Who needs Sydney? The city to beach co-working shift.
Sarah Hill discovers that lifestyle is just as important as position when it comes to balancing your working life and the advantages of collaborative competition.
One of the most rewarding aspects of moving from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast was the decision to base my freelance graphic design business at Junction
2, a co-working space for people in the creative industries.
Hoping to meet some people with similar interests and knowing that working from home was not going to be a long-term option, I made myself a permanent
fixture at a funky little shared office space in Sunshine Beach.
Having other creative people around me has been both a source of inspiration and absolute procrastination. Not that I mind in the slightest. With such
a creative energy about the place and someone always pitching the next big idea, it’s little wonder any client work gets done at all.
Threads Project is one such big idea recently brought to fruition through a cross-continental collaboration
of entrepreneurs in South Africa and a couple of my talented Junction 2 co-workers. The innovative project has the audacious goal of universally reshaping
the creative consumer landscape.
As an emerging artist or maker, it can be a daunting and often unachievable task to turn a creative talent or product into a viable business, especially
if there aren’t people on hand with the required marketing, branding, business and finance skills to make it happen.
As a result, many talented artisans are left to peddle their wares at local crafts markets, and unfortunately, as is most often the case, these inspiring
creative talents remain little more than a ‘hobby’.
Threads Project is out to change all that.
The powerful online platform is designed as a virtual hub for artists and makers to build and promote their brand, share skills and kick start collaborative
projects with other creatives around the globe. It’s engineered as an organic and supportive springboard for creation to flourish.
It is hoped that by facilitating such a network, Threads Project will inadvertently help to reshape the merchant consumer relationship. No mean feat.
In South Africa, Threads Project has been taken one step further, with the launch of the first Threads Co-Retail space, giving vendors a physical space
to showcase their product. Australia will soon follow, with the first Threads Co-Retail shop popping up at the Noosa Junction Alleyway festival in
Sarah Hill, is a freelance designer for Bare Hill Designs. Moving up from Sydney, Sarah found Noosa a perfect
fit for her lifestyle and with the flexibility of the co-working space allowed her to continue working for her interstate clients. Sarah's a valuable
contributor to the creation of the co-working movement.
Junction 2 is a purpose built co-working space for small businesses designed for colloboration and creative thinking.
With a range of options from single day hot desking to long-term 24 hour access it's a great alternative to working from home.
All facilites are included such as desks, dedicated high speed broadband, printing, meeting rooms and kitchen. Local access to shops, food and entertainment plus Noosa's bus depot are all right at your door.
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