Alex Hillman, co-founder of IndyHall in Philadelphia, wrote a fascinating analysis on the pitfalls of offering free trial memberships at your coworking space. Of particular interest to me was the section titled "So free is bad?" that contains ideas for free promotions available to the community.
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We just added a new section to give you some information about getting to the Maker Faire:NC. There are links to driving directions and estimated travel times for nearby cities, information about Amtrak, the nearest airport, and Greyhound. Start planning your trip now to save yourself the hassle later!
Just in the few weeks that I've been working on the MakerFaire:NC project I've already met and virtually met dozens of fascinating people and businesses! The word is definetly spreading quick around North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia! Woot!
One of the businesses I've discovered by virtue of my role here is Mebane, NC's Spoonflower. The outfit has been featured all over the web and print publications including Craft, ReadyMade, the New York Times, Make, and more. It's a bit of a miracle that I hadn't heard of them before now.
Spoonflower prints custom fabric on demand for anybody from any design you create or offer for sale on their site. They're a community too so, like industry stalwart Etsy, you can sell your designs and products right from their own way-cool site. The community feeling really comes across in their contests and theme projects. Go check 'em out and print yourself some awesome customized bed sheets or what-have-you.