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 […]

Digital Nomadism: When Your Entire Life is One Long Vacation

Vacations: Even the most dedicated workaholic enjoys them. But the one thing about vacations that isn’t so much fun? Is that they always end. Unless, of course, you’re a digital nomad. For digital nomads, the secret to fulfillment is living their entire lives like it’s one long vacation. Sure, there are times when the work […]

Saying Goodbye to CubicleLand: How to Manage the Transition from Office to Coworking Space

                    Whether you’re an independent worker who just quit a salaried position to go freelance or a CEO who’s shaking things up, moving from a typical office into a coworking space can present a variety of benefits – like happier and more engaged personnel, more creative […]