HardScrabble Solutions is evolving!
We offer family-friendly coworking, private event space, and business incubation services in Downtown Presque Isle.
HardScrabble Solutions Founder and UX & Web Design Team at HardScrabble Solutions member, Lillie Lavado, recently spoke to Shawn Cunningham of WAGM-TV to discuss unique aspects of our business model.
Lillie discusses her inspiration for the name HardScrabble Solutions found in a Dahlov Ipcar children’s book. She also explains how the idea to accommodate whole families emerged from recollection of experiences she had going to work with her Computer Programmer mother as a child.
– Drop-in coworking is available 8am – 5pm, Mon-Fri with hourly, punchcard, and monthly options. Monthly memberships now include free or discounted access to most events!
– One incubator business is the UX & Web Design Team at HardScrabble Solutions. They’re offering affordable user experience design, web development, digital marketing, and IT services. Internships are available with some placements from, UMPI, NMCC, TechHire Maine, and FedCap (TANF).
– Classes and events are hosted by individuals and businesses. The regular schedule includes ” KidzJam – Earth Day Celebration” (genre changes monthly), “KidzCode – Computer Programming Classes“, “Makin’ Mine – Sensory Playgroup“, “Family Code Night – First Mondays” and “Marketing Boost” seminars for professionals. First Friday Art Walk window murals and indoor exhibits. Pop-up parties happen often. Brittni’s Clean with me is next-up. Others are welcome to join anytime!
– A new TED-Ed club for teenagers is starting! This community service will work with youth to learn how to craft their own TED talks. The Ted-Ed club is hosting a Launch Party Friday, May 18.