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Everything Coworking

The Everything Coworking podcast shares trends and how-tos for coworking operators and anyone following this exploding trend. Jamie owns coworking spaces in Chicago and Palo Alto under the brand Enerspace Coworking. She is also the Executive Director of the Global Workspace Association.
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Feb 27, 2018

This week I share my framework and process for hiring a community manager including:

  • Job description
  • Where to post
  • How to easily weed out the duds
  • Screening/interview process
  • The offer letter
  • Industry salary benchmarks 
  • Training your new manager

Full show notes are here.

Feb 21, 2018

Steve King is a well-known voice in the coworking industry. He publishes the annual Coworking Forecast. He studies small business trends including the growth of freelancing and the gig economy. While studying the impact of coworking on business networks, he discovered that one of the important impacts of coworking is that it makes people less lonely. 

An excerpt from Steve's Harvard Business Review article:

"According to Vivek Murthy, the former Surgeon General of the United States, increasing numbers of remote and independent “gig economy” workers is one of the key reasons for the growing 'loneliness epidemic'. Murthy also points out that loneliness is much more than just a social problem. It’s also a health problem, 'associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity.'"

...."Our research on coworking spaces show that these shared, member-based workspaces where remote corporate workers, startup employees, freelancers, and others “work alone together” can substantially reduce the isolation and loneliness associated with remote work."

Steve and I discuss his research and his bet that corporate lawyers will soon be telling HR to reduce their risk of lawsuits by handing out coworking stipends.

Feb 14, 2018

This topic came up in one of my Flight Groups this month - as a new entrepreneur, how do you know if you're doing the right things and getting enough done? No boss = no clear feedback loop. 

Probably one of the biggest mindset challenges of being an entrepreneur is doing less busy work and doing more of what matters.

This week we talk about a few ways to make sure you're working on the right stuff.

Full Show Notes Here

Feb 7, 2018

In this episode, Nick Clark shares his journey from signing traditional leases to partnering with Granite Properties to do a 30,000 square foot space in a large redevelopment, to developing his "Offspitality" approach to flexible office space, to buying a coffee shop to support that strategy.

Full Show Notes Here

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