Mike’s Recommendation!

To:                  Jasper Welch, DurangoSpace From:             Mike Fearney Date:              August 9, 2013 Subject:         DurangoSpace Membership Experience Jasper, As you know, I am an accountant for a multinational corporation, and generally work out of our office in Florida.  I was fortunate enough to have the flexibility to come to Durango for a couple of months this summer, and work…

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Working Independently

Is your work dependent on one employer (aka, a job)?    Or are you working independently with a number of organizations?   Is your work dependent on one location?   Or is it location neutral?  Do you telecommute to work?   Or head into the corporate cubicle to work? The world of work has changed!    And 2014 will bring even more new dimensions to the…

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Working Solo? Or Smart?

Working Solo, Working Smart, Working in a Community Most independent and telecommuting professionals have a preference for working “solo” and they focus on bringing an individual approach to their client and project work.    But is the “solo” working model adequate? Can the independent worker compete just working “solo”?  In today’s uber-competitive marketplace (with expectations of higher levels of cooperation with…

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Work Anywhere Platform

So where do you work?    Let’s look at some obvious and less obvious places.   Most of us have a “primary office” that could be formal or less formal.  This is the “first place”.   If you are in “job jail”, you probably have a range of working platforms, from the corporate cubicle to the private corner office, from a shared…

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Time to Ditch your Office?

Time to Ditch your Expensive Office? So where do you work?    Some of us have a home office, others head to the traditional office and others are discovering the newest flexible workspace, known as coworking.   So is it time to ditch your expensive and inflexible traditional office?  What does my fixed space office really cost? Let’s look at a typical…

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Why Have a Home Office?

The number one reason to have a home office is that you need a convenient place to work at home, even if only for occasional projects.  As independent workers, telecommuting workers or independent professionals, the home office has become a key place in their working ecosystem.  While scanning equipment and technology has reduced (if not nearly eliminated paper), there still…

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Coworking during Holidays?

Paid vacations are sweet!   But that “job jail” benefit comes with a price: the cubicles, corporate politics, company inflexibility and the like.  Think about it – your schedule with a regular job is not your own!  Compare the fixed-place working environment to coworking, where independent professionals, remote telecommuters, flexible workgroups, or virtual teams can work anytime, and (in most cases) from anywhere….

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Positive Feedback for DurangoSpace

DurangoSpace Feedback: What are our members and guests saying about coworking and meeting at DurangoSpace?   From our friends at Buzztown www.buzztown.com , recommendations on FaceBook and over on Twitter @DurangoSpace, here is feedback we’d like to share: Via Buzztown (Durango, CO) “We just finished a two day business review meeting with six business owners and found the meeting space to be well…

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Coworkers like their shared space… Why?

Research on coworking by Desk Magazine (on-line www.deskmag.com) 82% of coworkers in US feel more motivated and productive since joining a local coworking facility, such as DurangoSpace located at 1221 Main, Durango, CO. 91% enjoy better interaction with others (most make 7 vital connections w/in 2 months).   In other words, interaction with other coworker creates community. 716 coworking spaces…

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Work Has Changed?

The world of work has changed.    The days of toiling away in a cubicle, with endless face-to-face meetings and mounds of paperwork are fading into history.    Instead, virtual teams and flexible workspaces that reach across space, time and organizational boundaries are emerging as the new way work and projects get done.   Sure, there are government agencies and isolated bureaucracies in…

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