Friday Buzz: WeWork’s Market for Members

WeWork provides its members with new product distribution channels in recently launched retail spaces. Also: Questions to ask to find the right freelance IT help.

WeWork is giving members a new reason to stick around. The coworking space company is opening up retail spaces to sell it clients’ products.

WeMRKT recently opened in three WeWork locations in New York City, and the shops are selling a variety of foods, magazines, and electronics, including Justin’s nut butters and Bulletproof Coffee, reports Entrepreneur.

“WeWork will help our members to reach new audiences and customers,” says WeWork Chief Brand Officer Julie Rice in a press release. “As brick-and-mortar retail is disappearing, our WeMRKTs will offer our members an entirely unique channel of distribution.”

After a three-month pilot, WeWork plans to expand stores to all of its U.S.  locations. The inventory for the retail spots will be tailored by geographic area.

What to Ask

Hiring freelance IT help is a reality for many associations and nonprofits, but picking the right person isn’t always easy.

BizTech shares a few key questions to ask to hire the right person.

“Nonprofits must ask freelancers about their specific abilities that can help to fill the void,” writes Kevin Joy. “Scrutinize his or her resume and LinkedIn page for the skills and certifications you want. For an extra layer of vetting, consider word-of-mouth recommendations from peer groups that have used the same contractors on similar projects.”

Other Links of Note

Looking for need-to-know info? Reid All About It provides free educational resources to check out.

New cybersecurity updates. Google issued new Chrome updates and is asking web developers and site publishers to make changes on their end, reports Search Engine Journal.

Have you refreshed your Facebook strategy lately? The Wild Apricot blog shares several ways to build a robust community.

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Raegan Johnson

By Raegan Johnson

Raegan Johnson is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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