11:34AM, Tuesday 15 December 2020
Those dreaming of starting up their own business are being given the chance to do just that thanks to flexible office space providers MyWorkSpot.
A competition has been launched in conjunction with the Advertiser and other business stakeholders –including Flourish PR and the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce – to offer people the chance to turn their dream of running their own firm into a reality.
MyWorkSpot, based in Reform Road, is home to about 100 different businesses using its space for flexible or full-time office working.
The contest will see the winner benefit from free office space at MyWorkSpot for a year, together with a package of support offered by the Advertiser and other member businesses.
This will include PR training, business coaching and the chance to publicise a business in the press through an editorial article and advert.
As well as the main prize – which would save the winner nearly £3,000 in office space costs – there will also be a number of runners-up accolades including hot desk memberships and meeting spaces at MyWorkSpot.
Director David Johnston said it has been a tough time for a lot of businesses but thinks this is the ideal opportunity to make the next step.
“There is a business in each and every one of us,” he said.
“We thought we would put together a nice package for anyone who has either launched a business or intends to launch one.
“We have already built up a big community of businesses here and it is a good thing for us to give a space back.”
He added: “If you have ever thought about starting a business, now might be a good time to do so.
“All we want to do is give a new business, or businesses, a chance of success.”
The application period is open until Friday, January 15. Those interested can visit myworkspotuk.com/blog/startup2021/ to apply.