Global Game Jam – South Bend 2018

For the last few years, we have been a proud host site for the South Bend site for Global Game Jam. This year, the event will be hosted at Headquarters at Ignition Park, allowing us to double the number of tickets available. As a member of the organizing team, we’re proud of our past role […]

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The Branch will end operating on October 31

There is no single emotion that captures our feeling about this communication. Almost five years ago, with the support of my wife, we took a chance that there were others who, like me wanted an alternative to coffee shops and work-from-home. Whether it was for a place to connect with other humans, or a way […]

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Coworking as a Headquarters or Satellite Office

Some small businesses are ready to move out of a home office, or are seeking to save money from an under-utilized office they are ready to move out of. Other businesses are seeking to expand their geographic footprint, and need a satellite office. At The Branch, we accommodate both types of businesses. Among our members, […]

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South Bend Coworking for Everybody

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We recently saw a post about coworking spaces who permitted only female members. While the founders of a space are welcome to make their own rules, it took us by surprise. Coworking spaces come in many flavors. Some are in mansion-like homes, some are in converted industrial buildings. Some coworking caters to “messy” enterprises like […]

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Beyond the Home Office

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Home is where the heart is. But, if it is also where your office is, it can be full of distractions, too. When there aren’t distractions, there can be a sense of isolation. What can you do? Coworking might be just the fix. Coworking memberships at The Branch are designed to meet a variety of […]

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Last Minute Gift Idea

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This time of year can create stressful gift buying situations. Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or Festivus, you want to give a thoughtful gift to that special someone. If you have someone who typically works from home or a coffee shop, consider giving them a membership to The Branch […]

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Supporting Armed Services Veterans

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With Veterans Day approaching, we got to thinking about how we could show gratitude to military veterans who are also entrepreneurs, remote workers, or freelancers. Or, who just need a quiet place to study or perform their job search. So, we’re piloting a program we’re calling “Desks for Vets.” If you are a veteran, and […]

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20 Dining Options Within One Block?

When The Branch outgrew our original location, we knew we wanted to stay in the heart of South Bend’s Central Business District. One reason for that is the convenience and connections that can be formed with such easy access to an array of restaurants choices. Let’s face it, going several blocks, or having to drive […]

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday

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It’s time to celebrate small businesses. While we’re not a “retailer,” we do have a number of startups, small businesses, and remote workers that have The Branch as their business address. And, we’d love to have you join us. Now through December 31, 2015, we have an offer for you! For new members, get 50% […]

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Young Entrepreneur statewide networking event

We will be participating in a state-wide Google Hangout with other coworking spaces on Wednesday, June 17th. Each Indiana coworking location will have entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship attending live. The goal is to connect entrepreneurs throughout the state. We are fortunate to have Lt. Governor Ellspermann joining us live in South Bend for […]

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