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This guest post has been written by Flip Howard, Founder of WORKSUITES. WORKSUITES has not only stayed in business but thrived and grown from our first executive suite location in 2001 to 19 locations 18 years later by focusing on providing maximum value to small business owners. I always strive to make sure that if…

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We all hear about successful coworking spaces being built on community. But how do we start building community? Meagan Slavin of 25N Coworking sat down with the GWA to give insights into creating a supportive, congenial environment within your space — one members want to come back to, one that makes them excited to come…

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Mara Hauser, Founder and CEO of 25N Coworking, sums up her work in the industry simply: “I think about how people work best.” Hauser currently serves on the Global Workspace Association board, where her background in interior design and workplace strategy, specifically for corporate office spaces, gives her a unique perspective on what makes a…

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This guest blog post was written by Barbara Sprenger, founder and CEO of Satellite Deskworks and the Satellite Centers. Whether you run a coworking space by yourself or operate numerous workspace locations, having a pro operational strategy is essential. Small efficiencies and automation compound to create an environment where community managers can focus on creating…

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“TriNet has more coworking and shared space companies on its platform than any other outsource HR solution in the country,” explained TriNet representatives Peter Zinn and April Marsland during a recent Global Workspace Association webinar. “We’re really proud of that.” TriNet, a full-service HR platform, has partnered with the GWA to offer their full suite…

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“Coworking is the only industry I can think of that gets cooler with time,” said Kris Elliott, Chief Operating Officer of Novel Coworking. “The older I get, the more relevant the industry gets. How many people can say that?” Elliott has the experience to make the call on “cool” for coworking, too. Since her time…

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William Edmundson, Chief Operating Officer for Office Evolution, said his key to growing a coworking chain of 60 open locations (with 25 more set to open this year) is hospitality. “I’ve got service and operations in my blood,” he said. “I grew up in hospitality,” he explained. His career includes leadership positions with Hilton, Hampton…

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At this point in the coworking industry, there is little question that coworking is expanding rapidly. Far from the small-scale, scattered spaces that comprised the industry a few years ago, the current coworking industry is evolving towards more scalable models of creating coworking communities, and toward a wider range of services offered to clients. JLL…

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Is 2019 a year of opportunity for coworking spaces, or is it a year full of questions for the industry? The Global Workspace Association’s Advisory Board—Scott Homa, Casey Godwin, Tracy Wilson, Christopher Campagna, Michael Everts, Jack Richer, and Lucia Diana—sat down to discuss the trends for coworking in 2019. While each of these industry leaders…

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A panel of veteran coworking owners and operators shared war stories experienced when scaling their respective businesses at a workshop presented by the Global Workplace Association at the Players Club in New York City recently. Exchanging sometimes painful lessons learned were panelists Ashley Buckner, SVP of Sales and Operations of Carr Workplaces; Bill Jacobson, Founder of Workbar; Justin Stewart, Co-founder and President…

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