Since we are in Mental Health Awareness Month, we continue our focus on how coworking can help alleviate loneliness. The typical coworking space come with plenty perks and amenities. Recent findings have found that many members are joining spaces first and foremost for the socialization aspect. This makes sense given the increasing rise of gig economy-related loneliness. In one study released by the Harvard Business Review, coworking members provided the following statistics: 87% reported that

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Guest Blog by Rae Steinbach, Member, Fueled Collective It’s always tough to stay on top of your schedule while managing a business. It can seem especially impossible if you are a mompreneur taking care of your children too. You may feel drained or overwhelmed with so much going on, but taking control of your personal and business time is likely closer than you think. Without top-notch time management skills, you may not be able to

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What are you working on right now? I spend a lot of my time traveling between the three offices of Sanrachna Steel (Atlanta, Boulder, CO and Bangalore, India). I’m fortunate that I work with great clients that require steel detailing for their commercial and industrial construction. When I’m in Atlanta, I work on restoring my 1986 Ford truck. Why Alkaloid? I love meeting with Katharine and working in a funky and historic warehouse space.

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It’s hard to believe that four years have already transpired since we made our Alkaloid Networks dream a reality. Naturally, we wouldn’t be celebrating an anniversary without the incredible and vibrant members that make up our community. Both locally based, as well as international thanks to the gig economy and remote working possibilities in our world today, our community continues to grow and flourish every single day. As part of our anniversary celebration, we’re going

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What are you working on right now? I work remotely as a quantitative analyst for Demand Side Analytics. Since my server is currently down, I’m eating Nilla Wafers and checking emails. What is your big picture vision for your business? I’m trying to learn as much as possible so my boss views me as irreplaceable! What is your superpower? Donating platelets! What is your favorite business or productivity tool? Google Calendar, I can’t function without

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Guest Blog by Alkaloid Member, Lauren Keith President & Founder Information Exchange Today, I am taking a moment to celebrate International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter. I find myself reflecting on how coworking mirrors this kind of equality and support in communities across our world. #BalanceforBetter is about gender equality and spreading awareness on discriminations that are still tolerated today, while also highlighting women’s achievements. From my perspective, coworking is a microcosm emphasizing

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The garage where HP was started in Palo Alto, CA.

Guest Blog by Alkaloid Member, Sunil Vatave President Canopy Workforce Solutions In 1938, David Packard and William Hewlett started Hewlett Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, California. They did this at the recommendation of Stanford’s Dean of Engineering, Fred Terman, who encouraged alumni to set up shop in what is now Silicon Valley. Professor Terman’s goal was to “create a community of technical scholars”. Terman realized the power of community when it came to

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Working in the Kitchen

We Need Human Interaction Most everyone has heard of or participated in the gig economy: an entire marketplace based on businesses pairing up with independent contractors that specialize in niche tasks. Although its arrival has made it easier than ever before for entrepreneurs to do what they love, it has also introduced a new wave of loneliness that is entirely unprecedented. Solopreneurs, freelancers, and start-ups certainly enjoy their fair share of benefits: individuals can now do

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Wedge SOPFC

What are you working on right now? Rooftop Soccer! As the President of Sons Of Pitches FC, the largest intown soccer league, I’m all about making soccer available for everyone. What are you passionate about? Political strategy and destroying my enemies. Why Alkaloid? Everyone is laid back. Tell us an interesting work story. One of our soccer league referees came to our office only to realize that Alkaloid was his old art studio. He actually

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Alkaloid Coworking

The New Year has officially arrived, which means you’re probably planning for a productive, fruitful, and lucrative year ahead of you and your personal venture. For most startups, entrepreneurs, and fledgling businesses, the dream of owning a personal business space is out of the question. Consider the alternative of coworking instead of  staying at home and working on the couch. That just doesn’t get the motivational juices flowing. And the cat isn’t a great coworker.

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