10 communities to join in Denver

SQS018: 10 Amazing Denver Communities to Join Today!

One of the most challenging aspects of moving to a new town is finding community. You’ve decided to leave a place for whatever reason, and now you have to connect with new people. And, in larger cities, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. This podcast episode and post will share 10 amazing Denver communities to check out when you arrive in town.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

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Episode Sponsor

Thank you to our wonderful episode sponsor Modworks! If you’re looking for a co-working space for the day or as a permanent base for your business?  Check out this fantastic community located across the street from Civic Center Station. It’s a warm community, focused on growing their businesses, one connection at a time. There is a stellar view of the city of Denver and a patio on the 14th floor. And, a huge puppy! Tell them that Michelle from Square State sent you.  Book a tour today!

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10 Amazing Denver Communities to Join

 

  • House of Pod-This co-working just opened a week or so ago. It’s a co-working space for podcasters. This is a brilliant idea and the business model looks solid. I can’t wait to go check it out.

 

  • Women of Denver-This group is for entrepreneurial women in Denver. Krystal Covington has created an incredible community to nurture and grow female entrepreneurs.

 

  • Denver Boss Babes-One of my favorite groups on the list! Roxy Barnes and Chelsea Blankenship created this community and I love it. The ladies are fun loving, hard-working, and share their wisdom freely.  Check out Roxy’s podcast interview HERE.

 

 

  • The Commons on Champa-Recently, I shared a podcast interview that I recorded with Jesse Shuler, Community Manager at the Commons. This is a fantastic resource for startup entrepreneurs in Denver.

 

  • The Colorado Startups Facebook Group-This was a group that I had no idea existed until I spoke with Jesse. If you’re starting a business it’s a great space to support others and be supported as you grow your business vision.

 

  • Slam Nuba-It may be better to describe Slam Nuba as a creative collective centered around poetry slams. Regardless, I’m obsessed with them, and love the creative voices that come out of this community.

 

  • Meetup.com-If you’re new to Denver…you have to attend some Meetups. There is something for EVERYONE. Seriously, everyone.

Square State: The Welcome Mat

Join me on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. The Welcome Mat is a series of events created to welcome new arrivals to Denver and connect them to: current residents and resources that will make the transition to their new town even easier. Click HERE to sign up via EventBrite.

 

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save money in denver

SQS017: 10 Ways to Save Money in Denver this Summer

The days are getting longer and one of the best times of year to live in Denver is just around the corner. And, there are a ridiculous number of shenanigans that Denverites like to get into. The key is to plan ahead and not go broke because of all of the summer fun that you’re having. There are a ridiculous number of ways to save on fun in Denver and this episode shares some ideas that you may not of considered.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

Show Notes

  • Why I love Ibotta!
    • And, how it will save you money!

 

  • One easy way to get savings from your favorite places

 

  • Eventbrite is awesome!

 

  • Facebook may be in the dog house right now, but it is good when it comes to this.

 

  • Don’t forget to check this popular savings site before making ticket purchases.

 

  • Why everyone needs to fall in love with Meetup.com

 

  • Happy Hours Rock!

 

  • Start volunteering

 

  • Do you co-work? Check out Deskpass before committing to your new business home.

 

Other Resources

 

  • Michelle JacksonWork With Me
    • If you are an entrepreneur needing writing support, I would be happy to lend a hand. I’ve written for Vice.com, Aspiration, Centsai and other platforms. Check out my online portfolio HERE.

 

  • Hired-Looking to work with a business in the technology space? Set up your profile with Hired today!

The Colorado Tool Kit

Almost every Coloradan carries a mix of these items-and sunglasses!

The Commons on Champa

SQS016: Jesse Shuler-The Commons on Champa

I’m not sure when I first heard of The Commons on Champa, a welcoming space for entrepreneurs in the process of starting and nurturing their new businesses. As a personal finance blogger (that’s my other project) I was intrigued and thrilled about the idea of a free co-working space. Fortunately for the City of Denver and the entrepreneurial community-The Commons on Champa is so much more than a “free co-working space.”

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

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Jesse Shuler: The Commons on Champa

One of topics that I’m very interested in is the idea of community and community building. With that in mind, I knew that I had to speak with Jesse Shuler, Community Manager of the Commons. In addition to being a great guy, he and Jacqui Dietrich (Manager of the Commons) do an incredible job of coordinator a vast variety of resources and connections for local startups.

Show Notes

  • What’s Jesse’s role

 

  • Who started The Commons on Champa?

 

  • What year did The the Commons Open?

 

  • What resources does it provide entrepreneurs

 

  • We dig deeper

 

 

 

  • I wonder how this is all free

 

 

Stay Connected with The Commons

 

 

Other Resources Mentioned

  • Siteground Webhosting-Creating a website? Or, frustrated with your current website host? Siteground may be the solution for you.

 

  • Michelle JacksonWork With Me
    • If you are an entrepreneur needing writing support, I would be happy to lend a hand. I’ve written for Vice.com, Aspiration, Centsai and other platforms. Check out my online portfolio HERE.

 

  • Hired-Looking to work with a business in the technology space? Set up your profile with Hired today!

The Colorado Tool Kit

Almost every Coloradan carries a mix of these items-and sunglasses!


cherry creek mall

SQS015: Cherry Creek Mall Parking Let’s Talk

The Cherry Creek Mall has so far weathered the storm of automation and epic store closures. But, there are some signs that this may not be the case for long. A couple of years ago mall management decided to make us pay for parking.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

Cherry Creek Mall

It has been a rocky experience. It’s clear that mall management never expected to have the mall boycotted from long-time shoppers. And the substantial drop in foot traffic that year. Businesses grumbled about the situation and shoppers were left confused by the policy.

In this week’s Square State podcast episode I talk about the situation and share some possible solutions that don’t require mall management to take out paid parking.



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Show Notes:

  • Show episode release dates

 

  • The Welcome Mat event
  • Pay for parking

 

  • Some solutions to this issue

Resources Mentioned

  • Siteground-Have a website or thinking of starting one? Siteground is the website hosting company that I recommend. Get better service and site speed than you would with other companies.

 

  • Website Help-Need help with your website?  Don’t feel like messing with tech issues? I totally understand! I work with Grayson Bell from iMark Interactive on all of my website issues. Currently I have two websites and he helps me with both.

Attend the “Welcome to Denver” Event

Are you new to Denver? Connect with Michelle and other locals at the “Welcome to Denver Event

  • Mix and Mingle

 

  • Panel on making business and personal connections in Denver

 

  • Food and Drink

 

  • Gift bags!

Sign up today!

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SQS013: Phylecia Jones

One of my favorite things to do with Square State is to discover people’s backstories. Basically, how did they end up in Colorado, how has it been, and has their experience been what they expected?

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Phylecia Jones shares her story of :

  • Deciding to move to Colorado

 

  • The experience so far

 

  • How she and her husband made the decision to move to Colorado

 

  • I wonder if she found the state expensive?

 

  • The experience of running a business in Colorado

 

  • The experience of being a person of color in Colorado

 

  • Is it easy to meet people here as an adult?

 

  • Her biggest piece of advice

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