Is Your Home Office Costing You Business?

The home office is where a lot of entrepreneurs and startups begin for what I think are obvious reasons: it’s at no cost and a safe place to build. You can take conference calls or meetings either at your desk or off-site at your favorite coffee shop and the flexibility is great. I can’t pretend […]

Create, Innovate, Inspire, and Persevere by Eating Well

thinkspace members who have met me know that I am Peter Chee’s assistant and that I’m relatively new to Seattle. What the majority of you won’t know is that my background is in holistic health and wellness along with a master’s degree in education. These concentrations share a common foundation in that your health and […]

How I Work With Tiffany Larson, ZappBug

The “How I Work” series, most noteworthy done by Lifehacker, has been reproduced by multiple authors for good reason: people love to hear from successful and influential people and learn the intricacies of their day-to-day. It can be inspiring and motivating to hear about the best, and oftentimes most simplistic practices.   Bi-monthly, you’ll hear from thinkspace’s […]

Stop Overthinking It

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

All the Answers in the World

I’ve always thought people have multiple selves – meaning your actions and reactions vary based on people and settings. It’s hard to be one personality all the time. For example my “personal self” loves horoscopes. A horoscope or fortune is a slight glimmer of hope of what might come tomorrow, or at least a positive placebo. My “work self” would […]

3 Tips for Using Groupon to Grow Your Business (Without Destroying It)

Our friends at Salty Waffle recently published an article written by Cameron over at Synotac. If you’re a small business owner- I definitely recommend checking out Cameron’s daily deal sites for business blog series. There has been a lot of buzz about Groupon, LivingSocial, Google Deals and all the other online deals sites over the last year because of […]

How To Get a Job at a Startup

Many people that dream of eventually owning their own business consider getting a job with a startup business. Working for a start up can offer “pre-entrepreneurs” a lot of value. Employees of startups are able to see just how hard it is to run your own business on the day-to-day. At a start up, employees […]

How to be Lazy, Productive and Successful

This is a guest post from one of our thinkspace members, Matt Heinz president and founder of Heinz Marketing. Some of the most successful and productive people I know are lazy. They’ll tell you so. David Allen, author of Getting Things Done and the godfather of productivity. Lazy. He will tell you this at the beginning […]

Small Business Success by Seth Godin

Straight from Seth Godin’s blog — it’s an old one from 2007. I love reading older blog posts for the first time and looking at them as hindsight 20/20… especially from Seth Godin. Small business success Three things you need: the ability to abandon a plan when it doesn’t work, the confidence to do the […]