[Coworking] Re: Cowork benefits that don't have to be used within the physical space?

2015-10-15 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
One of the things we have done in my own spaces is to serve as a betatest source for new services being offered by people who are not our members, or for existing services launching in Europe for the first time. We are poular in this area because we have a wide range of coworkers, with varying

Re: [Coworking] Membership pricing and structure, add on amenities, etc

2015-10-08 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Funny thing, our process was different but from halfway around the world from you, I can say that we ended up at nearly the exact same place with memberships and levels. I started out with standard memberships and standard packages. Thereafter I gave that up and started doing everything on a

[Coworking] Re: Google calendars for reserving conference rooms

2015-10-08 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We also use Google Calendar for reservations and we have the same problem. The less technically fluent coworkers blocak out their time on their own Google Calendar and miss the drop down that would ptu it on the shared calendar. Also with Apple users who do the same thing, apparently the

Re: [Coworking] Re: Google calendars for reserving conference rooms

2015-10-09 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Ooo, Jon. I thank you, my not-terribly-technically-fluent coworkers thank you. :-) Thanks for the tip! Jeannine On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:20:50 PM UTC+2, @jot wrote: > > I recommend trying https://youcanbook.me. It adds a nice layer of user > experience over your existing Google

[Coworking] Re: Coworking in Fairfax, Virginia, USA - looking for partners

2015-08-31 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Boyd, Here is the Coworking WIki page on DC: http://wiki.coworking.org/w/page/16583778/CoworkingWashingtonDC. This ought to give you at least some leads on who to talk to locally. We do not yet have an Open Coworking Partner for DC for me to refer you to alas. But i do know that a

Re: [Coworking] 501(c)(6) coworking spaces

2015-09-02 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
There is a fable going around that it is easy to get (c)(3) status and that it is easy to maintain. This was true for a long time, and with the streamlined procedure it is in some sense stiill true. The trouble with all this is, when the IRS gets a new set of madates regarding enforcement

[Coworking] Re: Coworking in Fairfax, Virginia, USA - looking for partners

2015-09-03 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
f my > investors from China and Taiwan are expressing interest in coworking... > > On Monday, August 31, 2015 at 5:39:37 AM UTC-4, Jeannine van der Linden > wrote: >> >> Hi, Boyd, >> >> Here is the Coworking WIki page on DC: >> http://wiki.coworking.org

[Coworking] Re: Coworker Conduct, Mutual Respect, Anti-Harassment and what to call it

2015-09-09 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Oren, A policy can be as vague or as specific as is suitable, I think the one you are working with is pretty good. But I think it is useful to think of a code of conduct in a broader, more incusive way, and to present it that way also. A code of conduct, and reporting and enforcement of

Re: [Coworking] I just fell in love with a printer.

2015-09-29 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Not Craig. :-) But we use inkjet instead of laser because our volume is simply not enough to justify a laser printer. It is of course cheaper in teh long run. But if the long run is 2 - 4x the amount of time we expect to actually keep the printer, it starts to look very academic. And high

[Coworking] Re: Ideas for flexible mail delivery?

2015-12-09 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
> > We have a simple alphabetical expanding file like this for people who > incidentally get post: > It is kept in a cabinet in the hallway, next to packages and archived mail. Some of our members pay to have their post archived, this is

[Coworking] Re: Ideas for flexible mail delivery?

2015-12-09 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Just realized I forgot to add: if somebody is just coming by to pick up the mail, they get it out of the folder. But if they book in to come in or have regiular days (that is, we know they are coming), then we put it on their desk before they get here so it's waiting for them. Cheers,

[Coworking] Re: Ideas for flexible mail delivery?

2015-12-10 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Oren, I think the King has the answer for you my friend: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YUWMSVDPdGQ; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Aanyway. Whether you are a CMRA depends on the A it seems to me. That is to say, whether you are an agent and handle your coworkers' mail. There was a

[Coworking] Re: Ideas for flexible mail delivery?

2015-12-10 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Well hell. Screwed up the embed code. And it was such fun, too. Sorry. On Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:09:34 PM UTC+1, Jeannine van der Linden wrote: > > Hi, Oren, > > I think the King has the answer for you my friend: > > https://www.youtube.com/embed/YUWMSVDPd

[Coworking] Re: Amenities Offered - Feedback

2015-12-17 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
> > The thing we sold at the beginning was the ability to make the space your > own. I took care of (and still do!) all the stuiff that is not fun to shop > for or buy -- like desks and chairs and cabinets and so on. Every single > other thing here was brought by a coworker and gifted to the

[Coworking] Re: The Coworking Outdoor Centre...

2015-12-18 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
> > You might want to have a gander at the history of the Esalen Instiitute > at Big Sur which has as its ambition the saving > of humanity. So your concept is probably more specific as to yoru target > (anythign smaller than the whole of humanity would be after all).

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Financial Model?

2015-12-18 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Ibrahim, The very best I have seen is indeed Ramon's canvas. But are you looking for a spreadsheet kind of tool or are you looking for a conceptual approach? -- Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

[Coworking] Re: New Venture Hub / Coworking Space in Toronto - Looking for some fresh ideas!

2015-12-18 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
There are some very interesting areas for coworking now developing. Off the top of my head, I can think of 1) online retail/import/export and trade; 2) Makerspaces of all kinds; 3) specialty coworking --for instance cooking and baking and restauraunt fusions, or medical services coworking

[Coworking] Re: introduction: a blended community

2016-01-06 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
OMG Andie, is the building you are in the old Caterpillar Tractor plant? That takes me back. There is an old story about that location; the owner was about to go bust from rising prices and so on, and local businesses passed the hat and gave the oweber 20K to stay in the community. It's a

[Coworking] An Excellent Community Manager, how do you find one???

2015-12-01 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Have to say that I think the best community managers are not found by reading a resume. I found one by asking the coworkers, they nominated one from the ranks if you like. There was actually very little difference of opinion, several different groups of people all named the same person. It

Re: [Coworking] Stats of our first 5 years coworking

2015-11-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I call myself the Manager. My coworkers call me either baasje (technically little boss, but untranslateable by me in its implications. Maybe Ramon can translate it, lol), or huismoeder, (house mother). Five of them call me Don-neen which is a complicated in joke involving my name and the

[Coworking] Re: Best advice to keep/get coworking space to full capcity

2016-06-10 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
This: My boss hasn't given me any advice necessarily on how she got the space > filled to full capacity now bothers me. You are supposed to sign up something on the order of one a day, every day, for a couple months without any kind of support? I am also a little curious also about the

[Coworking] Re: Known, not liked and a criminal record. What can i do?

2016-06-21 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Matt, I have dealt with similar problems more than once and the answer is to talk about it. Your job is to protect your community, both in the short and the long term, and if he becomes a member that includes him also. You should say this explicitly. He knows what his past is better

[Coworking] Re: Best advice to keep/get coworking space to full capcity

2016-06-16 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
ed other bs. All in all, it was a role > that was not really an easy place to succeed in. I still really want to > work for a coworking space in the NYC area, so onto the next one. But > thank you for the advice as it was useful for me. > > On Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:24:35 AM

[Coworking] Re: Known, not liked and a criminal record. What can i do?

2016-06-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Yes. I have found tbat making clear that we are working towards a community of earned trust does go quite a long way towards making some folks not come in. My mother made a point of inviting all of our unsuitable friends and dates over quite a lot when I was young. This had a similar effect:

[Coworking] Re: previous threads on having multiple locations?

2016-06-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
The rule of thumb for me now is: when the physical space is 50% full on an ongoing basis, it is time to start looking at real estate. Because for us that has been the tipping point/warning that it is about to get a lot less flxible with sharing, and that is not really negotiable for us. This

Re: [Coworking] Three Case Studies on Joint Ventures with Landlords

2016-04-05 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
inar that would > be great. > > Thanks - tim > > On Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:53:13 UTC+13, Jeannine van der Linden > wrote: >> >> Brace yourself for radicality. :-) >> >> I have one space which is a sharing arrangement with a landlord (sorry, >>

[Coworking] Re: Member 30 day notice policy

2016-03-19 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Our basic contract calls for one calendar month to be paid in advance. At any time during a calendar month, a coworker can let us know that in the following month they want to terminate or upgrade or downgrade to a different plan. The last day is also good though almost nobody does that; in

[Coworking] Re: Private Office & additional users

2016-03-19 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We have a basic price for using the space and after that you pay for what you use. We also have a private office arrangement. For the private office, if somebody has rented an office and it is theirs, they have a key and can do with it what they like, it is none of my business unless it

[Coworking] Re: Window Blinds

2016-04-05 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We went with window stickers too. We have panes so the central logo is for the space and it is surrounded by logos or whatever of the coworkers who wanted to do that. It gives nifty effects if you use a cutout, with the image walking across the room as the sun moves. One of the former

[Coworking] Re: Your best print marketing material?

2016-03-28 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Stickers. Absolutely, stickers. Or refrigerator magnets but those don't go so big in this part of the world. Nobody's got a refrigerator of the kind you stick things to. On Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:50:01 PM UTC+2, Keith Pandeloglou wrote: > > I'm having challenges in what type of

[Coworking] Re: Guest Policy In A Coworking Space

2016-04-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
One of our spaces has an entry/front room which, because both the front door and the stairs are in it, never really found its groove. After some years of this, we found a great use for it: we put storefront use in it. Webshops, services of all kinds, and business with foot traffic goes

[Coworking] Re: Coworking in smaller towns

2016-05-21 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Oh wait, I forgot. Also, the best way to go in small towns (unless you are yourself rooted there) is in my experience either 1) own the building; 2) have a cooperative arrangement with the owner; or 3) have a profit share with the owner. It has many, many advantages over and above the obvious

[Coworking] Re: Coworking in smaller towns

2016-05-21 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
> > Our original space was opened in Oosterhout, population not quite 50,000, > second in Den Bosch, pop 140,000 ish, then in RIjsenhout, just over 3,000 > (yes you read that right.) and the most recent in Brunssum, pop 28,000. > So other folks have covered the waterfront pretty well but I do

[Coworking] Re: Signage Around Space

2016-05-03 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We have a door with glass panels and glass internal half walls. So we laminate reusable signage, get it wet, and stick it to the glass. Lasts about three days which is generally longer than we ned. This is also how we do coworker signage: whoever is in the space on any day has a sign up on

[Coworking] Re: App for community interactions

2016-07-18 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We have just launched mrWatson on a three month pilot. We are now in month 2. I like it very well so far, the coworkers seem to like it as well. It does require making a profile, and I find that new coworkers make one right away as it is part of their welcome packet;

[Coworking] Re: previous threads on having multiple locations?

2016-06-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
HI. Alex, We are at five locations now, and we have the same vision as you describe: the separate locations are very much particular to their cities. This is partly because around here the identity of a city is a firmly established fact for the Dutch and is important to the identity of the

Re: [Coworking] Re: previous threads on having multiple locations?

2016-07-01 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hiya, Alex. Jeannine, I love thinking about cities and places in the way you wrote at > the start of your email, would like to talk more and hear how you think > about that, either on a phone call or online, whichever you prefer. > > Could you say more about what all your places share and how

Re: [Coworking] Is it possible for a space manager to leave for 2 weeks? What should I do to prepare?

2017-02-22 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I cannot speak for Alex but that was surely my experience. Just like having kids, once you have two you must accept the reality that you cannot be all things to both of them all the time, unless you do not sleep or have managed bilocation. And when you get to three it's Kitty bar the door. I

Re: [Coworking] Is it possible for a space manager to leave for 2 weeks? What should I do to prepare?

2017-02-23 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hiya, Alex! I have enjoyed very much your governance guidelines. I am very curious about number 4 and why it is there. Individuals have freedom of speech and association, freedom of travel and > choice of residence, employment, and education > I am not sure I think that is actually a

[Coworking] Re: Can you help me find other Woman-Owned Coworking Spaces? Spotlighting for Int'l Coworking Day 2016!

2016-08-03 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
> > > Hi! My name is Jeannine van der Linden <https://about.me/jvdlinden>, I am the founder, chief cook and bottle washer for deKamer, <http://dekamer.eu/> a network of 5 coworking spaces in the Netherlands. The first was launched in 2010, the most recent in March

[Coworking] Re: Member Mail

2016-10-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
> > +1 to what Alex said, our Community Manger regularly says to people, "Um, > about that mail? It looks like something you might want to, say, I dunno, > OPEN?". Or words to that effect. I think a lot of mail is not picked up because of the inscrutable habit the government, banks, etc

Re: [Coworking] Anyone use Meshwork?

2016-10-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Alex, what do you mean by membership managemnet? What do you want it to do? On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:39:22 PM UTC+2, Alex Hillman wrote: > > I'm with Jon on this one. The all-in-one approach just doesn't make sense > to me. > > Instead, we've assembled a toolchain of individual

[Coworking] Re: Promoting desk spaces in a company versus desk spaces in a coworking building?

2016-10-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hiya! Are you trying to develop a coworking space within/as part of an existing company which does something else entirely? It is quite different, if so; two of the five spaces in our network are doing exactly this. It is doable and it is also fun to do, but it is indeed different in

[Coworking] Re: Opening a coworking space

2016-12-05 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Wait. Hold the phone. They let somebody who is actually from Atlanta escape? Pretty sure that's not allowed, I think you need to check into City Hall right away. :-) Where are you looking to open your coworking space? On Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:19:48 PM UTC+1, ZSHOS wrote: > > Hi

Re: [Coworking] Re: Seeking recommendations for glass walls/offices

2017-04-04 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I would like to second this. We have glass fronts on the small meeting rooms in Amsterdam, primarily for architectural reasons -- Dutch canal houses (which is what the Amsterdam location is in) tend to the narrow and deep, and get their light and ventilation from one side only. The fishbowl

[Coworking] Re: Coworking space name

2017-04-10 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I think that a name does not make or break you but havign a reason for a name does help in clarity in future. My busness is called "de Kamer" which means "the room" in Dutch. It is used in Dutch for many things, which gave me many punning opportunities. It is used for the houses of

[Coworking] Re: Update on Coworking in Gloucester, VA

2017-04-21 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Kevin! I like joint ventures very well, I run a network of 6 spaces all but one of which are joint ventures of various types. The one I own so I never had any landlord problems with it. :-) I think they are a good way to do business when done well. You have been doing very well! Um,

Re: [Coworking] Re: rent-a-company

2017-04-13 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
They are findmentally commission agents, they handle administrative tasks for a percentage. It saes them having to pay or file VAT taxes for example, and will for some folks decrease their corporate income taxes and business costs related to maintaining the company to zero, though this

[Coworking] Re: jiminy, why are nice, big trash cans so expensive? (p.s. I FINALLY found an affordable option!)

2017-03-08 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I have a similar tale about mail boxes, specificallly package boxes/. We have a couple of members in internet retail and they get theiir returns here. So many, many packages. Stateside I had a mailbox dedicated to packages for this reason,when I made custom perfumes and scented products, so I

Re: [Coworking] Closet Phone Booth

2017-05-16 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We do tend to think of wheelchairs when we think of the ADA, but it is of course a much broader question. There are to my certain knowledge at least three members of this google group who are disabledand for whom an absence of the ADA means in greater or lesser degree an inability to work,

Re: [Coworking] Monthly costs

2017-10-10 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Oh yes a cleaning service. Do that. The two core problems I have noticed in coworking spaces generally are 1) nobody answers the phone or returns calls; and 2) they are not all that clean. Nothing says "settling for less" like a dusty space. And get an answering service or forward your

Re: [Coworking] New to group - Coworking Management and New Business Ventures

2017-10-13 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hello, all, I think this is a very good moment to mention that the European Coworking Assembly is organizing the Friday Farewell, after-conference get together after Coworking Europe. And that we are now talking about having smaller meetups during the conference, in the runup to the Friday

[Coworking] Re: New to group - Coworking Management and New Business Ventures

2017-10-02 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Mark, I am fairly certain that Fumbally Exchange started out just where you are now. I think you might want to get in touch with them and see if you can start a conversation, They are as far as I know only expanding in Ireland now but 1) I could be

[Coworking] Re: Small Coworking Space: Is it too small? (Slight math problem)

2017-11-22 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
All of the spaces in our network are small. About half of them operate from a "spare space" kind of model, where the coworking space is not the owner/tenant. So the total space is larger than the space available for coworking. It is certainly doable, how you do it depends very much on where

[Coworking] Re: Question for space owners: Do you offer member perks like AWS or gym discounts? Is your community taking advantage of them? (more in comments)

2017-12-05 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We do, though ours are tightly focused on what the coworkers have expressed a need for. We have for example a shipping account with FedEx/DHL/GLS for the space, which a number of our members use to send their products. This is then invoiced through to each. We have a couple of these kinds of

[Coworking] Re: Do's and Dont's regarding Guests in a coworking space

2017-12-18 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Good morning! Half day passes run from 8 - 12, from 1300 - 1700, from 1800 - 2000, and from 2100 - opening time the next day where a night owl pass is offered (not all our spaces offer an evening or night owl pass). You will see that there is an horu between them: this hour is for tidying up

[Coworking] Re: Do's and Dont's regarding Guests in a coworking space

2017-12-15 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
There are several ways to go about this and which one you choose depends very much on how you think about what you are doing. Everybody needs to be able to meet with their clients in the space I should think, otherwise having a membership doesn't seem that useful. Meeting with clients being

[Coworking] Re: Holiday Promotion Ideas

2017-12-15 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Focus on New Year. Resolutions ,starting with a lean slate, peace and uninterrupted time to get down to work and get stuff done resonate at year end. From St Nicholas (December 5) to Christmas here is a complete wastela- er, a very quiet period around here for new members, but right after

[Coworking] Re: Favorite Amenities

2017-12-20 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
We do too. and they certainly stay busy. Though I never thought of it as an amenity, I guess it is one really. On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:45:17 PM UTC+1, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking wrote: > > We have extra monitors. They are by far the most popular amenity that most >

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Software with Roll Over Days

2017-11-21 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I think some of this is in how you conceptualize it with your coworkers. My motto is (loosely translated) "where the space changes to suit your work, not the other way around". Everybody has a contract which says they are renting the entire space, on the basis of sharing it with the other

[Coworking] Re: Coworking Software with Roll Over Days

2017-11-21 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
What Jerome said, people who regularly need the space but on a project based, seasonal, or other schedule, (rather than monthly every month) we offer prepaid days. We call this a "strippenkaart" because that was the name for the punch card on the bus back in the day and every Dutch person

Re: [Coworking] Re: New Coworking Operator using Nexudus

2018-05-14 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Seriously. Can sales folks stop bombing the thread? Maybe you could make another thread, about how great you are. I am sure you are great. But that's not what we are talking about now. Thanks! Jeannine On Mon, May 14, 2018, 16:17 Barbara Sprenger wrote: > Hi

Re: [Coworking] Re: New Coworking Operator using Nexudus

2018-05-14 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Dave, Great, good to know! Best, Jeannine __ Jeannine van der Linden Kamer52 <http://www.kamer52.nl/> Zandheuvel 52b 4901 HW Oosterhout Tel: 06. 112

[Coworking] Re: New Coworking Operator using Nexudus

2018-05-12 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, Everybody, I wonder if we could keep this thread on topic? Here's the question: > > > *I am desperately seeking to connect with other nexudus operators - its > steep learning curve and have not enjoyed the onboarding process much lol! > Would love any invitation to facebook groups and/or

[Coworking] So about data security, sharing and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU for coworking worldwide

2018-05-15 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Hi, all, As you may have noticed (koff) the EU's Data Protection regulations are in ful effect as of next week, 25 May. The European Coworking Assembly, together with Linkilaw , Ouishare and Included.co, would

[Coworking] Re: So about data security, sharing and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU for coworking worldwide

2018-05-17 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
s to be answered > and possibly discussed in the webinar is: > https://included.co/qa/gdpr-coworking/ > > > > On Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:19:53 UTC-4, Jeannine van der Linden wrote: >> >> Hi, all, >> >> As you may have noticed (koff) the EU's Data Prot

[Coworking] Re: So about data security, sharing and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU for coworking worldwide

2018-05-23 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
t; may 'touch' the data of EU nationals in some way or form. >> >> :) And the link for those who'd like to submit questions to be answered >> and possibly discussed in the webinar is: >> https://included.co/qa/gdpr-coworking/ >> >> >> >> On Tuesday, 15

[Coworking] Re: Price Increases - Notice Given? Grandfather Members? Other advice?

2018-05-30 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Congratulations and happy birthday! > 1. How old was your space before you increased your prices? > Three years. > 2. Do you grandfather current members? Permanently? For a time period? > I grandfathered folks who had already been there a year and who either would 1) pay a year in

[Coworking] Re: Mail for your members

2018-06-20 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I am curious if anyone is using Spheremail for this and what input they have about it. We notify people either via Whatsapp or email, their choice. About once a quarter we send people whose mail has been hanging around, a reminder to come get mail within two weeks and if they do not we charge

[Coworking] Re: New Coworking Operator using Nexudus

2018-04-30 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I hope my commiseration is some comfort, I really like Nexudus' flexibility and many options but I think I am just to stupid to use it. Mostly responding in hope of somebody seeing some light at the end of this relentless long tunnel. On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:42:49 PM UTC+2, Isabelle

[Coworking] Re: Co-working space onboarded direct competitor

2018-02-12 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I agree with Miroslav on this I have to say. I have indeed onboarded people in direct competition with my existing coworkers. I have done this in collaboration and conversation with the existing coworker adn the onboarding coworker, and whatever boundaries people felt were called for were

Re: [Coworking] Re: My morbid curiosity with Coworking Space Closings

2018-02-13 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Ooo, can I come? Just under the wire, July 2010. :-) On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:01:13 AM UTC+1, Jerome wrote: > > Haha. Ok, then a gathering of, say, owners of 6+ year old operations. We > can talk about “the good ‘ole days.” > > Jerome > www.BLANKSPACES.com > > On Feb 12, 2018, at

Re: [Coworking] Do you have an broad age mix of members?

2018-02-13 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Who's the kid? :-) On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:59:47 PM UTC+1, Will Bennis, Locus Workspace wrote: > > Age # % > <21 1 1% > 21-30 23 24% > 31-40 39 41% > 41-50 23 24% > 51-60 5 5% > 61-70 2 2% > Don't know 2 2% > On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:03:44 PM UTC+1, Trevor Twining wrote: >>

[Coworking] Re: When to say goodbye to a member?

2018-02-08 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Sounds like a problem I would have a conversation about, or maybe several conversations. I encourage you to consider whether his intention is to be rude. Some people lack social skills and they do well to have a partner or business associate who has them, which it sounds like he has. Usuall

[Coworking] Member access when ownership/management is not there

2018-02-24 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I remember how scary this was for me. So I sympathize. But we have keypad access now for pretty much anybody who needs to come in. There is akways someone around and the coworkers here would surely not hesitate to speak up should something odd be seen. And I am oretty sure it would always bee

[Coworking] Re: Nonprofit Memberships

2018-08-30 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I do not have a blanket discount for anything except businesses structured with multiple entities. We have in the past had a sponsored nonprofit: this is like the artist in residence program, we give a nonprofit a free membership for a year. They submit an application for the membership and

[Coworking] Re: How to expand and offer Virtual Office

2018-08-30 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
You need to speak with a lawyer in your city: laws governing commercial real estate vary greatly from place to place. Nobody on this forum can tell you how to go about this without knowing where you are and what the law is in your jurisdiction, you need a lawyer for that. The options are

[Coworking] Re: How to market to non-office needing coworkers?

2018-01-23 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
In between the community and the private office is a whole world. :-) We are a network so different spaces have different offerings. We have 1) a basic plan, a part time plan, a full time plan for officing. 2) two punch cards which are used respectively by folks who 1) work on a project

[Coworking] Re: Sharing space with another company

2018-03-14 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
How great to see Coworking Frederick thriving! I think the idea situation is owning the building and would not give that up. And moving is not I think all that easy for a community. Is it possible to open another location instead of moving? It is what we have done. All the locations we

[Coworking] Re: Welcome packs?

2018-03-14 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
I am deeply interested in this -- as in all things onboarding really -- and am responding mostly so I can find out what genius ideas other people have. I have not gotten my ducks in a row on this, but I really think it is a great idea and want to do it. Best, Jeannine -- You received this

[Coworking] Re: Vaping in the space

2018-03-09 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Oh that happens a lot, I have grown used to it over the years :-) I think the primary difference, as was pointed out somewhere else in another thread, is that this kind of thing depends very much on how we see our role. My brand is, that it isn't my decision (beyond legal questions of course).

[Coworking] Re: How to market to non-office needing coworkers?

2018-03-06 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Our tagline for this is (translated), "Where the space adjusts to fit your work and not the other way around" It is snappier in Dutch, because "adjusts to fit" is one verb. Aaanyway, for people who want a bespoke solution we have a "tell us what you need" button which brings them into the

[Coworking] Re: Do you have an broad age mix of members?

2018-03-06 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
How did you handle the contract for the 16 year olds? I am sort of idly curious, we had this once and they ended up having to have all their contracts countersigned by their moms. They were good sports about it but it was a continual issue for them until the first one turned 18. On Monday,

[Coworking] Re: GCUC NYC 2018? Free Coworking Space Tours on April 25

2018-04-11 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Sounds like fun! In the runup to the Coworking Europe Conference last year, we put together a Coworking Conference Survival Guide, which might also be useful for peopel attending their first conference. It is here

[Coworking] Re: "Coworking" vs. "Co-working"

2018-03-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Oops hit send too soon. Anyway, here is the process to change it, as worked out byanother Lauren, lol. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/coworking/co-working$20ap$20style%7Csort:date/coworking/m5nk75rfKk8/7ckh8YtiMGoJ On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:54:52 PM UTC+1, Lauren McDaniel

[Coworking] Re: "Coworking" vs. "Co-working"

2018-03-27 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
Well you could refer them to the definitive authority: http://doescoworkinghaveahyphen.com/ On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:54:52 PM UTC+1, Lauren McDaniel wrote: > > I know many in the industry prefer "coworking" vs. "co-working" > (hyphenating it). In New Mexico one of the prominent Business

[Coworking] Re: Vaping in the space

2018-03-06 Thread Jeannine van der Linden
For two years we had a seller of vaping products as a coworker. Our entry room has after some years of trying to figure out what to do with it become a dedicated retail space. They had lots of events and parties and so on, generally not during normal work hours. They have since graduated to