Posts By: Alex Hillman

Listen to The Coworking Weekly Show! Here are the first 3 episodes.

I’ve been working on something new for you! People tell me all the time how valuable it is when I’m able to expand the lessons that I share about coworking, community building, and collaboration, and go beyond my own perspective. I’m lucky enough to have some really, REALLY smart friends who inspire the crap out… Read more »

What to do when people in your area don’t understand coworking

“We’re having a really hard time getting traction with our coworking space. Coworking is just so new here, and people don’t really understand it.” If I had a nickel for every time I got something like this in my inbox, well damn, I’d have a LOT of nickels. Everywhere in the world, even in places where coworking appears to be “taking… Read more »

Why do some freelancers work out of cafes vs. coworking spaces (and vice versa)?

The short, two part answer is loneliness + context. A cafe is great for getting out of the house, which many people find a necessary exercise to maintain sanity, comfort and routine. Cafe culture – especially with the ubiquity of wifi – provides some consistency of a “third place” (not home & not workplace) to… Read more »