Hey.

My name is Craig Baute. I love coworking, studying trends, and understanding other cultures.
I am a proud son of Michigan, America’s high-five, living in Colorado.

 

Things I get paid for:

Market Research Coworking Consulting

 

 

  • How we made Creative Density People First

    From the outside many companies, journalist, and general people relate coworking to a space with desks and people with headphones on. That’s not coworking. That’s workspace. Coworking is a community that focuses on people first, space second. Back in 2005 when coworking was coined and created in it’s current form by coder Brad Neuberg in San Francisco it wasn’t because

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  • National insurance company brainstorms with coworking leaders

    Last month, my experience in coworking took an interesting turn as I walked into a room prepared with popcorn mix snacks, coolers full of Dr. Pepper, and dozens of paper pads scattered across rounded tables. I was 15 minutes early before 48 people would start to trickle in for my presentation to kickstart a day of innovation sessions. Once it

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  • How coworking spaces can engage with larger companies to spur a cities growth

    Why this is cool: Corporations like Sprint and Coca-Cola are repurposing space to be used as a coworking space for their workers and the public. It starts as a way to give back to their local community. Local entrepreneurs and remote workers use the space to collaborate on new businesses, learn, and make new connections. Corporate workers are hesitant at

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  • “If you open a new space, and it’s brand new and shiny, and there’s nobody in it, then you’re not actually selling the product that people want. What people want is access to other human beings…the people that are coming to a coworking space don’t need office space. If you’re trying to sell them an office space, you’re doing something wrong.”

    -Tony Bacigalupo, mayor of New Work City

    Quote is from Shareable’s article ‘Coworking is awesome. Let’s keep it that way.’

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  • Why I decided to expand my coworking company.

    This month Creative Density opened up it’s second location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, just a few blocks away from our first location. For the last year I have been thinking about but reluctant to expand with a new location. I finally pulled the trigger last month and I feel pretty  good about it. I wanted to share my thought

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  • Remembering how coworking is about liberation

    Last week Oren Salomon, owner of Dallas Fort Work, randomly dropped by Creative Density for a few hours on his way back to Texas. In our always lovely and honest discussion he articulated something that I always viewed as coworking’s greatest potential; liberation. It’s liberating people to work for themselves and to take advantage of job opportunities hundreds of miles

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  • How a Brand Shapes Your Community

    One of my favorite internet rabbit holes is finding creative coworking space names and visiting their websites. Most spaces have fun or inspiring names that indicate collisions or freedom like IndyHall, The Impact Hub, or Grind. By looking at their colors, copy and images, a fuller brand is developed that represents a culture and an idea that is greater than

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  • Behind the numbers: Top US Cities

    Note: This post will continue to change as new data comes in. The original post was written on September 24. Coworking has been nearly doubling every year throughout the world, but not evenly throughout the US. I wanted to take a closer look and see which of the 40 most populated US cities were really exploding with coworking, and eventually

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  • New Project: Colorado Coworking Passport

    I am excited to announce that I am working on a new project to help mobile freelancers and larger companies discover the benefits of coworking.  The project is about developing a state-wide membership that will allow individuals to work at coworking spaces in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and other cities with ease, not having to worry about payment, and having

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  • Coworking in Baker? Let’s start one.

    Be part of a Baker coworking space from the very beginning. Two years ago I founded Creative Density in Uptown. With the help and community support of dozens of people that were excited about the growing coworking movement and wanted to be part of it’s growth in Denver we opened in June 2011. For six months leading to the opening

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