We’ve made it 8 years, despite (or because of) launching in the depths of the recession.
Apparently we’re an anomaly. BEAHIVE was founded in May 2009 in a town of 15,000 people. Only 9% of spaces today are in areas with less than 20,000 people — of those, only 20% are profitable (according to the Global Coworking Survey).
I imagine it was way less back then.
I owe much of our ongoing success to this group, particularly pioneers like Alex Hillman and Tony Bacigalupo, who so generously share their struggles, success and hard-earned insights with the rest of us.
A lot has changed over these 8 years, so I wrote a little then and now comparison. And a hint at what’s to come. (We’re just getting started.)
It’s a short 2-minute read.
Thanks for all you do.
PR yogi + social entrepreneur + community catalyst + meditator
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