Shared Workspace Anyone?

Submitted by Alan Engelstad

Are you operating a home business, freelancing or starting a new business or organization? Perhaps you travel or have a cottage in the area and you’d like a place to catch up on things back at the office. Shared workspaces (co-working) fill a need for freelancers and home businesses and startups to access inexpensive public space in which to do business, meet clients, find complementary talent, learn new strategies and collaborate on projects together. Participants share the operating costs and benefit from things they might not have at home: high-speed wifi, enterprise-level photocopying, a business address and a place to hold a meeting, workshop or create a podcast.

If you’ve not encountered these, here are some examples to whet your appetite and get you thinking about what might work best for you:

The Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization team is looking into the feasibility of a shared office hub of some sort to help our home businesses and freelancers and startups thrive and to create a welcoming place for such businesses or organizations that wish to relocate here.

Interested? Please come to Sweet Bottoms Coffee (19 Colborne St. Fenelon Falls) this Sunday afternoon, 2 p.m. (7 April) or next Sunday afternoon (14 April) at the same time. Let’s discuss what we’d want and need from a shared work environment in town.

Can’t make either time? Please let us know your interest and requirements for a shared work space by sending an email to: