Posts By: Alex Hillman

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 »

Conversation Therapy

Think about the last person you met, or were introduced to. Maybe they were a new member of your coworking space. Or they were a new perspective client. Or an attendee at a meetup or event. Can you remember your first 5 mins of conversation with that person?  How much detail was worth remembering? One… Read more »