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The Coworking Movement: Why Working Alone Sucks

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Coworking offers social interaction and entrepreneurial motivation Starbucks recently made it harder to work inside some locations by limiting the number of outlets and putting caps on wireless usage. Freelancers and entrepreneurs often use coffee shops like Starbucks as an alternative to working from home. But they apparently don’t buy enough coffee. Working in a public space is a challenge. Just because you can work in a coffee shop doesn’t mean you should. Working from home can be even more difficult. For many freelancers and small business owners, a home office sounds great: No expense, no commute, minimal distractions, right? Reality is different. Try to have a client call with dogs barking in the background, the doorbell ringing or your children in the room. It’s tough. Besides, working from home makes it hard to separate work and home life. People who work from home often say they are less productive …

Top 10 Lessons About Entrepreneurship in a Coworking Space

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CoLab Nashville’s Kia Jarmon shares important small business tips Have a clear business plan. Separate your personal and professional lives. Ask for help when you need it. They’re good rules for business in general. They matter just as much, if not more, in a coworking environment. Kia Jarmon, who owns the boutique PR firm MEPR Agency at CoLab Nashville, recently gave a Lunch and Learn about those and other lessons for entrepreneurs, and they apply equally to CoLab Orlando. CoLab holds several Lunch and Learn sessions throughout the year, allowing CoLab members to deliver talks on their areas of expertise. Lunch is free, and the sessions do a lot to build community and set up some powerful idea exchanges. Kia mentors college interns about PR and entrepreneurship, and her top 10 points should matter to any freelancer or small business owner: Outline your business goals at the beginning. Start with …

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