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 […]

Introverts find a place in coworking

‘All I need is quiet space and fast internet?’ While giving a tour last week to a quiet guy, he mentioned that he lives in the neighborhood but is interested in getting out of the house.  He was familiar with the coworking concept and had checked out our website, so we began the tour.  I started the tour in the communal side of Creative Density, where music is usually playing and conversations are taking place.  He let me know that he wants to work in a quieter space, I said ‘No Worries” and we headed into the quieter room, the […]

Where Denver Freelancers can find their next gig.

Freelancing can be hard when first starting off. They choose a life of freedom, control over their time, and constantly change between exciting projects. In doing so it can also mean stress on not knowing where your next paycheck will come from. While coworking with other freelancers and teams is a great way to gain exposure and develop relationships Denver has many online job boards and resources to help. The Denver Egotist The Egotist focuses on local creative and related jobs (project management, account executive, etc.) primarily and is a great resource for freelance job seekers and companies. This service […]

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 […]