“Remote Workers are Slackers” and Other Bogus Beliefs that Keep Old-School Companies Stuck in the Past

The economy is undergoing a massive change, with skilled professionals increasingly leaving salaried positions to instead go their own way by freelancing, working remotely, or building a new startup. And while this shift is a boon for those who love their freedom and have awesome ideas they want to make realities, a lot of more […]

New Friends are the Best Friends: Welcome, Luan!

Luan Jardine has joined coLab as our new official Cat Herder. coLab’s team has added another new member! You’ve no doubt noticed Luan’s shiny, happy face in the coLab. Luan has joined the coLab team as our Cat Herder (or “Project Coordinator”, if you want to be pedestrian about it), and she’ll be putting her […]

Bland to Brand: Networking or NOTworking? Touch Up Your Elevator Pitch with These Simple Sales Tactics

Networking is a great way to develop new business contacts and land new projects, but if you approach networking events the wrong way, you’ll leave without any potential new business opportunities – meaning a wasted evening and an admission fee that got you absolutely nothing. But with the right tactics in mind, you can make […]

Going Back to Go Forward: An Interview with David Botwick-Ries of Homestead Coworking

  Here at coLab, we’re all about building a rich community of coworkers who show up to get work done, meet interesting new people, drink awesome coffee & tea, and have fun while they’re at it. But we’re not the only coworking space doing this. All across the world, in cities large and small, coworking […]

Eating Crow: How to Recover When You’ve Completely Dropped the Ball on a Client

    Okay, so the worst thing that could happen just happened. The dog ate your annual report. The marketing campaign that was supposed to launch today has been ground to a halt thanks to a little piece of mangled code. You missed a client meeting. “This is bad,” you’re thinking. “This is really bad. […]

It’s a Very Special Birthday! The coLabiversary Approaches (Plus Renovation & coLearn Updates & Other Fun Stuff!)

It’s been a busy summer at the Okanagan coLab. New members, returning members, and lots of super fun events – not to mention all the dust we’ve been kicking up with the renovation. (And let’s not forget the fact that coLab is turning SIX this month! Correct us if we’re wrong, but we’re fairly certain […]

coLabber Spotlight: coLab Curator Dylan Ranney

Dylan Ranney on the drums. Photo Credit: Miles Overn Photography.   coLab is blessed with an abundance of great art from talented local artists hanging on the walls. From the tiny floppy drive paintings to the Victorian-style oil portrait of coLab member Josh Ansell, there’s lots of great imagery splashed everywhere you go, making the […]

Side Hustle to Only Hustle: How to Ditch Your ‘Clark Kent’ Job

  So you’ve got this big, bold dream, a shiny new idea for a business that combines a valuable skill you just so happen to have with a passion that burns bright in your heart. But there’s just one problem, one thing standing between you & your new business: A day job. There’s no shame […]