Blog + Press

As co-working grows up, niche spaces catering to small businesses take center stage

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Liz Elam in Coworking, Press

By Rachel Layne, Special to USA TODAY Karen Burton’s longtime dream of a home for building industry entrepreneurs in Detroit came to fruition in June. Bolstered by a $55,000 city development grant, Burton and husband Bobby opened SpaceLab Detroit, a 5,200-square-foot co-working space in the heart of downtown just as the real estate market there gathers steam. In October, the area cracked Realtor.com’s Top 10 hottest U.S. markets, coming in eighth. “I did freelance architectural design for quite some time.… Read More »

We’re Not Giggling…

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Liz Elam in Community

We’re Not Giggling and Braiding Each Other’s Hair, We’re Building an Industry. A friend of mine tries to ask three questions before speaking their mind: Does it need to be said? Does it need to be said by me? Does it need to be said by me, right now? After reading the article “Come on Over to My Place, Sister Girlfriend and We’ll Co-Work,” I asked myself those questions and answered yes to all three. As executive producer of GCUC,… Read More »

How attending GCUC changed my workspace

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Featured Space, Future of Work, GCUC 2017, Guest Post

GCUC was such an awesome conference - coming from tech startup land some conferences can just be - who's on your board - how much have you raised, how many on your team blah blah blah for a product that doesn't even exist! So my space was a co-working space but I was focusing on "startups and entrepreneurs" coz that is what I know GCUC showed me a bigger picture of what co-working can and should be. I want my… Read More »

Boom Shaka Laka! GCUC is headed to NYC…

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Future of Work, GCUC Story

Starting off 2018 with a bang, GCUC is headed to New York, NY, the city so nice they named it twice! Mark your calendars for April 22nd, 23rd & 24th where there will be three days full of the latest juicy coworking content out there, and everything related! GCUC USA is the world-wide meeting place where innovators gather to blow your mind focusing on community, real-estate, technology, design, and growth. If you have already heard about our previous GCUC USA… Read More »

CheckYoMate: Dismantling Loneliness and Destigmatizing Mental Illness in the Coworking Community

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

by Cat Johnson Coworking is dismantling loneliness. We’re creating communities of happier, healthier, more productive, more connected professionals. And we can do more. CheckYoMate is a movement to encourage members of the global coworking community to check in on the people around us. In particular, we hope to start conversations around mental well-being and to help destigmatize mental illness. CheckYoMate was inspired by the unexpected death of Bennett, a beloved member of our global coworking community. His passing left his… Read More »

2018 Global Coworking Forecast: 30,432 Spaces and 5.1 Million Members by 2022

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking Trends

We recently released our 2017 coworking forecast and we are projecting continued rapid growth over the next 5 years, although at a slower rate than the industry's recent dizzying pace. The forecast was done this year with help from our friends at GCUC. These are the folks that produce a series of U.S. and international coworking conferences. This gives them a global perspective and information sources that have been invaluable in developing this forecast. Scroll down to the bottom of… Read More »

The Coworking Megatrends for 2018

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Coworking, Coworking Trends

This month we’ve been traveling around Asia bringing the juicy goodness to over 1000 of our newest friends. As we visit spaces and people all over the world, in a mission to inspire, we gather a lot of knowledge along the way. We’re often asked to make predictions for the year to come. We felt we saw some larger over arching trends so we’ve compiled four Megatrends we think we will see for the coworking industry in 2018 and beyond…… Read More »

Industry news round up!

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work, GCUC 2017, Press

In case you haven't had time to keep up with all of the happenings in our ever changing industry- we've created a quick little round up for you. Demand for coworking space skyrockets  Wework announces WeGrow Could partnership with a global coworking brand help How to prepare for the Nuclear bomb that will hit flexible offices China looks at global real estate WeWork poaching scandal  Coworking is getting in shape, literally.  Women only coworking spaces Future of the office in… Read More »

Future of Work: Singapore Edition

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking Trends, Future of Work, GCUC 2017, GCUCSingapore, Speakers

GCUC is very excited to announce that we have partnered with the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore to bring you an expertly curated panel on the Future of Work. Speaking on the future of work will be Jonathan O"Byrne of Collective works, Paula Englert of the Opra Group, Larissa Murphy of Contrast Group, Bryan Radar of Microsoft Asia Pacific and Kevin Chee of Capitland. What does our future working environment look like? We are in the midst of one… Read More »

GCUC Canada Takeaways

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Future of Work, GCUC 2017

Have you been following along with all of our GCUC Escapades? Last week GCUC hosted its 3 edition of GCUC Canada and it was an absolute success. While every GCUC is different, GCUC Canada is known to be our most community driven and centered. I think it is safe to say that after last weeks event, we feel even more connected, inspired, vulnerable yet strong. Amazing things are happening in the coworking ecosystem. Check out these takeaways from the Cat… Read More »