Blog: Beth Buczynski
The news that a city will be getting a new Walmart often evokes a mixture of dread, anger, and apathy from its residents.
Have you ever looked up coworking in the dictionary? It's not there. Dictionaries exist to provide a list of all the official words in a given language, along with their proper spelling and agreed upon definition.
"Coworking" probably won't ever be found in such a reference book, because as a recent academic study discovered, people don't agree on how to define it.
I love summer. Probably more than the average 30-something. Longer days and warmer nights? Can't get enough. Sweltering, inescapable heat? Bring it on. Even though it's long past the days when summer weather meant a three-month vacation from school work, there's just something about the extra sunshine that puts a spring in my step.
In a unanimous Senate floor vote on Tuesday, Lousiana became the eighth state in the nation, and the first in the South, to enact benefit corporation legislation. The new law, which goes into effect August 15th, has the potential to attract millions of dollars in revenue to the state, which has struggled to recover since Hurricane Katrina.
Coworking is about community--building it, nurturing it, and using it as a catalyst for individual and collective greatness. Coworking isn't about one person doing everything perfectly, all on their own, or scrambling to be the first one to claim and idea as their own.
It makes sense then, that when the Global Coworking Community needs or wants something, it crowdsources it from within.
The global coworking movement is (finally) starting to get attention from both big industry and main stream media. But sometimes, old reporting paradigms die hard.
A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal published a piece about how solo entrepreneurs who started out in shared office spaces are looking to continue coworking as they grow and add employees.
Summer is just around the corner. No school and lots of heat makes us restless, and many will be planning vacations, road trips, and weekend getaways over the next few months. Summer trips only come around once a year, so we're prepared to splurge. But what about the environmental cost of those flights, hotel rooms, and rental cars? Quicker than you can say "painful sunburn," the negative impact really starts to add up.
Concept cars represent the auto industry's best attempt to peer into the future. They feature cutting-edge technologies and stunning shapes, but they're usually years, if not decades away from reality.
On April 26th, coworking spaces around the United States will participate in a national day of action to support freelancers' rights and demand the passage of the Freelancers' Payment Protection Act, a model bill currently in Committe in the New York State Senate. Read on to find out what you can do to help!