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Jacob Sayles and Susan Evans of Office Nomads put together this presentation for a Great City Brown Bag on 7/8/2010. This presentation references their coworking space in Capitol Hill: Office Nomads.

Jacob Sayles and Susan Evans of Office Nomads put together this presentation for a Great City Brown Bag on 7/8/2010. This presentation references their coworking space in Capitol Hill: Office Nomads.

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  • Coworking Seattle
  • Glossary of Terms
    Photos from Centre for Social Innovation.
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Some History
    2005: Coworking emerged as a new business model, kick-started by Brad Neuberg in San Francisco, CA.
    2007: Office Nomads opened it’s doors in Seattle.
    2009: CoworkingSeattle begins: A hub for collaboration and exploration of coworking facilities and opportunities in and around Seattle
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Some Data
    Worldwide, there are over 200 coworking spaces.
    Over 3 years, Office Nomads has seen over 450 individual users at our Capitol Hill coworking space and currently has 64 members.
    Approximately 30% of today’s workforce is independent, according to the Freelancers Union. Even more beyond that telework at least one day/week.
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Currently in Seattle
    Office Nomads (Capitol Hill)
    Jigsaw Renaissance (Capitol Hill)
    Metrix Create Space (Capitol Hill)
    Maple Leaf Branch (Maple Hill)
    Eastlake Mail/Vybe Hub (Eastlake)
    StartPad (Pioneer Square)
    Indie Ballard (Ballard)
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Who is coworking?
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Independent Workers
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
    George is an ornithologist who works out of a small shack on an island in Alaska for several months out of the year.
    When he’s not in the field, he works at Office Nomads to be around others and be productive.
  • Mobile Workers
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
    Robyn moved back to Seattle with her husband when he started his medical residency.
    She was able to keep her urban planning job through the move, which is based out of a firm in New Jersey.
    Working from home didn’t work for her, so she moved to Office Nomads and has been coworking for over 2 years now.
  • Small businesses
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
    Joe began his resume consulting business on his own.
    He needed a professional location to meet with clients, and sought out a coworking space.
    After his business grew, he was able to hire an employee without having to increase his overhead significantly.
  • Why Coworking?
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • It’s about the people
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
    Coworking spaces are community-based workspaces focused on the members. We are not “desk rental” businesses.
    We believe that people support what they help to create.
    We believe in creating a platform on which relationships can be built and sustained.
  • It’s Simple
    Coworking is a simple business model.
    The basics need to be reliable and consistent.
    People don’t need a ton of bells and whistles, they need to be around other great people.
    Indy Hall, Philadelphia.
    Photo by lavardera on Flickr.
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Because it works!
    Ryan started out of a coffee shop on Capitol Hill
    Moved to a coworking space
    He can expand and contract in employee size easily.
    He can meet contractors and land contracts all in one place.
    Ryan Salva of Capitol Media – www.capitolmedia.com
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • The BIGGER Picture
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Quality of Life
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
    A work-life balance is easier to achieve when you separate your work from your home.
    Quality of life improves for members as they become more engaged citizens in their neighborhoods and cities.
    Yoga at Office Nomads
  • Community Partnerships
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Transportation
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
    Over 65% of Office Nomads members live less than 3 miles from the office.
    Many walk, bike, or take the bus.
    Coworking spaces are one of many tools to use in an overall sustainable city planning strategy.
  • Innovation & Economic Development
    Job opportunities increase
    Business partnerships develop
    Constant networking opportunities
    More dollars spent in the neighborhood
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • What’s Next?
    How can we infuse the idea of coworking into government or business planning and policy?
    How can we creatively finance more coworking spaces so more spaces can open and start creating positive social change now?
    How can we encourage more people and organizations to get involved?
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation
  • Resources
    International Coworking Website http://www.coworking.com
    CoworkingSeattlehttp://www.coworkingseattle.org
    Centre for Social Innovationhttp://socialinnovation.ca/sssi/
    Office Nomadshttp://www.officenomads.com
    Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation