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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…

Sacred Space
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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
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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…

1528 Webster Street Walls
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Community Manager Alisha Thornton on 1528 Webster Street

On June 20, 2018, Sajid Islam interviewed Alisha Thornton, the Community Manager of 1528 Webster Street in Oakland, California. The Founders Members have found the two founders to be very valuable resources.  1528 Webster Street houses a lot of start-ups looking to build their business.  With the two founders on site, start-ups have been able to have conversations with them.  Since they are on site, members can bounce ideas off of them and ask them what they think about their…