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Three Easy Ways To Stay Productive When The Going Gets Tough

Posted by Matt Hilker on Nov 22, 2016 10:21:27 AM

The decision to go out and pursue your own venture is not an easy one to make. It can be infinitely rewarding but also very stressful. With your payday now relying solely on your own effort and productivity levels, knowing how to deal with the stress that comes along with freelance work is as vital to your success as being great at what you do. Here are three ways to help you manage work related anxiety and crush each and every workday!

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Topics: Coworking for Entrepreneurs, remote work, coworking for freelancers, freelance work

Trying To Boost Your Productivity? Stop And Smell The Roses...

Posted by Matt Hilker on Nov 9, 2016 2:51:14 PM

Once you’ve experienced a taste of working remotely it’s hard to imagine that there are still individuals and businesses out there that believe productivity is defined by an endless sea of cubicles, with an uninspired break room for rest, and the occasional ficus on display failing at its intended task of giving off ambiance.  Employees walk in through the same doors and go to work expecting to see nothing exciting or inspiring outside of the normal sights and sounds.  The thought process behind this gray landscape is simple; eliminate distractions and people will stay focused. Those that have chosen the lifestyle of a remote worker, know that this antiquated style can kill productivity, and will avoid it at all costs.

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How-to deal with anxiety in the workplace

Posted by Matt Hilker on Oct 13, 2016 12:04:32 PM


Being stressed out while you work, or are heading towards an important deadline is a common thing.   You want everything to be perfect, you want everything to work out and get the job done.  Heart racing, palms sweaty, it takes everything you have to get the job done and still feel like you’re accomplishing something important.  Everyone deals with these kinds of stressors while working and it’s a natural part of your behavior to figure out ways to deal with it and cope with it so that not only can you remain productive, but you keep your health(and sanity).  Here’s a few quick tips on how to keep yourself grounded while working.

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How to Maintain an Active Workspace During the Winter Months

Posted by Nick D'Errico on Nov 9, 2015 2:55:50 PM

It’s lunchtime. You’re starving, and after a long morning of hard work, you’re desperate to get up, walk to the nearest café, and clear your head. While this is a great way to get a little exercise during the warmer seasons, it’s not something you’d want to do in the middle of winter. Especially in New England, the snow and the bitter cold can keep you bound to your desk, or to your car when it’s time to go grab food. Fortunately, there are still a few ways you can stay healthy during the winter months, along with a few tools that can help create an active workspace when you’re sequestered in the office.

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7 Brain Foods to Increase Productivity

Posted by Tessa Browne on Aug 4, 2015 12:48:20 PM



Looking for a boost? If you're like most entrepreneurs and freelancing pros out there chances are that you're constantly seeking ways to maintain your energy levels. After all, if you don't get the work done no one will! Today's independent workers have a number of resources to help boost their productivity; coworking allows them to surround themselves with motivated peers. Active office space and furniture allows them to keep moving while they work. And of course caffeinated drinks offer a quick solution to drowsiness. But remember there are plenty of alternatives to that large cup of coffee or can of Redbull. Here are 7 great brain foods that can help keep you productive and healthy!

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Competitive Coworking???

Posted by Tessa Browne on Jul 24, 2015 10:46:00 AM

“The two-day sprint forces you to just do it,” says Oz Ramos, a member at Running Start Coworking. It has been an exciting couple of days here as Oz and fellow member Al go head-to-head on a two-day launch race to refine their start-up skills Two days may seem like an incredibly short amount of time to launch, but it actually has several benefits. You can only build for so long before you have to take the plunge and a weekend challenge really drives a founder to get comfortable with that mindset.

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Topics: Coworking for Entrepreneurs

7 Places to Find Inspiration in Worcester

Posted by Tessa Browne on Jul 14, 2015 5:00:28 PM



Looking for some extra inspiration? Let Worcester’s nooks and crannies motivate, excite, and intrigue you.


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4 Reasons Why Coworking is Right for the Working Mother

Posted by Tessa Browne on Jul 7, 2015 2:51:30 PM


Being a working mother is no easy task. We sat down with Amy Lachapelle to discuss some of the ways in which coworking has helped her balance her family and work lives. Though the job climate for women is changing, there are still roadblocks that mothers face. Mothers shouldn't have to choose between their career and their children but more often than not, they do. Coworking aids mothers in not having to choose.


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Elizabeth Warren Visits Running Start

Posted by Tessa Browne on Jun 30, 2015 10:59:36 AM


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5 Reasons Coworking is Right for the Young Entrepreneur

Posted by Tessa Browne on Jun 23, 2015 4:24:02 PM


You’re a young entrepreneur looking for an active, creative workspace. Working at home may not be ideal for you, but a traditional office space just doesn’t suit your needs.


So what do you do?


Coworking provides all the benefits of a professional workspace, without all the mundane activities of renting a traditional office space.


1. Networking, networking, networking 

Everyone understands the importance of networking in the entrepreneurial world. Coworking allows for real, tangible relationships with other companies and potential clients. Say goodbye to long networking events and hello to real and constructive relationships. Many startups fail due to inexperience. Avoid this pitfall by interacting with other entrepreneurs who may be able to provide useful information. 

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