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Dive into our blog, where we share stories, cultural insights and resources for internationals and solo-workers in Prague. From tips on productivity to spotlights on our members' passions, our blog is your window into the diverse landscape of life at Locus. Join us on a journey of discovery, inspiration, and connection.

Discovering the 4-Day Work Week: Unlocking the Advantages of a Flexible Working Arrangement

Discovering the 4-Day Work Week: Unlocking the Advantages of a Flexible Working Arrangement

In recent years, discussions surrounding employee satisfaction and productivity have prompted employers and companies to try new working models, such...

New in Prague? 5 Best Pubs in Prague to Meet People

New in Prague? 5 Best Pubs in Prague to Meet People

Prague is a charming city whose history and architecture attract millions of tourists and visitors every year. Its international scene...

Exploring Prague 3: A Culinary Guide to Coffee, Brunch, and After-Work Spots Near Our CoWorking Space

Exploring Prague 3: A Culinary Guide to Coffee, Brunch, and After-Work Spots Near Our CoWorking Space

We understand that finding the perfect spot for a refreshing coffee break, a delightful brunch, a satisfying lunch, or just...

9 Best Work Retreat Programs for Digital Nomads. Work Remotely and Travel

9 Best Work Retreat Programs for Digital Nomads. Work Remotely and Travel

Are you a digital nomad seeking the perfect balance between work and travel? Have you recently started a remote job...

Working in Coffee Shops, Coworking Spaces or Home Office. What’s Better for Remote Workers?

Working in Coffee Shops, Coworking Spaces or Home Office. What’s Better for Remote Workers?

Whether you’re a freelancer, a small business owner, a digital nomad or a remote employee, picking a proper place to...

Why you should chose a coworking space this winter

Why you should chose a coworking space this winter

We can think of many reasons why working at a coworking space would be beneficial in general, no matter the...

Tips on making new friends as a newbie in Prague

Tips on making new friends as a newbie in Prague

Being a newbie in any city can be quite a challenge but it is easier to start your new life...

What to Look for in a Coworking Space. 8 Things to Consider to Make the Right Choice

What to Look for in a Coworking Space. 8 Things to Consider to Make the Right Choice

It might seem an easy task, but finding the perfect coworking space is not always a piece of cake. First...

10 unconventional places to go to for a Sunday Trip from Prague

10 unconventional places to go to for a Sunday Trip from Prague

Prague is a great city to live in, and one of its main potentials is that it’s perfectly located in...

How to find events when you’re new in Prague

How to find events when you’re new in Prague

Moving to a new town, it’s always exciting, but it can also be challenging if you’re doing it all by...

Tips to Boost Your Productivity

Tips to Boost Your Productivity

Since Covid hit in 2020, most of us had to get used to working from home, which had a negative...

5 Best Task Management Tools for Freelancers

5 Best Task Management Tools for Freelancers

Do you struggle to keep up with your goals and cross items off your to-do list? We feel you. Working...

Prague public transportation guide

Prague public transportation guide

Prague is considered to be one of the cheapest capital cities in terms of public transportation in Europe. In fact,...

Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Digital Nomad: from Where to Start to Useful Resources

Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Digital Nomad: from Where to Start to Useful Resources

Are you a digital nomad or would like to become one? Whether you’re just new to this world or have...

5 Books You Should Read if You’re a Freelancer

5 Books You Should Read if You’re a Freelancer

Freelancers have to face many challenges: how to focus and avoid distractions, how much to ask for their work, defining...

10 Reasons Why Prague is a Good City to Live In as a Digital Nomad

10 Reasons Why Prague is a Good City to Live In as a Digital Nomad

In a previous article, we thoroughly described the application process to get a Digital Nomad Visa in the Czech Republic....

How to find accomodation in Prague

How to find accomodation in Prague

Finding an accomodation in a new city where you’ve never lived before can be complicated. Here are some tips for...

Cost of living in Prague. The Expat Guide

Cost of living in Prague. The Expat Guide

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and not knowing how much you’ll need to spend on essential services,...

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: how to apply for the program

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: how to apply for the program

Have you ever heard of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program? If you have a business idea that you’d like...

How Sociability Impacts Productivity

How Sociability Impacts Productivity

If you have been keeping up with our blog, you might’ve come across our post about “Advantages & disadvantages of...

Translator, Interpreter and Subtitler (Czech, English, French) – Meet Drahomira!

Translator, Interpreter and Subtitler (Czech, English, French) – Meet Drahomira!

Meet one of our newest members, Drahomira Rezkova! She’s a translator, interpreter, and subtitler (Czech, English, French) and has worked...

Getting started as a freelancer in the Czech Republic: how to apply for a trade license

Getting started as a freelancer in the Czech Republic: how to apply for a trade license

The Czech Republic is one of the best countries in Europe to be registered as a freelancer in terms of...

5 Tips to Maintain Productivity as a Freelancer Working Mostly Alone

5 Tips to Maintain Productivity as a Freelancer Working Mostly Alone

At the present moment, it’s much more common just to stay at home and get your work done, especially if...

How To Introduce Yourself as a Freelancer and Expat

How To Introduce Yourself as a Freelancer and Expat

Becoming expat can be a big challenge. Even if you have a guarantee of employment waiting for you, it is...

Digital Nomad Visa in the Czech Republic

Digital Nomad Visa in the Czech Republic

Advances in technology, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19, have lead to an increasing number of people adhering to the...

Advantages & disadvantages of freelancing

Advantages & disadvantages of freelancing

Considering that pandemic restrictions have changed workers’ mobility, remote work is becoming more attractive and in some cases, necessary. Furthermore,...

12 pages you’ll need to follow if you’re new in Prague

12 pages you’ll need to follow if you’re new in Prague

If you’re new in Prague and feel lost – don’t worry, we’re here to help you! Here’s a list of...

Meet our member Lukáš – Creator of Timelines app

Meet our member Lukáš – Creator of Timelines app

Do you feel like wasting your time? Is your to-do list still half full at the end of the day?...

Young entrepreneurs exist! Meet our member Cyril

Young entrepreneurs exist! Meet our member Cyril

If you believe that business knowledge and tons of years of experience are necessary to run a successful business, you...

Locus Events are Going Virtual!

Locus Events are Going Virtual!

Online events at Locus Workspace are stronger than ever! One of our top priorities is to keep events alive to...

Living as a Digital Nomad – Meet our member Fredrik Hagen

Living as a Digital Nomad – Meet our member Fredrik Hagen

Funding his own IT consulting firm enabled Fredrik to leave Norway and discover other parts of the world. He’s been...

Locus Workspace is for Sale – Update

Locus Workspace is for Sale – Update

As many of you know, Locus Workspace was put up for sale in March, partly due to the COVID-19 crisis,...

Community Manager profile: Polina Skryl

Community Manager profile: Polina Skryl

Hello Everyone!I’m flattered to introduce myself to everyone as a new community manager at Locus Workspace. My name is Polina....

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again: time to plan how you will make this next year the best year...

Defeat the Winter Hibernation Mood

Winter is a beautiful time of the year; however, it is difficult to get the motivation to work when all...

Come write at Locus for NaNoWriMo on Sundays in November!

Come write at Locus for NaNoWriMo on Sundays in November!

By Beth Green “Um, why?” That’s the question I hear most frequently about NaNoWriMo, the month-long challenge to write a...

Locus’s Guide to Prague’s Christmas Markets

On Sunday, December 1st, Locus is organizing a get together to explore the Christmas Markets of Prague (learn more and...

Intern Profile: Rebecca Cerka

Hello Everyone! My name is Rebecca; however, you are more than welcome to call me Becca. I have been living...

Member Profile Pauline Menage

Member Profile Pauline Menage

Check out Pauline’s website: http://paulinemenage.com Where are you from?I am from France. What’s a fun or interesting fact about where...

Intern Profile: Petra Skubanová

Intern Profile: Petra Skubanová

My name is Petra and I am in the last semester of my studies. Internship is the last step in...

Top 8 Ways to Improve Coworking Culture

Top 8 Ways to Improve Coworking Culture

Today we’re featuring a guest blog post from Michael Feldman. Mr Feldman is a professional journalist based in NYC that...

Community Manager profile: Daryna Vynnychuk

Community Manager profile: Daryna Vynnychuk

Hi, my name is Daryna Vynnychuk and I’m a second-year student in a Bachelor degree program for Communication and Human...

Community Manager profile: Artem Fatkullin

Community Manager profile: Artem Fatkullin

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset Hello, my name is Artem, I’ve been living in Prague for 9 years now,...

Erasmus Young Entrepreneur & Digital Nomad Profile: Guillaume Avond

Erasmus Young Entrepreneur & Digital Nomad Profile: Guillaume Avond

Check out Guillaume’s website: gamastudy.com Name: Guillaume Avond Hometown: Montségur sur Lauzon, France My name is Guillaume Avond and I’m a...

Advantages and disadvantages of different working environments

Advantages and disadvantages of different working environments

The Freelancing market makes up 35% of the global workforce, which works out to 1.1 billion workers. In Europe Freelancing...

Intern profile: Gabriel Goin

Intern profile: Gabriel Goin

My name is Gabriel Goin and I’m a second-year student in a Bachelor degree program for business and management. To...

The Impact of Coworking

The Impact of Coworking

The Impact of Coworking What is coworking? Here is Brad Neuberg’s original conception (this blog post represents the first public expression...

Intern Profile: Nirouz Kwrbou

Intern Profile: Nirouz Kwrbou

My name is Nirouz Kwrbou but everyone calls me Rose, I’ve lived in Prague since 2013, I moved from Cairo,...

Intern Profile: Grace Arel

Intern Profile: Grace Arel

My name is Grace Arel and I am a third-year undergraduate student studying abroad in Prague. My home university, Bethel...

Making Dreams Reality with NaNoWriMo

Making Dreams Reality with NaNoWriMo

by Beth Green Today is Halloween, so it’s an appropriate day to ask: What are you afraid of? What specific...

Member Profile: Cory Benson

Member Profile: Cory Benson

Check out Cory’s website: bikerumor.com Where are you from?I am from a small city near Washington, D.C. called Frederick, Maryland....

FOCUS on Digital Nomads: Kevin Ohashi

FOCUS on Digital Nomads: Kevin Ohashi

Check out Kevin’s website: reviewsignal.com Name: Kevin Ohashi Hometown: Washington, D.C. Academic background: Bachelor degree in Economis, minor in computer...

Prague as a digital nomad destination

Prague as a digital nomad destination

“Prague Castle, a castle complex in Prague, Czech republic” in travelercorner.com The first question is: “What makes a great digital...

Intern Profile: Julie Cantrel

Intern Profile: Julie Cantrel

Hometown: Hersin-Coupigny, France After getting a high school degree in Economics, Julie decided to enroll in a business school in...

Member Profile: Ariana Montanez

Member Profile: Ariana Montanez

Where are you from? I’m from East Los Angeles, California What’s a fun or interesting fact about where you’re from?...

Buy, sell, trade, give in Prague: Best options for English-speakers

Buy, sell, trade, give in Prague: Best options for English-speakers

Looking for the best online to buy, sell, trade, or give away stuff in Prague, but don’t speak Czech? Don’t use...

R.I.P. Locus–Muzeum: Part III—OPTIMISM: A Tribute to My Father, Warren Bennis

R.I.P. Locus–Muzeum: Part III—OPTIMISM: A Tribute to My Father, Warren Bennis

N.B. Just to be sure it remains clear, Locus Workspace is NOT closing. We closed our original location at Krakovská...

R.I.P. Locus–Muzeum: Part II—RELIEF

On July 8th we posted the first in a series of three blog posts about closing Locus–Muzeum, Locus’s first coworking...

Member Profile: Jon Brooks

Member Profile: Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is an entrepreneurial thinker and writer for highexistence.com, a self-improvement website aimed to show people the way to...

Member Profile: Beth Green

Beth Green is a freelance writer and cherished member of Locus Workspace. She comes from the western United States and...

Come Write at the NaNoWriMo Write-Ins in November!

Come Write at the NaNoWriMo Write-Ins in November!

You don’t have to write alone! Come to the NaNoWriMo write-ins on Nov. 12 and 19!byPhoto by StockSnap via Pixabay...

Intern Profile: Simona Nedeljaková

Hometown: Prievidza, Slovakia Occupation: Intern/Student Field of Study: Marketing Communication and Advertising After one year of study at Constantine the...

Lenka Černáková: My Internship at Locus Workspace

Lenka Černáková was a community manager at Locus for almost a year, and we’re very happy to announce that she came...

R.I.P. Locus–Muzeum: Part I—SADNESS

It is with great SADNESS, great RELIEF, and great OPTIMISM that we announce the closing of Locus–Muzeum,  Locus’s first coworking space....

The C in Coworking Space Also Stands for Community

We’re excited to be “syndicating” a blog post from Robin Terrell’s amazing blog on the future of work (with a particular emphasis...

Member Profile: Enrique Fonseca Porras

Member Profile: Enrique Fonseca Porras

Fonseca is one of Locus’s most inspiring freelance success stories. He moved to Prague 3 years ago from Valladolid, Spain...

Locus Workspace Interns – Spring 2017

Meet Your Locus Workspace Interns!Locus Workspace has new interns coming from the CIEE’s CES program, or Central European Studies. It...

Negotiating Like a Pro at Locus

On Wednesday February 22 Locus Workspace had the opportunity to host one of our own members, Martin Bednář, to speak...

Locus Member: Gerardo Robledillo

Name: Gerardo RobledilloHometown: Madrid, SpainOccupation: Web Developer, Website Owner of International Schools Database and Expatistan.comGerardo is the owner and founder of...

Locus Workspace Interns – Autumn 2016

Tenzin Kyizom Hometown: Berkeley, California, USA / Manali, India / Tibet School: University of California, Berkeley Major(s): Legal Studies and...

“Embarrassing confessions of a coworking space”; or “The evolution of a ‘clean your dishes’ message”

Dirty dishes have a negative effect on the coworking space for all members. The vast majority of members clean their...

Meet Locus Member Bryn Perkins

Locus Workspace is pleased to welcome long-time expat Bryn Perkins as a coworker. Bryn has been living in the Czech...

Coworking or Working in a Home Office

Coworking or Working in a Home Office

I have now experienced both working from home and working from a coworking space.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages....

Locus Does NaNoWriMo

A November 2013 blog post from Sarah Tatoun that was mistakenly never published. As relevant now as when it was...

Regional Accelerators and Incubators

Below is a list of some of the business accelerators and incubators in the Czech Republic and in nearby countries...

Crowdfunding Portals on the Czech Market

Below are a few crowdfunding portals on the Czech market. I’d like to keep the list current and have some...

The Benefits of Coworking – a Personal Perspective

Much has been written about the psychological benefits of coworking and being with others. In my case, it has been...

Locus accepts Bitcoin and its own new local currency, the Locus Laugh (LOL)

As befits a coworking space, a business with strong associations to social enterprise, community building, crowdsourcing, and other contemporary social ideals,...

Nomad Holidays

Below is a wonderful blog post about organizing work-holidays for independent workers by the Czech Republic’s own Robert Vlach, founder...

Locus Workspace’s early influences

With Coworking Day just around the corner, this is a good time to reflect on why I originally wanted to...

August 9th is International Coworking Day

Every year on August 9th–10 days from now–coworking spaces and coworking enthusiasts around the world mark “International Coworking Day” (and...

Coworking in Prague … An Internship Experience

When something is kitschy or badly made or just bad in general we say that it’s Czech. I guess that’s...

FREE coworking around the world for Locus members and other independent workers in Prague

One of the cool things about coworking is that a lot of people who decide to get involved in it...

Broadening and Building in Coworking

It seems that many people who join a coworking space find the experience to be overwhelmingly positive. Much of the...

Academic Coworking

A major project I’ve been working on during my time at Locus has been developing a proposal for an academic...

Coworking As a Hub of Positive Psychology

I throw around the term “coworking as a hub of positive psychology” a lot when I’m explaining to people why...

The Positive Psychology of Coworking

One of the main reasons coworking has expanded so quickly over the past few years is the desire for independent...

The Potential Energy in Coworking

When I look at a coworking space I see potential energy. Remember that concept from middle school science class? Kinetic...

Research to Be Done

All of us in the coworking movement realize this is still a very young phenomenon. As we continue to grow...

Locus’s Community Workspace Reconceived as Stalin’s Communist Workspace?

I came back to Locus a couple weeks ago after my second long trip away (10 lovely days in Devon,...

Coworking, Positive Psychology, and a Better Way to Work

My name is Sam and I’m obsessed with coworking. It’s a strange thing, really, to be obsessed with a concept...

Coworking in Prague | Coworking v Praze

Recently Locus Workspace has teamed up with a group of other coworking spaces in Prague to see how we can...

Death at Locus Workspace, or Coworking is Awesome

I recently got back to Prague and Locus Workspace after more than 2 weeks in Santa Monica, California. We didn’t...

Start of Weekly Locus Jellies & international Coworking Day

To commemorate International Coworking Day, Locus Workspace will host its first jelly. This will mark the start of an (almost*)...

Coworking Day Jelly going strong…

Locus’s first Jelly (informal working “events”: workatjelly.com) to celebrate International Coworking Day is off and running today. It’s the start...

Locus is Expanding!

Locus is Expanding! We just (April 12th!) signed a lease with our landlady for the space right above Locus, doubling...

Two more Locus events

1) This Friday, Dec. 3rd, 7pm: Film night. This is the first in a series of film nights that we’ll...

Free Talk at Locus Workspace: Procrastination – A Sidelong Glance

Time: November 18, 2010 from 11am to 12pm Location: Locus WorkspaceStreet: Krakovská 1307/22City/Town: Prague 1Phone: +420 223 017 593 You...

Join the Locus Meetup group to be informed about events at Locus!

Keep up with Locus Workspace events: Join our new Locus Event Meetup Group. Locus hosts a number of events of...

Texas Holdem Poker night (for complete beginners, too!) at Locus

Locus Workspace will have a small Texas Holdem Poker tournament next Friday, Oct. 22nd. (I’ll run a tutorial on how...

Texas Holdem Poker night (for complete beginners, too!) at Locus

Locus Workspace will have a small Texas Holdem Poker tournament next Friday, Oct. 22nd. (I’ll run a tutorial on how...

New Membership options and the end of the (50% discount) start-up membership drive as of Nov. 1

Two big pieces of news regarding Locus Workspace membership options and pricing: 1) Starting Nov. 1st (in just over 2...

New video promoting the space!

Jeff Stroud just finished producing this great video about Locus. Thanks, Jeff! https://www.youtube.com/embed/67V6ST5UlEA

Today, August 9th, “Interational Coworking Day”

Five years ago today Brad Neuberg publicly blogged about “coworking”–a term he coined–for the first time, announcing the first regular...

As online communities grow, offline communities shrink, and we need the latter for psychological health

There’s a short New York Times op-ed by Charles Blow out June 11th about the importance of “real live” social...

It’s a boy! Adam Gabriel Bennis

Hi All, Haven’t been spending much time on Locus Workspace as the last 3 weeks have been devoted to my...

First day

See my impoverished description of the first day on the Locus Facebook page (http://facebook.com/locusworkspace). You don’t need to use facebook...

Fundraising for your creative venture?

Hi All, Thought I’d recommend a websites for fundraising since I guess people following this blog are interested in it....

Update

Opening the doors in two days and still a million things to do. Last week I lucked out. I was...

New Logo

Locus Workspace has a logo! Thanks Petr Šťastný!

New domain name!

Locus Workspace has a new url: http:://www.locusworkspace.com.

Inaugural member just signed up!

Proud to announce that Locus has just signed up it’s inaugural member! Jan Stojaspal is a former Time Magazine stringer...

Just signed the lease yesterday!

Just signed a lease for a space in the center of Prague, just off Wenceslas Square and minutes walk from...

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