Category Archives: Blog

The Evolution of Coworking – From San Francisco to Newry

by suzanne

What is coworking? Coworking – what’s that some may ask? Whilst the concept of coworking may still be relatively new to some, it’s becoming a more widely understood and much loved model for workers around the globe, and not just in the major cities like London and Barcelona. That’s something we’re excited about here at … Continue reading The Evolution of Coworking – From San Francisco to Newry

Coworking, our story so far…..

by suzanne

Coworking; how we finally delivered the workspace our residents needed! If we are totally honest we never set out to own and operate our own coworking space. As we have found from meeting many UK and European operators over the years the common theme is: “It just sort happened, we were self-employed, we realised that … Continue reading Coworking, our story so far…..

Bricks v Brains in NI – what makes a coworking space special?

by suzanne

In an interview with @CoworkingEurope we shared our experiences and stories on bringing coworking to Newry, Northern Ireland and our thoughts on the future of coworking and workspaces in Northern Ireland. “Coworking can bring tired workspace back to life”-Hub Newry, Northern Ireland In 2012, founders Patrick and Suzanne Murdock took a big risk. They decided to develop … Continue reading Bricks v Brains in NI – what makes a coworking space special?

Is being a self-employed with children as flexible as it says on the tin?

by suzanne

Being self-employed isn’t so much a job as a way of life, chances are you’ll be doing the work that you love but is it all a bed of roses and does it really bring continuity family life? Working for yourself clearly depends on your profession, your situation (where you’re based relative to home, family, … Continue reading Is being a self-employed with children as flexible as it says on the tin?

Coworking diversification, adaptation & evolution – is this organic or a necessity?

by suzanne

Coworking and hospitality are not an obvious marriage but there are many overlaps evolving more and more organically but also as a means to survival.  Business can no longer stand still! Tourism, events management and restaurant/bar trades immediately spring to mind when thinking of hospitality so  a service based sector full of various communities and … Continue reading Coworking diversification, adaptation & evolution – is this organic or a necessity?

We’re hiring for our new coworking space!

by suzanne

The Hub is an award winning network of coworking spaces with 3 sites in Newry city centre. People need people and our community is the heart of our business. Central between Belfast and Dublin the sites have very different offerings and a diverse business community consisting of start-ups, freelancers, remote workers and small businesses from … Continue reading We’re hiring for our new coworking space!

Create your own agenda and make time work for you – self employed / microbusiness / freelance?

by suzanne

Life is one big juggling act, we all work in different ways. Some people manage a micro business others are freelancers, some are based in the office, some from home. Whatever your set-up we’ve nearly all experienced times of  less productivity, distractions and guilt with our time management, struggling to get tasks completed or even … Continue reading Create your own agenda and make time work for you – self employed / microbusiness / freelance?

Lonely at work? Ever thought about trying coworking?

by suzanne

Being lonely at work is bad for business. Shared office environments (coworking spaces) bring a community feel, a support network and wellbeing back into your life as well as helping to give a more structured day. Loneliness seems like a very personal, private problem, but it’s much more than that. Isolation is a collective issue and at … Continue reading Lonely at work? Ever thought about trying coworking?

Settling in a coworking business environment for the first time,the real story!!

by suzanne

 Coworking-what’s it all about? A pre-conceived notion of the office & coworking scenario as stuffy and impersonal could not have been further from the truth. The Hub always has something going on and a vibrant, lively atmosphere, where work and fun go hand in hand!!! A sense of unity among the coworkers is highly evident … Continue reading Settling in a coworking business environment for the first time,the real story!!

Are you at a crossroads with your business, do you need to reassess your journey?

by suzanne

This time of year, some of us are at a crossroads with our business or perhaps feel it’s time to reassess what YOU want to do and what you have to offer. Well, that’s fantastic, how exciting! We don’t listen enough to what we’re telling ourselves and to what others are telling us about how … Continue reading Are you at a crossroads with your business, do you need to reassess your journey?

Engage with your audience – coworkers and community are a gift!

by suzanne

Creating social media content that engages with your business’s audience, most importantly its members, is crucial, especially for a coworking space.  The challenge is to maintain & reinforce the standard of engagement that has led to the Hub Newry being included in the top sixty coworking blogs globally this year! Writers block can sometimes kick … Continue reading Engage with your audience – coworkers and community are a gift!

How Can A HomeBased Business Benefit From a Mailbox Facility?

by suzanne

Let’s get into “best practice” mode and have a look at the benefits of a mailbox / registered office address facility. One of our most popular services is our “Mailbox/ Registered Office Address Facility” and why is this? What are the benefits to my business? The use of The Hub Newry’s city centre location address most … Continue reading How Can A HomeBased Business Benefit From a Mailbox Facility?