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Yearly Archives: 2021

  • Some thoughts on September

    We started this month with Labor Day and while it signifies the unofficial end to summer and a return to school, it can often feel more like a new year, than January 1st does. While we have those who came before us to thank for advocating a 40 hour work week and work/life balance, I …

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  • SSP Member Highlight Veteran’s HomeFront

    A Navy Veteran, entrepreneur, civic leader, advocate, father, and bloom member Antione Hines is a ball of energy, seemingly capable of finding an entire eighth day in the week. While he wears many hats, during the month of September he most prominently champions his veteran’s advocacy and outreach. September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention month …

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  • Seeking bloom’s next Community Manager

    Bloom is a non-profit coworking space by the community, for the community. We believe in Portsmouth, in the spirit and power of entrepreneurship and in making an economic impact in the lives of others. Bloom is actively seeking a friendly, resourceful and detail-oriented person to be the face of bloom in the role of Community …

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  • SSP Member Highlight – Proof Please, LLC

    Setting out with faith and passion, Cindy pivoted to pursue her dream of entrepreneurship. Holding on to something dear to her, and fueled by her own family’s personal experience with elder abuse, Cindy founded an agency that investigates and advocates for the prosecution of elder abuse cases, Proof Please, LLC. Proof Please is focused on …

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  • SSP Member Highlight – Guasu

    Gregory Holland always knew he wanted to be his own boss. At eight years old he pictured himself carrying a briefcase and walking into his office. Now-a-days he dons his own self-designed shoes and strolls into his office space at bloom where he coordinates the fashion design, marketing and production of Virginia’s newest fashion house, …

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  • Growing gains…

    Growing isn’t always easy. Growing pains are a real thing and in the eight short months that bloom has been open, we’ve outgrown our current space and are at capacity in a new temporary expansion space next door. That new temporary space is full of our Startup Stability Program selectees and the space is brimming …

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  • PBJ’s Grand Finale

    On June 23rd six entrepreneurs went head to head in the PBJ’s grand finale pitch competition on the grand stage of the Granby Theater in Norfolk. It was a premiere inaugural event with entertainment by Frank sings Frank, a dance performance by Shaping Space Choreography, fabulous food by Levels on Granby, a dozen local business …

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  • Coworking spaces Bloom and Percolator team up offer free rent and educational services

    May 1, 2021 In a year fraught with health concerns, political and social unrest, shuttered venues and job insecurity, it’s imperative to knock down the barriers to entrepreneurial dreams. Highlighting community and regional collaboration, Percolator in Norfolk and Bloom Coworking in Portsmouth will provide subsidized co-working space and wraparound supportive services to 30 startup businesses. …

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  • What’s Better than a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?

    Collaboration! This spring Bloom joined forces with Percolator to create a joint series collaboration. Something that can bring Norfolk and Portsmouth together, redefine the Elizabeth River as a road instead of a barrier, and unite the business community and entrepreneurs with resources to thrive…and so, the Percolator-Bloom Joint Sessions, now known as “PBJ’s”, was born. …

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  • Bloom with us

    The bloom blog is here! Here at bloom coworking, we love all the varied definitions of the word “bloom:” The state or period of freshness or vigor, to come into full health, to flourish and to thrive. We believe we’ve created an environment where small businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives can grow, thrive, succeed and bloom …

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