How To Fund Your Coworking Space

One of the most common questions I see on this list and in private inquiries, other than “how do we market our new space”, is “how do we fund the opening of our coworking space”?

Sometimes the question is indirect, in the form of business planning questions, that are clearly aimed to fulfill investor questions.

Almost every time, the person asking the question about how to fund the space hasn’t done any of the legwork to find members yet. I believe that this isn’t only a mistake for the community and the business, but it’s an active attempt at delaying the inevitable work of having to find members until you don’t have a choice - a dangerous place to be making any kind of decisions.

I’d like to propose an alternative path and its benefits, based on our experiences launching and continuing to run Indy Hall.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2011/09/how-to-fund-your-coworking-space/

-Alex

/ah
indyhall.org
coworking in philadelphia

Awesome article! Perfect timing.

I'm just about to move from the 'dreaming' stage to the 'take action'
stage of my coworking studio.
You've certainly given me a new direction to investigate.

Thanks
Bec

coworkingwollongong.com
hatchlingonline.com.au

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On Sep 29, 4:57 am, Alex Hillman <[email protected]> wrote:

One of the most common questions I see on this list and in private
inquiries, other than "how do we market our new space", is "how do we fund
the opening of our coworking space"?

Sometimes the question is indirect, in the form of business planning
questions, that are clearly aimed to fulfill investor questions.

Almost every time, the person asking the question about how to fund the
space hasn't done any of the legwork to find members yet. I believe that
this isn't only a mistake for the community and the business, but it's an
active attempt at delaying the inevitable work of having to find members
until you don't have a choice - a dangerous place to be making *any* kind of
decisions.

I'd like to propose an alternative path and its benefits, based on our
experiences launching and continuing to run Indy Hall.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2011/09/how-to-fund-your-coworking-space/

-Alex

/ah
indyhall.org
coworking in philadelphia

Alex;

I continue to find your answers and inputs valuable and written in a way that does not cats judgement. Thank you.

Wayne

HinesburgHUB Coworking+ (In development)

[email protected]

www.hinesburgHUB.com (yes, this needs a lot of work, I’m no web designer)

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On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 1:57:20 PM UTC-4, Alex Hillman wrote:

One of the most common questions I see on this list and in private inquiries, other than “how do we market our new space”, is “how do we fund the opening of our coworking space”?

Sometimes the question is indirect, in the form of business planning questions, that are clearly aimed to fulfill investor questions.

Almost every time, the person asking the question about how to fund the space hasn’t done any of the legwork to find members yet. I believe that this isn’t only a mistake for the community and the business, but it’s an active attempt at delaying the inevitable work of having to find members until you don’t have a choice - a dangerous place to be making any kind of decisions.

I’d like to propose an alternative path and its benefits, based on our experiences launching and continuing to run Indy Hall.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2011/09/how-to-fund-your-coworking-space/

-Alex

/ah
indyhall.org
coworking in philadelphia

thanks for the kind words, Wayne :slight_smile:

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On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 7:40 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Alex;

I continue to find your answers and inputs valuable and written in a way that does not cats judgement. Thank you.

Wayne

HinesburgHUB Coworking+ (In development)

[email protected]

www.hinesburgHUB.com (yes, this needs a lot of work, I’m no web designer)

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 1:57:20 PM UTC-4, Alex Hillman wrote:

One of the most common questions I see on this list and in private inquiries, other than “how do we market our new space”, is “how do we fund the opening of our coworking space”?

Sometimes the question is indirect, in the form of business planning questions, that are clearly aimed to fulfill investor questions.

Almost every time, the person asking the question about how to fund the space hasn’t done any of the legwork to find members yet. I believe that this isn’t only a mistake for the community and the business, but it’s an active attempt at delaying the inevitable work of having to find members until you don’t have a choice - a dangerous place to be making any kind of decisions.

I’d like to propose an alternative path and its benefits, based on our experiences launching and continuing to run Indy Hall.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2011/09/how-to-fund-your-coworking-space/

-Alex

/ah
indyhall.org
coworking in philadelphia

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