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The Weekly BUZZ: Personal Development Lunch and Learn

Improve Your Business Through Personal Development at this week’s Lunch & Learn!

3 Ways to Improve Your Business Through Personal Development with Guisela Pinto Caballero:
There are many reasons why you may have started your own business. Regardless of your WHY, your business growth is a reflection of your personal growth and development.
Common wisdom encourages us to avoid mixing our personal life with our business life. In this presentation, you will see WHY you should be doing just that.

Guisela will focus on:
*Examining the WHY of your business
*Personal development versus business development
*3 areas of personal development that impact your WHY
*Why mixing your personal life and business matter
*Envisioning your life and business as one!

To learn more or register, click here.

“While studying for my master’s in social work , one of the first things we learned was to work from a strength’s perspective.

I really love that this was part of my learning. Otherwise, clinicians and even clients tend to focus on what’s wrong, what is not working, how “wrong” one feels.

I have taken this and much more into my coaching practice and I am happy to support you from the same strength’s perspective.

If you want to make some positive shifts and start moving in the direction you know you are meant to be on….let’s talk!” Guisela

A Working Community:
Come join our awesome community!  We have office space available – one of the 4 coveted ‘Hive’ offices is open now and another is opening up on 12/1.  It’s $300 per month – no deposit & month to month, we just ask for 30 days notice if you’re leaving.  We also have a couple of private offices in The Rodman Bldg., $325 & $340 per month – both include heating/cooling/electricity/general WiFi and both require a one year lease and deposit.  We have other larger spaces available – 1,000 sq. ft. and up – check those out here.

Coworking:
Stop in and ‘test drive at The Hive‘ for free a day or two to see if our environment might be a great fit for you and your team!  Our monthly rate is super affordable at $100.  We also have a private flex office available at $75 per day, $50 for 1/2 day and $200 per month for 1-2 days a week (monthly contract), as well as a private conference room available at $10 per hour.  Email Tuni Schartner if you have questions or want to schedule space or a tour: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

Office Space:
Check out our Mill at Lafayette website and visit the Available Spaces page to see if we have something that might work for you and your business – there’s a video on that page that can give you an idea of what the spaces look like.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available.

Community Spotlight: iDance Academy with Kelly Rountree

This week the Community Spotlight shines on Kelly Rountree, owner of iDance Academy. Kelly earned her

Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Choreography from Rhode Island College and has been dancing since 1985.

iDance Academy has called the Old Carriage house here at the Mill at Lafayette home for almost five years. “The Old Carriage House combines rustic charm with all of the new upgrades made to this beautiful space,” Kelly said when talking about one of the reasons she likes being a tenant. But there is more than just ambiance here.

“I like how everyone in the Mill community seems to bond with every other business here. We help each other build our businesses and get our names out to the entire community together.”
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Kelly created her business based on the concept of family. “iDance Academy is my second family. Every student and parent is considered a part of the iDance family and I will do anything I can to help them.” Kelly feels she has found the perfect environment to base her business here at the Mill and that she can better focus on her students “We want all dancers to learn the beautiful art of dance while having fun. Every year I watch all the students grow more and more. I love what I do and I hope to continue to grow our family here in the future.”

Visit iDance Academy to learn about all of the classes that Kelly offers and to find out about her latest schedules and tuition.

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Community Spotlight: Rachel Leonard LICSW

 

Today  the Community Spotlight shines on one of our original tenants, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Rachel Leonard. “As a LICSW in private practice, I provide therapy for people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, or adjusting to difficult life situations.  I provide therapy for tweens, adolescents, adults and families.”

Rachel signed her lease in 2012 and finds that the historic Lafayette Mill was a great fit for her business needs. “I chose the Mill because I loved the way the light poured in the massive windows. I needed a small space with a waiting area and affordability for starting my new business was key.”  Along with these features, Rachel has also found that the nearby walking trails are a bonus if a client would like to ‘walk and talk.’  “The big parking lot, handicapped accessibility, and historical charm were also factors which led me to choose The Mill.”img_8068

When asked what her favorite thing is about being part of The Mill community, Rachel echoes what many of our tenants find appealing. “Personally, my favorite thing about The Mill community is the diversity of the tenants and their businesses.  If myself or a client are in need of other wellness services, financial or business services, they are all here!  While my work is very private, it is nice to know there is always a neighbor nearby.”

As someone who understand the stresses of our modern life, Rachel finds the historical features of The Mill are very grounding in our hectic world.  “It’s nice to be connected to something old, to touch the bricks, watch the water flow, and take a time out at lunch or any other part of a stressful day. I love seeing how The Mill itself changes with the seasons and time of day.”

Rachel is currently accepting new clients who have Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, and Tufts insurances or who wish to self pay.   You may learn more about her and her practice in the Psychology Today therapist directory or her website rachelleonardlicsw.vpweb.com.

Weekly BUZZ – Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio

Welcome to this week at The Hive RI!  
Thursday’s Lunch & Learn is all about growing your business using talk radio with our dear friend and host of The Patricia Raskin Show, a nationally recognized multi-media radio talk show host, award winning producer, speaker and author (and co-star of ‘Live at The Hive Fridays’Patricia Raskin of Raskin Resources.

Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio

At this lunch and learn, veteran and award-winning radio producer and the host of “The Patricia Raskin Show” will reveal how talk radio can help your potential clients and customers “know, like, and trust” you.

This workshop will help teach you how to:

  • Get listeners engaged and “sell without selling”
  • Answer questions that work in your favor
  • Use no cost marketing strategies
  • Get listeners to talk action
  • Find support and sponsors
  • Get legs out of your radio time – use it for demos, ads, website segments
  • Appeal to local and/or global audiences

#community #business #MillLife #WeLiveHere

Coworking:
Stop in and ‘test drive at The Hive‘ for free a day or two to see if our environment might be a great fit for you and your team!  Our monthly rate is super affordable at $100.  We also have a private flex office available at $75 per day, $50 for 1/2 day and $200 per month for 1-2 days a week (monthly contract), as well as a private conference room available at $10 per hour.  Email Tuni Schartner if you have questions or want to schedule space or a tour: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

Office Space:
Check out our Mill at Lafayette website and visit the Available Spaces page to see if we have something that might work for you and your business.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available…

Weekly BUZZ – Ocean State Small Business Expo

Welcome to this week at The Hive RI!  
We are a community, not just within the Mill at Lafayette complex but throughout RI!  This week we are skipping our weekly ‘Thursday Lunch & Learn’ at The Hive because many of us will be headed over to the Ocean State Small Business Expo 2016 – it’s free with a business card and well worth stopping by, 12:00-6:00.  The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick!  #community #business #MillLife #WeLiveHere

Coworking:
Stop in and ‘test drive at The Hive‘ for free a day or two to see if our environment might be a great fit for you and your team!  Our monthly rate is super affordable at $100.  We also have a private flex office available at $75 per day, $50 for 1/2 day and $200 per month for 1-2 days a week (monthly contract), as well as a private conference room available at $10 per hour.  Email Tuni Schartner if you have questions or want to schedule space or a tour: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

Office Space:
Check out our Mill at Lafayette website and visit the Available Spaces page to see if we have something that might work for you and your business.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available…

Weekly BUZZ – What We Do

What is the weekly BUZZ really like here?
We get work done here!  Alone.  Together.  As a community.  Last week was a very busy week full of BUZZ here at The Hive RI and all throughout the Mill at Lafayette…projects, proposals, business plans being created and solidified, meetings with clients, meetings with potential clients, team meetings, sales pitches, mergers and acquisitions, houses being designed, healing, hair, skincare, IT staffing positions being filled, new community members moving in…and SO much more.  Just another day in the life!  #community #business #MillLife #WeLiveHere

Thursday Lunch & Learn: 
Go from being Hassled to Happy with Encore Executive Coaching’s Mary O’Sullivan (who also happens to have her practice based right here in our mill community).  Check out Mary’s LinkedIn profile here.

Done with 80-hour work weeks, living out of a suitcase and neglecting your health? Are you at the top of your profession, but got laid off in a merger or acquisition? Did you fail to see the handwriting on the wall? Are you too young to retire, too old to be promoted and feeling burned out and miserable? Then this workshop is for you!

A 4 Step Process to Clarify What You Really Want and Take Action to Get It…
*Learn to take small steps to make big changes
*How to get what you deserve from your current situation when contemplating a job, career or relationship change
*How to tell what you can and cannot control about your current situation
*When and How to Formulate your Plan B

To RSVP and register for this week’s The Hive RI Lunch & Learn, click here!

Coworking:
Stop in and ‘test drive at The Hive‘ for free a day or two to see if our environment might be a great fit for you and your team!  Our monthly rate is super affordable at $100.  We also have a private flex office available at $75 per day, $50 for 1/2 day and $200 per month for 1-2 days a week (monthly contract), as well as a private conference room available at $10 per hour.  Email Tuni Schartner if you have questions or want to schedule space or a tour: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

Office Space:
Check out our Mill at Lafayette website and visit the Available Spaces page to see if we have something that might work for you and your business.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available…

Weekly BUZZ – Community Spotlight and Lunch & Learn

Community Spotlight:

We are crazy proud of the growing community within The Hive RI & throughout the Mill at Lafayette.  We love to shout out loud about our community members – check out this month’s ‘Community Spotlight‘…Jessica Filkins & Jahmu!  Read more here.

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:

Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, for ‘Hassled to Happy’ with Mary O’Sullivan of Encore Executive Coaching – one of our very own community members here at the mill!

Done with 80-hour work weeks, living out of a suitcase and neglecting your health? Are you at the top of your profession, but got laid off in a merger or acquisition? Did you fail to see the handwriting on the wall? Are you too young to retire, too old to be promoted and feeling burned out and miserable? Then this workshop is for you!
A 4 Step Process to Clarify What You Really Want and Take Action to Get It

  • Learn to take small steps to make big changes
  • How to get what you deserve from your current situation when contemplating a job, career or relationship change.
  • How to tell what you can and cannot control about your current situation.
  • When and How to Formulate your Plan B

Learn more and RSVP here!

Exercise at the Mill?

Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We are currently looking for interested practitioners – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com if you are interested in teaching a class or classes!  We don’t just serve our Mill at Lafayette community…we are hoping to build a health, wellness and exercise space to benefit many!

Community

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 10/1 (we’ve extended it a bit) and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Coworking Deal

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media

Do you like us?  On Facebook that is!  If you haven’t already… ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!
Art

Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

 

The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette have very affordable space options, from open coworking space(s), to individual offices of differing sizes, to a private conference room, or you can even reserve the larger space(s) for your own events, presentations or workshops! 

Community Spotlight: Jessica Filkins of Jahmu Juice

 

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This month’s edition of our Community Spotlight shines on Jessica Filkins, of Jahmu PBC, a turmeric-ginger chai tea company. Jahmu’s mission is to spread the awareness of the health benefits of turmeric, ginger, and other anti-inflammatory spices, and to make healing herbs readily available (and enjoyable!) to consume.

 

Jessica is a 27 year-old mermaid, yoga instructor, entrepreneur, and founder of Jahmu PBC. Jahmu has been tenants of the Mill at Lafayette since September of 2014. “We had an office/certified kitchen built-in and it is the perfect space for us,” said Jessica. They’ve recently expanded to take over the adjacent space for additional dry storage.

 

The Mill was Jessica’s first choice for her business because “they were very accommodating, and able to affordably build out our office/kitchen to fulfill the department of health requirements.” Jessica also doesn’t mind the easy commute from her home in Newport, and loves that the Mill is only 5 minutes away from her parents’ home in Wickford.

 

One of her favorite aspects of being a tenant of the Mill are the many amenities. The Mill “borders a beautiful park, yet is close to stores, the post office, a train station, and Route 4.” After just a few minute walk, you can be “lost in the woods, laying down in a grassy field, or sitting by a lake.” Jessica loves taking walks in the nearby Ryan Park in every season – especially winter. She also loves the waterfall and picnic tables behind the Mill – a great spot to unwind, eat lunch, or even do a little yoga during a hectic workday!

 

However, Jessica’s favorite part of being a part of the Mill community is “connecting with other business owners in the building.” She loves the “fun variety of different people and businesses, and everyone is super nice, supportive, and interesting.”

 

The Hive coworking space is another amazing aspect of everything the Mill has to offer. At The Hive, you’ll find a self-serve Jahmu station where you can purchase Jahmu’s turmeric tea at any time!

 

Jahmu Chai is an instant turmeric and ginger chai tea inspired by the traditional Indonesian elixir, jamu, and the ancient Indian healing beverage golden milk, a staple of Ayurvedic medicine. Jahmu PBC has created the world’s first instant turmeric-ginger chai tea mixes. Jahmu PBC offers four mix varieties: Jahmu Chai Caffeine Free™, Jahmu Chai With Caffeine™, Sweet Jahmu Chai™ and instant Jahmu Golden Milk™.

 

Looking for a professional space to settle in and get some serious work done? The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette have very affordable options, from open coworking space(s), to individual offices of differing sizes, to a private conference room, or you can even reserve the larger space(s) for your own events, presentations or workshops! Reach out to Tuni at tuni@trsstrategies.com or call 401-255-7413.

Weekly BUZZ – Avoiding the Traps

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:
Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, to learn more about Social Media – Securing Your Voice and Avoiding the Traps!

The use of social media for business is recognized as a critical tool in any organizations’ marketing plan. There are many different platforms that can be used. Choosing the right ones for your business and knowing how to use them are all part of the puzzle that must be solved. Facebook and twitter are two of the biggest and most popular, but there are other avenues that can be used to get your message out to your audience and to get them to respond in the way you want (buy something, attend an event, state a position, etc.).
This presentation will touch on these issues and others affecting the proper and effective use of social media.  Learn more and RSVP here!

Blog
Have you checked out our blogs? We have the www.millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Exercise at the Mill?
Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery…*New Schedule here! ***We finished up some Summer classes and will be adding more in September for Fall!

Community
Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 (we’ve extended it a bit) and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Flex Office
Calling professionals
 (who only need an office one or two days per week)…we have one furnished flex office available starting 9/1 for $175 per month for 1-2 days per week.  If you’re interested please let us know soon. We’re going to cap this shared office at 2 to 3 –  email: tuni@trsstrategies.com to reserve your spot.

Coworking Deal
And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media
Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art
Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

Weekly BUZZ – TGIF Networking

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:

Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, to learn more about TGIF Networking with Bob Salvas

Growing a successful small business is a challenge today. How can you do it effectively while keeping costs down?
Many business owners and professionals realize that face-to-face networking is still one of the most cost-effective methods that does not require a big marketing budget. There is no shortage of advice on how to network, but it’s critical to know what is REALLY important.  Learn more and RSVP here!

Food Trucks:

Food Truck Thursdays are still in the works but a little bumpy for the next couple of weeks!  Elwood’s Dog House will be back again this week – parked out front if you’re hungry! September 15th Open Season Food Truck will be here too!

Blog:

Have you checked out our blogs? We have the www.millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Exercise at the Mill?

Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery…*New Schedule here! ***We finished up some Summer classes and will be adding more in September for Fall!

Community

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 (we might extend it a bit) and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Flex Office

Calling professionals (who only need an office one or two days per week)…we have one furnished flex office available starting 9/1 for $175 per month for 1-2 days per week.  If you’re interested please let us know soon.   We’re going to cap this shared office at 2 to 3 –  email tuni@trsstrategies.com to reserve your spot.

Coworking Deal

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art

Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self-guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.