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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…

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GWA and the Board of Directors would like to thank Scott Chambers for his many contributions as former board president of GWA. We wish Scott all the best and would like to send him off with a few well wishes from current board members. As co-founder of Pacific Workplaces (Pac:), and with over twenty years of…

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2018 is coming to a close, and what a great year it has been for the GWA! As we end this year, we wanted to highlight a few accomplishments we’re proud of. In 2018 we saw significant growth in membership. We strengthened our community by introducing a new member engagement forum and we debuted the…

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How do I know I’m hiring the right person for my coworking space? What do I do when a staff member gets sick, but I don’t have a backup? How do I incentivize high performance without compromising staff morale? The HR-related questions that plague coworking space owners and managers—especially new or small spaces—can be numerous…

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Profile: Kane Willmott Kane Willmott, current president of the Global Workspace Association and Co-Founder and CEO of iQ Office Suites, said that for him, the GWA is all about giving back. Willmott started out as a real estate broker, only transitioning into coworking about six years ago. He attended the 2012 GWA conference in Baltimore…

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Coworking is evolving so quickly that some of us are still using the hyphen that got dropped by the AP Style Guide a couple of weeks ago! It’s hard enough to keep up as a business owner, much less in a rapidly evolving industry. Well, we’ve got your back. The GWA is run by a…

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The Global Workspace Association took its Coworking Council Series on the road this month to New York. Executive Director Jamie Russo was joined by five North American coworking owners and operators to discuss experiences they’ve had staffing their coworking spaces as they scaled their businesses. Shlomo Silber, Co-Founder and CEO, of Bond Collective, Ashley Buckner,…

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Profile: Deborah Boyer Global Workspace Association Board Member, Deborah Boyer, has the perspective many coworking space operators wish they understood: the owner/landlord perspective. Although real estate owners and landlords are increasingly choosing to operate their own spaces as well, many GWA members are operators with little or no real estate/landlord experience. Boyer says she is…

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The rise of coworking conglomerates with large investors has made it difficult to compete with marked down prices and pricey amenities. Small, independent coworking brands like Brooklyn Creative League have to find a way to succeed in a competitive market with big pockets. Their blog post, “Culture and Community: How Independent Coworking Can Beat Corporate…

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