Audacity YQR: Coworking at Queen City Collective
For many, working from home sounds ideal, but the reality is often distraction piled on distraction combined with a lack of work-life balance.
Business consultant Christina Carlson had experienced successful coworking spaces in other cities during her time working on projects throughout Canada and the US, and she thought the concept could work in Regina. After canvassing her professional network about the idea, Christina opened the membership-based Queen City Collective a year ago.
“Working for yourself doesn’t mean you have to do it alone and entrepreneurs often thrive in community workspaces. Our members tell us that they get their work done in half the time here and coworking really adds value. There is the additional advantage of connecting with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs and combining expertise to bid on larger projects,” says Christina.
Recharge Café is onsite with a diverse selection of coffee and takeout vegan food. Also in the building footprint are Gravity Fitness Training & Empowered Fitness Inc. — a dynamic workout space with two personal trainers. Queen City Collective membership includes access to personal trainer sessions and half an hour to an hour of business management consulting from Christina each month.
Christina grew up in Regina and earned her BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She is also the mother of two boys, ages eight and 10.
“We are still taking open space members, so I encourage those interested in finding out more about Queen City Collective to reach out and come try it for a free day. Boardroom rental times are also available to the public,” encourages Christina. “Entrepreneurship in Regina is the most dynamic that I’ve seen in a long time. As a city, we’re creating a niche and having an impact. Regina entrepreneurs are just getting started!”
Queen City Collective
2054 Broad Street, 2nd floor