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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 […]

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 […]

Tax Time is Coming: Maximize Your Return with These Simple Strategies

  It’s the end of March, which means two things: Spring has finally arrived, and tax season is on its way. Nobody likes filing taxes. But when you’re a freelancer, solopreneur, or startup founder, tax time is torture. Digging out crumpled receipts from the glove box of your car, frantically adding up everything you spent […]

Bookworm Alert: Best Entrepreneur Reads as Recommended by coLabbers

  via GIPHY As a freelancer, solopreneur, or startup founder, one of your core responsibilities is continually learning new and exciting things about how to take your business to the next level. The moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing and the moment your business starts to decline. And as cheesy as […]

Bland to Brand: Closing the Deal – How to Move Potential Clients from “I Don’t Know” to “Heck Yes!”

  Whether you’re a freelancer or startup founder, sales are key to your business’ success. It doesn’t matter whether your product or service is the best on the planet if you can’t successfully convince people to do business with you. That’s why the #1 thing that determines whether freelancers & startup founders succeed or fail…is […]

Growing Your Startup: Attracting New Talent in a Competitive Market

The thing about being a startup founder is that your business inevitably starts to grow, which means at some point you have to start hiring (or keep hiring) in order to handle your ever-increasing workload and capitalize on new opportunities. But in competitive markets where there’s a shortage of qualified talent, and where budget constraints […]

Stronger Together: Level Up Your Freelance Game with Strategic Partnerships

  Freelancing can often seem like a lonely path to walk. You against the world as you work alone on projects all day every day, trapped in (or perhaps enjoying) your Fortress of Solitude. But the great thing about being a freelancer is that it affords you a great deal of freedom and opportunity. And […]

The 5 Stages of Working From Home, Told in GIFs

Working from home is both the best and the worst. And if you’ve been a home-based worker for any stretch of time, you’ve no doubt encountered the many joys and sorrows that come with having your office in the same location as the place where you eat/sleep/watch TV/ spend time with your family etc etc […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, coLab Edition

    Merry (almost) Christmas one and all! In honour of the holiday season, we’re taking a break from our education-y type content to give you something fun you can enjoy: A coworking-themed Christmas poem.   ‘Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the coLab All the good co-working girls and boys Were having […]