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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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As part of its ongoing webinar series, the Global Workspace Association (GWA) invited three coworking space owners—Kane Willmott of IQ Office Suites, Bill Jacobson of Workbar, and Scott Chambers of Pacific Workplaces—to share their coworking stories and expertise with members. As always, this webinar was open to members, and the full recording is also available…

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We all know that the diversity and energy of the wide variety of individuals working in a coworking space each day are what make it so special. The amalgamation of backgrounds, experiences, and companies create the environment that draws clients to the space (and us to work each morning). However, that diversity doesn’t come without…

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As a concept, coworking remains relatively new, having only truly emerged during the middle of the last decade. Nevertheless, thanks to an abundance of freelance workers and the increased popularity of telecommuting, the number of coworking spaces has almost doubled year-on-year since 2006. Indeed, coworking office spaces are an ideal option for a wide variety…

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We just released our 2017 Industry Financial Study and it’s important for us to share industry benchmarking data to help you make data-based business decisions. Our data will not answer all of your questions or make all of your decisions for you but it will help to fill in your gaps as you get started.…

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_ This week we see coworking spaces expanding in Denver, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Flight group participants, Edge Co-working, awarded a veteran small business grant by Street Shares, for their coworking space created for military spouses, like themselves, that want to work remotely. Congratulations to them, for more information on how to run successful coworking spaces,…

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  This week’s roundup of GWA coworking news, the latest Flexible Office Industry scoop, member updates, and coworking insights. Congratulations to GWA members, Workbar and Grind, for their well-deserved spot on Inc.’s 23 hottest coworking spaces! This week we see coworking spaces are on the rise as an asset to corporate real estate markets. With…

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  This year, the GWA is heading to South Beach, Miami for our annual coworking conference. At the 2017 Flexible Office Conference we’ll be looking at the next evolution of the industry through engaging flexible office providers, users, and service/product vendors. This year’s event focuses on three themes: “Meet the Money,” “Meet the Corporate User,”…

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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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On-site childcare coworking spaces is perhaps the Holy Grail for working parents. Startups, freelancers, and corporate coworkers alike dream of easier, shorter commutes without multiple stops, and of environments in which mom or dad can work productively while their kids can play and learn safely and happily––all under one roof. The model, however, remains elusive,…

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