Working Remotely and Getting Stuff Done: Advanced Productivity Hacks for Location-Independent Professionals

  When working remotely, the unstructured nature of your work environment can make it a struggle to get stuff done. Distractions like food, laundry, and television can throw your schedule into complete disarray, leading to rushed project work, unmet deadlines, a poor work-life balance, and more. There’s no shortage of challenges that can stop you […]

The coLab Team Expands Again! Welcome, Renee!

  The Okanagan coLab is pleased to announce that we’ve once again brought another awesome team member on board. Renee Makea has joined coLab as our new Community Manager, which she describes as a ‘camp director’ type role. She’ll be creating opportunities for coLab members to connect and organizing experiences that bring members together. Renee […]

“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 […]