Category Archives: General

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]