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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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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 20, 2019

On this episode, my guest is Jason Anderson, recently named President of Venture X, one of the fastest growing premium shared workspace concepts in the country.

Prior to joining the shared workspace community, Jason was the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Franchise Development for United Franchise Group. 

Jason and I cover:

  • His background prior to joining the coworking industry
  • What he finds exciting about the shared workspace industry
  • What has surprised him about the coworking industry
  • What draws entrepreneurs to the franchise model
  • How the franchise model works
  • The Venture X brand - its unique positioning that attracts high-end corporate users
  • What the next three years looks like for Venture X and the industry

A personal perspective on this episode: Joining a franchise family can be a great approach to getting extensive, ongoing support for your business, a built-in community of operators supporting the same brand, and a higher chance of exit success and valuation.

Landlords also love a high-end build-out like that of Venture X. They're looking at the risk profile and saying 1) This operator, while new to coworking, has a massive support system behind him/her and 2) If something goes south for this operator, I'm left with a beautiful space that will easily attract a full-time tenant. 

Have a listen!

Feb 7, 2019

This is a debrief and case study of my Enerspace Referesh Project with a focus on adding additional team spaces and a meeting room. I dive into details on the planning and install process for the modular wall system we used by Emagispace.

I worked with Mara Hauser's Workplace Studio to refresh my paint colors, lounge area, mood lighting, cafe seating, and more. Part of the ROI on the project was to add two additional private team spaces and a meeting room.

If you've discovered that private spaces should be a more prevalent part of your product mix, this is a must-listen.

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