The Coworking Concept

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The Coworking Concept

Impact Hub, a coworking space in Kirkland, Washington

By Al Hooper
Executive Director

Here’s a blog item and YouTube video from the folks in Pella, Iowa, a small town that introduced a coworking space called Veel Hoeden (Dutch for “many hats”) http://www.veelhoeden.com/.  This is an interesting concept to bring elements of an increasingly diverse entrepreneurial economy together.  Co-working marries a business community with a shared space.  Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization… they work alone, but together!  A “home away from home” for home-based professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently for their work, coworking allows a productive alternative to kitchen tables, basement offices, coffee shops, and the front seat of a car for those who are interested in the community and synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.