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

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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.  Keep Reading

Main St Summit: Packed Hive, Rich Discussions, Connection

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On Sept. 26 (2017) we convened fellow business owners and managers and city leaders to address some of the issues we confront in Beacon — as a community and in our businesses.  Keep Reading

Member Bzzz Interview: Vanessa Viglietta Dessert

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Vanessa is an administrative consultant to wellness entrepreneurs. She joined the Beacon hive in Jan. 2017 as a member and then in the summer joined the BEAHIVE team as a community animator — helping to manage various aspects of the space and to animate the community.  Keep Reading

Coworking: Good for Cities

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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. .  Keep Reading

A Lot Has Changed in 8 Years

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Happy anniversary to us: We first opened our doors 8 years ago on Beacon's charming Main St! A then (May 2009) and now comparison. And a hint at what's to come.  Keep Reading

The Future of Work? Creativity

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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.  Keep Reading

Resident Desk Available in Beacon Hive

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One of the Resident Desks in the Beacon hive is available. We only have 5 — this doesn't happen very often. Get it before it's gone!.  Keep Reading

Let’s Resolve to Connect

BEAHIVE Bzzz

For most folks 2016 was a challenging year (to say the least). We always need community — now even more so. Let's resolve to connect more in 2017. We need it. Our communities need it.  Keep Reading

Coworking Goes Boom!

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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.  Keep Reading

New to the Albany Hive: Private Work Studios (Offices)!

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We’ve expanded to another floor, adding 8 private studios — several sizes perfect as a small office for an entrepreneur, creative freelancer, nonprofit or startup.  Keep Reading