Starting a Community Space
If you're planning on starting a space or just want to see some coworking resources, check out:
- The productive conversation taking place on the Coworking Google Group. One of our interns cataloged all the topics discussed in 2000+ posts on this group - you can view her spreadsheet here or download it from our website. Our intern also produced the OS Handbook, a synthesis of knowledge she gleaned from her research.
- The relatively unorganized resources at the coworking wiki.
- Polished resources about starting a space from the Center for Social Innovation and Cohere Coworking.
- A Coworking Financial Model that helps people create a business plan for their space.
If you're seriously considering opening a coworking or hacker/maker space, we suggest contacting the School Factory. They'll provide you a wide range of support, including a fiscal sponsorship so you can raise tax free money through them, consulting services and exposure to some of the coolest people in the collaborative space movement.