Salt is great for steak, but awful for your wounds so as you build out or continue to expand your coworking spaces, please take each piece of advice with a literal grain of salt. Years ago most people got into coworking because they truly believed in the idea of how beautiful a real community with the best of intentions for others and real collaboration meant. As people start to come into the industry the line becomes blurred of the real interest and intent to go into not only this industry, but also make this their livelihood.
While each of our intents to run a coworking space may be different the knowledge I can share with you will be the same. Some people are building out 100,000 square foot spaces and others just 1,000; some are building out women only spaces, while others open to all industries. Speak to everyone, learn all that you can, but at the end of the day understand that only you know the true intention behind what you are building. While knowledge is power it can also be overwhelming and misleading where others advice may do more harm than good.
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Remember that success should be you building a great community where your members are happy and you can pay your bills, earn some money and live out your dream. So please remember that while most people with advice have the best of intentions please take it with a literal grain of fucking salt and do you!
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