When you’re new to coworking (or coworking in a space that’s new to the world), it can be intimidating to know that you’re in uncharted territory. Coworking is a state of mind, a community, and most importantly- a unique global movement. But figuring out how to get the most out of this new, but rapidly expanding, concept of working can be difficult if you don’t know where to look.
Coworking Google Group
This group acts as a support structure and discussion network amongst people interested in coworking on any level: as a catalyst, as a space owner or as a coworker. You’re welcome to lurk here, and learn silently from the knowledge and questions of others, but it’s even more of a resource if you introduce yourself and participate in the discussion. Learn more…
If you’re looking for a place to cowork while traveling, or are just interested in watching and/or supporting the growth of the movement, this is the resource for you. Successful business models, best practices, and 700+ pages of user generated knowledge can be found on the Wiki, as well as information about the Coworking Visa Program, space directory, and coworking events list.
Global Coworking Blog
Want to share your experience about coworking in a new space? Want to find out what other coworkers are struggling with or challenged by? Got tips that all coworkers should be aware of? Share it on the blog. Press, announcements, and industry research can also be found on the Global Coworking Blog. In true coworking fashion, any and all coworkers are invited to submit posts to this page.
While these online tools can get you started and help you become more involved, the best coworking resource is the people who do it every day. Go here to claim your free day pass to Cohere Community and find out what you’ve been missing!
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