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Hot diggety, the hub is a happening thing

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June 11, 2018

COMMITTEE for Echuca Moama has finalised the business incubator hub pilot project — and found a permanent home for start-up businesses.

COMMITTEE for Echuca Moama has finalised the business incubator hub pilot project — and found a permanent home for start-up businesses.

In partnership with Bendigo TAFE, Murray River Council and Campaspe Shire, the business hub was hosted by Bendigo TAFE Echuca Campus for three months and focused on hot-desking, start-ups and training and education opportunities.

Outgoing C4EM chief executive Martin Szakal said Karla Hourigan from Infinesse had now started her own hot-desk facility to accommodate these and other businesses who wish to do the same.

‘‘Over time we have no doubt the new commercial facility ... will have great appeal for those who need the flexibility and a professional environment in which to work,’’ Mr Szakal said.

He said it was a positive sign for business development activities in the area.

‘‘Our joint pilot project was a success and offered us the insights we were hoping to find,’’ Mr Szakal said.

‘‘After feedback from participants, we learnt there is an appetite for hot-desking particularly in the Echuca-Moama area.

‘‘This means that usually small businesses, who often work from home, or others who do not have a permanent office space in the area, can essentially occupy an office desk on a casual, semi-permanent or permanent basis.’’

Mr Szakal said there was strong support from both shires to introduce business education opportunities to the area.

‘‘Both Victorian Government and NSW Business Departments delivered different workshops across marketing and social media,’’ he said.

‘‘Probably the biggest supporter throughout this pilot was Bendigo TAFE Echuca Campus, essentially they offered our participants full access to the campus over three months. We are very grateful to them for supporting local business and offering this opportunity to the local community.’’

■For information about the new business hub, contact Infinesse on 54825718.

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