How to get involved…

Just as a refresher to those just joining us and since there were a couple of questions about this on the mailing list, here are a few ways you can get involved in the Coworking movement:

  1. Join the Google Group mailing list (and join in! ask questions!)
  2. Check out the wiki to see if someone in your area is interested in coworking (or already has a space or is in process of setting one up) and make a coffee date to chat about it!
  3. If there isn’t anything on the wiki that indicates activity in your area, start a page!
  4. Tell everyone you know about the concept: collaborative work environments/the coffee house meets office space…and how it’s growing!
  5. If you have extra space in your office, consider opening it up to be a coworking space
  6. If you know someone who has extra space in their offices, ask them to consider opening it up to vagabond coworkers
  7. Support your local coworking spaces by actually dropping by or even becoming a resident!
  8. Support your local coworking spaces by: telling everyone about them, donating office equipment, donating time/expertise (website? marketing? accounting? creating a piece of art?), holding your meetups/gatherings in their space…
  9. Put an ad in your local paper to see how many people work out of their living rooms/coffee shops – have a meetup and talk about the possibility of creating a shared space
  10. Talk to local reporters about helping you promote #9

There are lots of ways to get involved. It’s a super rewarding experience. 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. julsd
    Posted March 20, 2008 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to list our coworking space in Portland, Oregon, called souk. http://www.soukllc.com. Come by and see us in colorful Old Town.

  2. Posted June 3, 2008 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    You should also check out our coworking space in DC, Affinity Lab. Check out our website at http://www.affinitylab.com. We’ve been around for many years now and have finally begun an expansion into another DC location! If there is anyone in the area that is interested, come check us out.

  3. Andrea
    Posted June 10, 2008 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    We’ve just opened a pretty cool one in Thunder Bay, ON. Pop on over to Ottawa House if you’re in the area.
    http://www.lloydsmith.ca/article/ottawa-house–120.asp

  4. Posted October 2, 2008 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    There is a free web site for posting information on remote offices to help workers find remote offices near where they live.

    The site is:

    http://www.remoteofficecenters.com

  5. Posted February 13, 2010 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    A commercial party inquired if the domain coworking.com is for sale. It is when an offer is made we can’t refuse. Before accepting the offer done we want to inform the ‘coworking-people’that the coworking topdomain is availeable for sale. If you or someone you know wants to do a serious bid please mail me on gerrit@coworking.com or get in touch before Wednesday Febr. 18 via Twitter on @gervis ; @coworkingnews

    Gerrit


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