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+00:00 October 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 there [...]

2018-10-18T09:44:37+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Cool People, Coworking, Coworking Santa Cruz|

Blending Community and Business: How Pacific Workplaces Saved a Coworking Brand by Asking for Help

At GCUC NYC last year, I walked out of the main room and bumped into Scott Chambers, the COO at Pacific Workplaces (PAC). Chambers and I knew of each other—PAC had recently swooped in and saved NextSpace Santa Cruz, my home coworking space, from near death—but we hadn’t had a chance to connect. As [...]

2018-10-05T17:49:59+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Coworking|

What Coworking Means To Me – International Coworking Day

The Coworking Movement continues to grow and evolve. According to the 2018 Global Coworking Survey by Deskmag, 1.7 million people will work out of approximately 19,000 coworking spaces globally by the end of this year. So why do people love coworking so much? We think it's the human element of what coworking brings to [...]

2018-08-07T14:46:16+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Coworking, Events|

Coworking Memberships Deconstructed – Which Workspace Option is Right for You?

So you’re thinking of joining a coworking space. Great! Chances are good that you’ll see an uptick in productivity, income and both your professional and personal connections. But what type of coworking membership is right for you? Do you want the occasional day pass? Will you need 24/7 access to a space? Are you [...]

2018-08-01T09:55:44+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Coworking, Office Space|

9 Things to Look For in Your Next Silicon Valley Meeting Space

If you’re looking for a meeting room in Silicon Valley, chances are good you have a pressing, specific need for that space. Whether it’s to meet a client, have a team brainstorm, get some heads-down work done on the road, pitch investors, connect with collaborators or move a new project forward, meeting rooms are a [...]

2018-07-18T12:10:18+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Silicon Valley Meeting Space|

NextSpace Berkeley Celebrates 5 Years with Community, Music and Food

Five years ago this month, NextSpace Coworking Berkeley opened, becoming one of the first coworking spaces in the East Bay and the seventh NextSpace location.The only coworking space in downtown Berkeley in its early days, NextSpace Berkeley is now one of four in the neighborhood, but it remains a standout of the Bay Area coworking [...]

2018-08-14T14:19:40+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Coworking Berkeley|