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Guest Post: 3 incredibly counterintuitive lessons that every coworking operator needs to learn

community
18 minute read

Howdy readers! Alex here, with a very rare guest post on my site. This story is packed with valuable lessons (and a smart, fun, honest approach) that I wanted to make sure as many people saw as possible. So please read, share, and leave a comment!  

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Think you need investors for your coworking space? Here are four alternative ways to get funded.

business
12 minute read

I’ve been where you are.

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How to hire the best people to run your coworking space

business
2 minute read

Hiring sucks. Finding great people for your team is tough in any industry, but staffing your coworking space is extra tricky.

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My Crash Course in Lighting Design for Coworking Spaces

coworking
11 minute read

For 9 years, we built the iconic and vibrant Indy Hall community and workspace on top of spaces that had been built for someone else. Those spaces had a lot of charm, but especially in our previous space, we spent a lot of time working to make the space work for us.

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Scaling community, avoiding burnout, & leading from within

business
1 minute read

This video is from a sit down conversation with my buddy Ryan Chatterton during a visit to Malaysia for my favorite coworking conference, CUAsia .

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Indy Hall is hiring for a very special role

elsewhere
3 minute read

UPDATE: Applications are currently closed.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

community
1 minute read

One of my FAVORITE talks I’ve ever given, in spite of it being so early in the morning, was at Creative Mornings Philadelphia.

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“What is a community, really? How do you know that you have it?”

community
4 minute read

I’ll start by saying what community is not. 

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How to get people more involved in your community without forcing it

community
8 minute read

This question shows up more and more in my channels, especially from community staff that have been hired and are essentially inheriting a challenge of turning a room full of still relatively disconnected people into a dynamic, interactive community.

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Indy Hall <3 Philly Dev Night Community

elsewhere
9 minute read

Roberto Torres from Technically just shared a really great article about something that I’m really excited about: the Philly Dev Night community finding a home with Indy Hall.

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there’s no such thing as a collaborative space

coworking
1 minute read

Every time I read an article about a new “collaborative space” that’s opened, I hear the voice of Derek Neighbors repeating the following:

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Lets cheers to the next 10 years

coworking
6 minute read

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what’s next at Indy Hall? let’s find out.

coworking
12 minute read

For the last 15 months, I’ve been sharing various parts of the most crucial communications that I’ve sent to the Indy Hall community as we organized around and prepared for the biggest move of our 10 year history.  Below is the latest, which I sent today, 1 month into our ne...

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What JFDI really means

elsewhere
1 minute read

Spotted this perfect quote from Indy Hall alumnus and longtime badass, Kelani Nichole.

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Nearing the end of construction…

business
2 minute read

If you’ve ever been a part of a construction or renovation project, you know that there’s an “arc” of how things appear to be going.

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Go on a video tour of Indy Hall’s new home at 399 Market

coworking
1 minute read

Enjoy sneak preview in advance of Town Hall this Thursday! Hope to see you there!

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Proximity & behavior in coworking spaces

business
1 minute read

As a rule I try not to link to FastCo and instead to the original research that they synthesize.

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The OFFICIAL Indy Hall #newhome calendar!

business
3 minute read

Even though we’ve been working on this move for over a year, and even though construction has been going on for a couple of months, it didn’t really feel real until we put together this calendar to help us keep track of the next few weeks.

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Standard Operating Procedures for Coworking

community
2 minute read

I don’t have a problem with rules, I have a problem with creating an environment that creates rule-following machines.

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Indy Hall finally has an OFFICIAL move-in date

business
3 minute read

FridayAugust19th

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