Opportunity Zone Developers and Coworking Spaces Join Forces

Author:  Tom Acitelli From Pacific Workplaces:  While economists argue over whether opportunity zones can effectively transform our cities, we appreciate the idea of supporting local entrepreneurs – this is what we do!  As an operator of flexible offices and coworking places, we support startups and new businesses through member events that facilitate connections, along [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]