Coworking through Disaster

At COWORKQC, we have intentionally created a community of people who, as we like to say, “work alone, together.” This is obvious everyday as we observe people brainstorming, collaborating, walking down the street to grab lunch, hiring one another, and generally enjoying the workday together. This sense of kinship is evident on the most average day, but was even more so last Monday night when a disaster took place outside our space and literally flew right through our window.

Member Feature: Amy Sivertsen

Member Feature: Amy Sivertsen

My long-term goals include being able to look back and have few regrets on the path my life has taken, so I'm working to make sure I don't neglect pursuing something out of fear or what-if. I'd rather look back and say, "Oh...maybe I shouldn't have taken that job that one time," instead of saying, "Oh...I'm so sad we never decided to do that..."  Another long-term goal is to raise healthy, aware, well-rounded, and hard-working kids.

Member Feature: Leslie Klipsch

Member Feature: Leslie Klipsch

Favorite part of your work: I find people endlessly fascinating and love interviewing them. This is true whether I'm interviewing someone for an article or a podcast episode. I love words and fully believe in the power of the pen. In everything I do, I aim to celebrate life and nudge the dial toward beauty and justice.

Mother's Wisdom: 3 ways to invest your time, money and talents to bring in the paycheck

Mother's Wisdom: 3 ways to invest your time, money and talents to bring in the paycheck

Spending money to make money doesn't make me flinch. Why? I am the daughter of two entrepreneurs. Most of what I learned about starting and running a business comes from observing my parents and how they conducted their business. As I have grown older, I've also learned through many conversations with them around the table.

5 Reasons The Creative Collective Is For You

We get it. We live in a region where real estate is plentiful and a home office can be a reality. Why leave to go downtown and cowork?

We think there are all kinds of great answers to this question. The coworkers at The Creative Collective still work from home occasionally and we all love to hang out in our favorite coffee shops. That hasn't changed. But what has changed is our ability to be productive regularly around other professionals, sharpen our skill sets, and grow our businesses. Here's what has been happening at the coworking space and why we believe coworking is right for you

Member Profile: Kelly Hancock of Noted Design

Member Profile: Kelly Hancock of Noted Design

A well-designed wedding invitation can reflect a couple's personality while giving their guests a preview of the good time and general awesomeness awaiting them at this wedding. I love good design and happy people. The reason I ultimately decided to specialize in wedding invitations is because of the clients. An engaged couple is generally blessed with optimism that is hard to come by as an adult with grown-up responsibilities.

Better Together

Better Together

As an introvert, one of the things I loved about working from my home office was that, quite frankly, I didn’t have to see anyone. A detailed email to my supervisor? So much easier than an actual conversation.  A conference call during which I could participate in my sweaty gym clothes? Perfect. Yes, it got lonesome and I will admit to spending way too much time talking to my cat and doing laundry, but ultimately, working from home seemed an introverted writer’s dream. And yet...

Member Feature: Brandon Carleton

Member Feature: Brandon Carleton

"I try to follow people on Instagram that make me angry. I know that sounds odd, but there are some people that create things that make me say: “WHAT THE HECK. HOW DID THEY DO THAT? I COULD NEVER DO THAT IF I TRIED!” This motivates me to keep working and keep growing as an artist."