Episode 14: Coworking Services: Included.co Offers Access to Group Buying Power
Hector Kolonas is building Included.co as a platform for coworking and shared workspaces to access service offerings at a discount to their members. Offering services geared towards coworking spaces and their members, Hector’s goal is to help small businesses grow.
One way he is doing so is by bringing independent coworking operators and the small businesses that fill out their spaces the kind of group buying power traditionally confined to large corporations. We will find out what’s involved in joining the Included.co network, who’s in the network and the types of offerings available to operators and members.
About Hector Colonas
Hector is a passionate problem-solver with a key interest in bridging gaps between traditional business models and new technology. Hector’s focus at included.co is to remove the dead-time that surrounds the sourcing of workspace and service/product providers, allowing businesses to remain focussed on what’s important… growth.
Whilst overcoming the many unnecessary frustrations faced as a 16-year-old entrepreneur in Cyprus, he promised himself to one day become wealthy enough to help other young entrepreneurs in early-stage ecosystem. 10 years later, whilst consulting businesses in a rapidly-collapsing economy, Hector launched what became included.co, in order to help businesses grow, independent of his own financial standing. By bridging together independently-run shared spaces worldwide, businesses can access previously unimaginable buying power, reach and economies of scale, just for basing themselves in any partner workspace within the network.
About Coworking With IrisCoworking With Iris was created to help drive the coworking movement as a whole towards sustainable success through sharing the stories and insights of workspace creators, community catalysts, and coworking thought leaders.
Iris Kavanagh works with shared workspace organizations to streamline operations and develop dynamic communities. She fell in love with coworking when, as a member in 2009, she realized how powerful the experience of a real, in-person community was and quickly started thinking of ways to change the world through the coworking model. Iris led the NextSpace team during initial expansion from 1 location to 9 and co-founded the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces and COSHARE, produced Freelance Camps and has spoken at various conferences including the Global WorkSpace Association Conference and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference.
Iris currently consults, leads Coworking Mastermind groups, heads the board of directors of COSHARE and showcases industry and movement leaders through her media series, Coworking with Iris. She lives in Santa Cruz, California with her two kids, two cats and two chickens.
Visit CoworkingConsultant.co to learn about working with Iris.
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