Sweet suc­cess

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A NEW Gos­nells co-work­ing space has been launched in an ef­fort to keep lo­cal work­ers close to home.

The SWEET Hub on Lis­si­man Street aims to re­tain some of the 35,000 lo­cal res­i­dents who work out­side of the City by of­fer­ing them of­fice space close to home.

Co-Founder Zee­shan Pasha said about 10,000 Gos­nells res­i­dents worked in the City and they wanted to help small busi­nesses thrive lo­cally.

“The south­east def­i­nitely needs these fa­cil­i­ties; if you look at where the dif­fer­ent cowork­ing spaces are in Perth or around Perth, you prob­a­bly find a lot in the city, Os­borne Park and Su­bi­aco,” he said.

“There’s noth­ing in this area; I think the south­east def­i­nitely needs the sup­port there and also if you look at the stats, there’s a whole heap of peo­ple who leave the City of Gos­nells to work.

“There’s great po­ten­tial for this to work re­ally well for a lot of peo­ple in this area, es­pe­cially in Thorn­lie, South­ern River and Gos­nells.”

Mr Pasha said peo­ple with small busi­nesses were more mo­ti­vated if they had an of­fice than if work­ing from home.

“If you worked from home, it could be the most cost-ef­fec­tive way of do­ing it, but you’re not as dis­ci­plined to work on your own,” he said. “When you have peo­ple around you who are like-minded, you tend to sort of broaden your own think­ing and it grows.

“You’re help­ing each other and that’s the whole ob­jec­tive of it, that’s why it’s so much bet­ter to be work­ing from a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity like a hub rather than in­di­vid­u­ally from home.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470848

SWEET Hub co-founders Zee­shan Pasha and Mar­shall Chab­bra.

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