CoWorkTampa Member Promotion Opportunity

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.

Interested?

Please email your submissions to info@coworktampa.com.

CoWork Tampa to be Trump Tampa HQ

Most political campaigns seek out small vacant storefronts or strip malls to temporarily set up shop locally.

Usually, these are not-so-aesthetically pleasing (or particularly desirable) setups with dead wires coming out of the floors, cheap office furniture set up in a not-so-feng shui manner and blank walls that seem to hum in the glow of fluorescent lighting.

After all, they won’t be there very long, so why get hung up on aesthetics?

Not so for the Tampa leg of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, though.

That campaign, which should be kicking into gear after Super Tuesday and ahead of the March 15 Florida primary, has instead chosen to go the hip route: it’s rented space at CoWork Tampa, a locally owned spot where professionals (typically, ones who work remotely) can rent workspace rather than contend with noise and shoddy wifi at a nearby coffee shop.

It’s not the first time CoWork Tampa has been the site of political events, at least on the local level. Tampa City Councilman Guido Maniscalco held multiple events there during his run and to celebrate his victory.

Politics aside, having Trump’s campaign staff working the phones and basing their ground game out of the West Tampa site is a big deal for Chris Arnoldi, co-owner of the space, given the attention it brings the site.

“I think it’s great,” he said. “I’d probably have to pay thousands of dollars to get this kind of press.”

So, how did he land that deal?

Basically, someone he works with is a Trump supporter. Said supporter reached out to local campaign officials.

“And that got pushed up all the way to one of his senior advisors,” Arnoldi said.

Since they announced the Trump campaign would be setting up shop there, they’ve been catching grief on social media from Tump’s critics. After all, a place like CoWork seems to be tailored toward Millenials — not exactly a popular demographic for Trump (we admit we may have made ajoke or two about the larger-than-life candidate here and there as well).

Some have gone so far as to say they’ll never use the space again.

Arnoldi said he hopes people see the space, which has also hosted staff from the likes of Nike, Tesla, Solar City, Lyft, Special Olympics, American Society for Suicide Prevention, as politically neutral.

“In the past our space has shown support for both Democrats and Republicans,” he said.

Tech jobs: ‘Cowork’ spaces gaining exposure, popularity and potential

There might be a new home for nomadic tribes of tech entrepreneurs.

“Cowork” spaces — already successful in Baltimore, Orlando, and Austin, Texas, and many other cities — are shared working environments for freelancers, self-employed, road warriors and any of the work forces who do not normally work in offices. They offer a social gathering for collaboration and connectivity with value stemming from the informal, self-directed and self-filtering of the nomad-workers community. Continue reading “Tech jobs: ‘Cowork’ spaces gaining exposure, popularity and potential”

Catalyst rising: Tech firms show jobs spark

Here’s an inside look at just a few of the breaking business news stories in the Feb. 11 print edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal:

This week’s newspaper features a series of stories and content looking at the foundation of job growth sparked by the Bay area’s technology sector.
Birth of the idea came in November when we met here at our offices with a dozen CEOs who participate in an advisory group with members of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. It was billed as a chance for us to widen our source base, help these executives understand what makes news and how to get into the newspaper, and gain more understanding. Continue reading “Catalyst rising: Tech firms show jobs spark”

Group launches plan to boost ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’

A group of Tampa Bay entrepreneurs has developed a plan they believe will lead to thriving entrepreneurial activity in the Tampa Bay region.
The “Tampa Bay 6/20 Plan” aims to give “a shared voice to the entrepreneurial leaders who are looking to develop Tampa Bay into one of the best regions in
the country to start and grow their businesses,” a written statement said. Continue reading “Group launches plan to boost ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’”