Independent Biz

Life of an Indie Publisher: Always on to the Next Project

April 15, 2014

Publishing is an odd venture. It’s both incredibly satisfying and completely insatiable. The moment that a project is done and ready to be released, sent out into the world, is so thrilling. All this energy of creating, reworking, editing, fine-tuning for weeks and months, and maybe years, has paid off and now there’s this amazing […]

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3 Reasons I Started Coworking

April 8, 2014

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by ThinkHouse Collective member Jennifer Snyder. As many creative entrepreneurs will tell you, finding the best place to work can be a complicated task. There are so many options available these days. We creatives can work from home, rent an office space, post up at the corner café […]

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Bull Session with the Mamas of Mkombozi

March 25, 2014

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Cinde Dolphin.  Bringing the Bull Session from ThinkHouse Collective in Sacramento to the base of Kilimanjaro in Africa isn’t as crazy as it sounds. I started thinking about using the Bull Session model for business discussions as soon as I signed up for a volunteer assignment. This […]

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Why Volunteering Can Be a Legit Career Move

March 18, 2014

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Cinde Dolphin. The beginning of my journey as a volunteer started in the offices of ThinkHouse Collective. I attend Bull Session meetings on Tuesdays as often as possible. Even when I spent time at a corporate-type job–it allowed me to flex some entrepreneurial muscles. In the group, […]

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My Sacramento Woman Making History

March 11, 2014

Girlsonthegrid.com just released their list of  “Sacramento Women Making History in 2014.”  My Sacramento woman, Janna Marlies Maron, is on that list. Proud doesn’t even cover it. A short while ago, in preparation for Women’s History Month, Girlsonthegrid.com (GOTG) put out a call for nominations of local women who kick ass and take names. Specifically: […]

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ThinkHouse Collective & Two Years of Bull

February 25, 2014

One of the events we do here at ThinkHouse that I just love is our weekly Bull Session. And I can’t believe that January marked its two year anniversary. The concept was simple: host a meeting where ThinkHouse members and non-members can get together, share thoughts and ideas about doing business in Sacramento, and get […]

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Creating Your Own Path Podcast with ThinkHouse Member Jennifer Snyder

February 18, 2014

Jeremy and I were honored to be interviewed by the lovely Jennifer Snyder for her new podcast Creating Your Own Path–and Jennifer also happens to be one of our newest members at ThinkHouse (we love that!). Now aside from the fact that we were her first guests (and we had a BLAST chatting about what […]

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The Science of Productivity

April 4, 2013

At this week’s Bull Session, we had a great discussion on productivity — how do you stay productive when you are managing 5 projects that all have a deadline of…yesterday? One person shared this video, which we hope you find useful, too! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Corporate Constitutional Rights: Why they matter and what you can do about it

March 21, 2013

Let’s play Jeopardy! ™ Under the “Democracy” category for $1,000, our clue is: “Corporate constitutional rights, progressively granted by the Courts over the last 100+ years, have created this shocking reality.” [Insert Jeopardy theme song here]. What question will match our clue and win us that $1,000? Any of theses questions below, and many more […]

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Movin’ On Up! Our new digs & a new (less expensive) membership plan

August 27, 2012

The big news for the ThinkHouse Collective is that we recently moved to a new, bigger and (dare I say it) more business-friendly location. It starts with a little backstory: A few months ago we put out a survey asking questions related to coworking, pricing and amenities. The feedback we received completely changed our view […]

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