What are the benefits of setting up a co working space in your area:
- It can help to channel vital talent to local businesses and help bridge the skills gap.
- A co working space can help regenerate urban and rural communities by turning redundant buildings into places for entrepreneurial activity.
- As Sarah Stone (Leuchars Station Co Working Hub) discovered within the military wives, almost 60 per cent wanted to use their existing skills and talents to start a business – but only 14 per cent were already working for themselves. “That means there’s a huge gap between the number people who want to be self-employed and the number who are. That’s a huge opportunity to create thousands of entrepreneurs.”
- It means that whenever someone moved to an area, there was somewhere they could go to find employers who might want their skills and expertise.
All great reasons to have a collaborative working space in your community!