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Roots and Wings: A Career Workshop for Today’s Grads

Roots and Wings: A Career Workshop for Today’s Grads

Adulting is hard. We know it, and if you’re a college student or early career professional, you definitely know it. We want to help. That’s why, after a successful pilot program in June, the HAYVN team is thrilled to announce the official launch of our next in-person...

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Angel Investing 101: Come Be An Angel

Angel Investing 101: Come Be An Angel

We are living in remarkable times. At HAYVN, we've been watching with increasing interest as Venture Capital (VC) firms, including a growing number of female-led VC firms, invested more dollars in female-founded or co-founded businesses than in any other time in...

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Two New Member Fave Podcasts + HAYVN’s Podcasting Studio

Two New Member Fave Podcasts + HAYVN’s Podcasting Studio

While 2020 left many of us wishing we could reach out and connect with others, 2021 is the year we can finally open up to more public events and start sharing - and HAYVN’s Darien podcasting studio, in Fairfield County, is the perfect place to do that. Sue Yasav, a...

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Why Coworking Beats Traditional Office Space Leases

Why Coworking Beats Traditional Office Space Leases

During a recent group conference held at HAYVN our coworking colleagues spent some time chatting about the many things we’ve enjoyed about coworking spaces today versus when we worked in the traditional private office setting. “We’re never going back,” was the...

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Productive Events: More Than Booking Meeting Space at HAYVN

Productive Events: More Than Booking Meeting Space at HAYVN

Spring is upon us, and that means 2021 is well underway (where did these last few months go?!). We are all eager to move forward and strive for success as the world slowly begins to open up from 2020's unexpected challenges in the workplace. Perhaps it’s time to find...

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20 Ways Business Partners Can Make or Break Success

20 Ways Business Partners Can Make or Break Success

“Business partners are a lot like marriages,” Eileen Springer tells us at the beginning of our lunch hour conversation at our shared coworking space. “They’re important and they’re complicated.”  A business partner can make or break your success. Does your...

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HAYVN Evolves to Embrace the ‘Work from Anywhere’ Trend

HAYVN Evolves to Embrace the ‘Work from Anywhere’ Trend

At HAYVN, we believe that community is more important now than ever before. Over the past year, HAYVN has grown to over 160 members who now “work from anywhere.” Like so many others, we have had to rise to the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and 2021 and reevaluate...

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HAYVN Mavens: Thought Leaders Mentoring Small Businesses

HAYVN Mavens: Thought Leaders Mentoring Small Businesses

At HAYVN, we believe in the power of thought leadership within our community to empower our members. The HAYVN Mavens and other programs we offer are devoted to mentoring small businesses and remote employees that make up our coworking community. Members helping...

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HAYVN Seeks B Corp Certification: Emphasizes Public Benefit

HAYVN Seeks B Corp Certification: Emphasizes Public Benefit

In 2020, HAYVN Coworking Community submitted an application for B Corp Certification. Becoming a B Corporation demonstrates HAYVN’s formal dedication to being a truly mission-driven company. It means HAYVN is committed to balancing profit and purpose in order to build...

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2021: Entrepreneurs Plan for Personal & Business Success

2021: Entrepreneurs Plan for Personal & Business Success

While the pandemic profoundly disrupted planning for 2020, putting a premium on agility and innovation, now is the time for planning again. This month, several of our members who coach people to seek and achieve individual peak performance are conducting HAYVN...

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Thanksgiving Gratitude and the Spirit of Giving Back

Thanksgiving Gratitude and the Spirit of Giving Back

Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of the year when the HAYVN coworking community puts more emphasis on giving and gratitude. Even as 2020 has been very different and difficult, we all have been so grateful for this renewed sense of reflection that the Thanksgiving...

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Coworking at HAYVN: Entrepreneurs Pivot for Success

Coworking at HAYVN: Entrepreneurs Pivot for Success

What happens when COVID changes the character of and rules on your business model? The early lockdown and continued social distancing upended entrepreneurs’ daily routines and ways of delivering products and services. Coworking at HAYVN has proven to be an effective...

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Meeting Rooms During COVID-19: Virtual, In-Person, Or Both?

Meeting Rooms During COVID-19: Virtual, In-Person, Or Both?

In the past, we never gave meeting rooms a second thought, unless one was already booked when we needed it. 2020 is the year Zoom became a buzzword and a verb in workplaces and schools due to public health concerns about COVID-19. What to do? Go virtual, of course. Here’s what we’ve learned the last six months.

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Compass Real Estate Finds a Home at HAYVN Coworking

Compass Real Estate Finds a Home at HAYVN Coworking

In the Covid era, Fairfield County’s housing market has seen rapid growth as close to 40,000 people have moved to the area in 2020*. The Compass real estate brokerage has rocketed to the top of the industry by bringing together top broker talent with modern technology...

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20-Somethings and the Startup Mentality

20-Somethings and the Startup Mentality

The coronavirus. No one was prepared for the world in which we now live. Plans for the future for jobs, business ideas, and startups are disrupted. Hanging out at home has been the safest option for 20-Somethings. But is it time to get out of your comfort zone (and...

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Moving From New York? Welcome to Fairfield County

Moving From New York? Welcome to Fairfield County

The current shift to remote work delivered a disruption to all of us earlier this year. Remote work and virtual learning are new normal. Many people are accelerating a recent trend of moving to Fairfield County for a suburban lifestyle. “Moves from New York City to Connecticut have more than doubled from the prior year since the city’s shutdown began in March,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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HAYVN HUB – Darien Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – Darien Hot Spots

Darien is the quaint and cozy hometown of HAYVN in Fairfield County! No matter where you live in this community, you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away from one of its serene beaches, exceptionally quaint downtown, verdant nature preserves, parks, and numerous...

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HAYVN HUB – Fairfield Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – Fairfield Hot Spots

Fairfield CT is a charming mix of historic and modern  — a shoreline town on the Long Island Sound with several resources including town beaches, universities, parks, golf courses, museums, terrific public schools, and great eats. Close to I-95 and Metro North...

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HAYVN HUB – Greenwich Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – Greenwich Hot Spots

Greenwich CT is right over the border of New York, and also only 40 minutes by train to all the exciting things in New York City. Greenwich has a small town charm but is full of the conveniences of suburban life, and at the same time has lots of trendy hot spots....

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HAYVN HUB – New Canaan Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – New Canaan Hot Spots

Iconic Downtown New Canaan, CT by Colleen Rock. Waveny Mansion is part of Waveny Park which includes an art gallery, pool, tennis, walking paths and theater. Public Domain photoNew Canaan has picturesque New England small-town ambience with plenty to do and enjoy...

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HAYVN HUB – Norwalk Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – Norwalk Hot Spots

Norwalk is an adjacent town to HAYVN where many of our members live. New to Fairfield County? Explore Norwalk with this handy directory of places of interest including historical sites, beaches, golf course, supermarkets, day care, schools, and some dog parks, and...

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HAYVN HUB – Stamford Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – Stamford Hot Spots

Stamford is one town closer to NYC than HAYVN. This photo perfectly captures the variety found in this suburban town on the Long Island Sound. Don't let the city photo fool you, there's plenty of green and open spaces here. Look at our curated list of what's happening...

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HAYVN HUB – Westport Hot Spots

HAYVN HUB – Westport Hot Spots

Westport CT is a lovely New England town along the Long Island Sound. Downtown has shops, restaurants, entertainment, great public schools, as well as the library. Sherwood Island State Park is a wonderful beach with spots for flying kites, BBQ, and remote control...

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September is HAYVN Health Month: Programs for Entrepreneurs

September is HAYVN Health Month: Programs for Entrepreneurs

Long stressful hours at work, breakfast on-the-go, lunch at your desk and fast-food takeout dinner. On repeat. This is the reality many of us face growing a business. Wellness programs designed for busy entrepreneurs and startup businesses are included in our HAYVN...

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A Safe HAYVN for Meeting Room Rentals in Darien CT

A Safe HAYVN for Meeting Room Rentals in Darien CT

2020 has been a pretty bleak period for in-person meetings. Even so, here at HAYVN in Darien, CT we are now beginning to see demand for safe, flexible meeting and conference rooms that offer social distancing as people seek to get out of the house. Coworking spaces...

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What is a Virtual Office Space and Why Do I Need it Now?

What is a Virtual Office Space and Why Do I Need it Now?

The new era of social distancing at work is upon us. Even simple things - like creative meeting rooms and executive conference rooms - are being rethought for safety. Props to all who have had to make reopening work as we learn to work together as a community. You are...

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5 Things That People Discover When They Start Coworking

5 Things That People Discover When They Start Coworking

Coworking is increasingly a viable opportunity for those exploring alternatives to working from home as we all try to safely come out of isolation. The practice is thriving at a time when people are extra cautious entering common facilities. And coworking remains a...

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HAYVN Health Virtual Resources

HAYVN Health Virtual Resources

Here at HAYVN we have many health and wellness businesses within our community, many of which have turned to virtual programming to enable in-home offerings for their students. Check out the below resources that are available to you. Stay tuned as we continue to...

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Essential Business Resources Every Woman Entrepreneur Needs

Essential Business Resources Every Woman Entrepreneur Needs

Business resources abound at HAYVN! From our Hatch Pitch Night throwdown events to our Building An Offramp series, we’re all about bringing our woman-warrior members the greatest support.But wait, there’s more.Beyond our cozy coworking space, there are incredible...

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Coworking: How to Unlock Your Networking Girl Powers

Coworking: How to Unlock Your Networking Girl Powers

One of the great benefits of coworking is the built-in networking opportunities. In fact, in many ways, coworking is more like an always-on networking event (minus the name tags and bad coffee). And that’s a good thing, as growing your professional network is critical...

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The Future of Work—Coworking Communities

The Future of Work—Coworking Communities

There is no doubt that women’s coworking spaces are on the rise. When coworking spaces started popping up everywhere a decade ago, everyone was excited about the new way of working. Boring, stuffy, and uninspiring offices and cubicles were no longer requirements to do...

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5 Signs You Need to Move to a Coworking Space

5 Signs You Need to Move to a Coworking Space

In fact, our friends at Platypus Coworking in Australia wrote a recent post on moving your work out of your home and into a coworking space.And that got us thinking about the women who work at home, and how much they can benefit from being in a welcoming,...

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Open Letter to Our Women’s Coworking Community

Open Letter to Our Women’s Coworking Community

A move to a coworking space can be the zap your all-alone work day needs. In fact, our friends at Platypus Coworking in Australia wrote a recent post on moving your work out of your home and into a coworking space. And that got us thinking about the women who work at...

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