Pacific Workplaces Updates its Annual Customer Rating and Pricing Comparison with Regus

In the spirit of full transparency, Pacific Workplaces (Pac) recently updated its comprehensive compilation of prices published by individual Pac locations and nearby Regus centers for relevant apple-to-apple comparisons, as well as a compilation of customer ratings for both firms, available online with Yelp and Google Reviews. The data is available, location by location, [...]

2019-01-16T09:34:53+00:00January 15th, 2019|Virtual Offices|

14 of Our Favorite Coworking Tools for 2019

As we get rolling on a new year, coworkers everywhere are putting their favorite tools and accessories into their computer bags and heading into their spaces to get work done. The sea of tools for members of shared workspaces is almost endless, but there are some—both new and timeless—that are proven to boost productivity [...]

2019-01-09T12:41:50+00:00January 9th, 2019|Coworking|

Six Signs Working from Home is Putting You in a Funk

A common refrain in coworking circles is that working in shared space is way better than working from home.  Coworking boosts productivity levels, it offers business amenities, such as printers and smart whiteboards, and it gives independent professionals access to meeting rooms, event space and places to bring clients and collaborators. But there’s another aspect [...]

2018-12-17T16:14:19+00:00December 17th, 2018|Coworking|

Customizable Coworking – Creating a Membership Plan that Works for You

No two coworking space members are alike. They may both be attorneys, or web developers, or freelance writers, or graphic designers, but their workspace needs will be different. That’s where coworking shines. The flexibility of coworking is one of the most powerful draws for independent professionals who want to create their own schedules, access [...]

2018-11-30T10:38:18+00:00November 29th, 2018|Coworking|

Enerspace Coworking and Pacific Workplaces 6 Years Later

Six years ago, Pacific Workplaces (PAC) took 6,000 square feet of unused space on the first floor of the building where they occupied the second floor in Palo Alto, CA and they created a temporary home for a group of 50 LinkedIn employees. Once LinkedIn left to occupy their own headquarters, PAC, which provided [...]

2018-11-20T13:47:15+00:00November 20th, 2018|Coworking|

How One Woman Runs a Global Costume Company out of a Coworking Space

For eight years, Monika Soti has been selling children’s costumes to people around the world through her business, Monika Fashion World. A featured Amazon Picks seller, Soti is also a top-rated ebay power seller with over 3,000 reviews—all of them positive.   Coworking Can Be Ideal for Entrepreneuers A member at NextSpace Coworking San Jose, [...]

2018-10-26T18:51:52+00:00October 26th, 2018|Cool People, Coworking|

5 Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Coworking Space

Coworking clearly works. Freelancers, startups and remote workers consistently report an increase in productivity and a more stable work-life balance after joining a coworking space. So it’s with good reason that the coworking phenomenon continues to grow so rapidly. Since the first coworking spaces of the early 00’s, coworking has expanded exponentially and today [...]

2018-12-06T11:48:40+00:00October 16th, 2018|Coworking|

Coworking Pioneer NextSpace Santa Cruz Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Back in 2008, when NextSpace launched in Santa Cruz, California, there were less than 200 coworking spaces total. Now there are upwards of 15,000 spaces around the world. NextSpace was way ahead of the curve on creating collaborative workspace, and it remains a leader in community-focused coworking. This week the NextSpace community has been [...]

2018-10-10T09:45:16+00:00October 9th, 2018|Coworking Santa Cruz, Events|

Bringing Proworking to Walnut Creek – How Pacific Workplaces Transformed its Local Workspace

In 2003, Pacific Workplaces COO Scott Chambers walked into an HQ Global Workspace location in Walnut Creek, California. The space was an executive suites model that was, "very tired, very rundown, very dark and old," according to Chambers. But he saw potential in it. Pacific Workplaces had recently purchased a location in nearby Pleasant [...]

2018-10-05T17:45:08+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Coworking, On-Demand Office Space|

13 Surprisingly Valuable Items in Your Coworking Space (That Starbucks Mug May be Worth Thousands)

Are you sitting on a goldmine in your coworking space? That Starbucks mug at the back of your mug drawer may be worth thousands. Really. People collect Starbucks mugs and pay, um, insane amounts for them. And that’s not all. Your coworking space may be housing thousands of dollars’ worth of random collectibles and [...]

2018-10-26T13:20:40+00:00September 11th, 2018|Cool People, Coworking, Coworking Santa Cruz|