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3 things to remember about coworking and the WeWork IPO

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked by a number of industry observers about the possible outcomes for the coworking sector of WeWork’s IPO being either a tremendous success or failure. I usually shy away from commenting publicly about any single coworking brand, as our job at included.co is to enrich the value of […]

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Coworking Perks & Trends breakfast in London

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute I’ve been invited to host a relaxed morning breakfast with members of the London Coworking Assembly to chat about everything from coworking perks and trends to software, and anything in between. I’m excited to be back in London and to be able to discuss and share insights and lessons learned over 2 years of growing included […]

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My hopes (and fears) for implementing Hyperlocal Coworking Perks

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s undeniable that coworking spaces, and other multi-business communities, make a huge economic impact on the businesses in their immediate neighbourhoods. Members are constantly supporting neighbourhood markets, mom-and-pop stores and grabbing many many meals from local eateries, driving revenue into and across local economies every single day. Often, the best of these local vendors love […]

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Thoughts after speaking on the first GreekTech Talks panel in NYC

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week I was invited to Midtown Manhattan be on the panel for the first GreekTech Talks event. The event was hosted by GreekTech.org (an upstart organization founded by Mario Nicolaou that is dedicated to helping startups grow from Greece and Cyprus into the United States through New York) and attracted over 120 attendees, both […]

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Building a global online library for coworking research. And why.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the next big update of CoworkingLibrary.com was officially announced on stage in Barcelona at the 3rd RGCS Symposium, introducing the public, filterable and searchable index of 100+ research publications and counting. I recently partnered up with the two inspiring and highly-dedicated co-founders of the non-profit Coworking Library project. From the middle of November, I’ve […]

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The #1 coworktech question of 2018

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes “Should our coworking space use off-the-shelf software, no software or build our own?” I get asked this question weekly, sometimes even more often than that.   It’s a question that’s also asked a tonne in coworking facebook groups, the coworking google group and to other coworking operators again and again. The question’s popularity is even one […]

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The case for investing dev-time into impactful individuals across coworking

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes This year I’ve been experimenting with a programme to allocate time/resources into supporting folks who’s ideas, organisations or movements are important to the communities that included.co is designed to enrich; but might be held back by a lack of tech know-how. I’ve learned a lot, and have decided to roll this out into a more structured programme […]

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Next big bets for coworking & adjacent sectors

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Back in 2015 I made my first public ‘call’ on what I was seeing from within the coworking sector. With "shots fired" already, keep an eye on m&a in the #coworking / flexible workspace sector in 2017. — Hector Kolonas (@inztinkt) November 10, 2015 Whilst not a startling revelation to those in the know, 2017 […]

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Did you also forget about you?

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Raise your hand if you’ve been so busy working on your business, coworking space, career and/or family that you’ve completely forgotten about your own personal brand. Yea. Me too! Your Personal Brand often refers to the clout and reputation attributed to your name, especially if your current professional position or business had to miraculously vanish […]

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FreelancersWhoCowork.com the launch plan.

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute Those who know me, know I have a firm belief that entrepreneurship is an insanely powerful socioeconomic catalyst for empowering and activating entire communities. It’s a belief that’s not only translated into my business’s mission of continuously making sure that entrepreneurship is as accessible through impactful communities across the globe. But the belief also helps explain […]