Alex Hillman PodcastCoworking

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…

Coworking SpaceFounder's Corner

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…

Sacred Space
Coworking SpaceFounder's CornerOperator Stories

Brandon Napoli of Sacred Space: Coworking Church

Brandon Napoli was interviewed by Sajid Islam June 21, 2018 about Sacred Space, a coworking space and church in Palo Alto, California. [caption id="attachment_2140" align="alignnone" width="300"] Head Shot of Brandon Napoli[/caption] Beginning Brandon worked in New York for an economic development company that provided access to underserved entrepreneurs.  Since he served entrepreneurs his whole career, Brandon was able to empathize more with their journey. When he moved back home to California, Brandon worked remotely out of his house while volunteering…

Alex Hillman
Alex Hillman PodcastCoworking

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 2: How Do You Get Members?

Alex Hillman answered one of the most frequently asked questions: How do you get members for your coworking community? Mistake with Events The number one way that spaces attempt to grow their community is by hosting events.  The hope is that once people get through the doors they would see what the space is all about and want to join.  Unfortunately, many spaces are finding that this is not the case. The biggest mistake that people make when trying to…

Wingspace Happy Hour
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Melanie Banayat of Wingspace: First Coworking Space in County

On June 20, 2018, Melanie Banayat was interviewed by Sajid Islam about founding Wingspace. Wingspace is a 3,000 square foot space located in a tiny, desert town of Prescott, Arizona.  Despite its relatively small size, Wingspace has a great energy about it. It was the first coworking space in the entire county.  In fact, before she started this project, Melanie, herself, never heard of coworking. Background Melanie worked from home for almost her whole adult life.  She had been doing it…