Co-working Community FAQ

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FAQ's

Important Background

  • What is this place?
  • Why are you doing this?
  • What is a co-working community?

Why Belong

  • What is it like to belong? Metaphor?
    • Live your values at work
  • What are the services?
    • Place
      • Mailing address
      • Conference rooms
      • Cafe
      • Space that fits your moods and business needs ... together, alone, outside, inside, up, down, serious, play
      • Shared or dedicated work space
        • Shared table
        • Dedicated desk
        • Dedicated office
    • Commuting
      • Parking space
      • Bike storage...indoor + showers
    • Learning
      • Weekly learning sessions
      • Learning communities
      • Sustainability Library
        • Free research
    • Business Greenhouse Services
      • Green (3D)business design
      • Web-based business platform - website, collaboration, social networking, multi-media
      • Resource network for professional services - website, accounting, legal, marketing
      • Funding
      • Mentors ... relationships
  • What are the expectations for belonging?
    • Foundationally
      • Love what they do
      • Heading north...shared values around sustainable communities, environments and economics
      • Learning and sharing ... going deeper and sharing the experience
      • Energy of the whole increases ... in it's many forms... symbiotic
    • Specifically
      • you join in to create sustainable operations at the Green Garage
        • no waste, low energy, carbon neutral,
      • do a chore
      • accountable for your energy usage, cover cost of space
      • collaborate with other businesses and Green Garage community services

Who Belongs

  • Who can belong?
  • Who would I be working with?
  • How green does my business need to be?
  • Do you need to be a start-up? Can I be a current small business?
  • Are there different ways to belong?

How does it Work

  • Are you renting space? Leasing?
  • What's it worth to you?
  • What go I get out of this?
  • How long can I stay in the building?
  • Can this change? How can we change it?
  • How do resolve conflicts in the group?
  • How do I leave the green garage?
  • How are decisions made?
  • How can I join the co-working community?
  • Where does the money go?