Why We Can’t Work From Home with Cats

By Kelsey Horton | Nov 9, 2018
MELD Coworking is where cat lovers cowork in Austin

We have a secret: lots of MELD Coworking members love cats. We’re not sure how this happened, but it may have something to do with the fact that working from home with a cat can be… difficult. Moving your sleepy cat off the warm keyboard for the fifth time in an hour can drive even…

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Five Ways that Coworking Increases Human Connection

By Kelsey Horton | Oct 25, 2018
Five Ways that Coworking Increases Human Connection

Loneliness is on the rise, and it has become an epidemic in our society and in our workplaces.   Research indicates that half of Americans view themselves as lonely, and that loneliness reduces our lifespans as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.   Coworking spaces provide places where people can gather, get their work…

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The Perks of Part-Time Coworking

By Kay Dee | Oct 8, 2018
MELD Coworking in Austin

Coworking has taken off in recent years, and in 2017 there were over 4,000 coworking spaces in the US alone!   Studies have indicated that coworking combats loneliness, reduces costs for businesses,  and increases productivity.   But many freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers have the same question when they hear about coworking spaces for the…

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Work While You Travel

By Kay Dee | Sep 4, 2018
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One of the perks of the remote “laptop lifestyle” is the ability to work from anywhere — and with the recent growth of coworking spaces, you can always find a locally-owned coworking space nearby! Every coworking space is completely unique from one another, and visiting coworking spaces in new cities is a fun way to…

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Tips For a Better Business Pitch

By Kelsie Cox | Aug 30, 2018
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You’ve come up with the ideas. You’ve created the strategies. You’re full of passion. And you have one minute to pitch all of this to someone else in a clear, concise and intriguing way.   Let’s backtrack for a second. Before any entrepreneur or small business owner sets out to grow their business, they need…

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Tools: How to Entrepreneur

By Kay Dee | Jul 25, 2018
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Business Basics Business Plan Writing a business plan is one of the first moments that your ideas begin to come to life. An important time! No matter the direction you’re going with your business, or the goals you’re trying to achieve; this article will walk you through the stages of getting started. Business Budget Sheet…

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Why MELD focuses on Entrepreneurs

By Kay Dee | Jul 16, 2018
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The idea behind coworking spaces and shared office spaces began with a foundation of like-minded individuals who worked independently, yet together. This hasn’t changed. But when Bernard De Koven later defined coworking as “working together as equals” to separate it from a traditional office relationship (one dictated by rank and salary), coworkings’ identity was found.…

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Useful Social Media Accounts for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers to Follow

By Kelsie Cox | Jun 24, 2018
Useful Social Media Icons for Entrepreneurs

By next year, it’s been estimated that roughly 2.77 billion people around the globe will be using social networks. That’s a solid fraction of the Earth’s population represented online. With that being said, if you (as an entrepreneur, freelancer, etc.) are not online – you should be! There are an endless amount of connections to…

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How Coworking Can Help Your Business

By Kelsie Cox | Jun 13, 2018
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There are pros and cons to every working condition. No matter where you’re working from, you’ve probably made your own mental lists and weighed them heavily. Are your coworkers and your office space bland? Are they at times building up your creativity but, at other times, crushing it? Is your living room convenient and comfortable,…

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Tips for Staying Productive When Working From Home

By Kelsie Cox | May 22, 2018
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Working from “home” – it’s the dream, right? Wake up whenever. Work from wherever. Make your schedule and then mix it all up, if that’s what you feel like doing. You’re in control. But being in control requires some major discipline that just isn’t always there. For entrepreneurs, freelancers, and any others working outside of…

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