If you're working in the social impact space and yearn to work in a friendly, supportive and collaborative environment, Impact North’s co-working space could be for you.
By Tierney Seccull
Alexie Seller is the founder and convener of Impact North – an initiative of Enterprise Learning Projects of which Alexie is also co-CEO – and says it was developed after identifying a lack of support during the early days of the pandemic.
“We launched Impact North as an online community for social entrepreneurs in March 2020, as we saw a devastating impact for remote entrepreneurs – while the world went online, we recognised that many people working across Northern Australia were lacking connections with their peers and access to meaningful professional development opportunities,” she says.
“We then set up the coworking space in 2021 in response to a strong need in our community for a place to come together in person, share ideas and collaborate.”
Let’s face it, working from home isn’t for everyone, and riding solo can be a lonely experience. But with flexible spaces and desk options ranging from one day to six months, and a hive of good energy and support, Impact North really could change your impact in the north.
The friendly and professional space caters to a range of workers – from sole traders to non-profit and social enterprise organisations – who could benefit from having a group of like-minded people to work alongside each day. Through the online community they hold regular events and connect people with opportunities. Alexie says they’ve already seen great benefits.
“As one of our co-workers put it, ‘I've got friends at work!’ Most businesses in the NT have one to two employees, if that. It's a lonely journey and it's a lot of work for a small business to create a positive workplace environment. We create that landing space for you each day, allowing organisations and teams to get on with their important work.”
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