Tag: Coworking

10 Reasons You Want GCUC in Your Town

How about $700,000? In 2016, GCUC USA will have an estimated 400 attendees that will inject over $700,00 into your city’s economy. Booking accommodations, eating, drinking and Ubering all over the place! Attracts people from around the world. Coworkers travel from all around the world to come to our conference, creating a unique diversity of visitors in your city. Attract more coworking operators to your city. Astound us with your awesome city and maybe we’ll expand there or move our operations… you never know. We’re a crazy lot. Great opportunity to make connections with hundreds of other like-minded people. Not only will this conference attract hundreds of people to come to your… Read More

Welcome to Camp GCUC!

With GCUC USA 2015 fast approaching, the DeskHub team has been getting super stoked about sponsoring Camp GCUC!  We’re so excited to learn from other attendees while sharing our experiences, both the good and the not so good, of getting our spaces open and running over the past year. Without giving away too much about the day (or the swag!), we are confident that those of you just getting started and/or at the conference for the first time will leave with new skills and the confidence to move forward (or frankly with the realization that you don’t) and a peer support network that will help guide your journey. At DeskHub, we aspire to help… Read More

Help Us, Help You! The Coworking Member Survey

Emergent Research and the Global Coworking Conference Unconference are partnering on a survey  looking at how people work in coworking spaces and what roles networks and networking play in the coworking experience. We need your help to make this survey a success. The coworking industry has long stressed the value that comes with belonging to a coworking community. Often described as “accelerated serendipity”, the coworking industry asserts that members accrue substantial benefits from meeting, mixing with and collaborating with other members of their coworking space. While anecdotal evidence overwhelming supports this point of view, there’s been limited industry wide research on this topic. The goal of this survey is provide quantitative data… Read More

Mayor of Toronto proclaims February 24th ‘Coworking Toronto Day’

Headlines about the Mayor of Toronto tend to receive a lot of attention. For the last few years Toronto city politics have been focused on an endless stream of incriminating videos and incredible antics at Toronto City Hall. Luckily for us Torontonians, that changed with the municipal election last fall. This headline is exciting for another reason entirely – there is a new Mayor in town, and the focus seems to be back on our incredible community. Small Businesses are such an important part of our local economy, and as Mayor of the largest Canadian city, John Tory seems to think that Coworking is a important part of what makes Toronto such… Read More

Announcing GCUC POP!

POP! POP! Do you hear that?!?! POP! POP! POP! While the GCUC team has been coworking obsessed for a while now, coworking has been POPPING up in the news left and right so far this year.  That’s why we’re beyond excited to announce the launch of GCUC POP!, a new, one day juicy “POP!” of coworking awesomeness at the WeDC House @ SXSW!  For those of you who don’t know our story, GCUC (pronounced “juicy”) got it’s start at SXSW a few years ago, so when the folks at WeDC asked if we’d be interested in partnering with them and coming back to our roots, we just had to say yes! With… Read More

8 Wimpy Ways to Boost Community Engagement

by Melissa Geissinger, President & COO of WIMP and General Manager of WIMPspace At WIMP we say “Ask a person, not a search engine.” At WIMPspace our slogan is “Cowork. Colearn. Coexist.” Here are some ways that you can host meetups and build a colearning community that impacts more than just your coworkers. 1.  Make them free. Don’t create a price barrier that will exclude people from attending and participating. Instead encourage a $5 – 10 donation. You’ll be surprised the amount of money you still get, especially when you have someone at the door to greet your guests as they arrive. 2.  Don’t set up any chairs. This may seem like… Read More

Colearning Before Coworking

by Melissa Geissinger, President & COO of WIMP and General Manager of WIMPspace  A geek. A nerd. A dork. If you’re anything like me (a 30-something tech entrepreneur who built her first website in 1996), you’ve been called at least one of these things at some point in your life. The crazy thing? These days it’s actually cool to be identified as one. Well these days if you wander the streets of Santa Rosa, California, about an hour north of San Francisco, and someone yells, “Hey! You’re a Wimp!” fear no more – that’s actually a good thing.  The North Bay is a very rural area. Think farms, wineries, redwood trees, rolling… Read More

A Love Letter from GCUC to YOU!

I absolutely love this quote and was reminded of it’s importance as of late. Recently, I had to ban myself from my own Facebook newsfeed because I realized that I was comparing myself and my business to all the status updates, articles and even memes my friends were posting.  How does that make any sense? We all have our own unique path. I’m not everyone else – and neither are you! So, why are we as coworking owners and operators dead set on comparing our unique spaces and communities to others that may seem to be in an entirely different league, if not universe? It’s incredibly important to take a look at… 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

The “I Share My Space” Coworking Video Contest is a Triple Threat

Have you heard about the “I Share My Space” Video contest? If not, it’s time you hear what it’s all about. If you have, what are you waiting for? Here are the 3 factors that make this contest a triple threat in the Coworking community: 1) A lucky Coworking member First of all, there are PRIZES.  Who doesn’t love prizes?! Winner of the contest will receive $1000 cash provided by LiquidSpace as well as a $1000 donation to the charity of your choice.  You can win some money and feel good about your donation at the same time. It’s simple: First you create a video (30 seconds or less) on what coworking… Read More