7 Reasons to Use a Virtual Mail Service Instead of a PO Box

This post was originally published on May 7, 2018 and updated on July 9, 2019.  Virtual mail services are not new—business centers have offered them for years. Virtual mail is, however, an increasingly common offering in coworking spaces as demand for more professional amenities grows in the shared workspace industry. Virtual mail use is [...]

2019-07-09T12:50:29+00:002019|Virtual Offices|

6 Examples of the NextSpace Effect in Effect

The coworking movement is full of serendipitous connections, inspired meetings, unexpected collaborations and collaborative next-leveling of projects and businesses. At NextSpace, we’ve dubbed this the NextSpace Effect. Examples of the NextSpace Effect can be found daily in our coworking spaces, and there are countless others—profound and subtle—that have occurred at NextSpace locations over the years. [...]

2019-07-02T08:53:15+00:002019|Coworking|

8 Ways Enerspace Coworking in Palo Alto Refreshed their Workspace

Enerspace Coworking in Palo Alto is a workspace community with a mission to give members “a place and the tools they need to blend work and wellness.” Opened in 2013 by coworking superstar Jamie Russo, who hosts the Everything Coworking Podcast, is executive director of the Global Workspace Association (GWA) runs the Coworking Start-up [...]

2019-06-11T10:34:39+00:002019|Coworking|

Is Niche Coworking Right for You?

Niche coworking spaces seem to be all the rage these days. There are spaces and communities designed for artists, parents, writers, music industry professionals, dog entrepreneurs, hyper-local neighborhoods, wellness professionals, women (are women-focused coworking spaces even niche anymore?), students, attorneys, digital creatives and much more. Niche vs. Traditional Coworking On one hand, niche coworking [...]

2019-06-11T10:36:43+00:002019|Coworking|

Coworking and Mental Health Awareness Month

Lack of social connection has been proven to be a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. Strong social connection, on the other hand, leads to an increased chance of longevity and strengthens your immune system. Connection also boosts our mental health and wellness, including lowering levels of anxiety and [...]

2019-06-11T10:37:53+00:002019|Coworking|

Pacific Workplaces Claims – We Make Work Better, but How So?

In 2014, Pacific Workplaces re-branded, and shortly thereafter our members quickly started to affectionately refer to the company as “PAC."  When our new brand launched, we started to rally around one single tagline: We Make Work Better. So, what does that mean? We collected the opinions of a few of our long-time members, and [...]

2019-04-24T09:22:10+00:002019|Office Space|

Coworking Space for Writers – 13 Tips from a Published Author

Writers need to write. It’s a pretty simple formula. But finding the right place to work—a space that offers appropriate buzz, connections, light, chairs, desks, volume, and lack of distractions and interruptions—can be challenging. Enter coworking. As every coworking space in the world is different, chances are good that, as a writer in need [...]

2019-04-11T09:54:33+00:002019|Coworking|

9 Things Coworking Members Can Do to Make Your Space Even Better

If you have an amazing coworking space and community, count yourself lucky. Your space operator has poured their heart, soul and resources into creating a workspace that works for you. But one of the most important jobs in creating a great coworking space falls on the members. In my experience, the best spaces have [...]

2019-03-29T10:02:54+00:002019|Coworking|

Why NextSpace Powered by Pacific Workplaces is the Future of Coworking

NextSpace, a legendary brand within the coworking industry, opened its doors in 2008 in Santa Cruz, California. It was one of the first coworking spaces in the world and expanded to nine locations. Co-founders Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner, both well recognized leaders of the coworking movement, helped place coworking on the map in [...]

2019-03-19T10:25:07+00:002019|Coworking|

Women in Tech (and Coworking) – A Conversation with Five Tech Professionals

Coworking spaces around the world are full of women tech professionals. Female-identified programmers, app developers, AI and robotics specialists, UI and UX pros, engineers, data managers and much more call shared workspaces home. At a recent Women in Tech event at NextSpace Santa Cruz, five women—Kathleen Tuite, software engineer and creator of Feminist Hacker [...]