Centrally located in Post Office Mall in Liguanea, St Andrew CoWork JA is now officially open for business and is ready to change the way Jamaicans think about creating and working.
Coworking has become popular around the world; it is collaborative, flexible, solves the problem of isolation that many entrepreneurs and freelancers feel while working from home, and offers resources that would be otherwise prohibitively expensive.
“It’s not just about a space to finish a business plan or catch up on emails. We’re here to inspire—some of the most successful companies in the world were created out of complete coincidence and we’re here to make that coincidence a little more likely,” CoWork JA founder Tara Playfair-Scott said.
CoWork JA launch
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It seems people agree — CoWork JA’s office options were sold out before the official launch on October 30th and there’s now a waiting list.
In addition to the office option, the space, also offers hot desk memberships; Playfair-Scott is running a new member special for $20,000 (plus GCT) per month and that comes with a bulk of conference room and connectivity cube time. They even have an app to allow you to book or reserve space on the go.
Along with necessities to be productive members get amenities such as —including Marley coffee, tea from Likkle Tea and a cold-press juice bar fueled by Nature My Therapy. CoWork JA has also negotiated benefits and discounts with companies like Get There, Studiocraft, Stewarts Auto Group, Market Fresh JA, Flow, C&W Business, Broken Plate, Express Fitness and many more.
CoWork JA’s well equipped space offers commercial broadband, SMART TV conference rooms, teleconferencing and ISP facilities, document printing, copying and faxing capabilities and more. Playfair-Scott says that members of the CoWork JA community have secure, keycard access to the space 24/7 “to get productive whenever suits them best— we realize not everyone works 9-5 and productivity isn’t bound by time.”
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On the heels of the launch, CoWork JA is hosting a seminar to help guide entrepreneurs on the various processes of getting a business off the ground.
Under the theme, “The Start Up Seminar Series: The Art of Start”, the seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 14.
Experts from a variety of industries will share their insight and advice on important business fundamentals. Rochelle Cameron, Assistant VP, Human Resources – Jamaica Broilers will speak on registering a business, Serika Sterling, owner of Senior Account Services will discuss accounting and payroll, Scotia Investments’ Dylan Coke will examine business cases, BCIC boss Peter Levy will speak on how to insure assets, while Sandra Glasgow – Founder and MD – BizTactics Limited will examine how to access financing.