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New business and co-working space opens in Port Macquarie

Released on: 07 February 2018

Released on: 07 February 2018

The Hub Pop-Up Launch

Entrepreneurs, small business owners and remote workers will now have a new place to ‘start-up’ with The HUB Pop-Up business co-working space officially opening in Port Macquarie today.

The HUB, established by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, provides a shared space where start-ups, freelancers, remote workers, home based and micro businesses can work from.

Centrally located on the corner of Gordon and Gore Streets, The HUB provides opportunities for business owners and co-workers to share resources, ideas and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs in a supported environment.

Mayor Peta Pinson, said she hoped the new space would become a focal point for business in the region.

“This is such a great opportunity for business who no longer wish to work from home, but are not yet ready to commit to leasing a full time office space. Reliable high-speed broadband is also an attractive feature of the space.

“Many of the world’s innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs started out in co-working environments like The HUB, so it’s great for us to work with the local business community to trial a local facility dedicated to nurturing small business and their ideas,” Mayor Pinson said.

Co-working at The HUB costs as little as $33 per day, and includes an open plan working environment with desks that can be used on a short or long-term basis, as well as private meeting rooms and offices. Andrew Campbell, local entrepreneur and founder of On Ramp and Co, a small business advisory firm has already come on board.

“I’m really looking forward to working alongside other motivated business owners, sharing ideas, collaborating and growing my business. I’ve been watching the success of co-working environments and incubators in our capital cities for some time, so to have a facility like this in our region will be a great avenue to help create jobs, foster innovation and boost our local economy,” said Mr Campbell.

“Ultimately people using the space will benefit from the rich business network and connectivity that The HUB provides, so I encourage anyone interested to come and check it out, and who knows, it may even help produce the next Google!,” added Mayor Pinson.

For more information on The HUB visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/thehub or call Council on 6581 8111.