Entrepreneurs shouldn’t work alone.
Running a business when you are the only employee can be tough on some people. Even that social chat over the desk is something you might miss out on, as every single person who you communicate with is a client – and you just need that social interaction to debrief, relax and comment on the football scores on the weekend.
And when you are working on your own, you can only rely on your skills. You might be a specialist in one area, but if you are anything like me, there will be countless areas where you need extra support in. There is a reason we hire specialist accountants and lawyers – and when we aren’t sure about something, we’ll trust the best.
So when you can choose where you work, why wouldn’t you choose a place where the specialists are around you. Everyone focused on their own tasks and business, but one where there are a community of specialists. And to go one better – specialists that actively work in community. Working together makes for stronger businesses, and building it upon the strengths across multiple industries only benefits everyone.
Collaboration is the key in business – and coworking means you can collaborate on other great projects, as well as have collaborators work on your master plans. That’s because you need to give as well as receive. Someone gives you a piece of their mind to help with your project, and you are there when they ask a question.
Communities look out for each other.
When working together, one great example to come out of Cowork Launceston is the Bright Ideas | Speed Pitch Nights. Many in the space have thought about getting these types of events off the ground, but we only have certain skills to make it happen. But when we all come together – then we have something tangible with speakers, promoters, judges and organisers. In collaboration, using all of the strengths of our community, we have an event that has given out over $15,000 in support to entrepreneurs in Northern Tasmania, and still thousands more will be given out by the end of 2016.
Support each other, support the region, and cowork in community!
This blog post was written by Adam Mostogl. In any given week, Adam Mostogl might be helping young entrepreneurs to kick-start their companies, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future.