Blog + Press Conference

Community, collaboration and of course, coworking: rounding up GCUC AU!

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

  GCUC AU was a blast! We are so thankful for everyone that came out and participated in GCUC Melbourne. In case you missed it, our friends over at Colo have written a quick over view of the take aways. The Future of work:  The day kicked off with a discussion between Liz Elam & Brad Krauskopf around the future of work, chatting about the latest developments in the wonderful world of coworking. While it was established that the need to work alongside others… Read More »

Rural Coworking – Our Journey

Posted on August 21, 2017 by GCUC Intern in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Sponsorship

Does being rural change coworking? We opened Cohoots in 2014 in the small Australian town of Castlemaine, population 8000. It was breaking new ground as far as open, independent spaces in rural areas of our state. Despite enormous support and enthusiasm from our community, our first year was very slow. I imagine that many coworking spaces go through the similar experiences of the initial 'wow, I love that idea' to a lack of paid bums on seats - the real… Read More »

How Local Coworking Operators Can “Beat” WeWork

Posted on July 26, 2017 by GCUC Intern in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Speakers

It seems that as the coworking world expands, so does WeWork. How can local spaces compete with corporate business? WUN Systems, a GCUC AU sponsor this year, wrote an article outlining strategies to keep your space competitive. "Coworking will never be a “one size fits all” solution for everybody. Because of this WeWork is trying to differentiate the way they design and operate their spaces to account for this.  One way to leverage your space is to cater to niche… Read More »

Featured Space: Deskworx

Posted on July 9, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Guest Post

We're back with another featured space! This weeks feature is Deskworx and we thought we'd change it up and have them guest post! Coworking is about Community By: Elise Loterman When I share with people that I recently made a career transition from running a not-for-profit university student organization to managing a for-profit coworking space, I often get quizzical looks and probing questions trying to understand how that happened. For me, the answer to that question is simple- the most… Read More »

Coworking A Return To Our Roots

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Guest Post, Speakers

  Coworking is being touted as a brand new Social and Workplace movement, which is sweeping worldwide across the Real Estate and Services Industries. The benefits of Coworking to Small Business as well as larger organisations is clearly emerging and these workspaces have become easier to access with the advent of cloud technology as well as faster and more secure internet services. Some of the reasons behind this growth include: Growth in part time employment. Growth in the consultant industry.… Read More »

Speaker Spotlight: John Preece & Kimberley Paterson

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Speakers

The word is out... We are super excited to announce that John Preece and Kimberley Paterson from Knight Frank will be presenting at GCUC Australia this year. They will be giving us the ins and outs on the coworking trends as they relate to not only Australia but the world. Check out this sneak peak below... Session: Coworking Trends In Australia And Beyond  It is great to have a space and build a community, but if you don’t have a… Read More »

Featured Space: TwoSpace

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Featured Space, GCUC 2017

TwoSpace is a Sydney born Startup now launching in Melbourne that bridges the gap between "the garage" and formal coworking spaces. They are a network of affordable and unique co-working spaces and provide this service more sustainably at the same time. How do they pull this off? TwoSpace partners up with restaurants, hotels, any other beautiful spaces that are underutilized during the day. You can link up with the TwoSpace Crew at GCUC Australia in Melbourne on August 25th. Don’t… Read More »

GCUC heads to Melbourne

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Press, Speakers

Did you hear? GCUC is headed back to Australia this August! Sydney was so good to us in 2015 that we decided we needed to bring the juice to Melbourne this time. So far 2017 has been a success for GCUC. We kicked off the year with GCUC USA in New York and announced 2 additional GCUC Global events for 2017 (Singapore and Taiwan) as well as the first GCUC Global event for 2018 (Dubai)... i'd say we are on… Read More »

10 Guidelines to Form a Successful Coworking Alliance

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

One of the most notable parts of GCUC is the tight nit community.  In the coworking industry we forego the term “competitor” and instead use the word collaborator. Power is in the numbers- or something like that, right?  Haven’t you ever heard 2 heads are better than one? The coworking and shared workspace movement has all but taken over and there is more demand than we know what to do with – competition is not necessary but alliances are. Take… Read More »

More GCUC Takeaways

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

In the weeks after GCUC, one of our favorite things to do is read the surveys, comments, articles and take aways from the event. Since we have such a diverse audience and attendee base- the feedback is sometimes all over the board but it seems that this year most of our attendees are on a unified front. Much like many of you, we are also fans of the religion of crossfit analogy. Our speakers did a wonderful job of really… Read More »