Quote of the day :
“I wish I had created EurActiv at The Hub and not from home!”Christophe Leclercq, founder of Euractiv
“We are still a fairly entrepreneurial internet media, but – now quite established – can surely learn more about co-working”, says Christophe.
CoHere, a Coworking space located in northern Colorado, in the United States, wrote this post regarding what a regular coworking space should not lack.
Here is a list of five key elements :
1. Comfort and Ambiance
(…) Fluorescent lights, worn out desk chairs and stark white walls belong in hospitals, not your everyday workspace (…)
2. Multiple Workspaces
(…) Do you have to fight off other early risers for the “good desk”? (…)
3. Conference Space
(…) Freelancers and small business owners are constantly having meetings. Lots of them (…)
4. Multiple Membership Plans
(…) The whole reason people are attracted to the idea of freelancing or owning their own business is because they feel trapped in the traditional 9 – 5 (…)
5. Good People!
(…) Find out how large the membership is, what kind of work the other members do, and ask the space owner/host/curator which days tend to be busy or empty (…)
Read the full article here
Pierre Duthoit is a product designer who used to work for Decathlon and other famous brands. He is now a member of The Hub Brussels, a Coworking space located in the centre of the capital of Europe. Here is an excerpt of what he tells about is experience :
“This place is a lovely huge open space where a lot of independent workers spend some times to escape their 4 walls desk room from home.
When you come in, you are very welcomed by the very happy host team. They make you feel like home in minutes. They encourage you to meet everyone and to introduce yourself and your work. If they think your work could interest some particular people they keep that in mind until they can introduce you to them”
Pierre’s blog is here