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 […]

How coworking spaces can engage with larger companies

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 first to cowork at the space but find the location change and community inspiring and this increases their creativity. It becomes a reciprocal beneficiary relationship where locals have a supportive community and corporations have an environment where innovation and company […]

Why I decided to start a second coworking location

It’s been nearly three years since I moved to Denver to open the original Creative Density. 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 reluctant to expand with a new location, but I finally pulled the trigger last month and I feel pretty darn good about it. I wanted to share my thought process with the rest of the coworking community as we all struggle on if or how we should grow our businesses. Why I didn’t want […]