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Want to be part of a dynamic co-working space in Sandton, Johannesburg?

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If you’re a consultant, entrepreneur, working in a start-up, a student, a freelancer, or a creative, you’ll know what it’s like to feel isolated, unproductive or demotivated in a home-office environment.

A co-working space solves all of these issues. It’s a shared office space where people can work independently but not alone, share ideas, collaborate and work productively while growing our businesses and business networks.

Despite the recent explosion of co-working spaces in South Africa, there just aren’t any in the Sandton, Johannesburg area currently. I’ve approached a number of co-working space operators around South Africa and a few are keen to start one in Sandton, provided there is enough demand here.

If you’re keen to join a co-working space in Sandton (or know someone who is), please let me know by email (colette@mbaconnect.net) by Wed 14-Aug-2013. This will give us a better idea of the demand and how many people a Sandton co-working space would need to accommodate.

What are the benefits of a co-working space?

1. Dynamic, vibey, motivating environment where you can work independently but not alone
2. Network and collaborate with smart, like-minded people
3. Bounce ideas off other people
4. No need to work alone from home anymore
5. Close to home, but not at home
6. Flexible short-term leases (e.g. month-to-month)
7. Low rental costs per month, no long-term commitments that your business cannot afford
8. Rent more or less space as your company grows or downsizes
9. Ideal for consultants, entrepreneurs, MBA students looking for a private space to study, startups, freelancers, creatives, etc.
10. Has all the facilities you need like meeting rooms, wireless hi-speed internet, security, printing, copying, etc.

Thanks for your help. Looking forward to your feedback.
All the best

Colette Symanowitz
colette@mbaconnect.net

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Author: Colette Symanowitz

Managing Director of www.BeatingBullies.com and www.MBAconnect.net. Passionate about entrepreneurship, personal branding and networking. I also tweet under @mbaconnect_net and @Beating_Bullies

15 thoughts on “Want to be part of a dynamic co-working space in Sandton, Johannesburg?

  1. Sounds gr8, keep me posted C

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  3. Always interested, sounds like a cool idea!

    • Thanks Nico, we’ve partnered with The-Common-Room.co.za in Parkhurst who will be opening a 2nd co-working space in Sandton shortly. I’ll keep you posted

      All the best

      Colette

  4. Would Slow in the City not work for you?

    • Hi Franklin, thanks for your comment. Slow is too pricey and aimed at a more formal high-end market, we’re looking at a creative, collaborative space where techs and freelancers and consultants can work.

  5. Any further developments? I’m a startup in commodity trading and green energy and need office space as of Dec/Jan. Please advise.

    Impressed with Slow in the City and want to explore my options.

  6. Hi all –

    Once you get up-and-running, we would love to discuss a reciprocity arrangement for your members when they are in Cape Town.
    Good luck with your planning!

    George Gabriel, co-founder of Daddy.O @ The Old Biscuit Mill

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