CoWork Space

Impact Hub Zürich. (visualpun.ch @ flickr)

Impact Hub Zürich. (visualpun.ch @ flickr)

Entrepreneurs search for change, respond to it, and exploits the opportunity. Entrepreneurs make new chances. That’s the difference.

It’s up to you to educate yourself. It’s up to you to learn speaking skills and people skills. It’s up to you to try (and usually fail, but to try again) all sorts of ventures. The rest is a combination of hard work, being at the right place… at the right time… with the right thing. Many skills, as every successful entrepreneur knows, can’t be taught in school. They require doing. Sometimes a life of doing.

Great entrepreneurs learn every day. Entrepreneurs don’t take no for an answer — they’re going to figure something out. They take responsibility. They don’t blame anybody else.

“There is something indefinable in an entrepreneur, and I saw that in Steve,” he said. ” He was interested not just in engineering, but also the business aspects. I taught him that if you act like you can do something, then it will work. I told him, ” Pretend to be completely in control and people will assume that you are.”
— Walter Isaacson talking about Steve Jobs

If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re ready to get out of the basement and into a real office, before you strike out on your own, consider a coworking space. They’re more affordable, full of start-up geeks like you, and probably cooler than any office your start-up could afford.

For very little, you can square yourself away in a coworking space so that you won’t need to worry about where to conduct your business, where the next meeting will be, or who they can run an idea by. You’ll have the comfort of knowing that you can spend all of their time doing what it is that you want to do… making a difference.

Whether you need a workspace down the hall or a conference room off site, LiquidSpace puts a world of options at your fingertips. A shared workspace for entrepreneurs, start-ups, hackers, freelancers, students, artists and those who can work anywhere can gather to collaborate, socialize, teach, learn, play and work. LiquidSpace provides necessary infrastructure like power, high speed wi-fi and a friendly atmosphere for independent workers and much more.

With LiquidSpace you can connect to the broadest range of professional workspaces: private offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, conference rooms. The LiquidSpace ecosystem is self-serve so customers can see the live availability, letting them book with confidence. Automated email updates and complete reporting make life easy.

ABOUT COWORKING

In 1995, C-base, founded in Berlin, was one the first hackerspaces in the world but ‘Coworking’ was first introduced in New York City in 1999.

Wikipedians from Berlin meet at the c-base

Wikipedians from Berlin meet at the c-base

Hackerspaces were usually community-oriented, offering a physical location where people can meet and work. These spaces can be considered as some of the first pre-models of coworking spaces. The word “coworking” identified a method to facilitate collaborative work and business meetings coordinated by computers.

Six years later coworking, as we know it today involved a physical space where independent and mobile workers came together to work in a casual environment. Within a year 75 coworking spaces operated around the the world; starting the trend of double the number of spaces nearly every year. Another year passed and 160 coworking spaces were open throughout the world. Most major cities throughout North America and Europe had a coworking community.

The coworking movement continued it’s momentum and nearly doubled each year to over  1,130 communities at the end of 2011. Then, in 2012, coworking spaces broke the 2,000 number when AT&T and Accenture through LiquidSpace used coworking spaces as a way to drive collaboration and offer new flexible work solutions for their mobile workers.

In the short history of coworking it has already shifted the way people work and empowered thousands of people to start their own businesses.

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