The goal of Hardly Hustle is to provide inspiration, drive and motivation in a 10 minute read or less. What you see is what you get. This is hot off the press without an editing team. Clark Rinehart is up. And...
In case you missed his story in 2021, you may want to start here first.
What is your name & current role?
Clark Rinehart, Founder of LOCAL Coworking
Explain to the audience what it is that you do, or if it failed, what you did do?
I run a consulting, strategy, and design company that supports coworking and collaborative spaces. I recently launched a directory and aggregator that maps local, regional, and independent coworking spaces across the US called LOCALCoworking.com.
Since you last shared on Hardly Hustle, what have you been up to?
Focusing primarily on the local, regional, and independent coworking movement across the country as the future of work is in flux.
Since your last story, any responses you’d tweak or add to?
I'm doing more of the same. Just doubling down on the things I said in the 2021 story.
What have you automated or thought about automating in your day to day to make life easier?
I have pushed a lot of the work that I used to do individually to my site -- www.localcoworking.com -- which has allowed me to connect with more clients over the last 2 years.
What hire has made the most impact for you?
I am still a solo shop. I don't anticipate changing that in the next 6 months.
Has your work-life balance gotten better or worse, and why?
Uhhhh....probably gotten worse. There isn't a lot of balance, but I enjoy the work...so, it doesn't feeling laborious.
What’s one thing you’re bullish on or think is a good idea?
I'm bullish on the local coworking movement, even as WeWork falls apart.
What is one business tool or resource you can’t live without?
Excel or Google Sheets.
What is one "life hack" or one tool in your life, personal or professional, that has made a large impact?
I try to protect time with friends and other entrepreneurs weekly, which is inspiring.
# of Employees?
Any call to action?
Help me connect with as many local, regional, and independent operators/owners in the US as possible.