Small and micro business owners and their staff will now be able to collaborate, network and interact with like-minded people in the Kilmore Library’s new co-working space.
The free initiative will add to the growing co-working space list through the region. The space will open on Friday 9 November.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Rhonda Sanderson said the co-working space is aimed at assisting the business minds throughout Mitchell Shire.
“Co-working spaces are a great way to bring like-minded business people together. It also is a great way for people who might be working from home or on the road and need to get a few things done while they are in town,” Cr Sanderson said.
“People can access good internet, catch up with other people, bounce ideas off each other or just get some work done in a nice office space without the distractions of home.”
Cr Sanderson said there were many home and online business start-ups in the area and having good support networks was one of the keys to success.
“We often hear that people don’t necessarily need a permanent workspace, but they would be interested in accessing a communal workspace on a casual basis,” she said.
“This new space delivers on that need and adds to the other more permanent options available in the area.
“The space also provides a chance for businesses to catch up with our Economic Development Team and see what other support may be available to help them grow and thrive.”
Words on Shirts owner operator Jo Kubeil said the co-working space is an important tool.
“Co-working spaces work for me. They provide mentoring, socialisation and help build my confidence,” she said.
“It’s also a great way to give something back to other businesses as we share ideas and learn from each other.”
Tactical Business Solutions business advisor Kirk Holt said bringing together businesses was key to innovation and growth.
“Co-working spaces are extremely valuable for any community, but particularly remote communities like ours,” he said.
The free Kilmore Library Co-Working Space will begin on Friday 9 November at 9am and will run each Friday until 5pm. Bookings are not required – first in, best dressed.