[Coworking] Files uploaded--we've been infiltrated!

2010-03-03 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Hey, I was digging around in the files on the coworking google group and in the last 4 or so days, some jackass has posted a bunch of crap. -- Cohere, LLC Be Independent Together Website Launching 3/12/10: www.coherecommunity.com Follow: Tumblr: http://fccoworking.tumblr.com/ Twitter:

[Coworking] Re: Are there any coworking spaces in Jackson, WY?

2010-12-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I just posted the info on FB. coworkjackson at gmail.com They're just starting out. On Dec 22, 7:20 pm, Jason jasonahei...@gmail.com wrote: Are there any coworking spaces in Jackson, WY? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups Coworking group. To post to

[Coworking] Re: Location: Old Mansion or Office Building

2011-01-03 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I'd recommended polling your potential community members for what geographic location they'd prefer and let their feedback guide your selection process. -Angel On Jan 2, 4:10 pm, Denver Coworking denvercowork...@gmail.com wrote: I am trying to select a new location for a cowering facility in

[Coworking] Re: Membership Levels

2011-01-03 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Here is a link to my space's membership levels and prices. http://coherecommunity.com/membership The most popular is the 1 day/week plan followed by a tie of the Night Owl Lite and the Explorer plan. More interestingly is that the Neighbors have been the same since the day we started about 9

[Coworking] Re: Other Revenue Opportunities

2011-01-03 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Here's a link to our meetup group. I've used meetup to organize and schedule 14 different classes that are 100% member taught. Members attend for free, non-members pay a fee to attend. We've already got non-members signed up to take the classes. Course fees are split 50/50 between the

[Coworking] Re: How to build-up and manage a Coworking Space and earn a living ?

2011-01-04 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
The simplest answer would be to convince your boss to let you work remotely from your coworking space! On Jan 4, 3:33 am, Horst hajvog...@googlemail.com wrote: Hello there ! Happy new year :) It's a simple question: how did you handle this ? I think opening up a space requires a lot of work

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Europe Interview

2011-01-07 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Jacob-thanks for submitting that to the Global Coworking Blog. It's up there now! http://blog.coworking.com/coworking-europe-interview-with-jacob-sayles/ On Jan 7, 1:30 am, JeanYves jeanyveshuw...@gmail.com wrote: You are welcome Jacob. Thank you to you. You brought us fantastic insight about

[Coworking] Re: How do you handle more than one small business employee?

2011-01-11 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
My 2 person company buys a membership that gets them each 1 day/week. They usually come on the same day but not always. I only invoice one person for the whole amount + the get a very small discount on the 2nd membership. Angel On Jan 10, 3:45 pm, Mike Pihlman m...@telbitconsulting.com wrote:

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Unconference Update!

2011-01-13 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
What have ya'll lined up for lodging for sxsw? I started looking and I want to cry. On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Campbell McKellar cmc...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, We're really excited about seeing a lot of you in Austin in March! If you don't get through this whole email, here are

Re: [Coworking] Re: Coworking Unconference Update!

2011-01-17 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Reminder: I have a $250 sticker credit with a company called Sticker Mule. I planned on getting stickers made for sxsw that are generic coworking stickers. I'd be happy to use the credit with the unconference designer's design if she's making a sticker. If she's not making a sticker, I can donate

[Coworking] Re: A Coworking Library?

2011-01-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I think this topic should be discussed at the coworking unconference. Alex-thanks for the nice compliment! -Angel On Jan 18, 4:35 pm, Jacob Sayles ja...@officenomads.com wrote: Hello, I've been putting a lot of time and thought into how we share data, the data we share, and what could be

[Coworking] Re: Question About Coworking And The Sharing Economy

2011-01-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
We've had some experience with group purchasing. We landed the student rate for giant packs of yoga passes (saves $2.50 on each class), we can get discounted personal training during the nice weather months when we can exercise outdoors and we get a group rate on the local coupon book. If I had

[Coworking] Re: Avoiding the Sub-lease agreement

2011-01-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I purposefully avoided a sublease situation at our space. I sell memberships not subleases. We still have a membership agreement and all of our memberships are month to month so there's no long term contract implications when a person buys a membership. On Jan 16, 9:33 am, Jack Speranza

[Coworking] Re: CoWorking promoted on Group buying sites like Groupon

2011-01-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I considered groupon and have decided not to go that route for the reasons listed above. I feel it will attract a different target market than what I actually want and I think it sets the stage for transient members who join for a month and never come back which I also don't want. Angel On Jan

[Coworking] Re: Coworking as a for Profit Business?

2011-01-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
My space is set up as a for-profit entity. I don't pay myself anything now and really don't plan to for another 2 years. If all my numbers come together, I will, one day, have a part time employee and a wage for myself! Whoop whoop! Also notable--keep your eye on the Low Profit Limited Liability

[Coworking] Re: Ins out of security deposits for group use of space? Jasper

2011-01-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I don't have any damage or security deposits b/c all memberships are month to month. We haven't had any damage occur in 9 months. On Jan 22, 8:53 pm, Jazzman3 jasperwe...@gmail.com wrote: Dear Coworking peers and groupies Let's talk about security (damage) deposits for groups that use the

[Coworking] Re: Co-working Marketing

2011-01-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Here's one example of the type of targeted marketing I do I just got turned down to host a booth at our university's career fair. Apparently, since I wanted to educate the students about freelance as a career option and I don't offer any real jobs I'm not a desirable candidate to pay them

[Coworking] Re: What printing/copying/fax machine?

2011-01-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
We didn't add a printer until 5 members requested one. We landed on a pay as you copy/print in a basic Canon All in One ($129 from Amazon). Between 35 members, only about 3 people use it to print about 30 pages a month total. I don't think it's worth a big investment unless you members indicate

[Coworking] Re: Promotion for new coworking space

2011-01-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
A large sign on our door (plus a QR code) describing that we're upstairs has done a lot to capture random foot traffic that wanders by our door. I'm working on approval for a sandwich board sign out front too to hi-lite what events are happening in the space. On Jan 20, 12:08 pm, Alex Hillman

[Coworking] Re: What printing/copying/fax machine?

2011-01-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea) Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.330.9505 (office) On Jan 24, 2011, at 2:27 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski wrote: We didn't add a printer until 5 members requested one. We landed on a pay as you copy/print in a basic Canon All in One ($129 from Amazon

[Coworking] Landlords

2011-01-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Does anyone else have a kooky landlord? Ours happens to office from the same floor where our space is and he recently brought in his record player--yes, the vinyl kind and rocks out every afternoon. Anyway, please share your odd landlord stories here so that I can feel normal. -- You received

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Community Expertise

2011-01-28 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
1. Maybe this has been thought of before and I missed it, but, is there a Coworking Project Opportunity board somewhere? I recently set up an online community for Cohere at http://thesuperfluid.com and someone from the company contacted me and wants to know how superfluid can support the broader

[Coworking] Re: 2011 Coworking Unconference Website Registration is Live!

2011-01-31 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I've attended a lot of unconferences and a lot of traditional conferences and I think the magic is in mixing the two. A handful of nailed down presentations mixed in with day-of brainstorming and session building is my very favorite blend of both worlds. On Jan 30, 8:38 pm, todd@c4workspace

[Coworking] Re: Sitting in my new space :)

2011-02-01 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Hooray! We're experiencing record low numbers today at Cohere too! Just me and 3 of the guys. I found out it's a national holiday for freelancers today called worknaked. So I like to think that has kept some at home! :) Also, working naked is such a bad fit for a high of -2 degrees! Congrats on

[Coworking] Re: Insurance

2011-02-03 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
The only way I've heard we could pull it off would be for my coworking space to employ all of the members. I guess everyone could work a 1 hour shift every month! Angel On Feb 2, 4:57 pm, Blair Gordon blairjamesgor...@gmail.com wrote: hence why he had never done it, just heard about it -- You

[Coworking] Re: AUSTIN EXTENDED /// Coworking Unconference extension 11.-13.3.? Co-Creation of the Agenda!

2011-02-08 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
+1 Jacob. I do have a badge but would rather hang out with my coworking peeps! Next year let's go rogue and just go to Austin during sxsw to think about and work on coworking! Angel On Feb 7, 4:42 pm, Jacob Sayles ja...@officenomads.com wrote: Yes please!  I'm going to be in Austin through

[Coworking] Re: Coworking | Box Store Closings | Opportunities?

2011-02-10 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
My experience was that no one was willing to deal or go down on prices on commercial real estate in my areawell, one guy, my landlord which I think was a lucky break! Angel On Feb 9, 9:35 am, Dave Bunnell dfbunn...@gmail.com wrote: Hello all, Another casualty of our economy is an abundance

[Coworking] Re: U.S. Coworking Unconference Update - Tickets, Sessions Sponsors!

2011-02-15 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Did you know there's going to be an Ignite Austin on March 11th? As if sxsw couldn't get any more awesomer. If you have any type of badge, you can attend for free! Other tix are $5 or $20. I'm going! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1290627301/efbnen On Feb 14, 1:51 pm, Anna Thomas

[Coworking] Re: Any problem with multilevel workers in a coworking center?

2011-02-15 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
We have 3 guidelines in our space as follows: Cohere is a self regulating community of trustworthy and helpful people. 1) Don’t try to sell us anything 2) Don’t be a jackass 3) Don’t come to Cohere if it is your “day off” from work. On Feb 15, 12:45 pm, basterrak imartinez.c...@gmail.com wrote:

[Coworking] Re: Space manager/concierge?

2011-02-21 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
This is my favorite quote of the week! So let's call it awesomeness in progress, with intermittent terror. :-) -Jeannine On Feb 20, 1:05 pm, Jeannine flexkantoorkame...@gmail.com wrote: Sugar, if it lives it is going to be f*king awesome and the sound of our communal awesomeness will cause that

[Coworking] Re: Space manager/concierge?

2011-02-21 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I believe in staffed spaces. Period. Now, how I define staff is flexible. For the most part, I am the staff. I'm generally at Cohere M- F 9a-4p. When we first opened, members would volunteer for a day or 1/2 day/week and this was back in the days when all my freelance members were literally

[Coworking] Re: Space manager/concierge?

2011-02-21 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
if nothing else--as a status from time to time! On Feb 21, 12:15 pm, Jeannine flexkantoorkame...@gmail.com wrote: You think I should put it on my webpage? What? On Feb 21, 8:05 pm, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: This is my favorite quote of the week! So let's call

[Coworking] Human element of space directories

2011-02-22 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
When Alex said, The biggest thing I continually see missing from directories like this is a sort of sense of humanity - physical attributes are useful in determining what you DON'T want, but make it hard to differentiate between one space and the next once you know what you DO want. I've been

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-22 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
here but I'll leave it at that.  The conversation is going to be great in Austin.  :) Jacob --- Office Nomads - Individuality without Isolation http://www.officenomads.com-  (206) 323-6500 On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: When Alex said

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-22 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
constraints so that people know HOW to contribute is what's going to allow this to take off. Remember, not everyone's as comfortable at writing, interviewing, storytelling, etc. -Alex /ah indyhall.org coworking in philadelphia On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-22 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
22, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: I agree--we'd need some serious buy-in to get enough storiesI imagine that stories beget stories. No one wants to be the only person with their story out there! To some extent, yes- I have my mind made up about

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-22 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
. If your intern found good questions on a particular site, I'd love a source! -Alex /ah indyhall.org coworking in philadelphia On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: My intern found some pretty fun questions on a would you rather site. Now

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
on a particular site, I'd love a source! -Alex /ah indyhall.org coworking in philadelphia On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: My intern found some pretty fun questions on a would you rather site. Now, mind you, these aren't soul bearing

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
is going to be great in Austin.  :) Jacob --- Office Nomads - Individuality without Isolationhttp://www.officenomads.com- (206) 323-6500 On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: When Alex said, The biggest thing I continually see missing

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
, what you said is just what I meant (since I don't have any idea what you said, so also not what he meant) could be deleted. That's all.  No big, I am easily confused. Jeannine On 23 feb, 20:59, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: Jeannine, Here is a link

[Coworking] Re: A vision for coworking from Steelcase

2011-02-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I really want to support Steelcase and Turnstone as I need four extra chairs and workspaces for a mini-expansion within Cohere but I find the cost of Turnstone to still be prohibitive which makes me sad b/c the furniture is really beautiful and a perfect fit for our workspace. On Feb 23, 9:51 am,

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: When Alex said, The biggest thing I continually see missing from directories like this is a sort of sense of humanity - physical attributes are useful in determining what you DON'T want, but make it hard to differentiate between one

[Coworking] Re: Human element of space directories

2011-02-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
and then gave up. Not that it stopped me talking, lol. But truly, I appreciate it. Jeannine On 23 feb, 22:10, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: Jeannine, This thread is janky. Below was my original post which now shows up as the 3rd post in this thread. I'm not sure

[Coworking] Collecting Coworker Stories

2011-02-25 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Beth and I are working on the next ebook. The goal of this one is to educate, inspire and mobilize potential coworkers. We're doing that with a mix of coworker stories and tools/resources about what coworking is, how to search for a community and how to prepare to actually cowork. We originally

[Coworking] Re: CoWorking Association?

2011-02-25 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
You can try Freelancer's Union http://freelancersunion.org. It could be a nice resource if you live in a major city where they help provide group insurance etc. -Angel On Feb 25, 1:25 pm, Mark in Iowa City mno...@iowacityarea.com wrote: Was reading some threads on insurance, etc.  Has anyone

[Coworking] Re: Collecting Coworker Stories

2011-02-27 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I forgot to include the deadline--thanks Jeannine! It's March 11th. On Feb 25, 1:46 pm, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: Beth and I are working on the next ebook. The goal of this one is to educate, inspire and mobilize potential coworkers. We're doing that with a mix of coworker

[Coworking] Re: Standard Membership Types

2011-02-28 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
driven websites... On Feb 28, 9:52 am, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: Oddly enough, I based a lot of my membership pricing on the typical amount of money people were spending on food/drink to be at a cafe all day. Generally, if they were responsible cafe patrons, they would spend

[Coworking] Re: The Lost Value of Coworking

2011-03-02 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I used to work for a company that had 12 values. It was a nightmare. No one in the company could remember all 12 let alone the definitions that went with each. Rather than add a 6th value, maybe we need to look at the 5 we have and make sure that they all make sense. I personally get confused

[Coworking] Re: 2011 Austin Coworking Happy Hour

2011-03-02 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Yay! I just signed up. :) On Mar 2, 2:09 pm, Liz Link Coworking - Austin lizarde...@gmail.com wrote: Do you like Coworking? So do we! And we're kinda' thirsty. Hey, why don't you stop by for a drink? Your friendly Texan Coworking Catalysts would like to invite you to a Coworking Happy Hour

[Coworking] Re: The Lost Value of Coworking

2011-03-02 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
at 3:44 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: I used to work for a company that had 12 values. It was a nightmare. No one in the company could remember all 12 let alone the definitions that went with each. Rather than add a 6th value, maybe we need to look at the 5 we have

[Coworking] Re: The Lost Value of Coworking

2011-03-04 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
. Sorry. Couldn't resist. Amazing the things you can't forget. Gerard On Mar 2, 3:44 pm, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: I used to work for a company that had 12 values. It was a nightmare. No one in the company could remember all 12 let alone the definitions that went

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Evanston - Now Open

2011-03-07 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Congrats! On Mar 7, 10:42 am, Miguel miguel.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Everyone, We launched a coworking space in Evanston, IL in February.  I want to give a HUGE thanks to this group.  We were able to get up-and-running in a few short weeks - without your advice and shared knowledge/

[Coworking] I Disagree ---Should Coworking Spaces Scale and Grow?

2011-03-14 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
When I disagreed with a statement that coworking spaces need to scale and grow, it caused quite a stir at the Coworking Unconference. I've been marinating on my decision to make that feeling public and I'm real glad I put my feelings right out there. I found this blog post that I wrote last

[Coworking] Re: Coworking values list - draft from the Unconference!

2011-03-14 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Liz took Carsten and I to a sweet little local restaurant in Austin called Galaxy(thanks, Liz!) and they had the most spectacular values poster that you could look at while you waited to order your food. Here are the first lines of it: If you opened your own restaurant wouldn't you... Open it in

[Coworking] Re: Coworking values list - draft from the Unconference!

2011-03-16 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
://veelhoeden.posterous.com http://www.twitter.com/veelhoeden -Original Message- From: coworking@googlegroups.com [mailto:coworking@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Angel Kwiatkowski Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:10 AM To: Coworking Subject: [Coworking] Re: Coworking values list - draft from

[Coworking] Re: Introduction - Shelly in Austin

2011-03-16 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Hi! It's so RARE that we met in person first and then online! On Mar 15, 5:24 pm, Shelly Leonard leonard.she...@gmail.com wrote: Hi guys, I just joined the group and wanted to introduce myself. I'm Shelly, the new community manager for Conjunctured in Austin. I've worked here for about a

[Coworking] Re: Coworking in Pasadena, CA?

2011-03-16 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Check out Blankspaces and then also NextSpace. They'll be opening another location in LA very soon :) On Mar 15, 6:26 pm, Alana alana.sa...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, my name is Alana. I'm hoping to join a coworking space in the Pasadena or Downtown Los Angeles area. A little about me: I'm a

[Coworking] Last chance to submit coworking stories

2011-03-17 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
for inclusion in our next ebook for the mobile workforce. Please pass this link to anyone who would like to share how they found coworking, why they love it and how it has changed their lives! Last date to submit is Monday, March 21st.

[Coworking] Re: Are there any active coworking spaces in Denver, CO?

2011-03-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
denvercoworking.com isn't quite ready yet (correct me if I'm wrong, Craig) Best alternative is GreenSpaces even though they don't self identify as coworking. http://greenspacesco.com Hope that helps! Angel On Mar 24, 8:53 am, Mark in Iowa City mno...@iowacityarea.com wrote: I will be traveling

[Coworking] Re: Help name our coworking space!

2011-03-24 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I'd play off of pretzel because I just looked up pretzel and it says often shaped like a loose knot which at the end of the day is how coworking communities act once formed. Angel On Mar 24, 8:14 am, PK Shiu pks...@gmail.com wrote: ReadingWorks ReadingRoom ReadWorkSpace ReadWorkPlay

[Coworking] Re: Coworking - dealing with summer specials

2011-03-28 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Our membership levels out during the summer months. Members don't un- join but we see far fewer people trying it out or buying memberships. Attendance also drops off as people scatter to the mountains and go camping, climbing, hiking etc. Summer can be a great time for the space owner to work on

[Coworking] Re: Help name our coworking space!

2011-03-28 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
How to moderize a pretzel shape into a logo? Arms crossed clutching a laptop to your chest! On Mar 24, 1:06 pm, amy dube amydube...@gmail.com wrote: the fun part! I read Reading was known as the Market Square. If your location is downtown maybe Cowork Square I love the pretzel idea too

[Coworking] Re: Help name our coworking space!

2011-03-28 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Holly- Now that you have a ton of suggestions-pic your favs and send them out to vote with your community of coworkers. Let them be a part of the naming process! Angel On Mar 23, 4:36 pm, Holly hollylan...@yahoo.com wrote: My name is Holly, I'm on the taskforce to launch a new coworking space

[Coworking] Re: psych and coworking

2011-03-29 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Yay! I finally get to pull out my mostly useless psych degree! :) I've often referred to coworking as parallel play. Yes, the term is mostly used for 2-5 year olds but I think it hold true for coworkers too. Here's a link to the full entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_play but the

[Coworking] Resource for Space Catalysts

2011-03-29 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Hiya! I've been avoiding announcing this on the group b/c I don't want to get banned for salesy-ness but I had a long talk with Profit and his buddy Revenue last night. All three of us agreed that my space needs to diversify income streams to have more of both of them around. This became crystal

[Coworking] Re: psych and coworking

2011-03-29 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Regarding parallel play-- Check out this article and pay special attention to the last paragraph. I've SEEN this happen when new coworkers join. (just substitute building blocks for laptops, drinking coffee, etc!) http://wondertime.go.com/learning/article/baby-parallel-play.html On Mar 29, 12:50 

[Coworking] Re: 12 month max term and no part timers

2011-04-07 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Wow. I'd be devastated to ask a long time and committed member to move along so that a new member could take their place. Coworking is proving that the value they get increases over time--it doesn't decrease, so there's no benefit to churning your membership if everyone is contributing and

[Coworking] Resource when the press comes knocking

2011-04-07 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I think we've all had our share of disappointments when the press comes and wants to do a story about our communities and coworking. No matter how hard we try to pull their focus off the physical amenities and on to the coworkers, they tend to glom on to everything that doesn't matter. As

[Coworking] Re: Coworking and Connections to City Governments

2011-04-08 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I presented on coworking yesterday at a Green Summit (for eco-minded folks) and the Facilities Manager of our county govt was there. He just came out and asked, how can the county government participate in coworking as part of our telework plan? I about dropped dead (in a good way!). Especially

[Coworking] Events: How to hold a chili cook-off in your space

2011-04-08 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
The members put together a chili cook-off and it was a huge, delicious success. The intern put together a recipe for holding a cook-off. I thought you might enjoy doing one in your space. This document explains in detail, how to pull it off cheaply, easily and tastily.

[Coworking] Re: NAICS code

2011-04-11 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I've been using 54199 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Best to be vague until we figure it all out! On Apr 10, 2:51 pm, Jonathan Yankovich jonathan.yankov...@gmail.com wrote: There is currently no NACIS code for Coworking facilities. Organizations like The School

[Coworking] Re: On-line Booking options

2011-04-13 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I don't use booking software. We leave it to chance and have never run out of chairs for people. The one bookable thing is the conference room which members reserve themselves using the google calendar. Price? Free. On Apr 13, 5:16 am, thilo th...@upstre.am wrote: Hi Jasper, you might also

[Coworking] Re: IdeaPaint versus Rustoleum white board paint versus physical white boards

2011-04-14 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
We have clear DIY boards at Cohere. We bought the Lexan (clear plexi) in large sheets wholesale, cut them ourselves and attach to wall with cheap silver hardware. A large board 8'x4' probably cost about $40 ish--I can't remember exactly. Here's a link to the instructions

[Coworking] Re: IdeaPaint versus Rustoleum white board paint versus physical white boards

2011-04-14 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Chris- yeah, people think that clear boards are ultra-chic. It was sort of a happy design accident. I'm thrifty as all get out but people think they are high-end! Angel On Apr 14, 2:13 pm, Chad Ballantyne c...@thecreativespace.ca wrote: Love that look!! On 2011-04-14, at 4:11 PM, Angel

[Coworking] Re: Coworking presentations (Repost, used wrong subject line before)

2011-04-27 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Here's an Ignite I did on coworking. You can email me if you want the slides. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYd4eExukoE On Apr 27, 10:52 am, Ann Kingman annking...@gmail.com wrote: Apologies for the repost, but I failed to edit the subject line to reflect the change of topic when I sent this

[Coworking] Re: Co-op ownership?

2011-04-27 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
+1 what Alex said. You can get lots of participation, discussion and a sense of ownership without burdening members with the niceties of legal entities. I'm the only owner/manager of Cohere, LLC. Keeps us nimble and there's no bureaucracy! -Angel On Apr 25, 7:30 am, Alex Hillman

[Coworking] Re: Coworking presentations (Repost, used wrong subject line before)

2011-04-28 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
...@tercoolerwww.watercoolerhub.com On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: Here's an Ignite I did on coworking. You can email me if you want the slides.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYd4eExukoE On Apr 27, 10:52 am, Ann Kingman annking...@gmail.com wrote: Apologies

[Coworking] Re: request for ideas - ribbon cutting

2011-04-29 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
We had a party with local food, wine, local music etc. I like the idea of you collecting video greetings. Maybe from other coworking spaces welcoming your members to the broader community? -Angel On Apr 29, 1:05 pm, Garth Frizzell garthfrizz...@gmail.com wrote: thanks Rachel! The members are

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Space should run itself?

2011-05-02 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I think that the phrase should run itself is fraught with a level of expectation that can't be upheld especially by new space catalysts and owners. New owners: your space will NOT run itself and you shouldn't feel like you're failing or doing it wrong if it's not. I take care of most of the

[Coworking] Re: Why the Coworking Visa Program rocks our world

2011-05-02 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I'm so thrilled with how the Visa worked in this situation! Ashok was even MORE excited to go on his trip knowing that he'd have some opportunities for coworking and collaboration with like minded folks! Additionally, I'd like to offer up that while the Visa wiki page is useful (I use it a lot)

[Coworking] Re: hot seat / flex plans?

2011-05-03 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Our memberships are set up by days per week but billed monthly so if they travel and miss a few days they can use them up in the same calendar month. I don't roll over into future months b/c I also think it discourages regular participation. I also create custom plans when people need it. Once

[Coworking] Go see the documentary I am.

2011-05-06 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I accidentally saw this movie last night. Life. Changing. Every moment of the film made me think of coworking and how we're really on to something here. Here's a link for more info. I really hope it's playing in your town! http://www.iamthedoc.com/ -Angel -- You received this message because

[Coworking] Re: Go see the documentary I am.

2011-05-09 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
! Best- Scott On May 6, 12:38 pm, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: I accidentally saw this movie last night. Life. Changing. Every moment of the film made me think of coworking and how we're really on to something here. Here's a link for more info. I really hope it's

[Coworking] Re: Fixed desks vs open concept

2011-05-09 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I think there's balance to be found between the constraints of the space and what your customers are asking for. We have a few fixed seating options but they are located in the main room alongside the flex positions. We have very little turnover in the fixed seats so they do provide nice

[Coworking] Re: Go see the documentary I am.

2011-05-09 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
others the chance to experience your 'space' and then leave with that warm-and- fuzzy feeling. Would generate terrific word-of-mouth, residual marketing after the fact. Thanks! Smiles, Dave B. : :   : :   : : On May 6, 12:38 pm, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: I

[Coworking] Re: Marketing slogans on laptop stickers

2011-05-09 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I vote for Coworkers do it IN a crowd ;) Pretty excited that you know about our stickers I'd rather be coworking! :) On May 8, 8:38 pm, C3 Sales c3officesp...@gmail.com wrote: I'd like to print up some laptop stickers to promote our coworking center (www.cambridgecoworking.com). Two slogans

[Coworking] Re: Security Querries

2011-05-09 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I'm probably not the best person to reply to this because we hardly have any security. No cameras, no alarm system. We have a keyed door on the front--owing to the 1880's doors, we're bound to that system. On the back we installed a Schlage commercial keypad system. I can program and assign codes

[Coworking] Re: Indy Hall Builds a Home. No Really, A Home.

2011-05-10 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Question 1: who approached who to start the project? Question 2: why do you rock so hard? Angel On May 10, 12:10 pm, Alex Hillman dangerouslyawes...@gmail.com wrote: There's a good chance that you've heard me say (read: rant) something like coworking isn't about the desks. Well, Indy Hall is

[Coworking] Raising Prices

2011-05-17 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Has anyone gone through a rate hike yet at your space? I've been wanting/needing to raise Cohere's rates for some time but have yet to pull the trigger. Any advice on timing and communicating the message to the members? Was thinking of raising rates effective immediately on the website for new

[Coworking] Re: Raising Prices

2011-05-17 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
to tell you that, but it bears mentioning here. On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.comwrote: Has anyone gone through a rate hike yet at your space? I've been wanting/needing to raise Cohere's rates for some time but have yet to pull the trigger

[Coworking] Re: Introducing myself to group

2011-05-17 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Hi Steve! Welcome to the giant global coworking community AND the Colorado coworking community. Angel On May 16, 9:42 pm, Steve smydlow...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Everyone, I'm Steve and I'm interested in starting a coworking space.  I've been following the coworking movement from the sidelines

[Coworking] Cohere is Full! Holy Crap!

2011-05-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
14 months in, Cohere has just sold the last daytime membership. We're at capacity and moving to a wait list. We're still adding members to evening/weekend/overnights. At 40 people sharing 1,100 ft2 during the daytime hours, we're maxed out! Hooray -- You received this message because you are

[Coworking] Re: New to this/have a dilemma

2011-05-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I agree with Jacob. Hold some real or virtual town hall meetings and ask your existing community what they think about using the physical space. I'm sure they'll have lots of thoughts, requests and opinions on the matter. Angel On May 19, 6:46 am, Niki na...@thessbi.com wrote: Hi all. I have

[Coworking] Re: Cohere is Full! Holy Crap!

2011-05-19 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
, to a larger space. Now--what to do in the meantime!? -Angel On May 19, 2:28 pm, Garth Frizzell garthfrizz...@gmail.com wrote: Way to go, Angel! You're an inspiration. Congratulations, Garth. Two Rivers Business Centre Prince George, Canada On 19 May 2011 13:07, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork

[Coworking] Re: Cohere is Full! Holy Crap!

2011-05-20 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
: And sorry to miss you on recent trip to Ft. Collins.    I'll try to stop by on next trip through. Jasper On May 19, 2:07 pm, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: 14 months in, Cohere has just sold the last daytime membership. We're at capacity and moving to a wait list. We're still

[Coworking] When considering a 2nd location

2011-05-20 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
I've heard of coworking owners opening additional spaces in other neighborhoods or towns but what about opening a second location on the same city block? I'm tinkering with the idea of expanding to a 2nd Cohere (actually, we were joking about calling it Cothere) just a few doors down. The goal

[Coworking] Re: Bike to coworking day?

2011-05-20 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Our City's bike to work day is in June so we haven't had ours yet. *however* Graduated (she moved out to her own print shop/studio/retail store!) member Suzanne makes a special set of tshirts for Bike to Work day each year. Check em out! boys http://akinz.com/shop/bicycle-burst-blue-tee/ girls

[Coworking] Re: Cohere is Full! Holy Crap!

2011-05-22 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Too late. The MMJ building was bought by a Brit and he's turning the whole thing into his house! On May 21, 1:03 pm, Brent (@brentter) br...@brentter.com wrote: Well just pray the pot shop nxt door gets busted + make an offer to expand..congrats!    :) -B On May 19, 2:07 pm, Angel

[Coworking] Re: When considering a 2nd location

2011-05-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
20, 10:45 am, Angel Kwiatkowski fccowork...@gmail.com wrote: I've heard of coworking owners opening additional spaces in other neighborhoods or towns but what about opening a second location on the same city block? I'm tinkering with the idea of expanding to a 2nd Cohere (actually, we

[Coworking] Re: Shared Software Use in Spaces

2011-05-23 Thread Angel Kwiatkowski
Steve, I think that a space I used to know about did have Adobe CS on a shared computer but now the name of that space is escaping me. I could see it being of benefit to part time members who usually work on a non- movable computers like photographers. It would allow them to participate in

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