Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is Coworking - examples, articles, video

What is coworking?

It's a newish word for an older concept. Have you heard of telecommuting? =:-)

"Many work from home, while others, occasionally also referred to as nomad workers or web commuters utilize mobile telecommunications technology to work from coffee shops or other locations." (Telecommuting - Wikipedia

The difference from Telecommuting, in my opinion, is that Coworking is taylor made for entrepreneurs, startups, and home-based business owners.

"Coworking is a style of work which involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, yet independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization" (Coworking - Wikipedia)


Don't get me wrong, coffee shops are a fantastic place to work, socialize and even stumble upon leads =:-)

However, sometimes, you just want to get some work done. Or present to. or meet with, a client or prospect. So, where do you go if you do not have an office?

Answer: rent a portion of time and space at a Coworking facility

Time: a desk for 1 day a week, 24x7 access to a desk/office, etc.

Space: shared desk, full time open desk, full time permanent desk, a conference room, etc.

See examples of coworking (a.k.a. shared office space, Serviced office, Executive suite )..

What to learn more?

Come to the First Annual U.S. Coworking Unconference
March 10th, 2011, Hangar Lounge, Austin, TX (2011 CoWorking Unconference)


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