Being Productive During 416Fire?

Yes, it’s been challenging for our Durango, CO community, our local and regional businesses, our local governments and first responders during the 416 Fire.  A number of our friends, neighbors, coworkers and acquaintances have been evacuated or are in limbo in a pre-evacuation area.    What can DurangoSpace do to help?   1) We have clear indoor air quality, as our…

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About Us

Nancy Wharton and Jasper Welch are management consultants, trainers and entrepreneurs that are based in Durango, CO.   We co-founded DurangoSpace in early 2011, which was originally located at 1221 Main, in downtown Durango until December 2017.  Working together as co-managers and co-owners of DurangoSpace, Nancy and Jasper transformed over 6 months of research in 2010, into the premier coworking community…

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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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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 Holidays 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!  At DurangoSpace, we have coworking-Holidays!  Compare the fixed-place working environment to coworking, where independent professionals, remote telecommuters, flexible workgroups, or virtual teams can work anytime,…

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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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Creative Workspace

Since 2011, we have been providing coworking and productive workspace for our DurangoSpace members.   Start with a great downtown Durango, Colorado location (1221 Main Ave, across from Buckley Park). Then we add hard-working individuals, plus their imagination, along with their innovation and you have creative workspace.    We connect our DurangoSpace members with high-speed Internet via Fast Track Communications fiber and Ubiquti wireless gear….

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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 flexible workspace, known as coworking.   So is it time to ditch your office, which is expensive and inflexible?   What does my fixed space office really cost?  Well, it depends, as your…

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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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