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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…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 22: Community in Comedy

Sam Abrams talked to Greg Maughan about how the theater, and its community, has evolved over the years.  Before he founded Philly Improv Theater, Greg Maughan felt that Philly lacked a comedy community. Many similarities can be drawn from Greg’s process to that of coworking. Background Greg started the theatre knowing he didn’t want to start a club.  Theatre is very different from a club. Clubs are more like a bars that hire people to tell jokes.  In this setting,…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 18: Connecting with Community

Sam Abrams sat down for a conversation with one of Indy Hall’s members.  He is a practicing attorney who has been able to grow his business from within the space. Coworking as a Lawyer A lawyer is not a profession that is commonly associated with coworking.  Despite that there are not many in his field coworking, this Indy Hall member has been rediscovering himself professionally while engaging with his work in a new way.  He has embarked on a new…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 10: Community and Team Members

Although he did not attend, Alex Hillman connected with attendees of the Coworking Asia Unconference for a Google hangout Q&A session. How do you keep your team from burning out? There are two categories of things expected from team members: Operational duties These are things that need to be done everyday such as maintaining the space, scheduling, and giving tours Desire to connect with people This is what brings most people into such positions.  Team members care a lot about…

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Revisiting Brickyard’s Founder: Ann Orem

Last year, Discover Coworking interviewed Brickyard founder, Ann Orem.  We circled back with her on July 24, 2018 after a year. Since the last interview, some of our staff have become a member of Brickyard and are operating from within the space. Expansion Last time we spoke with Ann, Brickyard just completed their second expansion.  This time, Brickyard completed their third. With the Ashburn, Virginia location up and running, Ann is now ready to expand into other markets.  She has…