Mar 11, 2021
Alex Hillman is always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust, and business. These days, he splits his time between running Indy Hall (Philly’s oldest coworking space), teaching creative people how to bootstrap their own business, and collaborating with people and organizations towards the goal of helping 10,000 people become sustainably independent by 2029.
He’s worked globally with hundreds of coworking operators and thousands of business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to deploy his lessons in the intersection of business and community building.
Alex’s expertise has contributed to everything from academic research to mainstream media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, WIRED magazine, and many more.”
In this episode, Alex and I delve deep into the reality of running two dramatically different businesses before and during a pandemic. He explains the importance of understanding your community, how to be directly involved in their progress, and why he and his business partner choose to focus on being great teachers instead of being all about the profit. We also talk about life when Alex was broke, profit margins, and how he’s working to sustain a coworking space business during a pandemic despite the challenges that come with it.
“Don’t just have all the money, have the control.” -Alex Hillman
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