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Member Profile: Trey Bayne

“I love data no matter where it’s from. I take it as my mission to make sure you know what it can do for you if used correctly.” What do you love about Soda City? What don’t I love? I’ve lived here my whole life and… Read More

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Member Profile: Lynn Luc

I’m a people connector, problem solver, avid listener, social media junkie and huge foodie. I come from Florence, SC (but born in NJ so I’m a very southern yankee). I am SOCO’s Community and Sales Manager and will be helping with the day to day businesses at our coworking… Read More

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Storytelling: Your Secret Business Weapon

For countless marketers, copywriters, and agencies, storytelling is a powerful business tool. It connects businesses to customers, builds brand (personal and business), and boosts sales. It’s a pretty darn persuasive thing. The best part is, you don’t have to be a storyteller, creative, or writer to… Read More

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Knowledge Bomb: The Side Hustle

In this day and age, it’s never been easier to set up a side hustle – paid work that supplements your main job. There are a lot of tools that help you get started quickly, and many more that can connect you to clients all around the globe. … Read More

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Knowledge Bomb: Failure

The fear of failure takes many shapes in business owners, freelancers, and creatives.  For some, it looks like a handful of opportunities passed by. For others, it looks like endless tweaking and refining – never sharing – because, what will people say?  Working from… Read More

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Knowledge Bomb: Work / Life Balance

As creators, we push ourselves daily to do our best work. This often involves finding inspiration outside of work. Yet American culture is notorious for long work days and poor work/life balance. This tension is one reason work/life balance… Read More

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Knowledge Bomb: Personal Finance

If you’re like us, you just clenched your jaw and hunched your shoulders. Understandably so – it’s an intimidating topic! At SOCO, we know members have mixed feels about finance. But we also know finance is closely connected to our stress levels, work satisfaction, retirement goals,… Read More

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Knowledge Bomb: Creativity

We have this idea that some people are “creatives.” As if they’re a special breed of human. We picture them as whirlwinds of color, music, and poetry. We imagine they wake up with a kind of magic, overflowing with whatever creativity is. And then… Read More

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SOCO Knowledge Bomb: Productivity

We’re better when we work together. That’s one of the reasons SOCO exists. It’s also the reason Slack Sessions exist. Slack Sessions are monthly chats hosted in SOCO’s Slack community. They’re focused on helping members work better, think bigger, and live life on their terms. From productivity to creativity, these… Read More

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Goal Setting Focus Plan

I have historically not been a strong advocate for Goal Setting. I mean I’ve set goals and worked towards them, but the official “setting of goals” thing… You know writing them down and all that. It always seemed like the goals I was hearing other people set were just pulled… Read More

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