A Place to Thrive
Written by Whitney Parks, Parks Evolution
You are sitting at a table in your living room. The cat keeps trying to jump on your lap. The dog whines for you to take him outside. A zipper is loudly bouncing around in the dryer. Landscapers are blowing leaves off your driveways. Your children are running around upstairs. Looming distractions exist in every direction.
In this spotlight, we interview Eric John who is the founder of ECJ Tax. Eric founded his company in 1990 and ever since then, he’s been helping individuals and businesses with accounting and tax preparation. The company has grown to multiple offices spanning both New York and Georgia. As a fellow Thrive Coworking member, Eric has some words of advice on how to stay productive, motivated and steadfast in growing your business...
Freelancers and entrepreneurs have taken a risk, deciding to leave the stability of a steady paycheck. They want to grow a business and become financially independent.
However, the independent life can be lonely one. Many people start a business in the garage or a home office and work long hours in isolation. They have little contact with the outside world and can slip into a feeling of isolation and depression.
For centuries, people have been working together and collaborating. They formed co-ops and trade associations and grew a profession together. Today, co-working has become a way to work together in a shared a space. People rent a desk or an office in a shared space, and everyone shares resources, like the printer or a bathroom...
In 2016, employees, freelancers and other workers are remotely now more than ever before, and the trend looks to continue as we see a paradigm shift in how people work.
It makes sense too - how convenient and beneficial for all is it to be able to work for a company that might be on the other side of the planet without having to relocate one’s entire life? Working from home does have its downsides though – distractions are all too common, facilities are generally poorer than an office environment, and you have no professional location to meet clients.
The answer to this problem has been delivered in the form of co-working spaces, which offer great benefits for both the remote worker and the companies that utilize them.
Co-working spaces are blooming across the country – by the end of 2016, there will be over 10,000 co-working space options in America, and the number of people going to these co-working spaces has increased by 50% in just two years...