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, … Continue reading Coworking vs A Private Office with Doors

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

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

TechyMike Resurfaces in Tracy, CA

BREAKING NEWS Back from the ashes of TelBitConsulting, YeOldeTechy, and AltamontCowork, the technical wizard we all know, and sort of love, Mike Pihlman has once again resurfaced in Tracy, CA. Mike was spotted yesterday at Orchard Supply wandering the aisles. While he looked confused and disoriented, don't be fooled.  Mike's brain was actively thinking of the … Continue reading TechyMike Resurfaces in Tracy, CA

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