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February 26, 2009


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It is well known that money can make people independent. But how to act if one does not have money? The one way only is to try to get the loan and secured loan.


Coworking spaces are seeing an increase in attendance across the country. The downturn in the economy makes these spaces an attractive alternative to traditional office costs. They offer the creative & open environments that professionals in a variety of fields are looking for. Set your own hours, network, interact with others & stay connected to the community. Downtown Chattanooga has a new coworking space with Jellies held every other Friday to introduce people to coworking & to each other. For more information check out twitter.com/conciergelevel, wiki.coworking.info/CoworkingChattanooga or info@theconciergelevel.com


We been doing some work in this area and I hope to get around to posting on it in the next few weeks.

I did a post at US News & World Report related to this. It is at: http://preview.tinyurl.com/bd4vqd



I appreciate the insights you share around co-working, women work trends, and I wanted to ask you if you've covered Flexible Workforce kinds of topics. A client of mine has been helping companies of all sizes with their online scheduling requirements and I'd like to get your commentary and research around this growing trend of hiring contract, flextime workers.

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