Our Space Blog

Coworking at Our Space: A New Way to Work from "Home"

Posted by Carlos Fernandez on August 2, 2017

Many professionals who freelance, telecommute or are starting up can commiserate with the isolating experience of working from home.  For them, coworking has become a great way to find motivation, a change of scenery, and grow a network organically. Some of the benefits of coworking include being in a workspace where you can meet potential clients or partners. Coworking also affords people the flexibility to switch up their physical environment and draw energy from social interactions.

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Topics: Member Stories

How to Start a Business in Spain

Posted by Carlos Fernandez on July 27, 2017

Starting a business in Spain can take a lot of time. There are many forms to fill out, places to visit for meetings and queues to stand in, in order to receive your documentation. Knowing where to go, at what time, and understanding the language are all issues many expat business owners have struggled with. The process can be timely, expensive and very stressful.

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Topics: Tips for Success

An Interview with Our Space member: Grill Kebab Group

Posted by Carlos Fernandez on July 20, 2017

Grill Kebab Group is an exciting new startup business that has been working from the Our Space Marbella office for a few months now in preparation for the launch of its new restaurants coming soon to Marbella. We interviewed one of Grill Kebab Group’s managers to find out more.

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Topics: Member Stories

Working from home versus working from a coworking office

Posted by Carlos Fernandez on July 17, 2017

Working from home can be lonely. After working for the day with little to no human contact (or too many interruptions!) can be cumbersome. As a membership at Our Space Marbella, it allows me to have the flexibility of working in an inspiring environment with the human contact I require, when it suits me. The social element of a coworking environment helps me by stimulating ideas and fresh thinking for my work.

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Topics: Member Stories

Technology – gotta love it but, only when it works

Posted by Lucy Brown on July 10, 2017

Love it or hate it, technology is crucial for running a smooth business. More to the point, technology that works well and to your advantage is crucial. There is nothing worse than trying to work with an interrupted, slow internet service in an inappropriate working environment and with gadgets and thingamabobs that you understand will improve your efficiency but you don’t really know how to use…

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Topics: Coworking

A Week in the Life of a Hotdesker

Posted by Georgina Shaw on June 20, 2017

Coworking and hotdesking in a shared office space can sometimes seem daunting. To share what an experience at Our Space can look like, we invited Georgina Shaw, founder of Shaw Marketing Services in Marbella to spend a week working at our office on Marbella’s Golden Mile, and share her experiences as our guest contributor on our blog. Read on to find out what she thought!

DAY ONE

Becoming a hot desk member at Our Space Marbella

It’s day 1 of my week of hot-desking at Our Space coworking centre in Marbella.  Time to get signed up for my membership and find out all the ins and outs of using a hotdesk! I usually work from a home office and this is my first experience of coworking. I am very excited to give it a go and share my experiences with you.

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Topics: Coworking

Why do Freelancers Invest in Hotdesking?

Posted by Megan Hanney on June 14, 2017

Hotdesking is the concept of having access to an open plan workspace, without being assigned one particular desk. The arrangement enables you to desk-hop day-to-day or hour-to-hour, depending on what space feels right for the job you’re working on.

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Topics: Coworking

How 5 Successful Start-Ups Won Their First Clients

Posted by Megan Hanney on June 6, 2017

Sometimes the hardest part of establishing a new company is gaining your first client, customer or user. We’ve explored how 5 successful start-ups used different approaches to succeed to help you on your way.

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Topics: Tips for Success

5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Posted by Megan Hanney on May 30, 2017

Entrepreneurship is a brave and challenging role, despite the glamour and celebrity it is usually associated with. Our Space understands what truly makes an entrepreneur and has highlighted 5 key traits to maintaining success in business...

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Topics: Tips for Success

The Shared Economy: What Is It and Where Is It Going?

Posted by Megan Hanney on May 24, 2017

The Market Itself

Some of the world’s most successful start-ups have roots embedded deeply within the shared economy; a sector otherwise known as ‘collaborative consumption’, the ‘peer economy’ or the ‘access based economy’. Consumer demographics and spending priorities have largely fed the exponential growth of the shared economy,  penetrating multiple markets globally.

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Topics: Tips for Success