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The Coworking Blog 2014 Coworknig Europe Conference Global Enterprise, Cowork Lisboa and the Lisbon Municipality have partnered up to create to most insightful event in Europe regarding the rise of Coworking and its impact on entrepreneurship, innovation and, overall, the future of the workplace. Between 300 and 350 attendees from all around Europe, North America and beyond, will gather during three days in Cinema Sao Jorge, in Lisbon. The Portuguese capital aims to be called the San Francisco of Europe. USA: 2015 Global Coworking Unconference Conference. is headed back to our Coworking roots—where it all began—California! Time to practice your surfing skills, layer your clothing and fall in love with West Coast rap. GCUC is going to Berkeley! Just across the bay from San Francisco we’ll be hosting the biggest gathering of Coworking peeps in the US!

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 [...]

16 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Coworking as a Business: Which Model Is Best?

Coworking as a Business: Which Model Is Best?

Coworking is part of a collaborative reorganization of the global workforce, but does that mean a traditional business model is out of the question?

15 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Inception of Coworking: a short story by the intern

Angel assigned the Cohere Coworking Community’s intern Ryan the task of writing a <500 word blog post about what he thinks is valuable about coworking. His imagination ran amok and what she got is this 2,700 word sci-fi short story based on the movie Inception. Rather than send him back to the drawing board, his story will [...]

09 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Is Your Coworking Space Sending Mixed Messages About The Community?

Is Your Coworking Space Sending Mixed Messages About The Community?

Catalysts/owners: when a potential member visits your space or a traveling coworker stops in via the Visa Program you’ve got to take it up a notch…you’re the face of coworking for the entire community as far as visitors are concerned!

31 January 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Welcoming New Coworkers to Your Coworking Space

You can make new members feel welcome to your coworking space by doing the basic “host”-type duties. Are you doing these things?

26 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Why Bigger Coworking Spaces Aren’t Always Better

Should coworking spaces strive to become the Wal-marts of the mobile workforce, or should they resist growing for the sake of growth? Some surprising results from the Global Coworking Study.