Let’s Start a Business

Let’s Start a Business

Let’s Start a Business

WabiSabi has been thought of – and called – “a Sensei venture” since the inception of our idea.

Since then, we’ve doing the following:

  • Holding an initial meetup in November 2014 with a few people we knew were already clued-in and interested
  • Introducing the business community in Northern Ireland to the coworking concept via a series of Coworking Days that started in February 2015
  • Establishing a presence online
  • Surveying interested parties
  • Working out a list of start-up and ongoing costs
  • Looking at potential properties
  • Spending far too much time on Pinterest browsing workplace interiors!

We thought we’d give ourselves a year to build interest, research demand and costs, and then make a decision on whether or not there is enough of a demand to make a profitable business.

It’s Time to Take it to The Next Stage: Committment

We need to do all of the following. Currently, we’re at the first part of this next section:

  • Write a business plan
  • Organise our finances
  • Find our pioneer members and get committment
  • Secure a property and sign a lease
  • Open the doors!

Mallusk Enterprise Agency’s Let’s Start a Business is a shorter version of the older Start a Business programme we attended almost ten years ago when planning for Sensei. I’m really looking forward to being challenged on a few key items:

  • Who are our customers?
  • What do they want?
  • How much will they pay and how often?

If you’ve attended Let’s Start a Business (or similar), we’d love to hear how you got on.

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Dawn Baird

Community Curator at WabiSabi
Dawn is a Partner in Sensei, the parent business of the WabiSabi project. She is keen to gather a tight collection of crazy, creative and generous individuals, freelancers and small business owners to the WabiSabi community. She can be bribed with a caramel square and an Earl Grey.
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