Coworking vs A Private Office with Doors

What is the first thing you do when you start a small business? Among other things…….you look for an office. Right? Private Office Your vision of this really cool office with windows, a sweet desk, telephone, computer, Internet access, and your own coffee is almost a reality. You can’t wait to get started. The day arrives, and you move into your new $600 per month, 10 … Continue reading Coworking vs A Private Office with Doors

Remote Working: Coworking vs Home

In 1990, I was one of two people responsible for writing the “Telecommuting Plan” at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Little did I know then how much “telecommuting” would change my life. In telecommuting I saw the perfect solution to many issues confronting society (and my own life).  Chief among them is what I always strove to achieve: A BALANCED life to work ratio: Too much … Continue reading Remote Working: Coworking vs Home

Tips for Starting a Small Business

At AltamontCowork over the past 5 years, I have seen all sorts of small business owners / wannabes come and go.  Some have succeeded, most have not.  Here are a few tips for the serious small business start-up: Follow your PASSION. In a GOOD economy it takes 2 to 3 years to build your business. Start slow and build.  Hire people only when necessary to … Continue reading Tips for Starting a Small Business

COWORKING: An Open Collaborative Work Environment

I owned a COWORKING location in Tracy, CA for 5 years and 7 months, finally selling it for economic reasons on Dec 31, 2014 (see my blog about the lessons I learned about coworking in a small town). One day a few years ago, some folks from Emergent Research came into the office to interview us for a research project they were doing on COWORKING. … Continue reading COWORKING: An Open Collaborative Work Environment