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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+00:00February 6th, 2019|Coworking, Office Space|

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 [...]

2019-01-31T08:23:46+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|

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|

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+00:00August 29th, 2018|Coworking|