Christoph Fahle
February 12, 2009

Social Media Feedback und volle Kraft voraus auf die nächsten 300 qm coworking space

Die Kombination Berlinaleparty/Zeitartikel hat uns so viele Nachfragen aller Art beschert, das wir nun wirklich ernsthaft die gegenüberliegende Etage ins Visier nehmen. Täglich erreichen uns Emails mit solchen oder ähnlichen Sätzen:

Hallo Christoph,ich finde Eure Betahaus-Idee einfach Klasse! Würde mir sehr gerne Eure freien Arbeitsplätze anschauen und Eurer Team kennenlernen...

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Hallo Christoph,hab Euch in der ZEIT (und bei xing) entdeckt .. ich bin grade (wie alle paar Monate und demnächst öfter) für ein paar Tage in Berlin - und arbeite .. meist im Café - Ihr habt das Problem ja hinlänglich beschrieben .. und die Lösung.

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Hello Christoph,Searching around for co-working initiatives in Berlin, I came acrossbetahaus. My German being rather poor, I couldn't get a very clearpicture from the site. Is bethaus still going? What exactly does itentail? I've settled down in Berlin, doing free-lance computer work,and working in my apartment all the time is quickly getting old. Assuch, I'm interested in any possibility to work among others now andthen.

und so weiter und so fort. Bei twitter gibt es auch ein paar Ausschläge:

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mehr davon hier und hier. Weitere Berichte insbesondere über die Yes Men am Wochenende sind hier zu finden: 1, 2, 3 und 4.

In unserem vorletzten Posting habe ich geschrieben, das wir nun eine Warteliste für weitere 300 qm aufgemacht haben und 25 Mieter zum Start brauchen, um diese Fläche zu eröffnen. Innerhalb der letzten Tage gingen nun so viele Anfragen ein, das wir langsam aber sicher den 1. März als Eröffnungstermin für die Nachbaretage ins Auge gefasst haben und sie bis dahin mit Schreibtischen und Infrastruktur ausstatten wollen. Mehr dazu in Kürze.

Claudius: Design is the core of what we do and what we’re all passionate about, but hardly our only focus. Design, at LAUDO, stands more for designing a whole strategy, often very close connected with marketing. We’re developing websites and apps for our clients, but also help them reach their target audience through SEO, Google ranking developing newsletter systems, print brochures etc.

Claudius: A lot of other companies are seeing themselves as a service provider and don’t really question what their client wants and why. We pay very close attention if the work we provide for a client is in line with our personal values and vision. It’s not just delivering a product to the client, getting the pay check and leaving, but also building relationships with clients and collaborating. Because they are often our doors to new opportunities.

‘’We see LAUDO as an airport, where the clients are our gates to new guests, new perspectives and new potential clients. It happens all the time that whoever we’re working for, from there we get a new project, which wasn’t planned before. So we open up a new gate. That’s how we were able to grow and why good connection with our clients is so crucial for us.’’

Orietta: I think one thing that make us stand out on the market and our strength number one is the team. We’re a small team and we all look in the same direction and have the same approach and vision. That makes the communication go smoothly.

Joey: Another thing is that we have a very hands-on approach. We are the guys, who say: ‘’Okay, let’s do it’’. That’s our culture.

After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.

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