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 [...]

2018-07-10T14:32:58+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Coworking Berkeley|

5 Coworking Myths Debunked

If your understanding of coworking is shaped by what you read in the headlines, you may think coworking spaces are full of young tech bros and startups working in giant shared buildings. It’s simply not true. The coworking industry is a diverse network of spaces of all types and communities of all styles. The industry [...]

2018-06-19T11:47:02+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Coworking|

NextSpace Ranks as One of 50 Best Pet-Friendly Coworking Spaces in the US

As traditional office space norms fade and flexible shared workspace innovations continue to rise, coworking spaces are taking a new approach to work/life balance. The latest trend in the Coworking industry, thanks to Millennials desiring a flexible and diverse work environment, is to provide a workspace that is pet-friendly. This is quickly becoming very [...]

2018-05-25T14:13:53+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Coworking|

4 Tools to Enable Collaboration in your Shared Workspace

Coworking spaces should inspire collaboration. One of the biggest perks of membership in a shared workspace is the in-house community of friends and professionals who provide support, referrals, resources and know-how. Collaboration with fellow members is absolutely invaluable to coworking members, whether a new freelancer, an established independent professional, a small business owner, a [...]

2018-05-22T15:45:59+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Coworking, Office Space|

19 Ways to Increase Member Participation in your Coworking Community

Community is everything in a coworking space. As coworking pioneers have been saying for years, coworking is not about the desks and wifi. But building community isn’t easy. It takes vision, commitment, consistency on the part of community managers and, perhaps most importantly, member engagement and participation. I chatted with Maya Delano, Senior Community [...]

2018-05-11T12:09:38+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Coworking|

How Coworking Spaces Can Impact their Local Communities

Coworking is no stranger to social impact projects. Spaces are full of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, social good startups, community organizations and companies that focus on the triple bottom line of people, planet, profit. When hurricanes, fires mudslides, blackouts and other emergencies hit, coworking spaces open their doors to those displaced. Many coworking space operators [...]

2018-05-09T10:27:03+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Coworking|

San Jose Mayor Comes Back to NextSpace San Jose

A couple of weeks ago, we were honored by the visit of the Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, at NextSpace San Jose. The purpose of his after-hours visit on a Wednesday evening was to explain his positions on a number of issues faced by the city of San Jose and to meet with [...]

2018-04-17T15:46:06+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Cool People, Coworking|

NextSpace Santa Cruz: The Near-death and Unexpected Reemergence of a Coworking Community

Our coworking community almost died. Technically, the community was in decent shape, but the company that housed us was in a downward spiral. A particularly low-point came in response to a whiteboard question: “How will 2017 be better than 2016?” One of the community managers wrote, “New job.” Another added, “+1,000,000.” How far we [...]

2018-04-17T11:36:27+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Coworking|

Shared Office Space in Sacramento – 9 Things to Look for in Your Next Workspace

Sacramento, California has a rich history that includes being a distribution point during the Gold Rush, being an agriculture hotbed and being an endpoint for the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad and more. These days, the Golden State’s capital city is known for its diversity, thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, food scene, arts and culture, and [...]

2018-06-18T16:19:54+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Coworking, Office Space|