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Posts about #coworking (Page 4 of 11)

Looking for coworking best practices from one of the oldest coworking spaces in the world? You’re in the right place!

This collection includes my full back-catalog of articles for coworking founders, staff and even coworking members!


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

business
5 minute read

I’ve been working on something new for you!

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

coworking
4 minute read

“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.”

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

business
2 minute read

The short, two part answer is loneliness + context.

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Conversation Therapy

community
11 minute read

Think about the last person you met, or were introduced to.

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The Neighborhood Watch Method for Coworking Space Security

community
8 minute read

Have you ever thought about how sending a message of “I don’t trust you” can actually make some kinds of problems MORE likely, not less?

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

business
20 minute read

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.

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“How I turned an empty coworking space into a coworking community”

business
7 minute read

I don’t often do guest posts on my blog. But after Andy Soell helped someone on the Coworking Google Group with some tremendously valuable advice, I had to ask him if he’d be willing to share that same advice here. I’m happy that he obliged. Enjoy! -Alex

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Do’s and Dont’s for photos of coworking.

community
4 minute read

What’s missing from this picture of a coworking space?

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Geppetto Coworking

coworking
6 minute read

If you’ve read one newspaper or magazine article about coworking, you’ve read them all. Right?

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The stories you tell

business
1 minute read

You remember to talk about the future, what you haven’t done yet, because it’s still amazing/exciting to you. It’s easy and fun to dream, and share that dream with others.

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“Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell” and other similar nonsense you might read about trends in the workplace

business
5 minute read

Oh look, open floorplan offices are under scrutiny again, this time by the Harvard Business review.

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Serendipity Stories – A Wet Cigarette

community
5 minute read

Indy Hall and the global coworking community has provided me with literally THOUSANDS of stories. I’ve realized, looking back, how many of them are packed with serendipity. This is my attempt to share just one of them. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to share more.

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My #coworkingday contribution, in 4 parts

coworking
1 minute read

Happy Int’l Coworking Day, Y’all!

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Why did my coworking space ditch me?

business
5 minute read

Coworking is growing into a global phenomenon — but bigger isn’t always better.

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Should you try coworking?

coworking
1 minute read

Hyphen notwithstanding, I love this infographic from Accelerator YYC.

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9 Causes for Conflict in Coworking Communities (where they come from and how to resolve them)

community
4 minute read

When we hear about coworking communities, we generally hear about the new, innovative, collaborative, creative spaces that they inhabit…but we hear a lot less about the interactions between the people in them.

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Indy Hall Community featured in Select Greater Philadelphia annual report

business
1 minute read

Yet another piece of printed recognition for our community to be proud of: Select Greater Philadelphia (one of the region’s main economic development and marketing entities) just published it’s annual report. Included in it is a highlight of the city’s growing coworking ecosys...

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Indy Hall Featured in Knight Foundation & National League of Cities Report: Case Studies of U.S. Communities Creating Greater Civic Participation from the Bottom Up

business
1 minute read

Damn, that’s a mouthful of a post title, isn’ it?

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“More Friendly”

community
1 minute read

This one is from the Coworking google group:

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Why economic development needs a more collaborative approach to building cities

community
4 minute read

Philadelphia is becoming a test case for a new theory on how cities develop in 21st-Century America. The conventional wisdom used to be that economic development was the key to urban dynamism. Create the jobs, the people would follow, incomes would rise, and all would be we...

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