The Start of Starting A Coworking Community

It is often said that a coworking community is started before there is even a leased signed. That’s because coworking happens when a group of people working on a variety of projects come together to work, share ideas, and enjoy each other’s company. It’s when these people start getting together on a regular basis that someone suggest they should get their own space and make coworking a regular part of their work life. In the mid to late 2000s Jelly advocated such gatherings that eventually lead to the first large growth of the coworking movement around 2009. So how does […]

Has coworking lost it’s meaning in Denver?

Denver is in a ‘coworking’ boom. It seems obvious as a new space or expansion is announced what seems to be every week. According to news reports, RiNo will have around 6 spaces, LoDo 4 or so, the 16th Street Mall will go from 0 to 4 or 5 in about twelve months, the Golden Triangle will rock 2, 1 in Capitol Hill, 1 in Uptown, and Stapleton might get 3. The new spaces are not small spaces either, but rather mammoths that range from 20,000 sq. ft to close to 100,000 sq. ft. At this rate Denver will have […]

How we conduct coworking feasibility studies

Is my city ready for another coworking space? How big should my community space be? Does it make business sense? How can our small town leverage coworking? These are all questions I’ve been asked during the last few months as I have been working with a variety of teams on coworking feasibility studies for property developers, economic development groups, and entrepreneurs that are interested in joining the movement. It’s been a fun and interesting experience as I get to put back on my market researcher cap, and take an academic approach to discovering coworking viability in a market. So what […]

The coworking furniture equation

When I was opening up Creative Density in Denver I was finding space, talking to potential members, and crunching the business spreadsheet. I knew that the space was going to cost a few thousand a month, internet was going to be around a hundred, but then I kept getting slapped in the face – a chair is $400! Dang dude. One off $400 chairs are good but once you multiply that by 20 to 40 then numbers creep past $10,000 FAST. Once you start adding up desks, decorations, and technology stuff you’re up to over $20,000. That’s starting to be […]