Gain a new perspective on coworking!

The best way to gain a new perspective on something is to experience it yourself, as journalist Jodi Schwan discovered when she spent a week at Meso in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. Her experience in their shared, open office space reaffirmed a few thoughts she already had about the coworking environment while also giving her some new insight. While she thought that being in an open office situation would lead to distractions and chatter, Schwan realized…

ThincMember Highlight

Ammie is a small business strategist.  She works with small, service based, companies to help define and implement growth strategies.  The process is quite simple… she helps the business owner gain clarity surrounding the company mission and market.  Then, creates a plan for reaching that market in a client attractive manner. Ammie believes that in order to successful in any business one must have strategic, deliberate actions. Website:  www.larekpointconsulting.com FB:  facebook.com/larekpointconsulting Twitter:  twitter.com/larekpoint Google+:  AmmieDoverLPC…

A Community’s Perspective

Alex Hillman of Indy Hall embodies the coworking soul as it thrives in it’s most natural state. Community before the space is the Golden Rule. He writes insightful posts and is incredibly active in the coworking email forums. I’m quite impressed he can keep up with them all so well. That said, the coworking space is merely just that. A space. With neat architecture, furniture, and location. But without the people, it’s a fancy skeleton….

Thinc-tern Chronicles: Meet Elaine Hanratty

We’ve got not one, but two, awesome interns this summer here at Thinc! We’re proud to have them flitting about the office learning the in’s, out’s, and most importantly integrating them with our ThincMembers. We talk about plenty of strange subjects, and today’s happen to center around the fifth ocean. Yep, you read that right. Just as Pluto was demoted from its’ planet status years back, now the oceans have conspired and created a fifth…

Thinc-tern Chronicles: Meet Justin Peacock

Being asked to interpret and transcribe a brand new scene and way of working within your first week may seem vague, and that’s the point- because it’s a learning curve for both parties when it comes to internships. It can be especially vague when the work scene is anything but standard:coworking. So read on and see what Justin, a Mass Communications graduate from GCSU, has to say from his first week with us!   “Hey…

Thinc Member Thursday: Paula Kreissler

 Your Business – Healthy Savannah  (the ‘ahah’ moment to entrepreneurial-ship):  Healthy people are happier people – and my passion is to inform folks about healthy choices and encourage them to make healthier choices! Fun Fact about you:. I walk for my health and to that end I walk lots of 5K events in town – but my favorite is walking the Rock N Roll ½ Marathon!  Local or Transplant:  Transplant  Favorite places in town:  all…

What’s your ‘hyperlocality’ awareness level?

Though @typeitoutloud(aka Jessica Leigh Lebos from ConnectSavannah) paints the #yearofthelocal scene so much more eloquently than I ever could, she’s absolutely spot on. Here at Thinc we’re privileged to work among some amazing, local, entrepreneurial minds that flourish in their lanes. The ideas and suggestions from casual conversations with them may just be the hammer you need to break down your current roadblock. To glean from coworking guru, Alex Hillman, founder of Indy Hall, the…

Thinc Member Thurs: John Bennett

Name: John R. Bennett Your Business – I am executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization founded in 2008. I also teach part time in the public administration and organizational leadership programs at Valdosta State University. Fun Fact about you: I was born in the Patterson Army Hospital at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, but grew up in Valdosta, Ga. My wife grew up in New York (and travelled the…

A sustainable workplace

Sustainability. It’s a broadly used word. Some would akin it to how the FDA slaps the word ‘Natural’ on one too many products that are as far from natural as possible. Remember This Video? And while I can understand an association like that, there’s more to the word, sustainability, and its’ meaning(s). Cheers, to the traditional, Merriam Webster dictionary and its’ variance of definitions.  What sustainability means, to the beginners, toeing the fringe of the…

Thinc Member Thurs: Whitney Shephard

Name: Whitney Shephard, Transport Studio Your Business – (the ‘ahah’ moment to entrepreneurial-ship if was one): There wasn’t a “moment”, but rather an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  Savannah has a relatively small market for transportation planning and engineering.  So, it’s not like I could make a move to another firm down the street.  I realized that I needed to create my own job, and I –eventually- realized that I was lucky enough to be…