Coronavirus and Telecommuting

I've resisted posting about this but, it needs to be said: This is 2020, and if you are not yet telecommuting for all the benefits of productivity, work-life balance, time, money saved. You NEED to start NOW! For your safety as well as the safety of others. And when the coronavirus threat has passed....keep telecommuting … Continue reading Coronavirus and Telecommuting

Coworking = Life Balance for the Entrepreneur or Telecommuter

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 … Continue reading Coworking = Life Balance for the Entrepreneur or Telecommuter

Remote Working at Starbucks by Raley’s in Tracy, CA

I have been using the Starbucks by Raley's for meetings since selling AltamontCowork.  Since I am familiar with that location, I chose it to be the first of many in this new series researching remote work locations in Tracy, CA. Note:  My original blog researching WiFi "hotspots" was way back in 2007.  WiFi was new … Continue reading Remote Working at Starbucks by Raley’s in Tracy, CA

COWORKING in a Small Town: Lessons Learned

On May 1, 2009 I opened the first COWORKING location in San Joaquin County and Tracy, CA. A revolutionary concept in office space I was sure everyone would instantly embrace. In 2009, our country was in the middle of the worst recession in history and many people were unemployed.  I was retired (from Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading COWORKING in a Small Town: Lessons Learned

Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition

My two worlds collided this week.  (Video conferencing and Coworking). I rented the "Orange" Conference room for a deposition to an attorney located in Pennsylvania (we are in Tracy, CA).   AltamontCowork won the "bid" by having SCREAMING fast Internet access and having a cheap room to rent for the day.  I suspect the latter … Continue reading Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition