Helping locals get down to business

Article image - Helping locals get down to business Little City’s Shaun Lyon, Leah Menner, Bec Harvy and Dave Menner in front of the new Unley co-working space. Photo by James Elsby.

The City of Unley in South Australia has teamed up with Prospect-based co-working enterprise Little City to provide a co-working space to help accommodate the area’s growing number of local entrepreneurs.

City of Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne said the council area had thousands of home-based businesses and local entrepreneurs who could stand to benefit from the new facility, which will be known as Little City Unley.

“Co-working spaces are a great way for micro business owners to separate their work life from their home life and expand their personal and business networks,” Mayor Clyne said.

“They also increase motivation, creativity and self-confidence, and they address the social isolation that some home-based business owners may otherwise feel.

“We hope Little City Unley will help grow these businesses faster while also creating a sense of community among local entrepreneurs.”

Little City Unley is located in one of the council-owned cottages on Edmund Avenue in Unley, and features two separate office spaces, one meeting room and 12 desks in an open plan setting.

Site renovations were conducted last weekend and Little City has started showing potential ‘members’ through.

Little City Managing Director Shaun Lyon said he hoped to repeat the success of their first co-working space, based at Prospect.

“The City of Unley has been incredibly proactive in making this possible. Their dedication in Unley was paramount in building this new partnership and bringing this coworking space into the area,” Mr Lyon said.

Owner of Unley home-based business The Suburban Brew, Tony Dichiera said he is keen to check out the new space.

“As a new start up I am interested in co-working as an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded people and share experiences of starting a new business from scratch,” Mr Dichiera said.