Dear Post Offices, Libraries and Banks: please can we have your space!
Posted: Fri 24th Oct 2014
At yesterday's launch of the Home Business Report, we called together a savvy group of home business owners to get their feedback on the findings. From the discussion came a call to organisations that have unused space, to open up that space for home based entrepreneurs.
... We think this is a plan worth backing!
'I have come together with a group of fellow home business owners in Crouch End to approach the library and ask if we can use an empty room as co-working space. It's sitting empty, has wi-fi and we'd be prepared to pay to put it to good use' said Esther Thompson, founder of Teahuggers and instigator of a conversation that followed which went like this:
home business owners like to get out of the house
innovation and partnerships come from collaborating with others
there are unused rooms and spaces in Libraries, Post Offices and banks, across the UK
it would benefit everyone to bring these spaces to life and fill them with home business owners
Enterprise Nation has decided to do some work on this; to approach the above bodies and ask after the viability of test projects.
It is something the government has already started with its Space for Growth programme - we'd like to see this spread across more locations. For the sake of home business!
Please let us know your views; here in the comments or via twitter @e_nation