Watch Your Language! Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Eliminating these Three Words

    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. […]

How to Clearly Explain Your Idea to a Software Developer

  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 […]

Bland to Brand: How to Show Off Your Personality in Your Business – Without Sounding Unprofessional

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 […]

3 Ways Your Home Office is Ruining Your Mental Health

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 […]

New Faces in Familiar Places: A Hearty coLab Welcome to Annika Nebe

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 […]

Plug your company in with Enterprise Membership

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.