Women in Tech (and Coworking) – A Conversation with Five Tech Professionals

Coworking spaces around the world are full of women tech professionals. Female-identified programmers, app developers, AI and robotics specialists, UI and UX pros, engineers, data managers and much more call shared workspaces home. At a recent Women in Tech event at NextSpace Santa Cruz, five women—Kathleen Tuite, software engineer and creator of Feminist Hacker [...]

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 [...]

2019-02-06T12:58:45-07:002019|Coworking, Office Space|

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 [...]

2019-01-31T07:59:16-07:002019|Office Space|

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, [...]

2019-01-16T09:34:53-07:002019|Virtual Offices|

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 [...]

2019-01-09T12:41:50-07:002019|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 [...]

2019-01-31T08:23:46-07:002018|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 [...]

2018-11-30T10:38:18-07:002018|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 [...]

2018-11-20T13:47:15-07:002018|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, [...]

2019-05-14T13:24:15-07:002018|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 [...]

2018-12-06T11:48:40-07:002018|Coworking|