Category Archives: NextSpace

3 Resources to Improve Your MacBook Pro Performance

I love it when colleagues share their technical tips and resources! This is the beauty of the Geek List and the NextSpace List in action. Chris Burbridge, friend and colleague at Nextspace, just shared the following tips and resources for improving MacBook Pro performance. Chris wrote: If your Mac has begun to slow… I began […]

Freelance Camp PRO at NextSpace in San Francisco

I spent the day at Freelance Camp PRO at NextSpace in San Francisco yesterday. It’s 24 hours later and I still have the buzz. For those that don’t know: Freelance Camp is a place to discuss and explore the different approaches to running a successful freelance business / service company. We have based our events on the […]

What’s Next Lectures June 2010

One of my favorite lecture series continues in June… What’s Next’s June 24, 2010 lecture will be about “The Future of Work.” Panelists include best-selling author Rom Brafman, Joyce Shimizu, VP of Innovation at Plantronics, and Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance (invited). Sandy Skees, CEO of Communications4Good will moderate. For more info, go to To get your ticket go […]

The NEXTie Awards. I’ve nominated somebody. (*)

Do you know someone in Santa Cruz that you’d call a trailblazer, an innovator, or whose work or passion inspires you? Santa Cruz NEXT is accepting nominations for the 1st Annual NEXTie Awards. Submit Your NEXTie Award Nominations! The NEXTies honor young people in Santa Cruz who are doing amazing things locally or globally. These […]

WordPress Resources from Today’s NextSpace Brown Bag Lunch

Today’s NextSpace brown bag lunch w/ Chris Burbridge,, was about WordPress and it was one of the most well-attended brown bag lunches I’ve seen there. While it is still fresh in my mind, I’d like to share some recommendations from Chris (and some other recommendations — web hosting, etc., not specifically WordPress — further […]

October 6, Marketing Roundtable Meetup

Come to the Marketing Roundtable MeetUp on Oct 6, 2009, 6pm at NextSpace. I’ll be giving a presentation on Social Media Basics. Come learn how you can use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogging to bring more visitors to your business website. Learn more and RSVP here: For a jumpstart on Social Media, feel free to read some […] and other resources for WordPress Beginners

It’s time to blog!  I’m here at the first official Blog and Breakfast Thursdays at NextSpace (Thursdays, 8-9:30am).  Nice folks and great idea!  Never blog alone. Some folks have been asking about getting started on WordPress.  Here are some great resources for WordPress beginners… WordPress for Beginners: is your visual resource for All […]

Not the Santa Cruz I Know — dispelling a stereotype

When I saw the recent Huffington Post video about “Sarah Palin vs. That Crazy Santa Cruz Lady” my gut reaction was… Santa Cruz is receiving another 15 minutes of fame with the same old stereotype.  How to counter this?  Jeremy Neuner, CEO of NextSpace, has written a great article in response. More Than Just Surf […]