Here’s something that sounds really interesting to me. About a week and a half ago, Larry Clarkin posted about "coworking", and I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. Coworking is an interesting concept. From the Coworking Community Blog: Coworking is a movement to create a community of cafe-like collaboration spaces for developers, writers and independents.
Do you work from home? I rarely do anymore because of the nature of my job, but I used to occasionally work from home. I was always fine for the first day or so, but if it was a more than a couple days, it was really hard for me to stay focused. I would run into roadblocks that would normally not be an issue.
Coworking would have been ideal for me. I would have the flexibility and freedom of working from home, but the collaboration opportunities of working at the office. If I ever start an at-home business, I am sure that I will be looking for coworking opportunities.
Anyway, Larry is starting a coworking group in the Brookfield, WI area. The first meeting is on December 17 at 1:00 PM at Einstein Bagels on Bluemound. Of course he has all the pertinent into on his site, so check it out. Larry also points to the Wikipedia entry and the Coworking wiki (CoworkingMilwaukee) for more info.
I’m not yet sure if I’ll be able to make it myself, but I encourage you to check it out, especially if you work independently.