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We are how we work. At CoCreativ, we believe that better work days lead to a fuller, more adventurous life. We're devoted to improving the 93,600 hours we each spend at work and to brightening the days in between.
Are you an entrepreneur who’s running a small business and dreaming of a vacation? Are you hesitant to step away from the biz for a few days or worried that you won’t be able to enjoy a worry-free getaway? You’re not alone. Studies show that only 57% of small business owners plan to take a vacation this year. Sounds sad right? Well, the good news is that vacation can be a reality – even for small business owners. The secret is to prepare your clients and any staff and to set limits for yourself. Here are a few tips on how to get your business and yourself ready for some much-needed R&R.
Andrea Romero is the Community Manager of the CoCreativ South Tampa office. She's a USF Grad and her interests include personal styling, writing and social media. In addition to being the warm welcome you see at our coworking office, Andrea is also an entreprenuer. She recently started a business as a Personal Stylist (in part due to being inspired by our members)! Learn more about her and what she loves about Tampa!
Are you tired of hustling to help someone else achieve their dreams? Deciding to open a small business and taking off on your own as an entrepreneur is a BFD! Calling the shots isn’t always glamorous, and statistics show that about 80% of new businesses only survive the first year. That’s a daunting stat. It takes a lot to set yourself and your new business up for success. So how do you know that you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? These questions may help you to determine that:
So you’re thinking of striking out on your own, congratulations! Now you need to land your first few clients. At CoCreativ, we see entrepreneurs at every stage and the road to your first 100K is different for everyone (one of our founders failed 3 times before our successful start up). We’ve learned a lot of lessons about getting your first client. These tips are good for all types of small business owners to get your first clients and the next few too.
Love is in the air, and we’re feeling it thanks to the great feedback from our many happy members! Check out a few of the latest and greatest social media reviews praising our amazing team members, affordable shared office space, and the best office rental value in Tampa, Florida (ok we may be a little biased there). Still not convinced? Be sure to take a look at some awesome success stories from local entrepreneurs. With CoCreativ, you’ll see the difference of our family style community no matter what stage of business growth you’re in.
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." --Henry Ford
We’ve been at this so long it can be hard to remember that for many people, coworking is a new work trend. So, what is coworking? It is often seen as an alternative to working from home or renting your own office. Our members find that our shared space offers flexibility, increased productivity, and networking opportunities. Here we take a deeper look at what coworking is and whether you might benefit from it.
When people hear New Year’s resolutions, they often think of things like “lose weight” or “travel more” For small business owners and entrepreneurs, personal goals often coincide with professional goals. This is the perfect time to reflect on your business’ progress and create impactful New Year’s resolutions for your small business.
Creating a professional image is key to your success. Whether you're just starting out as an entrepreneur or a burgeoning freelancer, first impressions are crucial to gaining new clients and keeping your reputation. How you present yourself plays a very important part in making a great first impression during an initial meeting with a client or during an introduction at a networking function.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller
When you start your own business or work remotely, it’s easy to feel secluded working at home alone. Sure a coffee shop gives you some human interaction, but it’s not the same as working around like-minded professionals-nor is it as beneficial.
At CoCreativ, we believe in helping you be more productive; because when you get things done every day feels like Friday. As small business owners ourselves, we understand how easy it is to be pulled in multiple directions with your business and then feel like you’re not getting as much done as you’d like. That’s why we’re sharing our team’s favorite productivity tips to win your workday!