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 […]

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 […]

Beer Truck Disaster Preparedness for Startups

Understanding that employees keep a lot of your startup’s critical info in their heads is part of every disaster (or attrition) preparedness plan. The analysis often begins with, “What if (employee name) gets hit by a beer truck?” But for a tech startup with just a few developers – especially when the founder isn’t one […]

Feeling Unfocused? Here’s How You Can Cure Your Shiny Object Syndrome & Figure Out the ONE THING That Matters

Shiny Object Syndrome is a buzzkill. One day you’ve got a great new app idea that’s going to change your industry forever. (“Payphone Finder! It’ll change the world!”) The next? You’re thinking you should start an agency and do one-on-one client work. And then a week later you’re watching a documentary about Amazon resellers, and […]