Go Your Own Way: 3 Key Habits to NOT Be Broke as a Freelancer

Freelancing is not for the faint of heart. It’s lonely, it’s long hours, it’s confusing & messy at times, and if you aren’t careful, it can decimate your bank account. As a freelancer, you’re responsible for finding your own work, doing the work, billing for the work, making sure the bill gets paid, and then […]

A Flood of Ambition: An Interview with DryFab Customs CEO Jeff Swan

Y’all know that building a business ain’t easy. It takes passion, commitment, book smarts, and a crazy amount of faith. Today on the coLab blog, we’re talking with coLabber Jeff Swan about his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he’s learned that are helping him succeed. coLab: Where are you from? Jeff:  Winnipeg, MB coLab: What […]

The Best Places To Have Lunch Downtown

Eating together is social glue. The idea of Hungry Hungry Hustlers is to make connections, meet someone new all while eating something tasty. Bi-weekly on Thursdays, coLab chooses different downtown local eateries for members and their guests to grab lunch. The coLab members listed their favourite places to have lunch downtown and we want to […]

What Coworking Means: An Interview with Content Czar Mike Straus

Coworking Week is coming up, and here at coLab, we’re asking members what coworking means to them. Today, we’re talking with coLabber Mike Straus about the meaning of coworking and how coworking has impacted his life. Mike is a freelance copywriter and longtime coLab member with a lot to say about coworking. COLAB: If you […]

coLab Member Spotlight: Jonathan Whiting from StreetText

Jonathan Whiting from Street Text

Created in 2010, StreetText provides easy Facebook advertising and lead generation funnels to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses consistently.   Today I met with Jon Whiting, StreetText co-founder and coLab member to get an inside look into his background and insights surrounding his entrepreneurial journey. Link to the full interview here.   coLab: What inspired […]

Top 10 Instagram Photos From Kelowna’s Tech Community

Kelowna’s tech community is a great place to hang out, meet cool people, do awesome work, have fun, and build cool stuff. And that’s exactly what these 10 photos show. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Instagram posts we’ve seen recently, to share with you all the rad stuff that’s been happening in the Kelowna […]

Practically Perfect in Every Way: An Interview with Nannysitters Founder Christina Stein

    “You know, you can say it backwards, which is docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus, but that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think?”  — Mary Poppins     Finding a nanny or babysitter in the Okanagan is tough, especially for families who are new to the area or who are just visiting for a business trip. Sure, […]

coLab Bells: Ringing in the Holidays with a Festive coLab-Themed Carol

Because why the heck not?   It’s official: The holiday season is upon us. (Insert excited dancing and/or heart attack of “there’s so much left to get done” -ness here.)   This week on the coLab blog, we’re getting into the festive spirit with a coworking-themed rendition of Jingle Bells, written by your friendly neighbourhood Content Czar […]