Going Loco for Local: One coLabber’s Mission to Supercharge the Okanagan Economy

This week on the coLab blog, we talk to Des Regier about giving the Okanagan economy a shot of adrenaline. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it shattered a lot of paradigms and sparked a lot of changes. For coLab member Des Regier, the most significant shift had to do with realizing just how many consumer […]

Small Wonders: Throw a Stone and Watch the Ripple Effect

Have you ever heard of the ripple effect? Defined as the continuing and spreading results of an event or action, we are seeing it evidenced in protests around the world sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. I became aware of it in February, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic hijacked 2020—and the […]

Mindset Mastery: An Interview with coLab Member Danielle Grant

Photo Credit: Daniel Jones Photography | https://thedanieljones.com/ Mindset development is one of the key pieces of any successful entrepreneur’s journey. Mindset helps you keep your chill when everything is on fire. Mindset gives you a wider perspective on challenges, enabling you to see solutions you might’ve otherwise missed. And mindset is how you learn to […]

And We’re Back: coLab’s Post-COVID Reopening Plan

Roses are red, violets are blue/ coLab is reopening with a whole ton of new measures in place that we’re going to talk about today to keep y’all in the loop/ WOOHOO! That’s right…after being forced back to our home offices, kitchen tables, basements, etc for 2 months, we can now proudly and joyfully say [...]

Virtual Events & the Friends of coLab Membership

Virtual Meeting

UPDATE: coLab is planning a phased reopening, and gradually opening to members. Come discover how you can join our community. Not ready to work in our space yet? Join virtually with our Friends of coLab membership. The COVID-19 public health crisis is requiring companies of all kinds to innovate, to create new business models that [...]

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 […]