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Did you know that sending employees to coworking spaces is a trend? Part of what I do as the owner of a local, independent coworking space is think about how coworking functions, who might benefit from it, and how members benefit from working together. So from the beginning, I’ve asked, “Can […]

I Was Wrong About Local Employees at Coworking Spaces



Coworking has existed in its present form for more than ten years, and big commercial property companies have heard of it. They think it sounds like a great idea, not because it brings together independent workers into diverse and vibrant communities, but because superficially, it looks like a high profit model […]

What makes it a Coworking Space?





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The Benefits of Coworking (Especially Hotdesking) If you’re working from home and wondering how coworking can benefit you, then this will explain. I promise to do an animated version of this with voice-over soon! This is illustrated with photos of MinorOak Coworking in Nottingham, England.    Picture this. I’ve just […]

Of course you already have a home office




Hi! It looks like you want to use MinorOak’s meeting room and/or flexible use area for free or below cost. I wrote this blog post specifically so I could send you the link to it. Read on… Members Use MinorOak for Free Are you a member? If so, you’re on! The meeting […]

So You Don’t Want to Pay for Event Hosting




John O’Donnell is coming to MinorOak with advice on business finance for entrepreneurs, freelancers and other self-employed people. It’s happening: Monday, February 13th, 9:00am to 12:00pm. at MinorOak Coworking John will be offering a free clinic, accessible to members and people with day passes (£15) and half day passes (£8). John is Business Finance Manager […]

Business Finance Clinic with John O’Donnell


Enjoy a glittering evening surrounded by light night treats as Minor Oak in Sneinton Market is transformed into a magical nightclub with a twist: Club Nuit Blanche. Enjoy elegant cocktails and fancy hors d’oeuvres – even an absinthe ritual – whilst being entertained by an array of sparkling performances and music from funky and […]

Light Night Boom Boom Cabaret at Club Nuit Blanche










On Thursday, Minor Oak Coworking’s rates finally went live: they’re under the “About” tab above. To the people who have already made inquires about workshop space, events, mail boxes and memberships, I apologise for giving vague estimates and saying I wasn’t sure yet; I’ve been especially wishy-washy about non-member services. […]

MinorOak Coworking Rates Published




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The lease has been signed, witnessed and submitted. Minor Oak is real. The Grand Opening is set for September 1. We’ve got a unit in Sneinton Market, Nottingham: 4 Gedling Street, 2-12 Avenue A (Unit 6) Sneinton Market, Nottingham NG1 1DS Nottingham’s Sneinton Market Sneinton Market, just east of Nottingham’s city […]

Lease Signed! A fantastic space in an ideal location.






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One last autobiographical post to round out the story that started with “How I Found Out About Coworking” and “My First Coworking Experience“… My husband Bryan and I were in Glasgow until Autumn, 2015. We loved Glasgow, but because I was working online, we had no reason to stay once Bryan’s contract […]

Another Move