It may be a busy coffee shop, a corner space wedged somewhere in a residence, or a fully realized home office where the work of business takes place. And for those in the UK it might even be a shed. One thing is definite . . . small independent home-based businesses are sprouting up in large numbers and working . . . everywhere.
For many folks these work everywhere solutions can be just right. For others, there needs to be collaboration of minds, and a separation of work and home in a designated space. Enter the co-working solution. In this interview, I visit with Alexander Grgurich and we discuss this phenomonen, its benefits, and the specific space that he has launched in the buzzing mecca of downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
(01:38)What is Foundry Coworking?
(02:47) Describe the downtown community and the kind of energy down here for entrepreneurs.
(03:27) The building that Foundry is in is very lovely. Share its history.
(04:30) There has been a great deal of renovation?
(05:27) Describe the layout and design of Foundry’s space and the amenities.
(07:29) So is a component of co-working, working with others in a sense?
(09:35) Share your story and how you developed as an entrepreneur.
(11:29) As you started Foundry, you began by getting clients before you created the space. Speak to that and how you did it.
(12:54) Talk about the level of planning you went through and your attitude about planning in general.
(14:00) What have you learned about yourself?