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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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Work From a Historic Mill

Working out of a historic mill is a little different than the “typical” 9-5 grind, but those of us who work here absolutely wouldn’t have it any other way! Here are 5 of the top reasons why you should consider moving your company or small business to a historic mill site, like the Lafayette Mill!

1.) It Sure Beats the Cubicle: Since they’re built upon so much rich history, mills have a much different feel than a florescent-lit, white-walled cubicle. The Lafayette Mill has countless spaces with exposed brick, original woodwork and architectural features, and natural lighting. At the Lafayette Mill, the relaxing sounds of the waterfall and chickens next door can be heard in the background. There’s also miles of walking/running trails in a town owned park available to mill tenants!

At the Lafayette Mill, there is also a ton of programming available to tenants! Mill tenants love The Hive RI’s Lunch & Learn program, which features a different mini-presentation each week, Pause at the Mill wellness studio with all kinds of classes from yoga to core strengthening, as well as the Mill’s new Food Truck Thursdays, which brings in local food trucks around lunchtime each Thursday.

2.) It’s Super Cost-Effective: Rent for a professional space at a mill is very affordable! At least it is at the Lafayette Mill. For most of the available spaces at the Mill at Lafayette, HVAC, electricity, and wifi are included with rent!

The Lafayette Mill currently has a new tenant special: sign and make your deposit by September 1st, 2016 and get a month’s rent FREE! Learn more here.

3.) The Countless Benefits of Shared Service Offerings: Many office tenants at a mill feel a strong sense of community with their fellow tenants, which is another reason why mill workplaces are so unique. In a mill office community, you’re likely to find a variety of business professionals, from accountants who appreciate the historic mill aesthetic, to eccentric artists who find inspiration in the mill’s natural lighting and exposed brick. This is advantageous to all involved – if you ever need a new website built, there’s probably a web developer right down the hall from you, or if you ever need advice on a project, your peers in the office next door are usually happy to help!

4.) It’s All About Community: As mentioned above, office tenants at a mill are usually bound by a strong sense of community, which in itself has many advantages for employee retention and morale. Building a community, rather than just a workplace, is something that more and more companies are striving to do, as many of the top companies are showing that this is an excellent way to increase overall company performance.

The Lafayette Mill has a thriving community! Office tenants rave about the unique comradery and community that has been bred here.

5.) You’re a Part of History: And finally, if you are an office tenant at a historic mill, you’re ultimately a part of something much larger than yourself. Not only are you working in a unique space with an amazing community behind you, but you are helping to preserve an important part of history. Putting historic mills to good use and preserving them carefully ensures that they will be admired and put to good use for many years to come.

Interested in joining a historic mill community? Be sure to contact us at the Mill at Lafayette before our new tenant special ends! 

Weekly BUZZ – “Revenue Rollercoaster” Lunch & Learn

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:

Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, to learn ‘Six Steps To Getting Over The Revenue Rollercoaster with Dawn Quesnel’.
If you are a business development professional, a creative entrepreneur, small business owner, or solo-preneur and you feel like you rarely have much of a balance in your work/life, this lunch and learn is for you. Some months your revenue is up, and some months it’s down. You want more consistency from your business and you are tired of riding the revenue roller coaster. In this workshop you will learn exactly what you need to do AND how much time you need to be spending on it each week.
• This method is proven to help you fill the pipeline 50% faster
• Learn strategies to help you work on your highest dollar per hour value task.
• Key insights for developing systems to keep your sales pipeline going while you sleep.
Learn more & register 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 & I heard the cheeseburgers with bacon were AWESOME. We have to wait until September 15th but we’re excited to announce Open Season Food Truck will be starting then! Stop by the Mill at Lafayette for lunch! *They’ll be parked around back!

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!

Community

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 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 3 – email: tuni@trsstrategies.com.

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 – Food Truck Thursdays Begin THIS Thursday!

Coworking

Food Truck Thursdays…start this week!  Woohoo.
We are SO excited to announce Food Truck Thursdays are starting this Thursday!  Mark your calendars, tell your friends & stop by the Mill at Lafayette for lunch! *They’ll be parked around back!

Blog
Have you checked out our blogs?  We have the 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!

Networking & Business Development
Our Lunch & Learn program will start back up next Thursday, August 18th. We’ll be sharing presenters and more information in next Monday’s Weekly BUZZ!

Community
Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call 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!

Sales professionals (and others 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 2 days per week.  If you’re interested please let us know as we already have one signed up and can only have 3-4 (there are only so many days to ‘share’ during the week!).  Email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI of $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
We are SO excited to announce…’it’s official, Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) will be a permanent rotating show’ (on the left side where the internal offices are) 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.

Michelle Gradus Parenteau’s Soul Awakening Art Show is still up too.  Only a couple of weeks left to check out her beautiful work before we set up the much anticipated Mill at Shady Lea artists’ show!

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!