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Check Your Mailbox For “Legal, Coworking and the Law”

We have just released another chapter of the Coworking Handbook to all the people subscribed to our site.

This time is Legal: Coworking and the Law and it gives pointers for legal aspects of coworking businesses. Because of the huge differences in laws across the globe it contains general advise and things to keep in mind. This is a short chapter so you should all be able to contribute a lot with your feedback ;)

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We want to thank you all for your contributions and for your engagement in our Facebook and Twitter. In just two days we have passed the 300 barrier on both of them! Our first milestone where the first 12 apostles that bought the book, now we have our 300 coworking Spartans, what will be our next literary goal?

 

Progress and Sections of the Coworking Handbook

Here’s the latest update on the progress of the book:

  1. Chapters are progressing good. One has already been shared with the subscribers for feedback and received positively.
  2. The next draft chapter will go out today to subscribers only.
  3. We have figured out the issue with Google Docs: it always shares the emails of all the people that you share the document with in CC. We will not share it like this any more. You will receive a link sent with our newsletter tool to protect your privacy.
  4. These are the chapters we are working on:
  • Introduction
  • What is Coworking
  • Community
  • Space
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Annexes with check lists and questionnaires.

What is missing?

The draft of the first chapter has been sent to our subscribers!

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We are not sure about being emotionnally ready for your criticism, but knowing the coworking crowd like we do, I’m sure it will be very interesting and constructive feedback!

The invitations have been sent directly from Google Docs, so they will not be pretty. Can’t find this email invitation? Check your spam box.

If you are missing out and want to get the next chapters, just signup to our newsletter to get the next releases and more exclusive content.

Coworking Bookcamp!

The @cohandbook writing monks in @workINcompany: @jaimearanda & @ramonsuarez

Jaime and I are secluded at workINcompany in Seville to finish writing our manual for coworking space owners and managers. Work is progressing good and we are enjoying the beauty of the city. At least for me, as the alien in town, it is quite inspiring. The bookcamp has given good results in its first day, and I’ve also had the time to enjoy the food and to get to know a bunch of interesting coworkers.

The book is progressing and we will start releasing chapters into the wild tomorrow. They will be sent only to the VIP supporters that have already bought the book or that have signed up for the Coworking Handbook newsletter.

These are reviewed first drafts, an alpha version of the book. We want feedback to improve it, and those that cooperate the most/best will see their names in the book and may be included in the testimonials.

Talking about testimonials: that is a part of the book you will not see yet. We will work on them once the full first draft of the book is finished and we can contact other coworking space owners and managers we appreciate and admire to get their insight on specific points.

We have also launched a new Facebook page for the book. Click on Like and share it!

More to come, signup to be updated!

Starting the Coworking Handbook blog

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Today is the day.

We have finally decided to launch a full fledged blog after a few months of happy life at Checkthis. Jaime and I are working hard on the book and our coworking spaces to bring you the best practical knowledge available in our community, a large international community of managers and owners of coworking spaces and collaborative initiatives that share and learn from the successes and failures of each other.

Our main purpose with this blog is to have meaningful exchanges about coworking and how to run a successful cowoking space; what to do and what not to do; highlight profiles of interesting people and espaces; and contribute to the progress of coworking as an industry and business that does much more than just business.

Today we have also sent our first newsletter to our first 12 initial backers, our co-apostles that have stepped forward to show their support for the Coworking Hanbook.

If you want to be up to date, you should follow Coworking Handbook on Twitter and sign up to the Coworking Handbook Newsletter.

So, what is happening with the book? Here’s a little tip:

Looking forward to hearing from you !