Havana Beach was filled with budding creatives networking and sharing their ideas and start-up business visions at the launch of TwoSpace, a co-working concept for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Havana Beach, the winner of most popular bar at COVERED. Cocktail Bar Battles, this week hosted the TwoSpace launch night. The popular Cuban bar and restaurant is the first on the Northern Beaches to offer their venue as a rentable co-working space.
The idea is that small businesses, often just single workers, can rent a space to work at in a bar or restaurant for the day before it transforms back into its initial use venue.
Havana Beach is offering work spaces Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm complete with Wifi, power sockets and table to work at plus ocean views.
The launch of TwoSpace this week featured artisan canapés and dishes from CHEFIN' a start-up business that connects top local chefs who can create a custom feast in your own home or venue. There were also cocktails by the popular Havana Beach mixologists and craft beers and ciders from Young Henrys in Newtown.
Matt, co-owner of Havana, said, “I’m excited to be partnering with TwoSpace to provide a venue for entrepreneurs to make their ideas and dreams come to life.”
Cheryl Mack ,CEO of StartCon, Australia's Ultimate Startup & Growth Conference, introduced and questioned a panel of start-up business owners, who shared their start-up journey, challenges and successes.
Newtown craft beer start-up Young Henrys’ co-founder, Oscar McMahon, spoke about the risks of employing close friends and family saying, “Don’t hire who you can’t fire”.
Amy Parfett, co-founder of the online directory WedShed and Alexis Soulopoulos, co-founder, Mad Paws, an online pet sitting service where owners can find trusted pet sitters near their homes, both took part in the discussions. Alexis emphasised the importance of ‘keeping your customers close’ through phone call follow ups and profile logins online.
If you are thinking of starting your own business and need a workspace on the Northern Beaches, visit Havana Beach to meet a TwoSpace host and sign up on the spot for a free trial.
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