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

by Community Contribution ~ March 8, 2011 ~ 1 Comment

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 […]

9 Ways to Tell Someone Has Been Coworking

by Community Contribution ~ March 7, 2011 ~ 1 Comment

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 […]

When it Comes to Coworking, Just Say Yes

by Community Contribution ~ March 3, 2011 ~ 1 Comment

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?

Hello, is there anybody here?

by Community Contribution ~ February 21, 2011 ~ 13 Comments

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 […]

Coworking as a Business: Which Model Is Best?

by Community Contribution ~ February 16, 2011 ~ 2 Comments

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?

The Inception of Coworking: a short story by the intern

by Community Contribution ~ February 15, 2011 ~ 1 Comment

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 […]

Is Your Coworking Space Sending Mixed Messages About The Community?

by Community Contribution ~ February 9, 2011 ~ 0 Comments

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!

Welcoming New Coworkers to Your Coworking Space

by Community Contribution ~ January 31, 2011 ~ 4 Comments

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

Why Bigger Coworking Spaces Aren’t Always Better

by Community Contribution ~ January 26, 2011 ~ 3 Comments

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.

Coworking is Not a Frat House (and the Evidence to Prove It)

by Community Contribution ~ January 24, 2011 ~ 0 Comments

There is one particular stereotype about coworking that bothers me. It’s the hackneyed idea that a coworking space is simply a “frat house.” How totally inaccurate that stereotype is. I’ll prove to you why.