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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 56: Countdown to the People at Work Summit

Adam Teterus and Sam Abrams gave a sneak preview for the People at Work Summit 2017. Virtual Interactions It feels good to connect with people.  Putting together a virtual summit allows for more of these interactions that people value from physical conferences.  They made sure to allow time for people to talk amongst themselves in different Slack channels, just like they would in a physical conference during any down time.  Additionally, they have worked in a good amount of time…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 24: Starting a Space

Trevor Twining of Cowork Niagara talked to Alex Hillman about what it looks like when a coworking space is getting started. Getting Started Trevor went to a cafe downtown and spoke to the owner about bringing people in.  This was an important step for him because it established a long term relationship with the cafe and helped form the core of the community.  With the permission of the cafe owner, the had somewhere to meet. They started by meet once…

Entreprenuers are cutting ribbon in front of the Wingspace Coworking

How to get Free Market Research

We previously talked to Melanie Banayat of Wingspace in Prescott, Arizona who leveraged resources at a local college to get free market research.  Joanna Cabalquinto interviewed her once again to get a more in-depth guide on how it was done. Free Market Research Melanie’s very first step was to utilize the resources at a local college.  If this is available to you, take full advantage of it. Melanie reached out to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University knowing they had a business program…

A pie chart and bar chart on a laptop representing the churn rate of a coworking space

Member Turnover – Churn Rate Optimization

A common recurring theme across various coworking focused groups and slack channels is member retentions (or optimizing member churn rates). It seems that some owners and operators have become obsessed with member retention and new entrants are wondering if this is a metric they should track and focus on. Or is it just a vanity metric?  We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sajid Islam, founder of Hubdhaka coworking in Dhaka, Bangladesh to get his insights and put…

Shahzad Bhatti at The Coworking Pop-Up

Shahzad Bhatti : Dubai’s Coworking Pop-Up

On May 10, 2018, Sajid Islam interviewed Shahzad Bhatti and below is the summary of the conversation. From Recession to Future Vision Shahzad Bhatti comes from a real estate background and worked in commercial real estate during the recession both in London and Dubai.  Shahzad moved to Dubai nine years ago. Dubai was impacted significantly when the recession hit.   With one client, Shahzad launched a business center but quickly learned that the business center model was becoming redundant. As…