assuming that my job as a freelancer may be fairly unique. By professional definition, I’m a nurse. My role however is somewhat undefined. I’m a consultant, an independent contractor, an entrepreneur, apparently an “expert” to some. Not only do I not have an […]

08 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

5 things Boulder Digital Arts learned from our Coworking Open House!

1. Choose your initial coworkers carefully and invite them to be “guests of honor” at the open house. Think carefully about the type of community you want to build. We wanted a community of digitally creative people, which is exactly what we have now. At the event, designate your new coworkers with special nametags and […]

07 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

9 Ways to Tell Someone Has Been Coworking

They set deadlines around bizarre daily rituals. You’ll often hear things around a coworking space not typical of a normal office such as, “I need to get this done before the next cup of coffee,” or, “I’ve got to get all these e-mails out so that I have time to get food and make it […]

03 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

When it Comes to Coworking, Just Say Yes

As the community manager and Madame of a coworking Space, I’m always surprised to hear the members ask me for something tempered with, “it’s okay if you say NO, I’ll understand.” The funny part is, about 98% of the time, I say YES and this has been true since we started coworking a year ago. So why is everyone assuming they’ll get a NO?

21 February 2011 ~ 13 Comments

Hello, is there anybody here?

Hello, is there anybody here?

Before we opened our coworking space here at Boulder Digital Arts, I headed out of state to check on some other coworking spaces to see how they do it.  Overall, I was highly impressed, but I definitely noticed some things that I quickly made note of, to be sure our members didn’t have a similar […]