A SPACIAL ODYSSEY
It was the evolution of a revolution. And like most, it was born of desire and necessity at the turn of the 21st century, but that’s a story for another time when you have time. Sometime ask me about The Office.
Fast forward to 2010 and the opening of Joule. The first coworking space in Minneapolis just across the river from Saint Paul—the fraternal Twin Cities.
It was a time that marked the end of the 20-year job where you started and ended your career. A time of transition for most who were trying to find another place to do what they did, without much success. A time that brought out the hero in many who used their super power to help others discover how to be or not to be—on your own.
It was a time of learning something new and doing it yourself. A time when Jackie Menne, Founder & CEO ~ Chief Empathy Officer of Joule, realized that there was a distinct and growing force of ones. Micros!
She met you coworking, networking, at workshops and events. Jackie became a connector, matchmaker and eventually advocate.
Joule became Microbusiness Network, the place to work, meet, network, cowork and connect. Her vision and venue gained thousands of followers until March of 2016 when she closed the spacial side of Joule due to family illness and decided to shift her microbusiness once again.
Joule Microbusiness Network became Joule Micro Nation, Joule Open became Joule University, MB2MB was born and coworking was a wonderful memory until her epiphany.
Jackie realized that Joule’s micro network of businesses, startups, ideas, side hustles, coops and nonprofits was ready to grow beyond four walls. That the micro movement was ready to connect across the country and be recognized as a 24/7/365 energy—the force of ones.
A community of coworking collaborators who are ever ready to— Save the Day.
FORCE OF ONES™
Connecting a Few of the 27 Million Micros
Jackie Menne . Micro Advocate
Lived in Minnesota long enough to call it home, yet still a transplant from Cincinnati. Landed my dream job right out of school as a writer, actually copywriter for a hit radio station that played them and brought in the stars who sang them. Met most. Struck an empathetic chord.
Moved into television and then actually moved…north to the land of 10,000 lakes. Lasted a few years at CBS and ABC then found the wonderful world of advertising. Worked for big corporations, big brands and big shots. Retail giants. Consumer goods. Music Industry. Became a Boat Rocker. Crusader. Realist.
Got close to the top of the ladder but stepped down. Not afraid of heights, tired of the view. Left to become a master juggler and wearer of hats. Ran small agencies. Climbed step-stools. Finally back on the ground to write and create Synergy Advertising. A microbiz. Later Joule, a place for microbiz.
Still a Boat Rocker. Crusader. Realist and Advocate—for Micros.
The Force of Ones™.