Speaking Startup: Coworking in the coronavirus age

Coworking is often described using terms like communal, collaborative and close-knit.

In the age of COVID-19 and social distancing, many of those qualities are akin to four-letter words.

Against that backdrop, shared workspace operators and tenants have been forced to adjust. This week’s episode of Speaking Startup features a conversation with Ben Rao, founder of Bridge Space, a coworking facility in Lee’s Summit. He discusses how his facility has navigated coronavirus adjustments.

Plus, downtown Columbia’s biannual restaurant week is designed to drum up customers for local establishments during what’s typically a slow season. But this year, with business already brought to a halt by the coronavirus, restaurant week has taken on a different feel for many local restaurant entrepreneurs.


The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs. Find more Speaking Startup on our website or wherever you get podcasts.


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