The Inside Scoop on Affinity Hall: An Interview with Jules Galloway

      In case you missed it, the Okanagan coLab recently launched our new events space, Affinity Hall. There have also been some substantial renovations happening over the last year or so, and now, we’re reflecting on the changes that are making coLab a cooler place to work. Affinity Hall – as well as […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 4: Say Hello to Junction Creative

      Welcome to the fourth and final part of our Head Heart Hustle series. Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about how your brains, your passion, and your drive to do awesome stuff are what make you amazing at what you do. This week, we’re putting all of that together – and […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 3: The Hustle

(Yeah, do it. Do the hustle! Do-do-do do-do-do-do-do-do, do-do-do do-do-do-do-do-do… *flute solo*) Two weeks ago, we talked about The Head – about the value of expertise. Last week, we talked about The Heart – about why passion matters in business. This week, we’re tackling the third part of Head Heart Hustle: The Hustle. Hustle. It’s […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 2: The Heart

Welcome to Part 2 of our Head Heart Hustle series. Last week, we talked about The Head, which is our term for the notion that becoming a subject matter expert allows us to find our freedom, do great work, and collaborate with talented professionals. This week, we’re talking about something that’s just as important as […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 1: The Head

The gig economy. Knowledge industries. Internet-based business. Online/remote/freelance work. Whatever you want to call it, we now live in a world where it’s possible to make a full-time living by punching buttons and clicking images on a magic screen that connects you to the whole darn world. And that means instead of your ability to […]

Move Aside, Terry Gilliam: coLab Launches New Animator Program

“As the horrendous Black Beast lunged forward, escape for Arthur and his knights seemed hopeless – when suddenly, the Animator suffered a fatal heart attack. The cartoon peril was no more.” Monty Python and the Holy Grail If there’s one thing we can learn from Terry Gilliam, it’s that being an Animator is dangerous work. […]

Your Princess is in Another Castle: What Classic Video Games Can Teach Us About Business

Business is a lot like a video game: There’s always a new quest line you could be starting, you’re constantly looking for new allies and equipment, and the map only ever shows you places you’ve already been. But just like a video game, running a business can be easy if you have the right skills, […]

No More File Folders: Our Top Picks for the Best Project Management Suites for Freelancers, Startups, and Distributed Teams

  When you’re working in a knowledge economy, keeping your work organized is what allows you to hit deadlines, impress clients, and stay sane while you’re at it. And the better your project management system, the better you’ll be able to organize your time to not only hit all of your goals, but also live […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: How to Take Care of Yourself So You Can Take Care of Business

Self-care gets knocked around a lot. People think it’s over-indulgent. That it’s a waste of time. That it’s an unnecessary expense. But self-care – at least in the true sense of the term – isn’t about frivolity. It’s about meeting your basic human needs so that you can stay happy and healthy. And when you’re […]