Month: July 2018

"Bigger and Bigger Companies are Investigating Coworking"

It was approximately ten years ago today that coworking spaces really began to take off in the US and around the world.  Spawned by companies needing more work completed, as well as by freelance individuals, this is like nothing the world has seen before.  As housing and office space costs continue to skyrocket, more and more people, as well as corporations, are looking to increase productivity without digging too deep into their pockets.

When coworking first started to become a fad several years ago, the main demographic was young people / young entrepreneurs, people who craved a unique and unstructured work environment.  Nowadays that demographic is changing to include more and more business professionals and industry elites.  These people are realizing that they can work in an unstructured, diverse coworking environment without sacrificing their professionalism or productivity.

Coworking used to be something most popular in highly urban areas, where housing costs are the highest.  So naturally, places like London, San Francisco, Toronto, and Hong Kong have blown up.  Now in 2018, coworking is becoming increasingly infectious to rural areas.  Places like Kansas and Puerto Rico are seeing coworking activity, and that’s because people are realizing the magic that can happen when you start igniting your creativity by surrounding yourself with energized and intelligent people.

As a provider of coworking services and shared office space, R Space is determined to have a positive impact on our environment, individuals, and the economy.  Our mission is to bring diverse, passionate people together in a shared workspace with awesome amenities to help inspire their creativity.  There is a reason that coworking has increased hundreds of percent since 2008; it saves money, and for some people, it is better than working in a private office even if the cost was not a factor.  The energy and inspiration you can get from working with passionate people similar to yourself is something you cannot put a price on.

If you haven’t stopped by R Space yet, come on by and we will give you a free day to see how you like it!  Just mention this blog post when you come in.

–Team R Space


"The End of the 416 Fire in Durango"

The 416 Fire burned for several weeks just north of Durango, CO and had major environmental and economic impacts on the surrounding towns and cities.  Started on June 1st, 2018 by an unknown source, the fire burned the economy of Durango nearly as bad as it burned the San Juan National Forest.  Fortunately for Durango residents as well as tourists, the fire is finally almost out and fresh air 24/7 has returned.

For the first few weeks of June, thick smoke would encompass the town for the morning and sometimes during the day.  There was nothing you could do to escape it.  Now that the fire is 90% contained (only a small, distant portion being monitored while it burns out) Durango residents can finally breathe fresh air.  It is incredibly nice to wake up every morning, walk outside and feel the cool, crisp breath of rain on your face without any smoke on your face!  We are very lucky here for the Summer rain (but first and foremost, the firefighters!) that saved our town and enabled us to enjoy the second half of the season without smoke and lack of finances!

If you were considering a trip to Durango that you put off because of the fire (and the very dramatic media coverage of it), you can set your fears aside because our town isn’t burning with anything except the desire to have twice as much fun these next two months as we can.

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