Archives for March 2017

March 23, 2017 - No Comments!

Top 10 benefits of coworking

On the fence about joining a co-work space? We asked our members for their favourite things about being in the space, and as a result, here are 10 benefits to being in a co work space!

#1. You're never alone.
Stuck on a project? Need to ask an expert a quick question? Chances are there'll be someone close by who can help you.

#2. Inspiration is always close at hand.
With so many beautiful co work spaces in the city, you can't help but be inspired every day. 

#3. Tea and Coffee is free! Enough said 😉

#4. Printing, photocopying, scanning... all the office essentials right at your fingertips.

#5. Solid internet. Never lose that connection again.

#6. Quiet time
Need to take a private phone call or have some space to be alone? Most co-work offices have phone booths, meeting rooms and little nooks to help you feel a little bit of privacy when it's needed.

#7. Events on your doorstep!
Having community events on a weekly and monthly basis in your office is a huge bonus. You might learn something new, meet someone new or even get a free beer or two. Win win!

#8. Resources
Being surrounded by so many other workers means resources and advice at your fingertips. Need a lawyer or accountant? Chances are, someone else in the office has a great recommendation!

#9. High end furniture
No more sitting at home on a fold up IKEA chair, nope in a co-work space you'll have high end furniture designed to support your back and keep you comfortable while you work.

#10. Professional meeting space
Keep your business looking pro by meeting with clients in a dedicated meeting space - no loud music, no interruptions, just you and your client.

March 9, 2017 - No Comments!

Growing Your Network The Fun Way

Do you hate networking? Do you dread attempting to get dressed in something "professional" just to cling to your wine glass all evening and then go back home feeling drained and like you wasted your evening? You're not alone, because networking in the traditional sense is no fun. Even the word comes with connotations of stuffy, boring, cringe filled events. Fear not, we've got 5 quick tips to get you on your way to having fun whilst networking!

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March 8, 2017 - No Comments!

Local Tools: Networking

Networking. It's dreaded, it's hated, it's not always fun. Fear not though! We've got a post coming later this week on how to make it 100x more fun, and to test out your new skills, here's 5 local events and tools you can use for growing your network.

(With today being International Women's Day, the majority of these events come from companies run by women, are targeted for women, or include a panel of women only speakers.)


MARCH 8TH/15TH/22ND: Rock Your Business Plan
Get the support of Futurpreneur while you hash out your business plan. The best bit about workshops? Meeting people in the exact same situation as you, in a much more relaxed and informal fashion. Rock that network and gain skills at the same time!

MARCH 23RD: Improve your public speaking skills
Here in the office at the end of the month, YWIB is hosting an event to discuss public speaking - something that can be applied to those networking events you're planning on attending! Get your presentation and speaking skills down with an intimate workshop taught by Genicca Whitney.

MARCH 27TH: Grow your personal brand
Attend an event that focus on growing your personal brand, and meet likeminded people while you're at it! Vancity Business Babes has an event just for that on March 27th. Reserve your spot here and head downtown to surround yourself with powerful women!

MARCH 30TH: Women in Tech
A panel discussion with women from companies such as Slack, Saje, Hootsuite and more. This panel profiles some of the leading ladies in tech. They'll be sharing personal experiences, advice and how they achieved their career successes.