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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 30: Indy Hall’s Move

Adam Teterus joined Alex Hillman to discuss Indy Hall’s move into a new home.  They talked about choices and priorities, and evaluating pros and cons. Timeline The odds were that no place would be move in ready within their price point.  Renovations were going to be needed. This started to put their timeline at risk. When starting out, most people invite a timeline.  Unfortunately, there were outside constraints that applied to Indy Hall.  Their lease is expiring so the new…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 29: Private Offices and Coworking Space

Alex Hillman talked about the potential hybridization of private offices and coworking spaces. Private Offices and Coworking Spaces Innovation comes from the interactions of different people.  Designing for these interactions is very valuable but can sometimes be over measured.  It matters less whether it is a private space or coworking space. It matters more on how and why people are choosing to be there.  Think about what people are coming for and how you can make sure they are getting…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 28: Priorities for Finding a Space

Alex Hillman discussed three considerations Indy Hall took with their move into a new building. Top Three Priorities The person you will be dealing with Alex needed someone who can be worked with honestly.  Straight shooters who will be open and honest are preferred. There are many real estate vultures so you have to weed among the lazy, opportunistic people.  This takes time but it is worth it in the end. People who are genuinely interested in achieving your goals…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 27: Sponsors

Alex Hillman answered a listener’s question about how to approach and negotiate with sponsors. How do you reach out to sponsors and be mindful when working with them? Sponsors are a way to bring in money or reduce costs.  There are two different kinds of sponsorships: In-kind One where you get equipment or resources in exchange of making sponsors visible to your clients. Cash sponsorships One where you use the funds from sponsors to invest in different aspects of your…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 26: Socialization and Productivity

Alex Hillman answered a question from one of the members at Indy Hall. How do you balance socialization and productivity? Idea that productive work and social time are at completely opposite sides of the spectrum is part of the problem.  This question illustrates a certain mindset of separation. However, work can now happen anywhere. There has been a shift  in responsibility onto the individual worker. It is their responsibility to choose the best setting to work in for the kind…