Posts Categorized: philadelphia

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 »

Behind the scenes of a front-page Biz Journal interview, “Coworking: Any old space won’t do”

I have a love/hate relationship with the press, especially when it comes to coworking. Mostly because I know what’s NOT in the story. On one hand, I can’t imagine a world where coworking’s increasingly mainstream presence could’ve happened without articles in mainstream press like the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. On the other hand, these same… Read more »

5 ways to succeed when collaborating with your local government

Back when Indy Hall was just a few days old, we were “lucky” enough to get some really good front-page newspaper coverage. Pretty quickly, our phone was ringing. But it wasn’t prospective community members who were calling, it was folks from our city government. I vividly remember a call with someone in the Department of Commerce. It went something… Read more »