BLOG + PRESS: Beginnings

10 Guidelines To Form a Successful Coworking Alliance

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

One of the most notable parts of GCUC is the tight nit community.  In the coworking industry we forego the term "competitor" and instead use the word collaborator. Power is in the numbers- or something like that, right?  Haven't you ever heard 2 heads are better than one? The coworking and shared workspace movement has all but taken over and there is more demand than we know what to do with - competition is not necessary but alliances are. Take… Read More »

Workbar’s Technology Path

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Speakers, Tech

Workbar’s Technology Path By: Bill Jacobson I consider it my primary job to understand what drives our members in both their professional and personal lives.  At Workbar, we made the strategic decision to thoroughly learn about our community before we built any technology that we knew would eventually be required for us to scale. Spending many years in previous companies as a technology founder, I learned the value of good technology platform to a community like Workbar.  But I also… Read More »

More than one million people will work from coworking spaces in 2017

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends

If you know anything about coworking, you know that it is taking hold of the workplace industry. What was once thought of as just a trend is now a concept that is sweeping the globe. Our friends over at Deskmag just released their 2017 Coworking Forecast and we couldnt agree more.  Coworking is the Future of Work. From the mouth of the Deskmag Crew: By the end of the new year, nearly 1.2 million people worldwide will have worked in… Read More »

A Juicy Story – Josh Fine, Captain of the Enterprise

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

At GCUC this year we focused on telling our stories.  We were surprised and delighted that Josh Fine took the initiative to send us his GCUC story.    Then we had an idea... what if we asked everyone to share their story... Please send them in and we'll be happy to share and Thank you. Josh's story: We are real estate developers in central Denver. In February 2014 we saw a diamond in the rough and seized the opportunity –… Read More »

Its a juicy Alliance

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016

We are super excited to announce a joint partnership with Alliance Business Centers Network. Together, the new 'GCUC Alliance' will deliver an exciting program of events for the flexible workspace community throughout 2016. In the space of little more than two decades, the Alliance Business Centers Network (ABCN) has hosted 34 Strategic Summits and WorldView Forums to bring together the best and brightest minds in the business center and serviced office industry. During that time, coworking has emerged as a… Read More »

Announcement!

Posted on August 7, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Coworking, Coworking Trends

We often talk about pivoting in Coworking. If something isn’t working or feeling right, you have to make some moves. We recently had to pivot at GCUC. We were so excited to bring GCUC to South America that we set a very aggressive date. We eagerly went off in search of the perfect venue! We had a few options that we really liked but they either weren’t available or fell through. The clock was ticking and we had to make… Read More »

Behind the Scenes with GCUC’s Creator, Liz Elam: Meditation, Meaning and Making a Difference

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Retrospective

Liz Elam is the wizard behind the magic of GCUC. Having entered the world of coworking in 2010 after founding Link Coworking in Austin, she has served as a fearless, quirky, open-hearted leader of the movement ever since. We chatted about what keeps her motivated after five years in coworking, what advice she’d give herself of 10 years ago, and what new things we can expect at GCUC 2015. Amy: You’ve been in coworking for a long time now, Liz.… Read More »

A Fail Wail Tale

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Failure

One of the things I love most about being a part of the larger coworking community is the spirit of sharing between people who are still trying to figure it all out. The first year — or three — can be a rollercoaster of victories and defeats, but there are literally hundreds of people out there more than willing to share the things they have found to work for them. During the first year of building our community I was… Read More »

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Coworking

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Coworking

For both veterans and newbies, space managers and members—here are 10 coworking resources, facts and tips you should definitely know about. The Coworking Visa lets members of one space work at others for free. If you are a member of a coworking space anywhere in the world, be sure to ask if that space is a part of the Coworking Visa program. Created to help us do our work on the road, the Visa allows active members of a space… Read More »

8 Wimpy Ways to Boost Community Engagement

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends

by Melissa Geissinger, President & COO of WIMP and General Manager of WIMPspace At WIMP we say “Ask a person, not a search engine.” At WIMPspace our slogan is “Cowork. Colearn. Coexist.” Here are some ways that you can host meetups and build a colearning community that impacts more than just your coworkers. 1.  Make them free. Don’t create a price barrier that will exclude people from attending and participating. Instead encourage a $5 - 10 donation. You’ll be surprised… Read More »