Category Archives: Views + Trends

New Economy = New Ways of Working in the HV

Our biggest area paper the Poughkeepsie Journal recognizes the new work paradigm in an in-depth series exploring not just the statistics and studies of this transformation in the Hudson Valley — but also the stories of those in the trenches. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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Freelancing is a Force — And Will Be a Majority of Workforce in 10 Years

At its current growth rate, the majority of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2027. This startling stat comes from “Freelancing in America: 2017” (FIA), a comprehensive new study. This has major ramifications for our economy, politics, culture. (2-minute read) Continue reading

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Coworking: Good for Cities

Transforming neighborhoods, connecting communities: just a couple of the reasons why, according to real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change. Our experience shows this to be true. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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The Future of Work? Creativity

Recent research from Steelcase and Microsoft basically showed that “creativity is the new 21st century job skill” and 72% of people believe their future success depends on their ability to be creative. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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Coworking Goes Boom!

When we opened BEAHIVE in Beacon in 1999 there was a small handful of coworking spaces in NYC and just a couple hundred worldwide. The current forecast: 26,000 spaces and 3.8 million members worldwide by 2020. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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Coworking Goes Mainstream

Worldwide there are now nearly 6,000 coworking spaces with 300,000 members. When BEAHIVE opened in early 2009 there maybe were a few hundred spaces worldwide and only a small handful in NYC. (We were the first in the Hudson Valley, maybe in the entire state outside of the city.) Continue reading

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Save Us. Be Creative!

Think about how many of your friends and acquaintances work for themselves — not just those with their own business, but also those who freelance or consult (whether full or part time). How many consider themselves “creative”? Chances are, you know a lot. While the positive impact of cultural institutions is pretty much conventional wisdom at this point, the larger creative economy that includes DIY (do-it-yourself) makers and small, creative businesses is less understood. Continue reading

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Pacific Standard (fka Miller-McCune) Covers Coworking: Rural Coworking + Member Stories

BEAHIVE gets covered by the media from time to time. Coworking is a hot movement —and I’m a PR guy! — after all. But I’m especially proud of a recent piece in Pacific Standard (fka Miller-McCune) magazine — for a couple reasons. Continue reading

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