Coworking Community Calls

Our free, bi-monthly calls feature industry experts who share tips and best practices on topics ranging from funding and hiring to digital marketing and member retention. Coworking Community Calls are open to all coworking space owners and managers.

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The Startup Community Way: A Conversation with Ian Hathaway
October 28, 2020

Proximity is thrilled to welcome Ian Hathaway to discuss his latest book The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial EcosystemCoauthored with entrepreneur and venture capitalist Brad Feld, the writers explore how a bottom-up leadership approach and a systems view across community stakeholders helps form and strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems. Hathaway will share his expertise on the building blocks of entrepreneurial ecosystems and offer practical advice for advancing entrepreneurship in your community.

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What Our Connect Members Say

“Taking part in the Community Calls has not only provided me with tons of great resources and ideas, it’s given me a sounding board of welcoming people to address concerns with or just talk about something awesome that happened that day. I felt like I was on my own with figuring out coworking before. Now I have a group of peers and friends I can turn to.”

—Kira Gehle, Confluence SBC

Featured Events

What Should Marketing Look Like Right Now?

Coworking marketing expert Kevin Whelan of Everspaces shares tips and strategies for staying relevant and top-of-mind during volatile, uncertain times, and when budgets are tight.

Rise of Remote: Coworking and Distributed Teams

Laurel Farrer of Distribute Consulting, Charles Woodin of Geekdom and Gianni LaBarba of Mohr Partners discuss how coworking spaces can take advantage of the growing opportunity to support remote workers and distributed teams.

Founder Stories: Creating Launch Pad

Industry leaders and Silicon Valley veterans Anne Driscoll and Chris Schultz share their approach to developing five coworking spaces (and counting) across the country to support entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Reworking Your Revenue Model

Proximity cofounder Brian Watson walks through a pro forma revamp exercise, financial expert Kelly Johnston discusses cash flow and expense management, and Alice Ross of Alchemy Coworking shares post-pandemic strategies for her coworking space.

Reopening Your Coworking Space

Proximity COO Allison Blevins shares the plan we used to reopen the three coworking spaces we own and operate in Colorado after two months of pandemic closures.

Proven Ways to Build Community

Bailey Richardson of People & Company and coauthor of Get Together shares her research, insights and experiences building strong, connected communities.

Featured Resources

Questions about starting or running a coworking space? Start here to learn best practices or gain new insights for managing a profitable, sustainable business that members love.

Community Manager Job Description Template

Fill a vital role at your coworking space with this comprehensive list of duties and ideal traits

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Planning Events for Your Member Community

Get tips for planning and promoting successful events to support growth and member retention

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Learn how to start building your community and ensure you’ve got members when you open your doors

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