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UMass Dartmouth Hosts SoCo Business Collaboration Dialogue

By Sarah | February 26, 2015

The Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth hosted a Breakfast Summit today with regional chamber of commerce executives and business leaders. The stated goal of the summit was to explore ways in which the Charlton College of Business can engage with the SouthCoast business community and vice versa.

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Groundwork! and SouthCoast Innovators Commit to Collaboration

By Sarah | February 20, 2015

Groundwork! is thrilled to participate in a new movement of collaboration in New Bedford and the SouthCoast. On Friday afternoon we hosted a meeting of local entrepreneurs, business owners, and innovators to open a dialogue about how we can work together and support each other in our missions. This meeting signals the beginning of a new era for the SouthCoast as a hotspot for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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The Coworking Life: Why Core Values are Important

By Sarah | February 16, 2015

We recently defined our core values at Groundwork! It was a fun process, but even more importantly, these values form the base of our decision making and actions every single day.

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Groundwork! Hosts Entrepreneurship for All

By Sarah | February 12, 2015

About 20 Groundworkers gathered for pizza and a talk by David Parker, Exec. Director of Entrepreneurship for All at our BETA space last night. Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a successful non-profit based in Lawrence and Lowell, has set its sights on expanding operations to the South Coast. EforAll’s mission is to accelerate economic and social impact in mid-sized cities.

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Member Spotlight: Doug Lane

By Sarah | February 5, 2015

“My job sometimes brings me to more trendy places like New York City and Silicon Valley. They are great places, but I find them a bit phony at times. New Bedford has a realness to it. We all know that it’s not perfect, but it’s a one-of-a-kind place filled with many creative and hard-working people.”

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How To: NOT Waste Time on Social Media

By Sarah | January 13, 2015
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Time is precious if you run your own business. Here are five tips from our experience at Groundwork! that will help you make the most of your time on social media.

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The Startup Life: Great Doubt, Great Faith, and Great Effort

By Sarah | January 7, 2015
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Great faith, great doubt, and great effort are the three pillars of Zen practice, and are useful for any entrepreneur. Light the fire of your doubt and faith and your effort will follow…

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How To: Make a Small Collaborative Work Space

By Sarah | December 15, 2014
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In case you missed the news, the Groundwork BETA space is open for business. This small but inviting office suite presented a unique challenge: how do we turn a small space into a dynamic and inviting work environment? Read on to learn what we did.

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Groundwork! Gets TDI Grant from MassDevelopment

By Sarah | December 8, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that our space on the first floor of the Quest Center will be remodeled with the help of a $150K grant from MassDevelopment. Groundwork! partnered with the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) and the City of New Bedford to apply for a grant from the Transformative Development Fund, which…

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The Startup Life: On Tribes and Building Community

By Sarah | October 29, 2014

Our farm-to-table dinner was a success! Dena and I were pleased that the food turned out well, but we were even more excited to see the seeds of the Groundwork tribe take root. Finally we were able to bring people together in real life, and facilitate connections. And this is what coworking is all about!

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