Indy Hall COVID Status

Updates from our community

Confused or overwhelmed by all this online coworking stuff?

We know remote tools are new for a lot of people, and we don’t want anyone to feel left out if you’re not familiar. 

There is a wide range of people who join our Indy Hall community. Some people - especially those of you on remote teams - are already very familiar with popular tech tools like Discord and Zoom. (Also, what a silly bunch of names these apps have!) We’re...[click for more]

Anaia Daigle Anaia Daigle

Anaia Daigle

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Open Hall like never before. You're invited!

Did you ever come to Indy Hall on a First Friday? If you’re like me, it probably feels like a lifetime ago! Hopefully, you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. 

We skipped April’s First Friday “Open Hall” as we had just closed our coworking space in response to the virus. In the last few weeks, a LOT has changed, but thankfully the things that have always made Indy...[click for more]

Anaia Daigle Anaia Daigle

Anaia Daigle

1 minute read

New PPP money approved, friendly bank for self-employed & small biz

Update: Pennsylvania Unemployment for Freelancers is now available (kinda)

This morning I heard news that PA’s “PUA Portal” aka the unemployment claim registry for freelancers, gig-workers, and self-employed people is live for PA residents.


1. The site is currently getting slammed with people trying to apply, so it is very slow and full of errors.

“Feels like using the internet on Dial...[click for more]

Alex Hillman Alex Hillman

Alex Hillman

5 minute read

Feeling Shaggy? DIY Quarantine Haircuts

During our morning coffee chats at Indy Hall, I’ve been hearing that a lot of folks (especially men folk) are really wanting haircuts right now.

I successfully* cut my husband’s hair yesterday. We got a clipper and a set of guards, I watched a bunch of YouTube videos, and it went reasonably well.

Here’s an assembly of the videos that I found most helpful. The first video is also geared...[click for more]

Amanda Thomas Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas

1 minute read

Self Employed? Here's the real deal with COVID19 relief and the CARES Act

Last Updated April 13, 2020, 12:14pn

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you might have seen my public exasperation with PNC Bank’s horribly broken website.

I know I’m not alone. Every small business owner is grappling with some version of questions and...[click for more]

Alex Hillman Alex Hillman

Alex Hillman

10 minute read

Dear Philly Freelance Community

Hi there. Alex here, cofounder of Indy Hall.

First and foremost, I truly hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and getting by, considering the circumstances. ❤️

Even with our relative health and and sanity intact, nearly all of the freelancers, consultants, and small business owners I know are coping with a unique set of uncertainties right now.

So I wanted to write a little something to provide a little...[click for more]

Alex Hillman Alex Hillman

Alex Hillman

6 minute read