Month: January 2015

Co-working?!?! No, It’s Coworking!

Hey Coworking Peeps! It’s me, Lindsey, Director of Operations! If you’ve ever called or emailed GCUC we’ve chatted and if you have any questions, I’m here for you! Although I usually prefer hanging out behind the scenes, today I’m breaking that cloak of invisibility to issue you a challenge. Let’s fix co-working. You know that pesky little hyphen that blights good press and scholarly articles everywhere? Yup, it’s time for it to go the way of the Dodo. Let’s fix this co-working vs. coworking madness once and for all. We’ve talked about it on the Coworking Google Group, in blog posts (here, here, and here) on Twitter and Facebook. The funny cartoon… Read More

See you in Berkeley!

Diana Rothschild here, the new CEO of NextSpace! I look forward to sharing more about myself separately, but in the world of coworking I wanted you all to know that NextSpace is excited to partner with the GCUC team to bring the most awesome conference on the planet to Berkeley, California. We have been big fans and regular attendees of GCUC since its inception and we’re excited to have you all in one of our backyards in May. The City of Berkeley has been extremely helpful supporting NextSpace and the coworking movement. We can’t wait to show you how our community there has driven endless successful collaborations for the businesses and entrepreneurs in… Read More

Top 5 Trends for Coworking in 2015

Trend #1: Current Coworking operators will supply the majority of the explosive growth in the market. This isn’t anything new, but just a continuation of what Emergent Research presented in 2014. If you want to see explosive growth just take a look at WeWork.   Trend #2: It will rain money. Thanks to WeWork being valued at 5 billion dollars last fall, investors are not just sitting up and taking notice, they’re pursuing Coworking operators. Get your books in order and get your share!   Trend #3: Specialization will continue to thrive. Coworking spaces will continue to narrow their focus as the market grows. We’re seeing spaces for knitting, government contracting, medical… Read More