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How to Decide Which Work Environment Is for You: Open vs. Private

by Hannah Mostellar • February 12, 2019

From homes to offices, an “open floorplan” seems to be all the rage. There are no dividing walls, and people can see and hear everything, no matter where they are.

Tech companies and startups are pushing an open floorplan as a selling point to potential new hires. But are open environments all they’re cracked up to be? Recent studies find that private offices actually improve collaboration, contrary to popular belief.

Depending on the nature of your business, you’ll have to choose a floorplan that makes sense for you. It’s important to note that one size does not fit all when it comes to office layout. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each.

A Trick for Settings Goals You Can Actually Meet

by Hannah Mostellar • February 4, 2019

It can be discouraging when your resolutions go off the rails after just a few weeks, but I promise it’s not too late to get back on track (sorry not sorry for two corny train references in one sentence). Anyway, here’s one thing I’m trying out this year to keep myself from feeling daunted by a lofty resolution:

Ten Things to Bring with You When You Start Working at a Coworking Space 

by Hannah Mostellar • January 30, 2019

You’ve nailed down a coworking space, and they’ll cover the essentials to get you started. Fresh coffee, free Wi-Fi, and a dedicated work space are almost always guaranteed. But to make the most of your coworking experience, you can’t show up empty handed. No matter how temporary the space is for your business, adding your own personal touch will inspire you to do your best work.  

If you’re ready to move in to your new coworking area, be sure to bring the following 10 items to set your business up for success.  

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An Ode to the Humble Lunch Break

by Hannah Mostellar • January 16, 2019

If you’re not taking advantage of your lunch break, your mental health, as well as your creativity, may be suffering. Here’s how you’ll benefit from stepping away at midday.

Six Amazing Startups that Started at a Coworking Space

by Hannah Mostellar • January 8, 2019

Every company has to start somewhere, and some of the world’s largest companies got started in a coworking space. If you’re just getting started with your business and feel like you’ve got an uphill climb ahead of you, rest assured that many successful, global companies have been in your shoes before. Here, we’re going to cover six startups that started in a coworking space that are now worth billions.

How to Get More Stuff Done in 2019: A Guide for Marietta Entrepreneurs

by Hannah Mostellar • January 2, 2019

At the risk of contributing to the “new year, new you” clamor that surrounds us this time of year, here are five evergreen ways that you can boost your productivity and get more stuff done.

How to Make That Side Hustle Feel a Little Bit More Professional

by Hannah Mostellar • December 28, 2018

If you’re a part of the ever-growing population that doesn’t love their 9-5 job, it’s likely you’ve considered or embarked on a side gig. Typically, what people find themselves doing after hours is what they’re passionate about, and bringing in the additional cash doesn’t hurt, either.  

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A New Way to Work in Marietta: FireWorks Coworking is Opening Early 2019

by Hannah Mostellar • December 27, 2018

FireWorks Coworking is opening its doors in downtown Marietta, GA early 2019, and we can hardly wait to meet you! Here are a few things you should know about us.

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Why Coworking Is Gaining Popularity Over Traditional Offices

by Hannah Mostellar • December 20, 2018

Co-working spaces have become a common sight in recent years – spanning across metropolises, providing the increasingly independence-minded youth, the freedom and flexibility that aligns with their schedules.

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Seven Ways to Build a Community in Coworking Spaces

by Hannah Mostellar • December 10, 2018

The idea behind a co-working space is to understand and demonstrate the power of collaboration, cooperation, and social connection. According to the Global Workspace Association, co-working professionals ‘come for the space but stay for the people.’