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Revision 8
29 Oct 2013 - Main.ClifCox
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Business Model Ideas

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  • Meeting room space
  • Office space
  • Personal shop space with power.
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  • Storage space.
  • Bins
  • Other higher levels of membership
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  • Shop Storage space.
  • Bins on shelves (Standard sized, or by Cuft?)
 
  • Shelving (8-12 square feet per shelf unit) if you can.
  • Pallet-based storage?; one pallet takes up 13 square feet.
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  • Other higher levels of membership
 
  • Gallery/Display Area; Display member work, or advertise your services? Keep in mind how much space that might take up.
  • Offer flexible studio space without walls, and charge by the day and by the square foot to use it for time-sensitive projects.
  • Donations
Revision 7
23 Oct 2013 - Main.BobMiller
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Business Model Ideas

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Treat your Hackerspace like a business, but it should not feel like a business to the members. Members want to just drop in, hack, teach, and learn. The administrators should strive to make this as easy as possible.
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Eugene per-capita income: $23,869 $42,923 or is it $37,339?
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Eugene per-capita income: $23,869 $42,923 or is it $37,339? (Bob says median household income in 2010 was $41,326 in 2010. Source: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml which has many other stats.)
 

Articles

Here is a wealth of information.
Revision 6
23 Oct 2013 - Main.ClifCox
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Business Model Ideas

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Links

-- ClifCox - 20 Oct 2013
Revision 5
22 Oct 2013 - Main.ClifCox
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  • Sponsorships

Customer Segments

  • Those who need a shop and tools
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    • and who might need some extra storage
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    • and who might need some extra storage too
 
  • Those who want to learn
  • Those who want to teach
  • Those who want to hang out with geeks
  • Those who need a place to meet.
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  • Those few who need some incubator office space
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    • and who might need fast internet
    • or a kitchenette
  • Those who need an office to launch their projects
 

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If we have less than 8000 sqft we probably cant support an employee unless we get a grant.
Revision 4
22 Oct 2013 - Main.ClifCox
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Business Model Ideas

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  • Fund Raisers
  • Grants
  • Sponsorships
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Customer Segments

  • Those who need a shop and tools
    • and who might need some extra storage
  • Those who want to learn
  • Those who want to teach
  • Those who want to hang out with geeks
  • Those who need a place to meet.
  • Those few who need some incubator office space
 

Notes

If we have less than 8000 sqft we probably cant support an employee unless we get a grant.
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Studios: 50 square feet is the minimum size of a studio, and offer up to 250 square feet
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A word of caution, though – don’t skimp on your building choice in order to pay a lower rent. Fixing broken buildings costs much, much more, over time, than renting good ones, to the point of shutting down maker-spaces that don’t acknowledge this fact. Redoing the roof of an industrial space (which usually happens once every 10-20 years) can cost upwards of $5-10 per square foot; installing a sprinkler system because the fire marshal caught you woodworking without sprinklers and threatened you with closure costs $10-15 per square foot; and repairing or replacing a broken or ineffective air conditioner with a new industrial-grade air conditioner can easily run $5,000 to $15,000 – just to name a few common building-scale maintenance expenses.

Typical membership rates vary anywhere from $40 per month for a ‘starving hacker’ membership at Noisebridge, to $175 per month at TechShop?.

Eugene per-capita income: $23,869 $42,923 or is it $37,339?
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A word of caution, though – don’t skimp on your building choice in order to pay a lower rent. Fixing broken buildings costs much, much more, over time, than renting good ones, to the point of shutting down maker-spaces that don’t acknowledge this fact. Redoing the roof of an industrial space (which usually happens once every 10-20 years) can cost upwards of $5-10 per square foot; installing a sprinkler system because the fire marshal caught you woodworking without sprinklers and threatened you with closure costs $10-15 per square foot; and repairing or replacing a broken or ineffective air conditioner with a new industrial-grade air conditioner can easily run $5,000 to $15,000 – just to name a few common building-scale maintenance expenses.

Typical membership rates vary anywhere from $40 per month for a ‘starving hacker’ membership at Noisebridge, to $175 per month at TechShop.

Treat your Hackerspace like a business, but it should not feel like a business to the members. Members want to just drop in, hack, teach, and learn. The administrators should strive to make this as easy as possible.


Eugene per-capita income: $23,869 $42,923 or is it $37,339?
 

Articles

Here is a wealth of information.
Revision 3
22 Oct 2013 - Main.ClifCox
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Business Model Ideas

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    • Internet
  • Accountant / CPA
  • Teachers
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  • Cleaning/Janitorial
  • Tooling consumables
  • Cleaning consumables
  • New Tools!
 

Possible Income

  • Classes
  • Meeting room space
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Articles

Here is a wealth of information.
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Revision 2
21 Oct 2013 - Main.ClifCox
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Business Model Ideas

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  • Rent
  • Building Maintenance
  • Property Tax
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  • Insurance
 
  • Utilities
    • EWEB
    • NWN Gas
    • Trash pickup
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    • Insurance
 
    • Internet
  • Accountant / CPA
  • Teachers

Possible Income

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  • Office space
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  • Classes
 
  • Meeting room space
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  • Office space
 
  • Personal shop space with power.
  • Storage space.
  • Bins
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  • Shelving (8-12 square feet per shelf unit) if you can.
  • Pallet-based storage?; one pallet takes up 13 square feet.
  • Gallery/Display Area; Display member work, or advertise your services? Keep in mind how much space that might take up.
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  • Classes
 
  • Offer flexible studio space without walls, and charge by the day and by the square foot to use it for time-sensitive projects.
  • Donations
  • Fund Raisers
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Take 25-35% of your floor area and devote it to to-code fire lanes.
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Seated people need a minimum of 15-40 square feet per person.

Spaces all over the world have found that quiet, noise-isolated classroom areas are invaluable if you’re offering educational programs, and rewuire about 20-50 square feet per seated person.
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Seated people need a minimum of 15-40 square feet per person.

Spaces all over the world have found that quiet, noise-isolated classroom areas are invaluable if you’re offering educational programs, and require about 20-50 square feet per seated person.
 

Good tool to plan your shop space: http://www.grizzly.com/workshopplanner
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  Here is a wealth of information.
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  -- ClifCox - 20 Oct 2013

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