7 Common Misconceptions About Coworking Spaces



Coworking has been lauded as the new paradigm for the business world, yet most people can’t even define the word. You think it has something to do with shared work space...and maybe a collaborative community...but the rest is sort of hazy. Have no fear: Grind is here to help make sense of the new normal with 7 Common Misconceptions about Coworking Spaces.

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. 

The Five Marketing Must-Haves of an Online Startup

Five great marketing tips for all you online start-ups out there via Neil Patel of Forbes

How to Beat the Afternoon Slump--In Your Coworking Space or Elsewhere!

We've all been there--3pm and you can barely keep your eyes open at your desk.  So, how can this afternoon slump be avoided?  Meredith Lepore of Skillcrush has come up with 7 tips to help those in coworking spaces and beyond! 

11 Incredible Coworking Space Statistics

Happy Friday!  Considering joining a coworking space?  Here are just 11 reasons why that's a great idea.  

7 Resolutions for Every Entrepreneur

Ah, January.  The perfect time to make a resolution and stick to it.  Aside from personal resolutions, what are the best kind of goals for entrepeneurs to make in the new year?  Read on to find out what Grasshopper thinks will help your business grow in 2015.  

PS:  We thinking joining a coworking community like Grind is a GREAT start! 

1. Get More Feedback from Your Audience

Moonlighters Take Note: 5 Helpful Tips from Entrepreneurs

Grindist Asha Ink is featured in Mashable's recent article and we're digging her advice for fellow moonlighters!  In case you didn't already know, Grind's newest membership plan is called Moonlighter and perfect for those who are ready to jump-start their second careers. 

How Can Freelancers Avoid Isolation? Join a Coworking Space!

We've got a hefty number of freelancers in our space who have joined the Grind community, desperate for human interaction.  Because of that, it's easy for us to get down with Michael Tunney's advice for how to avoid isolation and seasonal depression.  Read on to see if you agree as well.  

One of the most important tradeoffs for freelancer freedom is loneliness. There’s a 2011 Gallup poll that shows self-employed workers reported having lower levels of wellbeing than other workforce groups—even those who are unemployed.

5 Entrepreneurial Tips that Every Coworking Space Member Should Know

Camila Souza of Tech Cocktail rounded up a list of fashion mogul Diane von Fürstenberg's 5 best entrepreneurial lessons and we think they're perfect pieces of advice for the coworking space crowd.  Check out her words of wisdom below and read the full article here!

 

The 5 Worst Networking Flops, and How to Recover From Them

Beating yourself up for that embarrassing moment you had last week at your Meetup event? Don't sweat it. Mashable has come to the rescue, providing us with 5 tips for recovering from networking flops. Read on and get to networking!

5 Underrated Pillars of Masterful Emailing

Check out Grindist Jeremy Goldman in Inc., teaching us 5 tips for how to stand out from the pack when writing business emails. We certainly will be giving them a go...will you??

1. Be direct.
If your inbox is anything like mine, chances are it's flooded by a ridiculous number of emails per day. Given that, it's imperative that all your outgoing emails have a clear subject line. Also, in the body of the email make sure you get to the point using as few words as possible. Lengthy messages typically scare more people off.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

"Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people," according to Jayson Demers. We couldn't agree more. We've got plenty of entrepreneurs working out of Grind and we're constantly inspired by their passion, drive, and distinct approach to work. Check out Jayson's list of "10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently" and get inspired!

 

 

3 Simple UX Mistakes That You'll Regret

With so many startups and tech wizards in our community, we know that website security can be a real point of stress. But Drew Davidson breaks it down for us in Fast Company as he points out three simple UX mistakes that make sites more hackable. Read on to see how you can improve your website security!

The Best Sounds for Getting Work Done in Your Shared Office Space

Our upcoming #Rethink Music event at Grind LaSalle has us thinking about how sound fits into the workplace...particularly shared office space, where most people have on their headphones. So we went in search of answers and, luckily, we didn't have to look far. Read on to see what Lifehacker has to say about sounds and how you can use them to your benefit at work.

11 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Shared Office Spaces and Beyond

 

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