By the end of today, we will have a corporation, a bank account, and insurance. It feels good — finally we have a formal container for the energy, ideas, and resources we will use to build a coworking and cocreating space in Mahone Bay. Incorporation doesn’t really mean anything, it’s just a piece of paper, but it feels like a milestone.
It’s good to mark time. Here are the milestones we’ve passed so far:
February — We started meeting, and drinking beer, in Dave’s home office
8 March — We met with Jo at The HUB Halifax to talk about HUBs
22 May —Our first exploration session with local entrepreneurs
19 June —Another exploration session with local starters and shakers
20 August —The realization that We Need To Do Something
September —Lots of activity, meetings, decisions, recording some video
25 October —Incorporated
22 November — a bank account, a website, and a blog post!
There will be many more milestones. Some are so close they are palpable — leasing the space in the Mahone Bay Centre, starting the renovations, our first subscribers, our launch party, opening the doors…
These are all very exciting, but the best ones of all come after lift-off. The first new business to start up in the space. The first business to outgrow the space. The first community event at which someone has their million-dollar idea. The first member to make a million dollars. The first person to start out on their own just because the HUB is there for them.
Yes, those are the ones we’re looking forward to.