Connect Ventura Coworking http://connectventura.com Coworking Ventura County: Come for the space, stay for the community. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Home Sweet Co-Working Home http://connectventura.com/2015/05/20/home-sweet-new-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=home-sweet-new-home http://connectventura.com/2015/05/20/home-sweet-new-home/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 20:26:57 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=1152 We’re settled into our new home at the Bell Arts Factory, and couldn’t feel more cozy and happy.     In true co-working spirit, we maximized our collective resources. By doing so, the turn out of our office is fabulous. Previously, the space served

The post Home Sweet Co-Working Home appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
We’re settled into our new home at the Bell Arts Factory, and couldn’t feel more cozy and happy.

4   1

In true co-working spirit, we maximized our collective resources. By doing so, the turn out of our office is fabulous. Previouslythe space served as an art studio for abstract painter Beatrix Rohlsen. It’s rudimentary form was industrial and raw with a cement floor and exposed studs.

The seemingly daunting task of transforming the naked space into a functional office, turned into a great opportunity for us to work as a team and strengthen our bond as a community.

IMG_5290  IMG_5288

The combined manifestation powers of CV Founder Josh Addison, and our dynamo office Manager, Katrina Maksimuk helped quickly source ground level materials, and some good old-fashioned elbow grease to kickstart the project.

2 3

Noah Greer, fellow co-worker, architectural designer extraordinaire, and founding partner of Manual Labor, provided the blue-prints needed to maximize the use of existing furnishings, and flow of space within the studio.

5

With all available hands on deck to transport desks, chairs, various equipment, and most importantly–the coffee maker–we created an inspired, reinvented space to call our new co-working home.

To celebrate, we’re having an open invite house-warming shindig on the First Friday of June!

First-Fridays-Ventura-logo-2  3f8709_1a01504ec3d96ce6f36177859d41235d

Please join us, and the fun art festivities going on throughout Bell Arts on the evening of Friday, June 5th. We’ll be welcoming all between the loose hours of 6pm-9pm.

To honor creative connections coming full circle, we’ll be featuring the colorful art work of Beatrix Rohlsen on our freshly painted, but painfully blank walls. More juicy details to come.

We truly hope to see you there!

The post Home Sweet Co-Working Home appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2015/05/20/home-sweet-new-home/feed/ 0
Connect Ventura is Moving! http://connectventura.com/2015/03/19/connect-ventura-moving/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=connect-ventura-moving http://connectventura.com/2015/03/19/connect-ventura-moving/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:35:12 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=1137 Change is a coming to Connect Ventura. We’re moving our office location to the Bell Arts Factory, and are thrilled! The Bell Arts Factory is an amazing place; a labyrinth of art studios where dozens of creatives make their home.

The post Connect Ventura is Moving! appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
Change is a coming to Connect Ventura. We’re moving our office location to the Bell Arts Factory, and are thrilled!

403834_3338550_ver1.0_640_480
The Bell Arts Factory is an amazing place; a labyrinth of art studios where dozens of creatives make their home. And in a few short weeks, the Connect Ventura community of co-workers will be shacking up in this creative vortex.

The change can’t be more fitting. The very essence of co-working is to share an inspiring, collaborative space where independent thinkers and doers come together and execute passionate, visionary work.

With an abundant flow of creative energy running through every inch of our new future home, a motivating force will surely sweep through our every effort in pursuing our dreams.

More exciting details to come!

The post Connect Ventura is Moving! appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2015/03/19/connect-ventura-moving/feed/ 0
How to Take Charge of Your Mobile Workspace http://connectventura.com/2015/01/15/1125/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1125 http://connectventura.com/2015/01/15/1125/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:10:25 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=1125 You may be a freelance writer, designer, developer, entrepreneur, small business owner, marketer, videographer, or some other kind of “er” we’ve never heard of.  No matter where you fit in the freelance, or contract work sphere, there is one thing

The post How to Take Charge of Your Mobile Workspace appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
theoatmeal

Whatever you are, don’t become this guy…

You may be a freelance writer, designer, developer, entrepreneur, small business owner, marketer, videographer, or some other kind of “er” we’ve never heard of.  No matter where you fit in the freelance, or contract work sphere, there is one thing you all have in common; you work for yourself, no one else.

It’s a great feeling. But, I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the major challenges that come with going down the independent business road–especially when forced to work from home, coffee shops, or public libraries.

Infinite distractions at home, suckered for a spot by an outlet at the coffee house, spotty WiFi, or the creepy guy sitting across from you in the library–all these problems can come at a severe cost. You lose both time and money from the work your not doing.

Put these obstacles in your mobile office past by becoming a member of a shared co-working space.

The best way to take charge of your independent business needs, is to get yourself looped into a co-working office space like we have at Connect Ventura in Downtown Ventura.

If the above scenarios are not enough reason for you to ditch your  distracting, lonely home office, or the onslaught of espresso noise and chatter at your neighborhood Starbucks–then here’s just a few more shared office perks to change your mind:

  • Free coffee to fuel your inspiration or get the last minute project done
  • Secure, high-speed WiFi to collaborate, research, or have virtual meetings
  • Print copies of that important business proposal
  • Scan and send important faxes, minus the wait at Fed-ex
  • Conduct video or phone conferences sans the dirty looks from librarians
  • Great eco-friendly environment that helps you reduce your carbon footprint
  • Awesome new friends and connections you never knew you had

You might be thinking, “Gee, that all sounds great…but, I’m sure it costs an arm and a leg, and maybe even my other arm and leg.” Wrong.

Your membership with Connect Ventura, like your business, is on your terms.

So take charge, meet that deadline, close that deal, or seal that partnership distraction free in a positive, professional work space.

We care about your success, and we want to hear your story about working on your own. Leave a comment telling us about the joys, challenges and all the experiences in between you’ve had while trying to be a CEO of one.

If you know someone who could benefit from an awesome co-working environment, be a good friend, and share this post with them. They’ll thank you.

The post How to Take Charge of Your Mobile Workspace appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2015/01/15/1125/feed/ 0
Assisted Serendipity: The Top Advantage of Coworking http://connectventura.com/2014/11/14/assisted-serendipity-top-advantage-coworking-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=assisted-serendipity-top-advantage-coworking-2 http://connectventura.com/2014/11/14/assisted-serendipity-top-advantage-coworking-2/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:06:08 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=1092 In an online article published by Entrepreneur, Rameet Chawala, Founder of an award-winning development company and co-working space in Manhattan called the Fueled Collective, describes something called “assisted serendipity” as the top benefit of a co-working space.       Sounds intriguing right? At Connect Ventura,

The post Assisted Serendipity: The Top Advantage of Coworking appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
coworking

Coworking image courtesy of goldtouch.com

In an online article published by Entrepreneur, Rameet Chawala, Founder of an award-winning development company and co-working space in Manhattan called the Fueled Collective, describes something called “assisted serendipity” as the top benefit of a co-working space.

 

 

 

Sounds intriguing right? At Connect Ventura, we love this idea! Assisted serendipity is one of the many magical things that happen in co-working spaces. They are the organic chance meetings with other freelancers and remote workers who have the expertise and skills that can take your small business or start-up to the next level. Chawala describes this kind of invaluable, network connection as a “real amenity” along with fast Wi-fi and bottomless pots of coffee.

 

A café is not an office, and working home alone can just plain suck. But the suckiest thing about it, is not having fresh outside perspectives, problem solving insight, or motivating energy that comes from others which helps keep you focused.

 

A co-woking office houses a membership of individuals that can “benefit from the [co-working] brand that creates the space, the ethos it aspires to, and the people it attracts,” according to Chawala. Our ethos at Connect Ventura is to provide start-up company owners, consultants, and mobile workers an opportunity to balance their work/life scales by providing abundant operating hours in a professional space, while fostering a community of people who share it.

 

This means that at Connect Ventura, you’ll find that edgy graphic designer, business blogger, or brilliant webmaster you’re seeking, potentially partner with them, and offer your own stellar set of skills to become the professional puzzle piece they’re missing. Everybody wins.

 

Sure, flexibility, open workspaces, and room to expand are key perks in a co-working office, but as Chawala states, “the real value is in their assisted serendipity: the informal conversations and often free expert advice members are happy to offer one another.”

 

By now you realize we’re more than just a co-working office, we’re a community, and we want to know what you have to say. So leave a comment telling us about your challenges, or triumphs (we like good news!),  in traditional networking for your business.

 

At Connect Ventura at the WAV in Downtown Ventura, our goal is to provide a dynamic work environment where beneficial networks not only grow, but thrive.

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us to visit where assisted serendipity magic happens. Or, to discover more about the many benefits of Connect Ventura.

The post Assisted Serendipity: The Top Advantage of Coworking appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2014/11/14/assisted-serendipity-top-advantage-coworking-2/feed/ 0
WordPress Twitter Bootstrap Demo Post http://connectventura.com/2013/01/15/wordpress-twitter-bootstrap-demo-post/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wordpress-twitter-bootstrap-demo-post http://connectventura.com/2013/01/15/wordpress-twitter-bootstrap-demo-post/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:38:10 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=642 This is a demo post after adding the plugin WordPress Twitter Bootstrap CSS [TBS_BUTTON color=”warning” style=”text-decoration:none” link=”http://worpit.com/wordpress-twitter-bootstrap-css-plugin-home/wordpress-shortcodes-demo/?src=wtb_wporg” title=”A nice link title”]Short Code Examples[/TBS_BUTTON] [TBS_TOOLTIP placement=”top” title=”Watch me appear when you hover” style=”border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 3px;”]This Could Say Anything[/TBS_TOOLTIP]

The post WordPress Twitter Bootstrap Demo Post appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
This is a demo post after adding the plugin WordPress Twitter Bootstrap CSS

[TBS_BUTTON color=”warning” style=”text-decoration:none” link=”http://worpit.com/wordpress-twitter-bootstrap-css-plugin-home/wordpress-shortcodes-demo/?src=wtb_wporg” title=”A nice link title”]Short Code Examples[/TBS_BUTTON]

[TBS_TOOLTIP placement=”top” title=”Watch me appear when you hover” style=”border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 3px;”]This Could Say Anything[/TBS_TOOLTIP]

[TBS_POPOVER placement=”top” title=”Super Popover Title” content=”The message within the Popover” style=”border: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 3px;”]Twitter Bootstrap Popover[/TBS_POPOVER]

[TBS_COLLAPSE accordion=’y’] [TBS_COLLAPSE_GROUP title=”Click Me Title #1″ open=’n’]The hidden content for title #1[/TBS_COLLAPSE_GROUP] [TBS_COLLAPSE_GROUP title=”Click Me Title #2″ open=’n’]The content for title #2. Because open=’y’ when the page loads, I show automatically.[/TBS_COLLAPSE_GROUP] [/TBS_COLLAPSE]

[TBS_PROGRESS_BAR width=”80%” striped=”y” active=”y” color=”danger” ]This is progress![/TBS_PROGRESS_BAR]

The post WordPress Twitter Bootstrap Demo Post appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2013/01/15/wordpress-twitter-bootstrap-demo-post/feed/ 4
Picture Connect Ventura 1 http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/cvimages1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cvimages1 http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/cvimages1/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:42:06 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=571 The post Picture Connect Ventura 1 appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
IMG_5096 IMG_4660 #CV IMG_4367 IMG_4742 IMG_4383 IMG_4363 IMG_4728 IMG_4638 IMG_4161 IMG_4292 IMG_4750 IMG_4639 IMG_4491 IMG_4388

The post Picture Connect Ventura 1 appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/cvimages1/feed/ 0
Glenn does WordPress http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/glenn-does-wordpress/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=glenn-does-wordpress http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/glenn-does-wordpress/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:34:32 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=568 The post Glenn does WordPress appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
Glenn does WordPress

The post Glenn does WordPress appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/glenn-does-wordpress/feed/ 0
Proofreading CV Style http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/proofreading-cv-style/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=proofreading-cv-style http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/proofreading-cv-style/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:16:34 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=562 Frank enjoying the lobby lounge experience.

The post Proofreading CV Style appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
IMG_4638

Frank enjoying the lobby lounge experience.

The post Proofreading CV Style appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2013/01/04/proofreading-cv-style/feed/ 0
Fix Your Stuff: Repair a MacBook Power Cord http://connectventura.com/2013/01/01/fix-your-stuff-repair-a-macbook-power-cord/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fix-your-stuff-repair-a-macbook-power-cord http://connectventura.com/2013/01/01/fix-your-stuff-repair-a-macbook-power-cord/#comments Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:32:41 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=366 This is a simple repair project.  The only tools are a pair of scissors.  The repair materials are rescue tape and a small zip tie.  The zip tie helps anchor the rescue tape, so the tape does not slip up the cord.

The post Fix Your Stuff: Repair a MacBook Power Cord appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
Power Cord and Supplies Damaged Power Cord Zip Tie Installed to Anchor Tape Self Stick Emergency Tape Piece Cut to Size Split Pieces on Backing First Tape Piece Installed Second Tape Piece Installed

This is a simple repair project.  The only tools are a pair of scissors.  The repair materials are rescue tape and a small zip tie.  The zip tie helps anchor the rescue tape, so the tape does not slip up the cord.  Cutting the rescue tape in two strips is an important step.  The first strip creates an anchor point, the second strip completes the seal and repair.  The power cord is stronger after this repair than when new – we like that!  Rescue tape and zip ties are part of the Basics Kit – complete list coming soon.

Rescue tape is great stuff.  We first came across it at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach.  It is self sticking silicone tape.  Careful using it – once it sticks to itself it’s done.  Great for repairs that need to be waterproof.  It does not have any adhesive, that’s why we use the zip tie – to give it an anchor.  You can find it locally in Ventura at Avenue Hardware.  Have fun fixing your stuff!

The post Fix Your Stuff: Repair a MacBook Power Cord appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2013/01/01/fix-your-stuff-repair-a-macbook-power-cord/feed/ 0
How Coworking is Changing How and Where we Work. http://connectventura.com/2013/01/01/how-coworking-is-changing-how-and-where-we-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-coworking-is-changing-how-and-where-we-work http://connectventura.com/2013/01/01/how-coworking-is-changing-how-and-where-we-work/#comments Tue, 01 Jan 2013 04:10:20 +0000 http://connectventura.com/?p=191 Watch this video on Turnstone TV about how coworking is changing how and where we work.  

The post How Coworking is Changing How and Where we Work. appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
Watch this video on Turnstone TV about how coworking is changing how and where we work.

 

The post How Coworking is Changing How and Where we Work. appeared first on Connect Ventura Coworking.

]]>
http://connectventura.com/2013/01/01/how-coworking-is-changing-how-and-where-we-work/feed/ 0