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 [...]

2019-05-09T09:51:39+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 [...]

How to Negotiate the Best Deal for a Virtual Office

Do you even need a full-time office anymore? Maybe not. A growing number of startup founders, independent professionals, remote workers and freelancers work from wherever they can set up a laptop, including coworking spaces and shared workplaces. If you fall into one of these categories, however, you may need occasional access to meeting rooms, conference [...]

2019-02-06T12:58:45+00:002019|Coworking, Office Space|

7 Smart Reasons to Move Your Private Office Into a Shared Workspace

Traditional office rental is old news. As a business owner, you’re busy running your company. There is no reason for you to also have to manage wifi, coffee, reception, furniture, leases and meeting room schedules. You have bigger things to worry about. Here’s the good news: shared workspaces take care of all these things [...]

2019-01-31T07:59:16+00:002019|Office Space|

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+00:002019|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+00:002019|Coworking|