Carrboro Coworking gets a new Website

My business Carrboro Creative Coworking is about to pick up speed. Back in June the Board of Alderman at the Town of Carrboro approved a loan. Now we’re at the lease negotiation stage. Very soon I’ll be announcing a location. Its been a long journey. Almost two years ago I started this business in earnest. Ahead is the hard work setting up the space.

Yesterday I launched a new website that will be the online home to Carrboro Creative Coworking. It’s where I will reveal the location of the space, share rates of various coworker packages, blog about the business, accept your information if you’re interested in using the space, answer your questions, and much more.

Another feature of this site will be weekly video updates. I’m going to try and put up a short video once a week. (Its a true testament of how easy and quick that is that I’ll have the time to do such a thing.) It’ll start off as a interview, ala web cam style, of me telling you where I’m at.

CCC also has a twitter account, a Facebook page, and a Google Group. Three great ways to keep up with this journey that is a small business coworking space.

More Coworking at Our House

For a few months now we’ve had a standing offer for people to drop by our house on Thursdays and cowork. A few people came by and hung out. Had some great conversations. But we’d love to have even more people over.

So next week we’re going to give it a try on Monday, April 21. If you’d like to get some work done in a quite space with free wifi, coffee, and snacks let me know. (That link is to my contact form.) I’ll send you directions. BTW – we have two nice cats.

The drive to cowork on Monday was an email from Robert who is from out of town and checking out the Triangle as a place to live. Lets how him how cool our tech community is.

Food for thought: Several people have sent me this link to a Web Worker Daily blog post called Coworking Evolved. Its some good examples of creative work ideas and experiments. Very cool stuff. It also reminds me how nimble I must be as a coworking business person in the future to continue to provide a valuable service.

New Short Survey for Carrboro Coworking

Carrboro Creative CoworkingWould you please take my new survey? It’s short. Go to this url to complete. http://ccc.sp1.sgizmo.com

Carrboro Coworking is moving steadily forward. I’m about to make some big decisions and could really use your help.

If you haven’t taken the first Carrboro Coworking survey I’d really appreciate it if you did. Might be good if you took this one first.
http://ccc.survey.sgizmo.com

Here is a short discription of the business in case you’re wondering.

Carrboro Creative Coworking is a professional shared working space with a cafe-like atmosphere. It is designed to be a welcoming environment for freelance professionals, home-office workers, entrepreneurs, startup business owners, tech workers, graduate students, writers, and others. Subscribers of the Carrboro Creative Coworking space will receive access to a reliable office space inside a unique modern community.

To keep up to date with the latest news about Carrboro Coworking please join the Google Group. Thank you for taking the time to complete this. 🙂

New Press about Carrboro Coworking

There is a good article up at the Carrboro Commons called Carrboro’s Creative Coworking in the works. It covers pretty well what Carrboro Coworking will be all about and where I’m at right now in the process. Its been a amazing trip to get this far. So much more todo. But we’re close to making this biz a reality. Very close.

Thanks to Katie Spencer for writing this. I enjoyed talking with her. She acuratly reported what I said and did a good job of explaining the coworking concept. I find it interesting that the two reporters who have approached me to do stories about Carrboro Coworking have been students. There was another story September 2007 in the Daily Tar Heel called Resident plans shared space for creative work. I think younger people inherently understand the future of mobile work. I don’t think cubicals and big office parks are in their futures.

I have a Carrboro Coworking website with a survey up. Please go take it. If you want to keep up with what’s going on please join the Carrboro Coworking Google Group.

Coworking at our house Tomorrow

Get stuff done at our house. 9am to 5pm. Thursday Dec. 20. Free WiFi, Coffee, and Lunch! Come meet new folks and expand your business network. Contact me for directions.

Join the Google Group for the latest on Carrboro Coworking. Soon to be a coworking space in downtown Carrboro, NC. Learn more at CarrboroCoworking.com.

This is a regular event every First and Third Thursday. (Except Jan. 3, 2008. Not looking like a good day for us.) 🙂

Cowork at our house 1st and 3rd Thursday

Join us to get work done at our house in Chapel Hill on the First and Third Thursday of each month. 9am to 5pm. Free WiFi, Coffee, and Lunch! Come meet new folks and expand your business network. Contact me for directions.

Join the Google Group for the latest on Carrboro Coworking. Soon to be a coworking space in downtown Carrboro, NC. Learn more at CarrboroCoworking.com.

Also keep up with all the events in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area at SocialCarolina.org. We have a google map there and blog. Plus a Twitter user to follow to get updates on your phone. twitter.com/rdch. Thanks to Wayne for keeping up with all the local events!

If you read this today come on down!

Shared Space for Creative Work

UNC student run newspaper the Daily Tar Heel has a article today about my Coworking business plan. Its called Resident plans shared space for creative work. It does a good job of describing what I want to do and has quotes from the wonderful Tara Hunt of Citizen Space (a huge influence of mine) and James Harris of the Town of Carrboro. A big thanks to Tracey Theret, the DTH Assistant City Editor, for writing this story.

One small correction: The article says I’m a resident of Carrboro. Actually I live in the Town of Chapel Hill. Like I’ve said before I love both of these sister cities. I’m excited about doing business in Carrboro.

Don’t forget I have a Carrboro Coworking website with a survey up. Please go take it. If you want to keep up with what’s going on please join the Carrboro Coworking Google Group.

Carrboro Coworking Survey

For a few months I’ve been writing a business plan. I’m at the point where I need some data to fill out the plan. So I’ve created a online survey to gather market data. If you have a few minutes please head over to CarrboroCoworking.com and take the survey. Thank you! Please tell others.

Carrboro Creative Coworking is a professional shared working space with a cafe-like atmosphere. It is designed to be a welcoming environment for freelance professionals, home-office workers, entrepreneurs, startup business owners, tech workers, graduate students, writers, and others. Subscribers of the Carrboro Creative Coworking space will receive access to a reliable office space inside a unique modern community.

BarCampRDU 2007 is on the way

Last year Ruby and I missed BarCamp RDU. Man were we bummed. But we got married on the same day so we made due. 🙂 But this year it looks like we can make it. To top it off my business venture Carrboro Coworking is a sponsor. My goal is to tell more people about the Coworking concept and see what people think of it. Keep up with our progress by joining the Carrboro Coworking Google group.

So check out the BarCampRDU 2007 wiki and see if there is space left to attend. Suggest a session to discuss at the event. That’s what this style unconference is all about! Fred Stuzman is doing a great job organizing this. I can’t wait!