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The Best Coworking Spaces in Detroit for Your Hybrid Work Model

Many companies are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a hybrid work model, meaning some employees will return to the office at least part-time, but others will collaborate remotely. Navigating what this working plan actually looks like can be tricky. When — and where — can your team get together? Coworking spaces support hybrid work...
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10 Tools to Kickstart Your Freelance Operation

Making the decision to freelance is a big one. It requires some serious determination, entrepreneurial spirit and a whole lot more that you might not have initially considered. Things like tax forms, software and a workflow are essential to being a freelancer, yet secondary to your primary duty. Whether it’s writing, editing, animating or designing, we...
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How Coworking Can Boost Your Startup’s Bottom Line

The impact of the sharing economy has led many leaders to reconsider which type of office space is best for their team. As coworking spaces, shared offices and flexible workspaces become everyday terms, the question arises: “Does it make more fiscal sense to set my business up with a coworking space?” If you’re a new...
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What Will Coworking Look Like in 2020 and Beyond?

Since the world’s first coworking spaces were launched in the early 2000s, the amount of flexible office space has expanded yearly, with an estimated 22,400 coworking spaces now available globally. What began as merely an alternative to the traditional office has become a worldwide phenomenon; today, there’s hardly a major city in the world that isn’t...
intellectual property
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Practical Ways for Entrepreneurs to Protect Their Intellectual Property in Coworking Spaces

As coworking spaces grow in popularity, entrepreneurs may be placing their intellectual property in jeopardy. While many coworking spaces emphasize the synergy that stems from the free flow of ideas among tenants (both symbolized and facilitated by the absence of physical barriers between working areas), entrepreneurs should be aware of the risks inherent to such...
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Bamboo Detroit, WeWork and Detroit Water Ice: Starting up in Detroit

This episode of StartupNation Radio is brought to you by Pappas Financial On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, Jeff Sloan, talks with several entrepreneurs who are working hard in downtown Detroit. First up is Amanda Lewan, co-founder of Detroit’s largest coworking space, Bamboo Detroit. With 250 members, Bamboo helps entrepreneurs start and grow or “land and...
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Detroit Startup Week feat. Amanda Lewan, Lindsey Walenga and Pam Lewis

This episode of StartupNation Radio is sponsored by DBusiness, Siren PR and Dell Small Business This episode of StartupNation Radio was recorded at Detroit Startup Week. At the event, we livestreamed 16 interviews within two days from the Lear Innovation Center, sitting down with renowned entrepreneurs, passionate thought leaders and innovators, all of whom have a keen...
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Coworking Spaces of Detroit Featuring Bamboo and WeWork

On this week's edition of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks with three guests on an essential of entrepreneurship: office space. These guests prove that their companies, Bamboo and WeWork, provide not just office space, but shared, coworking space and a sense of community. First up is Amanda Lewan, co-founder of Detroit's largest coworking space, Bamboo Detroit....
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How Crowdfunding Platform iFundWomen Amplifies Female-Led Startups

Women have made huge strides in business, but female founders still lag behind their male counterparts in terms of venture capital dollars. Several organizations and platforms aim to elevate female founders, arming them with the capital and connections their businesses need to thrive. iFundWomen is among them. The crowdfunding ecosystem for female entrepreneurs offers coaching...
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Startup Toolkit: Essential Resources for Entrepreneurs

Starting a new company is rewarding, exciting and completely overwhelming. Every new business endeavor comes with a host of issues and responsibilities to fall upon your shoulders. So, if you’re an overwhelmed entrepreneur, where should you begin? Take advantage of these essential resources that will help you launch a successful business. Startup communities Startup communities...
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How Can Entrepreneurs Remedy the 3 Biggest Remote Work Struggles?

The results of Buffer’s State of Remote Work 2018 Report have revealed (not-so-surprisingly) that remote work is here to stay. Ninety percent of remote workers that participated in the study shared that they plan on working remotely for the rest of their careers, with 94 percent encouraging other workers to follow their lead. The benefits that...
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Bootstrapping 201: How to Save Money on Basic Business Necessities

When it comes to starting a business, we don’t hear as much in the media about bootstrapping. After all, venture capital is more interesting, right? That’s where unicorns get created. That’s where sales might increase 1,000 percent in a quarter. In the entirety of 2017, there were about 11,000 total VC investments made worldwide, according...
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5 Best Practices for Startups With Virtual Teams

Running a remote startup has huge cost advantages over traditional, brick-and-mortar companies, but it also comes with a few downsides. For one, it can be challenging to get virtual teams on the same page if you are miles or continents away from each other. Without face-to-face interactions, you’ll have to contend with issues regarding collaboration,...
cash flow leaks
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4 Cash Flow Leaks That Are Keeping Your Startup Broke

Cash flow can make or break a business. According to research, 82 percent of businesses fail because of cash flow problems. In other words, there’s more money going out than coming in. Since we’re in the middle of tax season, now is a good time to see where you may have some cash flow leaks....
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8 Things I Learned in My First Year as a Freelancer

Last year I had to unexpectedly kickstart my career as a freelance website designer. I took like a duck to water with some things, while others took a lot more figuring out, as I’d previously been working in an entirely different industry. As it’s my one-year birthday as a freelancer, I thought I’d share these top...
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9 Things to Consider When Choosing a Coworking Space

The total coworking market currently stands at around $20.05 billion, with the largest markets in the U.S., UK and Australia, according to Instant Offices research. With shared space growing in popularity and more businesses searching for ways to reduce costs, improve productivity and remain agile as they grow, large emerging markets are also mounting in countries...
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4 Ways Your Business Can Improve by Joining a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are all the rage these days. Just go to any major city and you can find a coworking space in every neighborhood. From small spaces above coffee shops to massive international chains, there is certainly no lack when it comes to a startup finding some office space. This begs the question, are coworking spaces...
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6 Strategies for Combating Solopreneur Loneliness

Working as a solopreneur shouldn’t translate to “forever alone,” but going full-time freelance can be a setup for an isolated existence if you aren’t proactive about finding a community. The good news is that, at least statistically, you’re not alone: 55 million Americans identify as freelancers. The other piece of good news is that there are...
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Coworking Spaces In the United States

Coworking Spaces in the United States Big News! We're unveiling our first United States Coworking Survey. Over the past few months we've tirelessly polled hundreds of Coworking spaces in nearly every state in an attempt to learn a little more about the norms of Coworking. At the bottom you'll find our full survey in complete...
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Stop being a freelancer hermit and start co-working!

5 tips to help freelancers get the most out of public work environments As the freelance workforce keeps growing, so does the popularity of public work spaces. Of course there’s a big difference between an actual co-working space where you potentially pay a monthly fee or a coffee shop with good Wi-Fi that you’ve just...