For many coworking spaces International Coworking Day reminds us of the remarkable evolution and expansion of coworking spaces both locally and globally. This day also reminds us of the tremendous work coworking spaces have done to facilitate a sense of community and connection among individuals.
For the past three years, Golden Software has been a proud supporter of ReSourceYYC, a co-working space with a twist, created by Calgary entrepreneurs to help get energy professionals back into the workforce after an oil-price crash devastated that city’s economy. We believe the ReSourceYYC model is one other cities should follow when times get tough. Here is its story…so far.
Know your story, own your story, tell your story. This has been my mantra for the 25+ years that I have worked in the field of stakeholder engagement and conflict resolution. As a writer I have always loved the power of story, but it wasn’t until I lived in the Peace Country during very controversial times, in the 90s, that story – a true, simple story – became my superpower.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Calgary? Is it the Calgary Stampede, the bipolar weather, is it the multitude of coworking spaces? Okay maybe that last one isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind, but it should. Calgary is home to some of the most driven, goal-oriented individuals and coworking spaces are designed to foster that energy. With over 30 spaces around the city focused in different niches it’s virtually impossible not to find a space that satisfies your needs.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with SEEDA to help new immigrants find their Professional way in Canada. SEEDA is an enthusiastic, creative and diverse team offering engineering and project management services to assist clients in successful and sustainable execution of projects.
I joined Toastmasters because I found myself laid-off and looking for ways to build leadership and communication skills and give myself something fresh and current to say I was working on during interviews. So I didn’t sound like I was sitting at home just waiting for someone to hire me. What I found however, was that Toastmasters was so much more, it’s had a positive impact on my life and would be valuable to almost everyone.
With so many options available, it is important to determine what space will be most effective for your your company, staff and customers. A few important considerations when selecting an office space:
Location is extremely important when deciding where to work. When you are a small business time is valuable for