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Ignite Jonesboro Jan24 Steven Trotter

  1. 1. Introduction to Coworking Spaces Steven Trotter
  2. 2. What is Coworking? <ul><li>Started in SanFran in 2004 due to a critical mass of freelance and independent workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks, API applications, blogging networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Geeks are in demand and there is plenty of work to go around. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Coworking? <ul><li>Coffee shops & apartments are not the ideal work environment for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Break it down: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared office space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New way to work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why Cowork? <ul><li>Distributed expenses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities (broadband, power, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office space (local, accessible) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amenities (coffee, conf room, projector) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to shared spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Client meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why Cowork? <ul><li>Social interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a supportive community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It’s Green! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible via public transit or bike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed carbon output </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why Cowork? <ul><li>Organic Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Residents come and go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses come and go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trends come and go </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coworking spaces can adapt quickly to the changing needs of its residents </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Cowork? <ul><li>Need more? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors in your field of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective knowledge/experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections & networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And the list goes on…. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What happens in the space? <ul><li>A coworking space hosts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freelance & independent workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project kick-off meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local start-ups & collaborations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This type of work environment lends well to and even encourages start-ups, mash-ups & incubation of new ideas </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What happens in the space? <ul><li>Also home to social events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refresh Jonesboro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignite Jonesboro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraisers for local charities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued education & seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demos </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Invest in Your Future <ul><li>At the heart of coworking is the creation of a culture that reinvests in the future of itself. </li></ul><ul><li>The ideal situation is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>companies succeed (with/without funding) and then the people who profit from these companies reinvest in younger companies and people. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This is the culture that has helped to keep the Silicon Valley flourishing. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How Much Does it Cost? <ul><li>Monthly Resident $175/month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your very own desk, nobody else sits there without your permission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>key & key fob to give you 24hr access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unlimited booking time of the conference room, lounge, space for events (as long as it’s not already in use - schedule to be posted) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>space for third parties to come in and collaborate with you (unlimited) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wifi, power, furniture, coffee, water, office ‘perks’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use of the projector, whiteboards and printer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>growing library of cool resources (books, software, publications, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How Much Does it Cost? <ul><li>Coworking Lite $100/month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use of any available, non-resident, desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>key & key fob to give you 24hr access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unlimited booking time of the conference room, lounge, space for events (secondary to monthly residents) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>space for third parties to come in and collaborate with you (unlimited) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wifi, power, furniture, coffee, water, office ‘perks’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use of the projector, whiteboards and printer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>growing library of cool resources (books, software, publications, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. How Much Does it Cost? <ul><li>Drop-in Friends= $10/day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>work space (sit or squat), with the exception resident desks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>space for third parties to come in and collaborate with you (unlimited) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wifi, power, furniture, coffee, water, office ‘perks’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ability to check out books </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Things You Won’t See <ul><li>Cubicles </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Private Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Full Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Showers </li></ul><ul><li>Filing Cabinets </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers & Fax Machines </li></ul>
  15. 15. Things You Will See <ul><li>Lots of snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Moveable furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Books, books and more books </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of office supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Clean bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable, fast WiFi </li></ul><ul><li>Super smart people!! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Coworking in Jonesboro? <ul><li>Is it inevitable? Let’s look at the list of catalysts needed to create a need for a permanent coworking space: </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Spaces– check! </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Market – check! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers/Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work force </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Coworking in Jonesboro? <ul><li>Is it inevitable? Let’s look at the list of catalysts needed to create a need for a permanent coworking space: </li></ul><ul><li>Energetic community – maybe. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Thinkers – check! </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Community – check! </li></ul>
  18. 18. How Do We Start? <ul><li>Don’t have a permanent space yet? </li></ul><ul><li>You can get started right now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide how often to meet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekend, weekly, monthly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide where to meet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Café, coffee house, homes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow by Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep working. Spread the word. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. How Do We Start? <ul><li>Hunt for a space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtown lofts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with 501(c)3 for grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic development grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low interest small business loans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purchase/lease the space </li></ul>
  20. 20. How Do We Start? <ul><li>Press coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the word out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get people talking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free labor ;) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student designers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Painting, furniture moving, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Press coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Grand Opening” announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure everyone knows how to join </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open the doors! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Thank you!

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