Thanks for everyone who came out to #baumyr! It was truly an inspirational night, and we were all impressed with the awesome people who attended. Check out the recap here. Missed it? You can catch the tail end of the talk on The Digitel. Want to keep it going? Join the conversation and start hanging out at Cowork MYR! A lot of really great things are happening for startups and creatives and MYR, and we assure you that you want to have a hand in it.
Just to give you an idea of what we mean by creative collaboration, we want to talk about our DJ. Big believers of Cradle to Cradle Design, the founders of DomeCandy found success in the unusual when they launched their products: Vintage suitcases recycled into portable boomboxes (right here in North MB). Check out their lab.
We are going to be bumpin’ some luggage on December 5th. Will you be there? Read below for more information, then visit http://www.businessasunusualmyr.eventbrite.com for tickets!
A fresh, new option for exquisite catering has just popped up in Myrtle beach. Chef Robert J. Ziehr is a Myrtle Beach local with extensive training in the culinary arts. He has decided to start using his talents for customized orders. We love it! Check him out on Facebook, and check out our menu for December 5th. Foodie’s be warned: You will be drooling by the bottom of this list!
Business as Unusual Menu
Fire and Ice Ahi Tuna and Calamari Ceviche on Lotus Crisp/Scallion/Coconut Milk/Lime/Chili Oil
Aji Amarillo Shrimp Cocktail/Jalapeno Escabeche
Focaccia Crostini with Goat Cheese and Marinated Piquillo Pepper/Prosciutto
Seared Scallop on Candied Sweet Potato with Fig Onion Jam
Sesame Mole Chicken Lollipop
Truffled 10 year Cheddar Wisconsin Mac and Cheese on Bacon Crisps
Braised Beef Focaccia Sliders/Spiced Pickles/Bleu Crème Fraiche
1. Learning is deeper through experience
Sure, you can read about interesting people and ideas, but real growth takes place with hands on learning. Reading about an innovative product is not the same as picking it up, turning it around, and talking to it’s creator. Learning from a person is also much easier when the environment fosters such a community. When it could normally seem awkward to reach out to someone and ask them a million questions about what they are doing, these events are tailored specifically for that.
2. Relationships are Currency
We don’t mean that you can put a dollar value on a relationship. This simply means that goals are accomplished much more successfully when there is a group of caring individuals involved to offer advice, resources, and support. Christopher Wink explains this in his recent article:
“There aren’t a lot of acts in this world that have real value, but I believe introducing two people (or organizations) who become friends or do great work or have impact together is something communities too often undervalue.”
3. Sharing is inspirational
A story can most definitely inspire a listener, but it can also inspire the teller! When a person tell’s the story of their work, it keeps them in tune with what is in the next chapter. It catalyzes action toward their next goal, and holds them accountable to follow through on their promises.
4. Collaboration is exponentially beneficial
A single idea is great, but when that idea has been thrashed about by several like minded individuals, it is even more likely to succeed. One key component to this is different points of view. Another is that with more people comes a wider network of resources that an idea might need to start.
5. The Unusual is Refreshing
Beautiful things come from stepping out of the ordinary. Embracing the new and exciting will lead you to all sorts of interesting people and projects. No matter what your profession, this is a great opportunity to learn about something different!
Business as Unusual is an upcoming event that is attempting to connect people that will establish a creative/startup community. Something that a lot of local entrepreneurs have expressed is that it is tempting to leave Myrtle Beach, because there is not much here to catalyze their creative insight, or even appreciate that they are attempting to make a difference by following their passion. So we are activating this event to attract these people so that they can collaborate on their ideas and help each other! It is also a fundraiser for Abiding Village, because their business model fits the desired description of a forward thinking organization that empowers others to own their work. We are going to have some innovative startups contributing, while we are sharing ideas and stories, and enjoying fine catering, visuals, and music. Meagan Nowacoski, a CCU student and young entrepreneur, is going to briefly give her thoughts about how the unusual thrives in business. YOUR business could possibly also have the opportunity to take the floor for a few minutes to share your story with a captive audience!
Read below for more info, or get your tickets at www.businessasunusualmyr.eventbrite.com!