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Coworking Tours are coming to GCUC Singapore!

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Featured Space, GCUC 2017

GCUC is super excited to be coming to Singapore for the first time ever. We have an impressive line up of local and global speakers that will be taking the stage. Aside from the conference itself, we have curated a list of local shared workspaces that will be opening their doors for tours. We really like to host tours across the globe as it give our attendees a good feel of the local culture and flare. So far the spaces… Read More »

16 Takeaways From GCUC Australia

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Uncategorized

Nearly 200 coworking space operators, community managers, industry consultants, real estate professionals and vendors gathered in Melbourne for two days of tours, expert panels, open forums and happy hours at the Global Coworking Unconference (GCUC AU) on August 24-25. Conference response was positive and enthusiastic from veterans and newbies alike who came from cities and rural locations in all seven states in Australia, and as far afield as Perth, New Zealand and Tasmania to learn business strategies, share challenges, discover trends, gather… Read More »

Why coworking spaces are the cool new face of hot-desking

Posted on September 7, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

A generational shift is changing worker expectations... Gone are the trestle tables of the struggling start-up or the grey laminex of the soulless business centre. Today, co-working spaces go beyond the office partition and meeting room, and blur the lines between hospitality, university campus and home. In Melbourne, the co-working industry has grown by a staggering 960 per cent in the past three years, according to a recent report by Knight Frank real estate agents. "Everybody is in co-working," says… Read More »

Community, collaboration and of course, coworking: rounding up GCUC AU!

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

  GCUC AU was a blast! We are so thankful for everyone that came out and participated in GCUC Melbourne. In case you missed it, our friends over at Colo have written a quick over view of the take aways. The Future of work:  The day kicked off with a discussion between Liz Elam & Brad Krauskopf around the future of work, chatting about the latest developments in the wonderful world of coworking. While it was established that the need to work alongside others… Read More »

Three Tips for Connecting Your Shared Workspace with Wi-Fi and Cable

Posted on August 23, 2017 by GCUC Intern in Beginnings, Conference, Tech

Check out these three tips for ensuring the best network connectivity within your workspace.   "Among all that you can offer your members, reliable internet is at the summit of the most desirable services. Most members and guests within your workspace will often take it as a given to their membership. To provide internet for your members, there are two methods: cable and wireless. For a complete breakdown on setting up the networking of a shared workspace, check out our… Read More »

Rural Coworking – Our Journey

Posted on August 21, 2017 by GCUC Intern in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Sponsorship

Does being rural change coworking? We opened Cohoots in 2014 in the small Australian town of Castlemaine, population 8000. It was breaking new ground as far as open, independent spaces in rural areas of our state. Despite enormous support and enthusiasm from our community, our first year was very slow. I imagine that many coworking spaces go through the similar experiences of the initial 'wow, I love that idea' to a lack of paid bums on seats - the real… Read More »

Featured Space: Deskworx

Posted on July 9, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Guest Post

We're back with another featured space! This weeks feature is Deskworx and we thought we'd change it up and have them guest post! Coworking is about Community By: Elise Loterman When I share with people that I recently made a career transition from running a not-for-profit university student organization to managing a for-profit coworking space, I often get quizzical looks and probing questions trying to understand how that happened. For me, the answer to that question is simple- the most… Read More »

Coworking A Return To Our Roots

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Guest Post, Speakers

  Coworking is being touted as a brand new Social and Workplace movement, which is sweeping worldwide across the Real Estate and Services Industries. The benefits of Coworking to Small Business as well as larger organisations is clearly emerging and these workspaces have become easier to access with the advent of cloud technology as well as faster and more secure internet services. Some of the reasons behind this growth include: Growth in part time employment. Growth in the consultant industry.… Read More »

Speaker Spotlight: John Preece & Kimberley Paterson

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Speakers

The word is out... We are super excited to announce that John Preece and Kimberley Paterson from Knight Frank will be presenting at GCUC Australia this year. They will be giving us the ins and outs on the coworking trends as they relate to not only Australia but the world. Check out this sneak peak below... Session: Coworking Trends In Australia And Beyond  It is great to have a space and build a community, but if you don’t have a… Read More »