When I’m talking to coworking spaces in trouble at least once a week, when as often as three times in three days I learn a about coworking communities struggling, I cannot help but think to myself
HEY FRIENDS, THERE’S A PROBLEM HERE.
I’ve shared lessons. I’ve shared financials. I’ve shared stories. I’ve shared decisions. I’ve shared insights.
And yet, in spite of the supposed booming industry growth, coworking spaces are dying.
I’m not that special.
I believe strongly in the value, importance, and possibilities of coworking. So while I have any number of other things to do including continue to develop the community I call home here in Philadelphia, I’m also a firm believer in the notion that being successful alone isn’t the kind of successful I want to be.
Indy Hall isn’t an anomaly. Philadelphia isn’t an anomaly.
And I – most certainly – am not an anomaly.
I can teach you. I can help you.
I want your coworking community and space to be successful, and sustainable, like Indyhall is.
So I’m going to take a page out of Amy Hoy‘s book. I’m uniquely qualified to do so because I’ve guest written a chapter or two of that book, and helped edit a few others in the background. Amy is one of the most unique champions in her realm – the demystification of bootstrapping a product-business based empire. There’s many good reasons we’re friends. Among those reasons are that we know something great when we see it, and we simply can’t stop ourselves from helping other people out of their own way.
So after all I’ve given here and elsewhere for free, I haven’t got a moment of hesitation to shamelessly steal one of her greatest ideas.
I’m going to host a 3 hour virtual workshop where I’m going to share as much as I’ve learned about making coworking successful, healthy, and sustainable as any human being possibly can.
I’m going to give you a little more notice than Amy did, though. My coworking workshop is going to take place on Sunday, September 18th, starting at 1pm EST.
It just so happens to be my sister’s 22nd birthday, and there’s no better gift than the gift of education. She won’t mind if you’re buying it for yourself rather than her, I promise.
$150 gets you 3 hours of workshop.
This is the three hours of workshop that can save you hundreds of hours of wasted time. Tens of thousands of dollars. And years of regret. I know, because I’ve carefully avoided wasting those hundreds of hours, tens of thousands of dollars, and years of regret that others are struggling to avoid..
Not without making mistakes. And I want to share those mistakes with you, too.
Want in? Tickets are for sale. Get your seat now.
Whatchu Talkin’ Bout, Willis?
We’re going to cover the core topics about coworking, in a few primary categories:
- What “marketing” a coworking space looks like
- An Intro to Community Dynamics
- Business Foundations for Coworking
- Operating a Coworking Space For the Long Haul
Inside the marketing segment, we’re going to talk about what marketing really is. Hint: it’s not advertising.
Inside the community dynamics segment, you’ll learn about some of the community models we’ve uncovered and explored. Find out what’s in your control – and what’s not – what you can do about it, and how it can make so many things in your life easier.
In the business foundations for coworking segment, you’ll find out the deep dark secrets to what has made the business side of Indy Hall successful. Okay they’re not so deep or dark, but they’re practical.
In the operations for the long haul segment, you’ll understand what it’s like to run a coworking space for 4+ years. The biggest challenges, as well as the biggest rewards.
Maybe you think you only need help with one topic. You’ll probably learn something in all four segments.
Q&A is for the stuff I didn’t think of
I’ve got a lot of ground I want to cover in 3 hours, so I’m going to designate the last 30 minutes to Q&A. I’ll open up for questions, text-chat-style, until we’re out of time.
Are you done giving free advice, Alex?
No. Far from it. I’m having a hard time giving advice that people don’t take even when they ask for it.
I want sharing my knowledge to make the biggest difference it can.
I’ve learned that putting even a small price tag on advice improves the likelihood that advice is heeded. If that means I need you to put some of YOUR cash on the line so that you’ll actually listen with both ears and an open mind, so be it.
So put your money where your mouth is. Let’s fix your coworking problems before they start.
Grab your tickets before Sunday, September 18th or before they sell out, whichever comes first.
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