Category Archives: General

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. […]

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 […]