Important COVID-19 Announcement: Virtual Events & the Friends of coLab Membership

Virtual Meeting

coLab has temporarily closed its physical office and moved all of its operations online. Come discover how you can join our online community and become a Friend of coLab. The COVID-19 public health crisis is requiring companies of all kinds to innovate, to create new business models that limit in-person contact so as to avoid [...]

Hustle Hard: An Interview with coLab Events Specialist Sophie Sullivan

coLab is more than just four walls and a bunch of desks. One of the best parts of the coLab experience is all of the educational and fun events that bring the community together to learn, grow, share, and network. But running an event machine like coLab demands the support of a variety of talented […]

Recipe for Success

Welcome to coLab’s Kitchen! Today we’ll be learning how to bake a proper and authentic Recipe for Success! Follow the steps to the exact, and don’t start adding in extra ingredients without proper thought. The last thing you want is an unpalatable future. Now I know everyone hates when they find a new recipe but […]

Bland to Brand: 3 Quick Tips to Spruce Up Your Business Bio

That’s right! It’s time, at last, for another edition of Bland to Brand! In this edition: Business bios. What they’re supposed to do, why they often fail, and how to make yours serve a purpose beyond simply telling people you exist. Your business bio is basically the entrepreneurial form of a resume. Rather than help […]

Community = Caring: An Interview with coLab Community Manager Carolina Nogueira

Supporting a community as big as coLab involves several people working together to create amazing experiences. Today, we’re talking to Carolina Nogueira, coLab’s Community Manager and one of the shiny, happy people responsible for creating the coLab experience you know and love. When you walk into coLab, chances are, one of the first people you’ll […]

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 […]