Remember the date, 22 March 2013, the day The HUB South Shore officially opened for business. It has been an exciting journey so far, not only for Tim, Matt and I, but also for our families and the entire community as we start a new chapter together in what has already been an exciting adventure.
It was fantastic seeing so many of our followers and supporters come out in numbers on Friday to join in the celebrations at our opening party. The fact that there were around 20 children running around really symbolizes what is happening in Mahone Bay right now, and The HUB will play a big part in all of our futures for years to come.
View more photos from the opening party.
Our first 2 members of The HUB, Alastair Jarvis and Susan Johnstone were there to celebrate with us, and the feedback on the space has been very positive thus far. We have all been working out of there this week and I must say it feels great to be cracking on with some uninterrupted work in the knowledge that I can leave it all behind at 5:30 and head home to be with my family. Alastair probably summarises it better than me below:
“The HUB South Shore is a space that gives me energy, confidence and courage to start something epic from the South Shore. Working from here instead of out of my home office has me stepping up my game. We’re collectively raising our sights and while we have no illusions that this work is easy – we know that we’ll see failures along the way, – but there’s a sense that we’re aiming higher knowing that we’ve got each other’s backs. In two days at the Hub, I’ve already learned some pretty massive insights from other Hub members and the promise of cross pollination of ideas has already become real within 72 hours of the doors officially opening. There’s a clear appetite to share whatever knowledge we’ve built up in our own domains with others who have similar aspirations to build and do it from here. Only time will tell whether these new shoots will eventually bear fruit—but what an exciting community to be a part of this spring.“
We are open 08:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday… please pop along for a visit any time!
Working from home might not be a viable alternative to showing up at the office in Halifax, especially if you’re easily distracted by kids, dogs, or your domestic to-do list. And your boss might have visions of you sitting there in your jammies with your feet up and the TV on. But not when she finds out you’re working at The HUB.
What do you get out of coworking?Sometimes you have to go to Halifax… Sometimes, you don’t.
At its most basic level, The HUB is a clean, bright, professional work space, but there’s more to it than that. There’s 40 Mbps Wi-Fi. There’s free caffeine and awesome office equipment. There’s a quiet spot for phone calls. And then there’s the community of other professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs that make up Nova Scotia’s hidden economy.
Those other people aren’t a distraction, because they’re hard at work, just like you. They are busy running their businesses, delighting their clients, and changing their industries. They’re people you want to meet, and who want to meet you.
What do you save when you don’t drive to Halifax?
Poll for members: How essential is a photocopier?