There’s a new face around CoWorkTampa! Ayla Freitas has joined our team as the new community manager.
Ayla comes to us from Metropolitan Ministries, where she worked as an events coordinator and volunteer manager for a year. She has an associates degree in business administration which she completed while in high school and a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of South Florida. She loves fitness, family, dancing, and Jesus (not in that order).
Ayla will be your go-to gal for all your membership/billing/events/mail/coffee/printing needs. She also enjoys riddles, so feel free to stop by and say hello if you have a good one (or even if you don’t!). You can find her at the big wooden desk on the first floor. If she’s not there, you can always hit her up via WhatsApp.
Welcome aboard, Ayla!
Want some free promotion?
We’re seeking out current CoWorkTampa members who would like to write about their business, as well as how coworking has helped them. These articles will be professionally edited and distributed on the CoWorkTampa website, newsletter, and all of our social media channels. This is a great way for Tampa Bay to learn about your business.
If you are interested, here are some example points you may wish to include in your piece:
- -Who you are
- -What company you work for/run
- -What your job role is
In addition to discussing your job, please include some ways that coworking has helped your business. For example, has your time at CoWorkTampa lead to:
- -New leads?
- -Increased productivity?
- -Great networking opportunities?
Don’t let our ideas limit you!
We want to hear however coworking has benefitted your business. At CoWorkTampa, we believe that coworking is the future of work and allows for greater productivity, more meaningful collaboration, and increased networking opportunities (just to name a few). We value each and every one of our members, and this is just one way we want to spotlight the great companies that call CoWorkTampa home.
Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Hurricane Matthew approaches the East Coast, we’ve decided to open our doors to those individuals impacted by the storm. If you are in need of a workspace, CoWorkTampa will be free for you to use for the next two weeks.
We understand the frustrations of being displaced during a storm, but we hope CoWorkTampa will be a great place to get some work done until things return to normal.
Sending a special thanks to Uhsome.com for helping make this possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Wishing everyone a safe and productive week!
This is my second summer internship experience, however it feels like the first time. Last year I worked at a multinational bank, where I would sit at my small desk and perform statistical analysis. It’s funny how our paths sometimes go in completely different directions; how our preferences change. I’ve always liked marketing and the entrepreneurship environment, and CoWorkTampa combines both worlds.
Right now, I am mostly helping Chris and Ryan to keep their social media platforms updated, which is very interesting, as social media is used by almost all of the business in the U.S. It is a great tool to market yourself, keep track of your advertising investments, and especially, create a bond between the business and the customer. If a business can use social media effectively through things like providing quick responses to inquiries and frequently producing new material, there will be a strong positive correlation between social media use and client retention in the long run.
However, learning new skills is just 3% of the task of an intern, the other 97% is networking. We still live in a people’s world, where the most powerful tool you can have is interpersonal skills to create new relationships with others. I can’t think of a better place to meet new people than CoWorkTampa, as they provide office space to a diverse number of well-known companies and start-ups, giving me the opportunity to meet great entrepreneurs. Another important identity shift all interns (including myself) should make is to become more internally oriented, as opposed to externally oriented, meaning we should take full responsibility for the outcomes in our life and become the action takers. Blaming external factors for everything that happens to us just strengthens the ego.