Need advice about free coworking week

I want to have a free coworking week before I have my grand opening but I’m not for sure what kind of waiver to give them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. When you have free coworking week do you let they have free printer prints too?

Why do you need a waiver?

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On Oct 31, 2014 5:48 PM, “Angela Samuels” [email protected] wrote:

I want to have a free coworking week before I have my grand opening but I’m not for sure what kind of waiver to give them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. When you have free coworking week do you let they have free printer prints too?

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I’ve seen online that other coworking places mention having them sign a waiver the for their free week. Plus I do want to be caution/ careful that people respect the equipment and property.

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On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:01 PM, Aaron Cruikshank [email protected] wrote:

Why do you need a waiver?


Aaron Cruikshank

Principal, CRUIKSHANK

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On Oct 31, 2014 5:48 PM, “Angela Samuels” [email protected] wrote:

I want to have a free coworking week before I have my grand opening but I’m not for sure what kind of waiver to give them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. When you have free coworking week do you let they have free printer prints too?

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Put a piggy no bank by the printer\drinks and a sign with the price.

Put a piggy no bank by the printer\drinks and a sign with the price.

For the waiver, make them sign up via an online form and state what you want them to be aware of plus make them accept your terms and conditions (with a link to them) Don't be over legal\scary

Thanks!

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On Saturday, November 1, 2014 4:27:47 AM UTC-4, Ramon Suarez wrote:

For the waiver, make them sign up via an online form and state what you want them to be aware of plus make them accept your terms and conditions (with a link to them) Don’t be over legal\scary

Hi Angela

We recently did this for our Small Business Week in our city and we were disappointed - both in the kinds of people who showed up and also our lack of preparedness. Funny you should mention printing - we did not even think to limit this for these free pass users -- and one woman came in who we found out later isn't even a freelancer/entrepreneur and printed a huge amount (even being so disrespectful as to not even taking everything she printed) and then she left.

What did we learn?

  * A free coworking week can be a great idea! -- just make sure you
    have the time and resources to dedicate making it a great experience
    for everyone
  * I completely agree with the sign up sheet - capture who they are and
    why they are interested in your space, just like you would any other
    member. I have no idea why - but we didn't do this (so obvious I
    know!). We completely dropped the ball with this and in the end our
    free coworking week was not as successful from our point of view or
    theirs.
  * Make them feel completely welcome and if you provide free printing
    to your current members, I would not hesitate to include it for
    these trial members too - we wanted them to know exactly how it felt
    to be a member in our space so we didn't consider limiting their
    access to our resources. In our case, with the women who used us for
    the printing - if we had our act together in the first place we
    wouldn't have invited her to have a free day as it would have been
    very apparent she wasn't actually interested in coworking, community
    or anything that we are actually about.
  * Have an event or gathering - doesn't have to be anything intense or
    elaborate - just to give people the taste of what it can be like in
    your space

~Erynn

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I want to have a free coworking week before I have my grand opening but I'm not for sure what kind of waiver to give them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. When you have free coworking week do you let they have free printer prints too?
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Wow, thanks that helped a lot.

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On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Erynn Lyster [email protected] wrote:

Hi Angela

  We recently did this for our Small Business Week in our city and

we were disappointed - both in the kinds of people who showed up
and also our lack of preparedness. Funny you should mention
printing - we did not even think to limit this for these free pass
users – and one woman came in who we found out later isn’t even a
freelancer/entrepreneur and printed a huge amount (even being so
disrespectful as to not even taking everything she printed) and
then she left.

  What did we learn?
  •       A free coworking week can be a great idea! -- just make sure
    
    you have the time and resources to dedicate making it a great
    experience for everyone
  •       I completely agree with the sign up sheet - capture who they
    
    are and why they are interested in your space, just like you
    would any other member. I have no idea why - but we didn’t do
    this (so obvious I know!). We completely dropped the ball with
    this and in the end our free coworking week was not as
    successful from our point of view or theirs.
  •       Make them feel completely welcome and if you provide free
    
    printing to your current members, I would not hesitate to
    include it for these trial members too - we wanted them to
    know exactly how it felt to be a member in our space so we
    didn’t consider limiting their access to our resources. In our
    case, with the women who used us for the printing - if we had
    our act together in the first place we wouldn’t have invited
    her to have a free day as it would have been very apparent she
    wasn’t actually interested in coworking, community or anything
    that we are actually about.
  •       Have an event or gathering - doesn't have to be anything
    
    intense or elaborate - just to give people the taste of what
    it can be like in your space
    ~Erynn
  On 2014-10-31, 6:48 PM, Angela Samuels wrote:
    I want to have a free coworking week before I have

my grand opening but I’m not for sure what kind of waiver to
give them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. When you have
free coworking week do you let they have free printer prints
too?

  Visit this forum on the web at [http://discuss.coworking.com](http://discuss.coworking.com)

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