This week on the blog, coLab member and leadership coach Karen Bowen gives us a primer on a few simple ways that you can improve communication with your team starting right now. Words can often seem inconsequential in the moment. But what studies have repeatedly shown is that the words we use Matter. […]
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This week on the blog, coLab member and software tester Shelley LaHay explains how software startups can avoid common development headaches by clearly laying out their software idea right from the get-go. Have you dreamed of taking your idea and nurturing it into the next hot app, business solution, or software platform? Your […]
The great thing about being a solopreneur, startup, or tech worker? Is that people expect you to be interesting. Sure, when you walk into some big chain store like Flim Flortons or LOL-Mart, every person there is a faceless cog in a much larger machine, completely replaceable at any point – a commodity. They all […]
When you first started working from home, you probably thought it was the bee’s knees. No more getting stuck in traffic on the highway during your morning commute. No more coworkers and bosses interrupting you every 3 seconds to request a meeting that should’ve been an email. And if you want to work while wearing […]
There’s a friendly new face welcoming visitors to the coLab. If you’ve happened to pass by the coLab reception area in the past little while, you’ve likely noticed Annika Nebe fielding phone calls, sending emails, scanning documents, or making (really good) coffee. Annika has joined the Okanagan coLab as our official Community Animator, and we […]
If you’ve visited the coLab at any point during the last few months, you’ve no doubt noticed that there have been some…ch-ch-ch-changes. Time may change us, but we can’t trace time. First there was the addition of coLab West Campus. Then we unveiled the new logo and removed that dumb annoying plus sign […]
We’re sailors on the ferocious seas of freelancing, the endless expanses of entrepreneurism. Braving the storms of uncertainty, crashing through waves of doubt. Looking across the bow and out over the horizon, Shane and I saw the expansion of co+Lab approaching ever faster. We knew. It’s time for a refocusing, a reevaluation.
It’s no secret that things here in the co+Lab are starting to get a little cramped. We have lots of new members in the space, and elbow-room is increasingly becoming a scarce resource.
Finally, flexible workspace for fast-moving project teams. Scaling companies are always dealing with the frustrations of workspace for their teams. Whether it’s a quick collaborative brainstorming meeting, a flexible multipurpose team hub, or a secure private office — the challenge is managing all this as you speed from 0 to 100.