The gig economy is on quite a tear. A late-2016 Pew report says that a full 24% of Americans earned money through gigs in 2016, and the story is the same here in Canada. Non-traditional workers make up 20 to 30 percent of the Canadian workforce, and by 2025, a full two-thirds of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When Joz had his first day at co+Lab we knew that he was going to be a great fit. Always eager to engage in conversation, share his ideas, or play a quick game of foosball, Joz is a person you need to meet.