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Mastermind groups for European space owners

Hello from Coworking Europe Conference! While there are so many resources available for people interested in coworking, almost all of it is in English! Also, while I try to make my group video coaching meetings work for as many time zones as possible, there’s only so much we can do to stretch one simultaneous meetings across the globe. Fortunately, we’ve … Read More


Announcing the Coworking Compassion Project 2017 winners!

Coworking has the tremendous potential to reduce suffering through togetherness and empowerment, especially among underserved populations. To support the success of communities that serve these populations, a group of professional coworking consultants, myself included, have banded together to offer a scholarship that provides our services free of charge to deserving applicants. Today I’m proud to announce the Coworking Compassion Project is offering thousands … Read More


The WeWar is on. How will you win?

You know those zillions of dollars in funding WeWork has been raising? They’re directing those funds towards killing as many independently run coworking spaces as possible. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170929/REAL_ESTATE/170929859/wework-offers-12-months-of-free-rent-in-bid-to-poach-tenants-from https://allwork.space/2017/09/desperate-times-call-for-desperate-measures-how-low-will-wework-go/ I don’t like to talk about WeWork more than necessary, but what they’re doing now merits attention because it helps to underscore the point: It’s war. Now… I really really don’t want … Read More


How do I start a coworking space when I have no business starting a coworking space?

I got an email from someone working on starting a new space recently. They asked a few questions about how to raise financing and generally gear up for renting a big space. The clever community builder, however, side steps this issue until they’re ready to take it on. Behold, my process for getting a space when you have no business … Read More


Coworking Compassion Project

Shared spaces create opportunities for people to foster a sense of togetherness in ways that can truly make a lasting impact on people’s lives. By creating places where people can feel accepted, included, and encouraged to work on building their own businesses, we can help more and more people to feel connected to their neighbors and empowered to be masters … Read More


Join the Collaborative Space Builders Academy!

As you might know by now, I’m on a personal mission to see to it that there is a thriving, accessible, inclusive, awesome coworking space in every city in the world. Not just nice shared workspaces, but truly transformative centers that people know they can go to when they need to make a new friend or get some help growing … Read More


Collabo-tition: Turn your competitors into collaborators and win!

So… you’re starting (or running) a space, and there are others running spaces in your area! How do you treat these other people who are doing similar work to the work you are wanting to do? When you arrive at this place, you have a choice: go the old way, or consider the new way. If you’re willing, I think … Read More


Want help working on your space? Join our Summer Cohorts!

Since moving back to New York a few months ago, I’ve been getting a lay of the land for the coworking scene here. You know what I’ve noticed? There are a lot of spaces… no, really, coworking is everywhere. It’s highly visible. It’s on signs, in windows. It’s the big spaces and it’s funky new startups. But it’s also… just … Read More


Coworking in City Hall? ‘Seoul good!

Today my Badass Friend™ Ashley Proctor posted a photo from a flight she was on, featuring a documentary on coworking that she found on the in-flight entertainment system: …which, unto itself, is just another sign of just how far coworking has come to the mainstream. But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just a puff piece on fancy-looking office rentals. They … Read More


Ever tried hosting and organizing at the same time?

It’s a whole lot of one thing: work. Work prepping the space beforehand, sending out invites, making sure everything’s set, oh hell I forgot to get bags of ice, people will be here any minute. Work during the party. Does everyone have beverages? Is anyone bored? Cups are everywhere. Must tidy. Did anyone go to pick up more ice? What … Read More