How To Set Up a Coworking Space

Setting up a new coworking space ? Wondering where to start?  We could write a book but for this post, we’ve summed up the core areas. Set yourself up for success by following these essential guidelines:- Feasibility Study You should prepare a market and feasibility study designed to provide comprehensive data, analysis and investigation which will allow…

The Coworking Space Owners Guide To Landlord Partnerships

There are now 10,000 coworking spaces around the world and landlords and building owners are taking an interest in the industry. With this, there are huge opportunities for operators with the right experience to enter into landlord partnerships. This strategy is how WeWork have built their empire, they call it an “asset light” approach. In this post,…

16 Powerful Marketing Strategies for Coworking Space Owners

If you manage a coworking or shared work space then you may be curious to find out what organic and online marketing strategies actually work for coworking spaces. We’ve experimented with all of them and here is our list of the best tried and tested methods:- # 1 “Live Chat” on your website If you run a coworking…

Coworking Etiquette

How should you behave in a coworking space ? No two coworking spaces are the same so we thought it might be useful if we reproduced a coworking etiquette guide which we helped a coworking operator to prepare recently. What do you think ? Noise (love thy neighbour): The Lounge is a shared work environment…

16 Things Space Operators Should Know About Commercial Leases

If you’re opening a coworking space and don’t already own an office building, then you will need to enter into a commercial lease with the building owner. The commercial lease agreement is a significant commitment and are typically for periods of between 3 and 15 years. As such, the commitments you sign up to now…

Coworking Space Operators Legal Contracts

If you’re running a shared office or a coworking space then you will have multiple relationships with third parties. These relationships will be with your clients, your partners, investors, service providers and lenders. Each one will be governed by a contract which should to be scrutinized as to its scope, service delivery and avenues for…

The Community Manager

If you’re considering working in a coworking space then you will usually encounter a community manager. The role is easily confused with an office or operations manager but it couldn’t be more different. The role of the Community Manager is to build, promote and foster a community in the space by connecting the members to…

What makes a coworking space innovative?

What Makes a Coworking Space Innovative ? We’ve complied a draft list. What do you think? Have we left anything out? 1. Variety of space (shared, meeting, breakout, private, lounge, event, café, formal & informal), 2. Access to a community of other businesses 3. Referral service to service professionals 4. Access channel to VC’s, Business…