Project Asterisk: Coming Together

I've been meeting with people and talking to people and organizing a meetup and buying snacks and making coffee and it really feels like a tornado of activity is all coming together now to coalesce into a real, working project and I'm so excited that I've gone way to long without a period.

Two days ago I met with Gregg Hilferding at his office in downtown Tampa which he shares with the good people at Phonism. Gregg is a veritable font of wisdom about how to run a coworking space as it's one of the things he has analyzed through experience for many many years now. In fact, he gave me so much good advice that one of the pieces of advice was to start a wiki to organize all the advice.

Well, I looked into it and making a wiki is hard (at least, it's above the threshold of work I'm willing to put into it), so instead, I started a Trello board. Priority One is actually physically looking into spaces. Literally into -- like, tour style. Right now I have a really great lead on a space in Seminole Heights. It's not my absolute dream space, but it might be a good way to start small and save up for something better.

Aside from that, I need to look into things like establishing an LLC, writing a business plan, possibly securing a loan, learning about taxes, starting a business bank account, all that startup stuff that I've never done, but heard about others doing it dozens of times for as many businesses. So theoretically it should be easy, right? I guess we'll find out.

In the meantime, the coworking meetup is still on for August 3rd from 9-5 at the Pearl's Aqua Lounge. Come on down and get excited for everything that The Green Asterisk is going to be!