What's happening this Fall near Grind

Literally everyone on your News Feed is posting about pumpkin spice lattes, which can only mean one thing––fall is in the air! This season contains some of the best traditions, like pumpkin picking, jumping into a pile of leaves and hayrides––just to name a few. We made a list of some (free) events happening in New York and Chicago near Grind locations so you can celebrate the season the right way.

Featured Grindist: John Kalinowski

John Kalinowski
Certified Life Coach & Consulting Chief Wellness Officer for Grind

What is your profession? How does coworking fit into your work-life?

I’m a Certified Life Coach & Consulting Chief Wellness Officer for Grind. I joined the coworking world about 2 years ago. I’d had an office for a couple of years, but it started to feel very isolated, so the search began for the ideal coworking space. Grind works well for me for two reasons: 1) it has an open floorplan which allows me to be around and interact with other entrepreneurs. 2) it has phone cabins and small conference rooms where I can have coaching sessions with clients. I appreciate introducing my clients to an energetic, high-functioning environment where people are making things happen. I also dig the minimalist vibe/aesthetic. 

Weekly Round-Up: April 2, 2016

Every week, Grind recaps what happened this week and gives you a taste of whats to come.  

7 Common Misconceptions About Coworking Spaces 

To some people, the future of work isn't something they can define or describe in their own words. Coworking spaces are springing up all over but there's still a lot of confusion over what exactly these communities do. If you're one of these people, you're in luck! Kerri Donnelly, operations manager of Grind Park, took some time to break down every misconception that comes with coworking spaces.

Introducing Grind West Street

Now that you know about our partnership with Verizon, it's time for you to learn about the space we'll be creating together. Grind West Street will include open workspace, team rooms, conference rooms, and meeting spaces, to accommodate around 120 people per day.

Grind is Expanding in a Big Way!

The Trick Successful People Use to Create Great Content

 

Coworking: The New Wave for Freelancers!

Check out Grind's very own Benjamin Dyett on CNBC's On the Money!  He's talking coworking and the future of work.  And stay tuned for a very exciting announcement about the future of Grind!

Why Do People Thrive in Coworking Communities?

We always knew that people do well in coworking spaces, but it's nice to see that the Harvard Business Review agrees. It's also nice to see our very own Director of Marketing and Sales, Anthony Marinos, get a little shout out in the article. Read on to see what Gretchen Spreitzer, Peter Bacevice, and Lyndon Garrett have to say about coworking and its many benefits. 

Keep Grind Weird

Sometimes the best employee is the "weirdest" employee.  We are all about embracing the weird here at Grind, and we're happy to see that Inc. also supports this idea. 

The 5 Most Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make

Our friends at 99u never let us down when it comes to solid career advice.  If you're a freelancer, like so many in our coworking community, this piece by Brennan Dunn is a must-read. 

You're Invited to the Samsung Blogger Lounge @ SXSW!

Going to SXSW this year?  Join our members Digital Flash at the Samsung Blogger Lounge and treat yourself! 

Grindists in the News: Hans Reichstetter + Freezy Freakies

Our Grindists never cease to amaze us, and Hans Reichstetter is no exception.  A few months ago, when he mentioned that he was bringing Freezy Freakies back, we were stoked--but we had no idea just how cool they would be.  Even The New York Times thinks so--check out his awesome write-up below! 

Mentorship is Dead...But Coworking Communities are Alive and Well!

The idea that "mentorship as you know it is dead" might sound extreme, but this 99u article has us thinking that our coworking community really gets what it's all about.  Read on to find out what the future of mentorship looks like. 

A Gentle Reminder from Seth Godin

A sweat and simple blog post and reminder from Seth Godin.  Happy Wednesday!

What Martin Luther King Would Say About Workplace Diversity Today

Happy Martin Luther King Day! What a great opportunity for us all to take a closer look at diversity in the workplace--and Inc. has done just that.  Check out their tips for creating a more diverse and inclusive team below.

It's fitting that on Martin Luther King Day, we take stock of how far the nation has come toward hitting Dr. King's ideal for a more perfect union. Sanctioned segregation is no more, suffrage is (mostly) universal and for the first time in history an African American male is president of the United States. But, in the world of business especially, diversity--a goal for which King fought fervently--remains elusive.

Over the summer, at the prompting of Reverend Jesse Jackson, a slew of Silicon Valley tech companies publicly disclosed their gender and racial make up, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay and Apple. The statistics were underwhelming, to say the least.

Emerging Trends -- Commercial Real Estate and the Future of Work

By David Singer

Every year at about this time commercial real estate wonks dig into the publication of a battery of predictions  --  who shall live and who shall die  --  about the fortunes of commercial real estate for the coming year. The report, published annually through a collaboration between PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute -- Emerging Trends -- 2015, is available for download here.

Top 14 Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community

'Tis the season to give thanks and give back.  Forbes rounded up a list of the Top 14 Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community and it's a great reminder for us all to give back as we head into a new year. 

As a successful entrepreneur, some consider it their obligation to give back to the community. For them, it’s not “just a tax write-off” or a way to boost their PR campaign. In fact, with the world’s leading entrepreneurs such as Tej Kohli, Mark Zuckerberg and Charles Johnson constantly making Top Philanthropist lists, it’s clear that it goes deeper than an angle. When someone is blessed with a lucrative business they started from scratch, they come to learn that nothing feels better than earning money on hard work, sweat and tears—except, perhaps, giving much of it back.

According to a survey backed by Ernst & Young and conducted by Australia’s Fidelity Charitable Gift Trust, 89 percent of entrepreneurs donate to charity. An additional 70 percent donate their time as well. If a company is led by an entrepreneur, their charitable giving is on average more than double of their peers who aren’t led by entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at the top 14 entrepreneurs who give back.

Grindists in the News: Adam Quinton

We already knew that Grindist Adam Quinton is awesome, but now that he's featured in AlleyWatch's list of 100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know, the rest of the world does too!  Check out Adam at number 41!

Build Your Brand: Coworking Spaces Allow Entrepreneurs To Do Just That

By Andria J. Younger, Personal Brand Strategist, Founder of Cre8iv Branding, and Grindist

Why Do You Need a Coworking Space?

Because you can't learn anything about business from your dog. 

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