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.
December’s an interesting month. Some of us get busier with the holiday hustle, and other find themselves in a period of seasonal slow-down. No matter what your situation is though, it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on around you during these hectic holidays. It’s definitely happened to us at times! Don’t worry though, we’re back with […]
Pierre Rondier is usually pretty quiet. He grabs his usual hotdesk seat in the morning, pours himself a coffee, adjusts his round glasses, and then it’s head-down, work mode. Get him talking though and you’ll find yourself an unmatched interlocutor.
On November 19th co+Lab tried something new. Something different. We wanted to #GetLoud for mental wellness. Rather than host another traditional workshop Shane and I wanted to create an evening experience complete with conversation, live music, and speakers sharing their experiences and struggles with mental wellness.