Announcement from PG Economic Development Commission

This post is not an endorsement.
Email from the PG Economic Development Commission, February 23rd 2016:


We are thrilled to announce that

Satellite Work Centers

will becoming to Pacific Grove!


Please take a few minutes to complete this

survey

to help Satellite get a better understanding of the needs of our community in regards to co-working and office space.

More information will be made available soon!
3rd Annual Business Walk

The City of PacificGrove’s Economic Development Commission, which is a volunteer group comprising of local business owners, residents and city and chamber officials, will be conducting our 3rd annual “Business Walk”  on Friday, March 18 2016 from 10am-noon. These volunteers will be visiting businesses in Pacific Grove’s five business districts – Forest Hill, Sunset Ave, Downtown, Central Avenue and the American Tin Cannery, to learn more about our local businesses and how we can help them strengthen and promote their business.  The volunteers will spend 5-10 minutes asking several questions including, (1) “How’s Business?” (2) “What do you like about doing business here?” and (3) “What can the City do to help you succeed?” Business owners and managers are encouraged to be at their business the morning of March 18th when the Business Walk teams are out. By taking the time to answer just a few questions about your business climate, you will be providing valuable information that business stakeholders in Pacific Grove can use in developing programs and services. Business walks have proven highly effective in strengthening local economies by retaining businesses in a community and creating an environment where they can grow. Companies with specific needs will be followed up and provided one-on-one assistance. After the Business Walk, a summary of the results will be posted to the

City of Pacific Grove’s website

. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering for the Business Walk, please contact EDC Chair Jacquie Atchison at

Edc93950@gmail.com

Questionnaire: Coworking In Pacific Grove

Satellite Workspace Centers (http://thesatellitecenters.com/) is coming to Pacific Grove!

A shared office, aka "co-working space" is being developed in Pacific Grove! Successful co-working involves a dynamic space that accommodates work zones for collaborating, networking, using a conference room and opportunities to grow a business in a flexible environment.

We wish to gather input from people in the community and surrounding areas who wish to use such a space. Please fill out the form below to share your needs and desires for your future shared office space.

If you do not wish to fill out the form but you do want to receive future communications about the developments of the co-working space, simply skip down to the last 3 questions near the bottom and share your contact information.

All information gathered will be kept confidential. We thank you for participating!

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How to find and do work you love | Scott Dinsmore

 

Published on Nov 29, 2012
Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community at http://LiveYourLegend.net

Why One Assignee?

When nobody knows who’s doing what, and when someone doesn’t feel ultimately responsible for driving work forward, the work may not happen at all.Asana : Blog

 

…people who spend more time on projects that energize them and with people who energize them tend to be happier. However, what is interesting is that there is often a gap between where people say they want to spend their time and how they actually spend their time. For example, if you ask people to list the projects that energize (vs. deplete) them, and what people energize (vs. deplete them), and then monitor how they actually spend their time, you find a large percentage know what projects and people energize them, but do not in fact spend much time on those projects and with those people.We do some of our best thinking when we’re half asleep.

What Is Coworking…

Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other.

Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.

Coworking is not only about the physical place, but about establishing the coworking community first. Its benefits can already be experienced outside of its places, and it is recommended to start with building a coworking community first before considering opening a Coworking place. However, some coworking places don’t build a community: they just get a part of an existing one by combining their opening with an event which attracts their target group.

A lot of coworking communities are formed by organizing casual coworking events (e.g. “Jellies”) that can take place in private living rooms or in public places such as suitable cafés, galleries or multi-functional places. During these events Coworkers can experience the benefits of Coworking and get to know each other which lowers the barriers to join a place later.Wikipedia

Beth and Holger at Ribera Beach

Who We Are

Beth, Holger and Tessa Hubbs:
We live in Pacific Grove, on the Monterey Peninsula in California.

We are best to be reached via email; but you can also leave us a voicemail:
Beth@do-be.me // (831) 296-2128
Holger@do-be.me // (831) 275-0747

 

 

The Monterey Peninsula is located on the central California coast and comprises the cities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove, and unincorporated areas of Monterey County including the resort and community of Pebble Beach.Wikipedia.org

Catalyst

wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalysis
QUOTE: Catalysis is the increase in the rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of an additional substance called a catalyst. With a catalyst, reactions occur faster and with less energy. Because catalysts are not consumed, they are recycled. Often only tiny amounts are required.

 

Hello Space Catalyst!
QUOTE: So, Space Catalysts are those who are in the process of setting up a space, from putting your stake in the ground (adding your intent to the wiki here under your locale) to meeting potential partners, all the way to opening your doors the first day…then you become a Space Owner, which is super fly!