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CoLab Orlando Video — Why Working in Coffee Shops is a Pain

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Forget the stale service and try coworking in Orlando instead Ever tried working in a coffee shop? Working in a hip coffee shop sounds like a great idea. Comfy chairs, access to awesome lattes and free WiFi should make for a convenient and uber-cool place to get some work done. After all, with smart phones, tablets and powerful laptops, you have everything you need, right? WRONG! Coffee shops are more than just a cool place to hang out — they’re a business. And like any business, they make money by selling things to customers. If you take three hours to complete a project in your local shop and only buy a small cappuccino, you’re taking up valuable space that might keep other paying customers from enjoying their visit. As a result, there has been a trend of coffee shops trying to politely and gently give people like you the message: …

Virginia editor finds coworking refuge at CoLab Orlando

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Christine Schirr of OtterCorrect says CoLab Orlando was the perfect temporary solution Christine Schirr, founder and lead editor at OtterCorrect, a Virginia-based writing and editing business, found herself in sunny Orlando for a few weeks in need of a place to perch her laptop. Schirr’s company provides writing and editing services for a variety of clients, giving her the flexibility to work anywhere. After she landed in Orlando, she was working in the solitude of a friend’s home. But that environment lacked the social interaction and constant caffeine drip that a creative person needs for peak performance. That’s when she decided to set up temporary shop at CoLab Orlando, a coworking community in the heart of Orlando. She talked to us recently about her experience here: How did you hear about CoLab? I heard about it because I knew that there were similar resources available in other cities, so I …

CoLab Orlando lets you cowork around the world

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Coworking exchange program lets members work around the globe You’re an Orlando-based graphic designer who usually works out of one of the funky, fun coworking spaces at CoLab Orlando but your friends want to take a girls trip in California’s wine country. They work in the world of cubicles and paid vacation time. You are a self-employed, one-woman dynamo, meaning time off is money lost. But it doesn’t have to be that way. CoLab is a member of the International Coworking Visa program. (This is the very active growing Wiki page HERE) The forward thinkers of CoLab Orlando have partnered with many coworking spaces across the United States and in dozens of countries around the globe. This offers CoLab community members the opportunity to set up temporary shop even if it’s just for a few hours, a whole day or longer (with some limitations, depending on the location). Time away …

CoLab Orlando Welcomes New Community Director

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Wilson brings coworking experience to help grow CoLab Orlando’s community (Update – as seen TV) Our CoLab Orlando members have likely seen a new face in the hallways. It’s Brian Wilson, CoLab’s new community director. Brian has experience in coworking, having spent time at a coworking space in Portland, Ore., and he already plans to help grow our community. Tell us about yourself. I’m originally from New Jersey, and I graduated from Ramapo College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Contemporary Arts. After college, I got a job at Walt Disney World, where I worked on and off for three years as a cast member and front desk trainer. I later moved to Portland, Ore., because I fell in love with the city once during a vacation. While I was there, I worked at a coworking space for a year and a half. When did you first …

CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Windy McCarty of LifeShare Management Group, Inc.

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Downtown coworking space gives Windy a chance to interact with members of other professions Windy McCarty enjoys her job. She’s director of LifeShare Management Group, Inc., a New Hampshire-based agency that provides residential support, respite services, vocation rehabilitation and other services to people with disabilities. She also loves CoLab Orlando and her corner office here. It’s cozy, she says, and has a great view of the Orange County Regional History Center. She enjoys the camaraderie and interaction she has with other members. “I’m here a lot so it’s like my second home,” she says. Tell us about yourself. I’ve been working with LifeShare Management Group, Inc. for about 3 ½ years. Our whole mission is to help people have as much independence and freedom as possible. We try to help get people out of institutions and get them into the community. How did you get interested in this field of …

CoLab Orlando To Host Holiday Party Today

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Free food, drinks and magic show will be featured during the event  Join CoLab Orlando members for the “Holiday Magic” party at Elixir Bar Room & Hash House today, Dec. 6 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.! We’re excited to host an event that will get us out of our offices and into a fun environment with free food and drinks and a performance by our very own CoLab Orlando member, Kostya Kimlat, a magician from ThinkMagic. Won’t you join us for a bit of holiday merriment? Meet us at Elixir (located at 9 Washington St. on the corner of Washington and Orange Ave.) in a few hours! For more information, send an email to jthomas@realtrend.com.  

CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Christopher Stapleton of Simiosys

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Experiential media specialist enjoys connecting with other creative thinkers Every day, Christopher Stapleton is charged with the task of providing the color to people’s imaginations. He owns and operates Simiosys, a company that produces and designs experiential media — using digital media, simulation, mixed reality and virtual reality — for brands. His creative imprint can be found in theme parks, museums and on television shows in Germany, Japan, Italy and stateside. You might’ve experienced some of his work: he’s responsible for some of the most thrilling special effects at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure — think Wizarding World of Harry Potter— and other theme parks in Orlando and around the world. Stapleton says working at CoLab Orlando plugs him into a network of other creative thinkers, a perk of working in the coworking space. How long have you been at CoLab Orlando? Four years. How did you hear about CoLab? …

CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Kostya Kimlat of ThinkMagic

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Orlando coworking space great location, abundant in networking opportunities A Harry Houdini book report accompanied by a magic trick sealed Kostya Kimlat’s fate by igniting a passion for magic that has never faded. Since middle school, he’s known he wanted to be a magician, which spurred his career and the co-founding of ThinkMagic. The company has a network of magicians across the country who are dispatched to various businesses and events — including halftime of Orlando Magic games. The company focuses on helping improve customer experience through brand perception and marketing. We recently chatted with Kimlat about why ThinkMagic chose CoLab Orlando as its professional home. How long have you been at CoLab? In June 2010 we were here for six months and shared an office space with someone else. Then we started traveling a lot so there was no reason to have an office. Now we’re back. We just …

CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Norman Yu Photography

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Orlando’s coworking space perfect for up-and-coming photographer’s business Norman Yu, 35, enjoys helping people. It’s why he became a nurse. It’s also why he became a photographer. Yu is the owner of Norman Yu Photography, a boutique photography company that specializes in weddings. Though he still has his nursing license and works as a nurse once a week, Yu fuels his passion for art and capturing special moments by taking photos. How long have you been here at CoLab? About a year and eight months. How did you hear about CoLab? It’s kind of funny. When I had just moved back from Los Angeles, I was meeting clientele at the local Starbucks and Panera. I visited a friend’s job, who’s an attorney, and I saw at his workplace that there was a central conference room and five or six attorneys working out of this office. They all worked for themselves …

CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Phil Calfee of MediaStormPro

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Video production & web design entrepreneur sought coworking space for networking, easier commute At age 10, Phil Calfee knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He wanted to spend his career making computer-generated dinosaurs like they did on Jurassic Park. Calfee, now 33, pursued his interest in digital media by launching Orlando video production company MediaStormPro in 2010. The company specializes in graphic design, video production and web design. The most rewarding part of his job, he says, is building relationships with his clients and helping them promote their businesses. “Getting paid is a nice reward for what I do, but the relationships make it worthwhile,” he says. Before launching his own business, Calfee worked from home for the digital agency edgefactory. When the time came to venture into business ownership, he knew he wanted to be around other small businesses. CoLab Orlando has helped increase his …

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