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Move over WeWork, This is the Era of Local Coworking

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Small, locally-operated spaces have been the backbone of the coworking movement since the early days, although we’ve failed to capture the world’s attention quite like WeWork. That is, up until now. The COVID pandemic has accelerated a worldwide shift to WFH, or as I like to say, work near home. This means that many of…

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A Community Manager’s View from Home

“I still want to hear about your wins and challenges, and offer support for your creative and professional endeavors. Here for you always – even if from the comfort of my toddler-toy-filled home, in the early morning hours, wearing sweats and slippers.”

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Why we’re not fighting COVID with disposables

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As we plan a phased reopening of Groundwork’s physical space, I can assure you that a few items are not on my shopping list: disposables such as plastic utensils and single-serve creamer. I’ve noticed a trend in the coworking industry to replace coffee mugs and real utensils with plastic and paper in their post-COVID operations…

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Where to Find Free Online Images for Commercial Projects

Did you know that when we’re presented with new information, we’re 65% more likely to remember it 3 days later if it’s presented with an image? Content presented with visuals doesn’t just make remembering info easier. Pairing words with a relevant picture makes it significantly more likely to get viewed in the first place. According…

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