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What is Grindstone Coworking?

What is Grindstone Coworking?

What is Grindstone Coworking?

co-work·ing

ˌkōˈwərkiNG/

noun

  1. the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.

“The whole idea of coworking is to bring bright, creative people together and let the ideas collide”

Coworking is a new type of office space that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Grindstone Coworking is spearheading this movement in the Rio Grande Valley and will be the first space of its kind in the area.

 

With advances in technology and the ever-changing ways in which people make a living, there are many people who can choose where to work. Enter the home offices and coffee shop workers. These two have been around for quite some time.

 

The problem with the home office is in the name: it must function as both a home and an office, with little to no separation between the two. Two major reasons most mobile workers do not like to work from home are the distractions and the lack of social interaction.

Distractions can come in many forms while working in a home office including quick loads of laundry, the dirty dishes, kids, pets, or just the fact that your TV and bed are steps away. Furthermore, the home office lends itself to a co-mingling of personal and professional responsibilities. While this initially seems ideal, most “work-from-homers” tell you that this co-mingling of responsibilities can quickly lead to a nosedive in professional productivity.

 

To combat the distractions and lack of social interaction, many mobile workers take to coffee shops. From laptops with emails and spreadsheets to conversations about business proposals and contracts, the scene at your neighborhood coffee shop is certainly far from the midday hangout portrayed on sitcoms like “Friends.” At the end of the day, however, coffee shops were not made for work and do not fill the void of social interaction. Workers are likely not any closer to building meaningful relationships or creating that work environment they are seeking. Plus that unreliable Wi-Fi, high noise levels, and the constant need to buy more coffee in order to validate the space and or resources you’re using seem to work against you as a true office space. A coffee shop may seem like a better alternative to meeting a client at home, but what perception does that create? Does it honestly put you and your business in a professionally favorable light?

 

WORKING ALONE

Grindstone Coworking is the solution to these problems. Grindstone Coworking is more than just a virtual office or business center.  It is made up of 4000 square feet of private offices, communal work areas, work stations, high speed fiber internet, meeting rooms, writing walls, and community events to share ideas, interests, and have fun. Memberships to the Grindstone start at $49/month and are tailored to each individual’s need. Members will have access to free coffee, high-speed Wi-Fi, private mailboxes, an online and mobile reservation system for meeting rooms, and a copy center. Grindstone Coworking truly is a space designed for business and building relationships for the future workforce.

 

Interested in joining our growing community? Have any questions? Shoot us a message or schedule an appointment to tour the space before it opens.

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

Your First Stop – UTRGV SBDC

Your First Stop – UTRGV SBDC

While the internet is undoubtedly one of your most influential partners as you start and develop your business, local resources will be equally valuable. From local chambers and economic development corporations, to grant programs and loan organizations, these Rio Grande Valley resources will help you on your path to success by bridging the gap between you and the communities all around you.

Your First Stop – The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley’s Small Business Development Center

Are you in the idea stage of starting a business? Maybe you’ve already started but want some help? This resource is first on the blog series for a reason. It should be a starting point and reference throughout your journey.

The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley’s Small Business Development Center has helped countless students and entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

The UTRGV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and public and private partners throughout deep South Texas.

SBDC provides a wide array of management and technical assistance to business owners and entrepreneurs to strengthen business performance and sustainability.

Business advisement is conducted by professional advisors, who evaluate an existing business’s operations, or a startup company’s business plan with fresh, yet experienced eyes. UTRGV SBDC works closely with clients to develop business plans and loan proposals. Advisors guide start-up and existing business owners through the business plan process and assist them in compiling the necessary information and documents.

Small Business Development Centers do not charge for consulting services and can meet with clients at the center or at the business site.

The UTRGV SBDC also provides business training to meet the community’s needs. It holds numerous seminars on business-related topics throughout the year on an incredible array of topics, ranging from pre-business planning to marketing, bookkeeping, accounting, and management. These seminars are designed for new and existing small business owners and managers to acquire the information that they need to make their business more successful.

Seminars are free or reasonably priced to enable all potential participants to attend.

I have leaned on the UTRGV SBDC during my journey as an entrepreneur and have partnered with them over the past three years to provide our community members access to great entrepreneurial classes. Their staff has always been courteous and helpful and can be great connectors to other resources.

For more information on UTRGV SBDC, please visit www.utrgv.edu/sbdc

 

Daniel Rivera

Launch RGV: Get Your Ideas Off the Ground

Launch RGV: Get Your Ideas Off the Ground

You have a great idea, but how can you make it come alive?

If you’re planning on doing business in the Rio Grande Valley, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the expansive amount of resources available to help people just like you. There’s a wide scope of assistance available, but in this booming metropolis — where do you even start?

We are excited to announce our new blog series, called “Launch RGV”

This blog series will guide you through the maze of resources you’ll find spread out throughout the Rio Grande Valley. From chambers to local business grants and some marketing tips in between, this is your one-stop shop for all things RGV Biz.

Grindstone Coworking has given us an opportunity to meet and work with a variety of people and organizations throughout the Rio Grande Valley whose passion is to help small business owners. We feel obligated to pass that information on to as many people as possible.

We look forward to sharing our curated list of resources and hearing about how else we can add value to our startup ecosystem in the valley.

 

Do you have an idea? Do you have a small business? Tell us what your favorite resource is so we can add it to our list.

 

Rise & Grind,

Daniel Rivera

5 Things We Love About Grindstone McAllen

5 Things We Love About Grindstone McAllen

5 Things We Love About Grindstone McAllen

Why do we love our new Grindstone location? Let us count the ways. Situated at the corner of Trenton Rd. and 10th St., Grindstone McAllen offers a perfect location to work on your hustle and have a damned good time doing it. Here are just a few reasons why we love our new office space:

Optimal Convenience

Our new McAllen office space is located in one of the busiest areas of the Rio Grande Valley, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity for success all around. There’s a UPS store within walking distance for your business needs, as well as a nail salon, clothing shops and grocery stores like HEB, Target and nearby Sprouts. There’s truly no good reason not to knock out your to-do list everyday with all of the necessary spots located just seconds away.

A Foodie’s Paradise

The possibilities for a delicious meal are endless at Grindstone McAllen. Our unique location means food choices galore. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is just a few steps away from our office, as are popular eateries like Russo’s New York Pizzeria, Yoko’s Sushi Bar and Starbucks in case the mood strikes you.

Get Fit While You Work

Your health is important, and Grindstone McAllen offers awesome opportunities to get fit during your work day. CycBar is located within our building, so you can take a break to work up a sweat. Gold’s Gym is located right down the road on 10th and Dove, and there are a number of healthy food eateries, such as Fork 2 Fit and Protein House all within walking distance or a short drive away.

Who’s Down For Happy Hour?

A happy life is all about balance. While Grindstone Coworking members are good at being productive, we’re just as good at letting loose. Our proximity to a number of McAllen pubs leaves endless potential for a little after-work fun. From Coast cocktails, to beers at Russo’s, to margaritas at nearby Costa Messa, Happy Hours are about to get a whole lot more fun at Grindstone McAllen.

Enjoy Multiple Spaces

Working at Grindstone McAllen is awesome, but there’s more. Grindstone Coworking members receive access to both of our Edinburg and McAllen offices, so whether you’re driving into the Valley or on your way out, there’s a friendly place to get work done. Our Edinburg office has a conference room and large training room available to reserve, so if you’ve got an important meeting with one person or 20, there’s a fun environment to get together in.

Grindstone Coworking Announces New McAllen Location

Grindstone Coworking Announces New McAllen Location

Grindstone Coworking Announces New McAllen Location

Grindstone Coworking is excited to announce the opening of its new McAllen office space this September. Located at the intersection of 10th street and Trenton Rd. at Trenton View Plaza, the new communal office space is now accepting membership applications and pre-leasing for private office suites.

As the Rio Grande Valley’s first coworking space, Grindstone Coworking and its dual locations are expected to bring new opportunities to remote workers, freelancers and small business owners in the Rio Grande Valley. To kick things off, the space is offering an Early Bird Special, now available exclusively to the first 20 members to sign up.

“The success we’ve seen with our first location in Edinburg is testament to the growth and acceptance of the coworking culture in the RGV. Gone are the days where you need huge desks, cords, and phone lines to work. Laptops, tablets, and cell phones are now powerful enough to run businesses from, and our location offers a go-to spot to get it all done productively, with a more social environment than the coffee shop or home office,” said Daniel Rivera, founder of Grindstone Coworking.

Grindstone Coworking is expanding to the McAllen area to offer additional flexibility for existing members, as well as new members located in the McAllen and Mission areas. The new office provides members a vibrant communal space to work from, while there are also several newly remodeled private office suites for lease.

“We’re excited for our new location for a number of reasons. Our proximity to some of McAllen’s most booming businesses offers more benefits and convenience for our members, and with two locations now, our members get to experience the flexibility and additional business opportunities that come with workspaces across two different cities.”

Monthly Grindstone coworking memberships, which start at $149, include access to networking mixers, small business education classes, marketing seminars and other events. With Grindstone McAllen’s office suites, you’ll receive all the benefits of coworking with the privacy you need for optimal productivity.

Grindstone Coworking was established in 2015. The coworking space’s first location, situated in Edinburg’s downtown area, is open to freelancers, remote workers and a variety of other professionals such as attorneys, accountants, tech professionals and real estate agents, among many others.

Monthly coworking memberships and private office leases provide access to a variety of amenities including a shared kitchen and café area, limitless Moonbeans coffee, a conference room, classroom and other features beneficial to small businesses and independent workers.

If you’re interested in joining a community of fellow remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs with a common goal of success, don’t hesitate. Contact Renee at 956.900.2190, send us a message on Facebook, or visit www.thegrindstone.co/mcallen to schedule a tour and learn more information about office leasing and coworking membership plans.

 

3 Productivity Tips to Help Your Hustle

3 Productivity Tips to Help Your Hustle

3 Simple Productivity Tips to Help Your Hustle

It can be easy to get caught up in the people watching when working out of a coffee shop. It’s even easier to get caught up in the everyday duties when working from home. Distractions can even take place within the Coworking space. Here are a few things that you can do to alleviate some of the distractions.

Invest in headphones.

Plug in your headphones or connect them via Bluetooth and away you go. Headphones are a visual representation to others that you’re “in the zone”. It also helps keep you focused. Many times, the conversation next to us sounds really interesting, and we lose sight of what we’re supposed to actually be doing. Do yourself a favor and tune out others so that you can get your stuff done.

Punch List/To-Do List

For some of us, it’s easier to stay focused when we have our daily tasks written down. If you have a deadline to meet at the end of the week/month, it’s nice to be able to break down your tasks on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis so you’re not cramming it all in at the last minute. A to-do list also helps you feel accomplished when you can strike or check something off of it. It’s like a little pat on the back for finishing something off that list. And we could always do with some positive reinforcement.

Schedule Breaks

It sounds ridiculous- how are you supposed to know when you need to go to the restroom? Or feel like having a cigarette? Or even when you’re going to get an email? You don’t. But you CAN schedule when you act upon them. By scheduling a 5-minute break every hour, you can work through until your scheduled break. You’ll have something to look forward to and can then be more productive with those other 55 minutes.

Turn off the notifications from your emails, too. You don’t have to read every email that comes in right away. Dedicate 15 minutes every two hours to read and respond to your emails. If it’s life and death, that person can always call you.

Keep in mind what also works for you and your business. Some things may not be beneficial to your hustle, either. If your gig is consistent email conversations, then scheduling a time to work on emails throughout the day is not conducive to being successful. If your gig is networking, then plugging in your headphones is not going to boost your business.

There’s a time and a place for everything. It’s all boils down to time management and discipline. The beauty of coworking is that it allows you to be social and continue your hustle at the same time. But your level of success still depends on how much time in your day you dedicate to your hustle.  

 

Grindstone Coworking and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Announce New Partnership

Grindstone Coworking and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Announce New Partnership

Grindstone Coworking and the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce have just announced a new partnership. The agreement, which was solidified April 18, 2018, will serve both organizations in their ongoing commitment to empowering local businesses.

“We’re excited to partner up with Grindstone Coworking in our efforts to expand our reach across the Rio Grande Valley. Grindstone Coworking has become a great resource for small business owners, and we hope this partnership will strengthen our community ties and allow us to work alongside a new group of ambitious entrepreneurs,” said Robert Rosell, CEO of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

Daniel Rivera of Grindstone Coworking added, “The Grindstone has always had a good relationship with the GMCC, so we’re happy to welcome them as our newest sponsors. We look forward to working closely with Mr. Rosell and other businesses within the chamber to promote entrepreneurship and joint community initiatives.”

Grindstone Coworking was established in 2015, and is among the first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. The coworking space, located in Edinburg’s downtown area, is open to freelancers, remote workers and a range of other businesses. Monthly coworking memberships and private office leases provide access to a variety of amenities, including a shared kitchen and café area, conference room, classroom and other features beneficial to small businesses and independent workers.

For more information about Grindstone Coworking, visit www.thegrindstone.co or (956) 900-2190.

What is Waffle Wednesday?

What is Waffle Wednesday?

Let’s face it: Networking events can suck. And while it’s a necessary part of life for modern day entrepreneurs and marketing specialists, too many humdrum networking events can take a toll. So at Grindstone Coworking, we’ve created a solution:

What’s Waffle Wednesday?

Waffle Wednesday is a monthly networking event that offers businesses marketing tips and the opportunity to chat with likeminded entrepreneurs. Over time, Waffle Wednesday has become a local marketing meetup where guests enjoy waffles, coffee and good conversation about how to use marketing to meet their goals for their businesses and personal brands.

In short, Waffle Wednesdays are a good time to kick back, enjoy some delicious food, and get to know other business owners and marketing gurus.

Who’s Invited?

Everyone’s invited! For just $10 per ticket, you’ll receive hot waffles, hot coffee, cold juice and all the fixins’, plus awesome marketing tips from experts in the local industry.

Who Will Be Speaking?

Waffle Wednesday has already welcomed some of the Rio Grande Valley’s brightest marketing minds. The content creators behind BRNDHUB, Yajaira Flores of the RGV Vipers and H-E-B Park, and Dani Marrero of local publication NETA have all spoken to our group about the power of marketing and how to leverage it to build your brand.

 

Stay tuned for information about our next Waffle Wednesday, or contact us to find out how you can be a speaker or sponsor for our next event!

Member Spotlight: Renee Sanchez Leal

Member Spotlight: Renee Sanchez Leal

The hustle can be hectic, and sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get it all done. This includes getting to know your fellow members! Our Grindstone Member Spotlight was built to help you connect with other coworking members, even when you’ve got a jam-packed day. Today, we’ll meet Renee Sanchez Leal.

Q: Tell us a little about what you do, Renee.

A: I own a consulting firm focused on business compliance and employee relations.

Q: How long have you been operating your business?

A: 5 months

Q: How did you form the concept for Iris Consulting?

A: Ten years in the medical industry doing compliance for my employer while simultaneously going to school majoring in communication studies and communication training & development. This is a combination of the two.

Q: What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

A: I’m looking forward to personal growth and change in 2018.

Q: Who would you consider your perfect customer?

A: An independent business that does not have the manpower within their own company to manage compliance practices and employee relations – soft skills training.

Q: Who/what inspires you?

A: The naysayers. People who tell others to do something more practical and safe with their lives. Those people motivate me to prove them wrong.

Q: What does a typical work day look like for you?

A: Coffee and planning out my day/week. Reading up on relevant literature pertaining to the latest requirements and regulations for compliance. Calling and scheduling appointments with potential clients. Scheduling consultation appointments with clients to go over current policies, as well as preparing training material & specialty assessments for employees.

Q: Which do you prefer after a long week of hustling? A quiet night in or a wild night out?

A: I’d love to say wild night out, but I’m secretly an 80-year-old woman so I stick with a quiet night in. I only have so much energy for wild nights out.

Q: What are you currently binging on Netflix?

A: I’m not Netflix binging anything right now, but I’m Hulu binging The Strain.

Q: What role does social media play in your business?

A: Social media is a good avenue and method of communication but there is something to be said about face-to-face communication. This is especially true in a business such as communication consulting. Social media is a good forum for marketing but should not be the only method.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Anywhere near water. That’s where I find my peace & serenity. The beach & Lake Travis are at the top of my lists.

Q: What is your ultimate goal for your business?

A: Provide an affordable service to businesses in the Rio Grande Valley and assist them in managing their compliance and investing in their long-term employees. It’s not about money or getting rich. It’s about taking care of the people in this area to ensure they don’t find themselves on the wrong side of the compliance regulations for their business.

Q: In a movie about your life, who would play you?

A: Definitely Anna Kendrick. She’s my spirit animal and we’re both strange, quirky, short, can sing, & make weird faces, haha!

Q: What are you hoping to achieve during your time at Grindstone?

A: Learning the tools to grow Iris Consulting while simultaneously networking & coworking with other like-minded individuals who are looking to be successful entrepreneurs.

Want to learn more about Renee? Connect with her on Facebook!

Grindstone Coworking Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary!

Grindstone Coworking Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary!

Grindstone Coworking, the Rio Grande Valley’s first coworking spot, celebrates its two-year anniversary today. Located in downtown Edinburg, Grindstone Coworking offers entrepreneurs, mobile workers and freelancers a sense of community as they work independently, positively impacting both creativity and productivity. The office marked the occasion with a Halloween barbecue for members.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished during these two years at the Grindstone. Our members are thriving in their respective businesses. Some of them have expanded during their time here. I’m glad our office space is able to play even a small role in their success,” said Daniel Rivera, founder of Grindstone Coworking.

Located in downtown Edinburg, Grindstone Coworking has attracted several businesses to the Edinburg area. The coworking spot has come a long way since its opening on November 2, 2015. With features in The Monitor, the Rio Grande Guardian, and other local publications, Grindstone Coworking has welcomed a variety of workers through its doors, with some coming from as far as Monterrey, Mexico and San Antonio.

In addition to offering office space for local businesses, Grindstone Coworking also sponsors entrepreneurial classes and seminars on topics like financial readiness and social media marketing, with the help of a program established in conjunction with the Edinburg EDC. This has helped create a vibrant learning environment for established entrepreneurs and those just starting their businesses.

For more information about Grindstone Coworking and membership packages, call 956-900-2190 or visit www.thegrindstone.co.

Grindstone Coworking FAQ

Grindstone Coworking FAQ

Considering a membership at Grindstone Coworking? Our bustling community happily welcomes new members from all over the globe. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about Grindstone Coworking.

 

Q: Who works there?

A: Our coworking space is filled with mobile workers across all industries. From accountants to digital media specialists, writers, techies, attorneys and more, our community is as diverse as the businesses we represent.

Q: What hours are you open?

A: We are open Monday – Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Our mailbox memberships cost as little at $50 per month. We also offer part-time memberships for $139 per month, and full-time memberships for $189 per month.

Q: What does a membership include?

A: Our membership levels vary. Part-time and full-time memberships gain access to complete use of our facilities, including our high-speed Wi-fi services, complimentary Moonbeans coffee, printing services, café, conference room and training room.

Q: Do I get my own office?

A: If you wish! Consider the Grindstone as Starbucks on steroids. We are a communal office space able to accommodate up to 60 independent workers on any given day, but we do have private offices and suites for monthly lease. Our private office leases begin at $725 per month.

Q: How does the conference room work?

A: Our memberships are based on a credit system. The Grindstone Coworking conference room is available to reserve for your next meeting. Just log on to your account and use your allotted credits to reserve, or contact us directly for a reservation application.

Q: What happens if I run out of credits?

A: You can rent our conference room for $12.50 per hour once your allotted credits have been spent.

Q: How does the training room work?

A: Our training room can accommodate up to 30 people. Training room access is granted on a case-by-case basis, including nights and weekends. Contact us at 956-900-2190 for more information about holding a class or large meeting in our training room.

Q: Do I get 24-hour access?

A: We do offer 24-hour access memberships for $299 per month. Twenty-four hour access to our facilities is also available to members renting private offices and suites.

Q: Can I go in for a day?

A: Yes! One-day passes are available for $30. We also offer week-long passes for $49, which will roll over onto your first month’s membership fee if you decide a Grindstone membership is right for you.

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Stop by and see why Grindstone Coworking is the Rio Grande Valley’s most vibrant place to do business. You can also visit our website at www.thegrindstone.co to learn more about our membership plans.

Member Spotlight: Bobby Villarreal

Member Spotlight: Bobby Villarreal

Member Spotlight: Bobby Villarreal

Bobby Villarreal talks a little about his experience here at Grindstone Coworking as a member in our community. Bobby, a digital marketer, has developed a team of creatives that fill the space with ideas and energy on a daily basis.

L&F Distributors presents Four Corners Happy Hour

L&F Distributors presents Four Corners Happy Hour

A Chingon Pizza Party

Grindstone Coworking had the pleasure of hosting a Four Corners Happy Hour sponsored by L&F Distributors in Edinburg, Texas. George Esquivel, Co-Founder of Four Corners Brewery in Dallas, TX, introduced their newest craft beer, Sol y Luna. Check out the highlight video of the event.

Netflix & Skills

Netflix & Skills

Mix Business with Pleasure with These Hot Netflix Picks

Building your empire can be exhausting. Come the weekend, there’s nothing like a little rest and relaxation to help you recharge and reboot. And we’re not just talking any kind of relaxation.

We’re talkin’ Netflix.

But just because you’re couch surfing all weekend doesn’t mean it has to be mindless. Plenty of today’s hottest shows portray life lessons that can help you elevate your life in different ways. From your business, to your work ethic, and your overall attitude toward life, here are a few binge-worthy shows and flicks to watch and learn from this weekend.

Narcos

The lesson: “Never surrender.”

You gotta give it to Pablo Escobar – he’s a man who let little stand in his way. This famed tale of the Columbian druglord has captivated a wide range of audiences. Watch as a local Robin Hood of sorts takes the global cocaine scene by storm. Whether it’s action, romance, or a tale of perseverance you crave, the life of Pablo Escobar has it all, and will leave you wanting more.

Breaking Bad

The lesson: “You gotta do what you gotta do.”

Breaking Bad follows Walter White on his quest toward both freedom and domination after being diagnosed with cancer, and a world of other problems. It’s the story of how one man crafts his own destiny, shunning conventionalism and throwing caution to the wayside in the process. And while we don’t quite condone establishing your own crystal meth ring, we’ll be damned if this isn’t an inspirational tale for the ages.

Chef’s Table

The lesson: “It’s all in the details.”

Ever wonder why fancy restaurants charge hundreds of dollars for a ten-course meal? You’ll find out why, plus more when you dig into Chef’s Table. A captivating combination of sight, sound and color, this docu-series is a foodie’s dream, and one that will make you salivate as you watch. It follows a handful of international chefs on their quest to Michelin-star status. Becoming an expert at just about anything requires a meticulous attention to details. These world-class chefs have turned chopping, flambéing and sautéing into an art. It’s a fascinating world to explore, whether you’re hungry or not.

The Pursuit of Happiness

“It’s all about perspective.”

Even the most successful entrepreneurs were likely chowing down on Ramen noodles at some point, and not the hip and trendy kind. The road to the top is long and winding, and just because you’re down and out one day doesn’t mean there aren’t brighter times ahead. Never lose hope in a better tomorrow. This applies to business, relationships, and pretty much life in general.

For more entrepreneurial tips and tricks, follow us on Instagram @thegrindstone.

Summer Time Hustle

Summer Time Hustle

We’ve reached the midpoint of 2017. How’s it going so far? With half of the year already spent, it’s great timing to evaluate where you are, and whether or not you’re where you want to be.

Sure, those New Year’s resolutions you made are all well and good, but if you’re like 99% of us, you forgot all about those by mid-February. If you find you’re falling behind in any of the following areas, it may be time to step up your game. You’ve still got the second half of 2017 to turn things around. What are you waiting for?

Health/Wellness

So that no bread/no dairy/no gluten diet you intended to stick to suddenly fell through. But just because you fell off the wagon doesn’t mean you have to give up entirely. The second half of the year is a great time to get fit. Commit to that healthy eating plan, and get yourself to the gym or park for a run at least three times per week. If you’re in need of some extra motivation, convince another unmotivated friend to join you and tackle your fitness journey together. Being your best, most creative and productive self is most possible when the other aspects of your life are running smoothly, including your health. 

Organization

The first step toward productivity is organization, and no one knows the ins and outs of multi-tasking quite like the entrepreneur.  If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve currently got about a thousand (give or take) things on your plate. Organizational apps are ideal for keeping your thoughts and tasks uncomplicated. Download an app like Trello or Asana on your phone and laptop to keep you on track when your work piles up. Set deadlines, communicate freely with coworkers, and keep files all in one place. Productivity takes a major nosedive when your universe is in disarray. Don’t fall into the trap this summer!

Goals

Are you following your passion? I mean, really following your passion? If not, there’s no better time than now. Whether you’re a painter, a photographer or a web designer, it’s never too late to begin your journey to entrepreneurship. With the laid-back vibe of summer comes renewed opportunity to truly explore your talents. Don’t waste your days being unproductive. With great hustle, comes great rewards!

Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Call us to schedule a tour of Grindstone Coworking!

Hive Effect: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Hive Effect: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2017
Hive Effect
956-900-2190
[email protected]

Hive Effect Entrepreneurship Initiative Now Accepting Applications for Second Cohort
Sponsored by Grindstone Coworking and the Edinburg EDC

Applications due by June 1

Edinburg,Texas: Grindstone Coworking, in collaboration with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, has kicked off the second cohort of Hive Effect – an entrepreneur development initiative aiming to help local businesses thrive. The program, accepting applications through June 1, will offer 15 business owners the opportunity to grow their respective businesses through curriculum, coworking, and mentorship.

Daniel Rivera of Grindstone Coworking and director of Hive Effect said, “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished with the Hive Effect since its launch last September. Our coursework, mentorship and implementation of the coworking concept has helped ten entrepreneurs achieve great things for their respective businesses, and we’re looking forward to introducing a new set of members to our growing community.”

Gus Garcia, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation added, “The EDC is excited to partner up with Grindstone Coworking to promote this initiative. The Hive Effect program has become a valuable resource for some of our city’s most exciting new businesses.”

About Grindstone Coworking: Grindstone Coworking is a membership-based office in Edinburg,Texas. Designed for mobile workers, freelancers, and startups, the office provides workspace, phone booths, private suites, conference rooms, training rooms, a copy center, mailboxes and other amenities for today’s modern businesses.

About Edinburg EDC: The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation serves local companies by providing assistance with expansion plans, programs to help retain business, and advocating for policies that enhance the region’s economic competitiveness.

Hive Effect will be accepting applications through the month of May. If you’re an entrepreneur hoping to take your business to the next level, visit www.hiveeffect.com to learn more.

APPLY HERE: https://hiveeffect.typeform.com/to/t5TXh6

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