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6 Ways You Can Help LinkedIn Help You

Social media has undoubtedly and completely taken over the way we connect, communicate, and engage with other people. It seems as though a new social media platform is always on the rise—whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or one of the other thousands of other social outlets. As a busy professional, it can be difficult to discern which of these platforms is worth trying out, and which will become old news before ever gaining any real traction. LinkedIn is the largest online professional network with over 433 million members. The online platform enables users …

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Boston College Programs Offer Support to Emerging Entrepreneurs

In honor of one of our favorite alma maters, this post is all about the Carroll School of Management (CSOM) at Boston College. CSOM offers its students and young entrepreneurs a number of unique opportunities, including access to business plan competitions, networking events, and academic courses with a focus on practical business experience. The Boston College Career Center, professors and alumni serve as a tremendous community and support system, giving graduates a strong entrepreneurial foundation. Venture Capital Adjunct Professor at Boston College, Andrew Hession-Kunz, speaks to the topic, “Entrepreneurship is no …

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4 Tips for Finding a Job with a Startup

  If you read our last blog post Why you should Consider Working for a Startup, you may have been convinced that working for a startup is the right thing for you. If so, that’s great news! You’re halfway there… But now what? We figured a logical next step would be for us to provide you with some guidance around what to do next. To that end, below are some tips to consider when kicking off your job search in the startup world. Good luck! Network As described in a …

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Why You Should Consider Working for a Startup

Hellooo spring in Boston!! Isn’t it amazing how one 60 degree day can have you feeling like a new person? Aside from the weather, there’s something else great about spring in Boston – and that is, graduation! As we speak, there are thousands of students winding down their course loads, and gearing up to find full-time jobs. In this post we’ll touch on three reasons that these soon-to-be graduates (or anyone for that matter!) should consider working for a startup. Exposure to Different Skill Sets The first few years after …

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There Are Only 3 Ways to Spend Your Time

We’ve all heard of the importance of “time management” as it relates to our professional lives. Applying the general concept of “time management” to your day, however, is a bit more complicated. A recent Entrepreneur.com article explains, “Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you’ve taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. “Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets,” you may ask, “do I still feel like …

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Social Connections: Real & Virtual

The holidays have us thinking about the notion of brining people together. A recent post, titled What do Thanksgiving and Coworking Have in Common? explains how, despite many of us achieving thousands of followers and connections through social media, there’s still no replacement for the real connection that comes with actually being with family and friends – especially over the holidays. But what is it exactly that makes a face-to-face human interaction that much better than a virtual one? We could argue that real, offline interactions involve shared energy, emotional …

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Shared Office Space: Innovation vs. Concentration

The October issue of the Harvard Business Review features an article titled, “Balancing ‘Me’ and ‘We’: The Best Collaborative Spaces also Support Solitude,” which emphasizes the importance working solo in addition to working with others. We thought this was interesting because, as a coworking space, we’re constantly trying to strike the perfect balance between private offices and shared workspace, between quieter areas and areas that encourage collaboration, and between work and play. We also ask ourselves questions like, “is the music too soft or too quiet?” and “should we host …

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Idea Space Beer Tasting!

What better way to celebrate fall than with some fall foliage craft beer? On Thursday, October 16th Bauer Wine & Spirits will be hosting a beer tasting at Idea Space for all Members to enjoy suche viagra. If you were on the fence about whether or not to join, now just might be the perfect time… Come in the next two weeks, see what Idea Space is all about, and join in time to help us kick-off the new season in style!

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Coworking. Your New Professional Network

We all know that networking is a crucial aspect of the professional world. Business has long revolved around the idea that your personal connections and relationships can make all the difference.  But with social networking making the world a much smaller place, how can you tell if the connections you are making matter?  How do you know if you are networking in the right way?  If someone connects with you on LinkedIn, does that actually benefit you?  In an increasingly digital world with so many new options, it’s easy to …

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Can Coworking Really Help You Build Your Business?

What are the advantages of coworking space for entrepreneurs? We’ll let this infographic speak for itself! If learning about the advantages of coworking have left you convinced that it’s the right solution for you and your business, the next step is finding the perfect space.  At Idea Space, our goal is provide a distraction-free work environment to increase productivity, creativity, and entrepreneurial camaraderie — allowing you to work happy.  

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