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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Virtual Office Versus Coworking Membership – Which is Right for Your Business?

The business landscape has changed in the last 10 years. It now includes a large number of solopreneurs, remote workers, independent professionals and startups-and that trend is expected to continue. According to the Freelancing in America 2017 report, 57.3 million Americans-36 percent of the U.S. workforce-are freelancers. This flexible workstyle means many professionals are [...]

Tired of Your Daily Commute? Try Suburban Coworking

Americans spend a depressing 30 billion hours commuting each year. What if, rather than spending hours in the car driving long distances between the suburbs and an urban workspace, you could walk, ride a bike, ride public transit or take a short drive to a nearby coworking space instead? Coworking Spaces Spread to Suburbia [...]

Which Shared Workspace is Right for You?

Over the last 10 years, coworking has grown from a small movement into a global industry with an estimated 21,000 spaces worldwide. As the movement has evolved, so has the language we use to describe these shared workspaces. “Shared workspace” or “shared office space” are the umbrella terms used to describe any type [...]

Office Rental in California: How to Access 18 Locations in California and 650 locations worldwide, with One Membership

By Cat Johnson, a well-known writer, podcaster and content strategist in the coworking industry and a happy member at NextSpace Santa Cruz. Being a mobile worker in California does not mean you must settle for a table in a busy coffee shop to catch up on email, or worse, meet with clients. [...]