Head Heart Hustle, Part 2: The Heart

Welcome to Part 2 of our Head Heart Hustle series. Last week, we talked about The Head, which is our term for the notion that becoming a subject matter expert allows us to find our freedom, do great work, and collaborate with talented professionals. This week, we’re talking about something that’s just as important as […]

Head Heart Hustle, Part 1: The Head

The gig economy. Knowledge industries. Internet-based business. Online/remote/freelance work. Whatever you want to call it, we now live in a world where it’s possible to make a full-time living by punching buttons and clicking images on a magic screen that connects you to the whole darn world. And that means instead of your ability to […]

Move Aside, Terry Gilliam: coLab Launches New Animator Program

“As the horrendous Black Beast lunged forward, escape for Arthur and his knights seemed hopeless – when suddenly, the Animator suffered a fatal heart attack. The cartoon peril was no more.” Monty Python and the Holy Grail If there’s one thing we can learn from Terry Gilliam, it’s that being an Animator is dangerous work. […]

Your Princess is in Another Castle: What Classic Video Games Can Teach Us About Business

Business is a lot like a video game: There’s always a new quest line you could be starting, you’re constantly looking for new allies and equipment, and the map only ever shows you places you’ve already been. But just like a video game, running a business can be easy if you have the right skills, […]

No More File Folders: Our Top Picks for the Best Project Management Suites for Freelancers, Startups, and Distributed Teams

  When you’re working in a knowledge economy, keeping your work organized is what allows you to hit deadlines, impress clients, and stay sane while you’re at it. And the better your project management system, the better you’ll be able to organize your time to not only hit all of your goals, but also live […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: How to Take Care of Yourself So You Can Take Care of Business

Self-care gets knocked around a lot. People think it’s over-indulgent. That it’s a waste of time. That it’s an unnecessary expense. But self-care – at least in the true sense of the term – isn’t about frivolity. It’s about meeting your basic human needs so that you can stay happy and healthy. And when you’re […]

Foodie Heaven: Best Downtown Kelowna Restaurants for Hosting Business Meetings

Kelowna is home to no shortage of fantastic eateries at every price point. But when it comes time to take a client to lunch, drinks, or dinner, not all restaurants are created equal. At a business lunch, the venue you choose says a lot about who you are as a person, and the ambiance at […]

Spring into the Season: Awesome Spring Events for Biz Owners

Spring has officially arrived in the Okanagan (kinda sorta) and that means there’s all sorts of great spring events happening to help you take your business to the next level. From skills development workshops to industry chats to networking events to just plain old-fashioned fun, there’s no shortage of ways to get out and about […]

Spring Cleaning Your Brain: 3 Mindset Shifts That Will Grow Your Business

Spring is a time for growth in a variety of different ways. And in today’s knowledge economy, much of your business’ growth is dependent on your ability to maintain a growth mindset. Mindset is something that almost every entrepreneur recognizes as of vital importance, but few entrepreneurs make time for mindset work. This spring, give […]