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  In November 2016, the GWA phone-surveyed a national sample of coworking spaces, those that identify as coworking spaces, regardless of layout. (See here for an explanation of why we use the term coworking). We called 300 spaces and 85 responded. See this post on our surprising insight about how coworking spaces do not answer…

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Shared workspaces of any size need to leverage tools to market the space, create operational efficiencies and to provide a competitive member experience. We’ve compiled a list of 2017 coworking tools and service providers, many of which specialize in shared workspace, to help you either get started or a do a review of your current…

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Many GWA members would identify themselves as  “Flexible Workspace” or “Shared Workspace” operators. After that, the more narrow definitions start to get more segmented. Some identify as “serviced offices,” “executive suites,” or “coworking spaces.” It’s a Data-Driven Decision When we communicate as an organization about the industry, particularly when Google is watching, we use the…

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In November 2016, we reached out via phone to 295 self-identified “coworking spaces” to capture some industry data. Here’s a Facebook Live video walking through the somewhat shocking insight we found as we tried to get in touch with spaces. 50% of the calls we made went to voicemail on the first try. On the…

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Building community and member engagement is like planting a garden – it takes a lot of time and patience…plant the seeds, nurture, fertilize, use the right tools, give it the right inputs, experiment, harvest, repeat! What are the right seeds and nurturing steps for building a community, whether in-person or digitally? GWA member Grouplu put…

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Question: How does Breather Work? Answer: I had the pleasure of being in the audience for Julien Smith’s keynote at the NAOIP “Office Con” in LA on November 1st. I had heard about Breather and assumed it was a technology platform that matched users with flexible shared space. Well, sort of. Julien’s drive follows the…

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Question: I’m an asset owner – what flexible space options should I consider for my building? Answer: We were at the NAIOP Conference (Commercial Real Estate Development Organization) in LA last week exploring the topic of flexible space options throughout the day and on a coworking-specific panel. If you are a developer/asset owner/asset manager looking…

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5 Coworking Space Catering Ideas that are Memorable & Fun Planning a memorable event at your coworking space can be tough. You want attendees to have fun, of course. But you also want to convey your message and leave people with a positive impression of your brand. You have a number of opportunities to impress your guests.…

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Guest post by Dale Hersowitz It’s an exciting time to be in the Coworking industry. A Forbes article recently stated the Coworking industry has become “one of the largest startup segments, hiding in plain sight” and compared Coworking to popular startup booms like Fintech, virtual reality and drones. It’s hard to believe that this industry,…

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  Business is good for Workspace as a Service (WaaS) providers. Mobile disruption and changing work and workplace dynamics are critical enablers spurring the growth. Whether you’re an office business center, a coworking space, a meeting venue, or offer a hybrid model, the opportunities are vast. Work and Workplace Changes Solopreneurs and small businesses are…