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Good to Know About: 805 Startups

One of the most overlooked aspects of business, is the community and environment in which it exists.

Whether you’re a soloprenuer or running a team,  it’s easy to get caught up in the small details, and lose the big picture of your business.

That’s where these guys come in…

805 STARTUPS

805 Startups is “focus[ed] in cultivating strong relationships with corporations and local government along the 101 corridor and giving them a platform to establish symbiotic relationships with startups…For startups, they gain industry insights, potential strategic partners to accelerate their growth, mentors & advisors, and a pathway to exiting in their future,” as is detailed in their mission statement.

Basically, 805 Startups takes a wide lens looking at the larger ecology of a business– they see where, why, how, and what purpose a business or organization is serving in the greater community in which it is built, and whether or not there’s a successful, well-functioning relationship.

They’re offering a invaluable resources and a support system for anyone in the 805 who is venturing to manifest their vision of business or high-level organization, and take it to the next level through connecting you with:

  • Mentors
  • Industry Insights
  • Discounted Services From Our Partners/Sponsors
  • Constructive Feedback
  • Consulting Services
  • Warm Introductions

As well as hosting events designed to help you develop:

  • Awareness
  • Networks
  • Knowledge
  • Ecosystems
  • Opportunities

They often hold free events in the local area (some right in here in Downtown Ventura ‘hood)– to welcome and educate peeps on what they’re all about.

The next event is an Investor/Start Up Job Fair coming up November 29th, 2017 at the Agoura Event Center.

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If you decide these guys are on your side, they offer these opportunities on a membership basis, with different levels and options available to fit your business needs.

I figured this is good stuff to know, and wanted to let ya in the loop. I’ll be at that next event, and hope to connect and see you fellow Ventura Connect co-workers there.

Cheers to making sh*t happen!

 

 

Procrastinating With Mastery

Aside from your amazing freelance skills, I’m guessing you’ve  thought to yourself you’re the master of one other thing –procrastination.

The next thing to think to one’s entrepreneurial self is, “What kind of procrastination master am I?”

Well, according to this article I recently came across in Fast Company

“Which Of These Five Types Of Procrastinator Are You?”

 

…I’m a hybrid ‘Dred-Filled + Overwhelmed Procrastinator’.

Curious which camp you fall in? Giving this 3-minute read is definitely worth a skim to find out.

Even more worth it, are the helpful tips on how you can overcome procrastination— no matter what your preferred style.

Of all the helpful ways on how to defeat the procrastination beast, one major thing is missing– joining a coworking office!

Read more on What is Coworking, and discover reasons why you’d be happier and more productive working together with the CV tribe than alone– checking your social feeds and the fridge for the 22nd time.

Connect Ventura is Moving!

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

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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!

How to Take Charge of Your Mobile Workspace

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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.

Continue reading How to Take Charge of Your Mobile Workspace

The Keys to Creative Collaboration

Who wants one? Ready to be a key holder, part of a community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, designers, writers and creatives, sharing space, resources and connections? Send me an email, let’s get started. josh@connectventura.com