Tired of Commuting To Work? Try Suburban Coworking

This post was originally published on January 10, 2018 and updated on February 12, 2020.  Commuters spend an average of 54 hours a year stuck in traffic.  What a waste! What if, rather than spending hours in the car driving long distances between the suburbs and an urban workspace, you could walk, ride a [...]

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity

Provided by Harvard Business Review Author:  Janna Koretz Dan*, a partner at a major Boston law firm, was due at the office, but instead, he was curled on his bathroom floor, unshaven and in his pajamas, crying into a towel. It began slowly, in a meeting with a particularly pushy client, when a thought [...]

5 Productivity Killers: Mental Mistakes That Kill Your Productivity

As Seen on Harvard Business Review Author: Alice Boyes If you’re sometimes frustrated about how little you accomplish during your work day, you’re not alone. Research indicates that only 26% of people often leave the office having accomplished the tasks they set out to do. It’s common to feel as if you’ve been busy but haven’t [...]

Why Consultants Quit Their Jobs to Go Independent

Author:  Dena McCallum, Susan J. Ashford and Brianna Barker Caza From Pacific Workplaces: To our coworking communities filled with talented independent consultants, this article as seen on Harvard Business Review is for you! The talent game for big employers is changing While firms have traditionally competed with each other for talent, they are now [...]

Harvard Business Review Career Tips & Talking Points: Stuck in a Midcareer Rut? Get Help From a Mentor

Check out this article we've published from Harvard Business Review which offers several helpful tips for people looking for a boost in their daily work-life.  Why do people get trapped in a midcareer rut? In some cases it’s because, after succeeding early on, they play it safe rather than continuing to take the risks [...]

How to Become a Digital Nomad

Author:  Kristin Wong This article we are publishing provided by the New York Times is a good read for anyone considering nomadic life, with many helpful tips including one that touches on virtual mail services. More than 4.8 million American independent workers describe themselves as digital nomads: extended travelers who work remotely with the [...]

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 [...]

Are You Ready to Go Freelance?

Author:  Brianna Barker Caza, Susan J. Ashford, Erin Reid and Dena McCallum Copyright: c.2019 Harvard Business School Publishing Corp. Distributed by The New York Times Licensing Group From Pacific Workplaces: There are many benefits to freelance work, but working alone brings a new set of challenges such as feelings of isolation.  The article below [...]

2019-10-24T13:07:02-07:002019|Coworking, Entrepreneurs|

The 5 Scariest Things About Working Alone — and How to Overcome Them

This guest post comes from Laura Gayle, founder of Business Woman Guide, a great resource for women who want to grow their business on their own terms. The world of freelance work can be an exciting one — and also a solitary one. You get a lot of benefits by being your own boss: [...]

2019-09-20T11:07:28-07:002019|Coworking, Entrepreneurs|

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 [...]