Thursday, October 27, 2011

Calling homeworkers in Torbay and Wolverhampton

Friends of Shedworking, homeworking experts Work Hubs (a kind of first cousin to shedworking) are looking for help with two research projects. They have been asked by Torbay Development Agency to find out how important home-based businesses are to the Torbay economy and so have set up an easy-to-take online survey (click here and then click on 'Torbay Survey')

They don't just want to find out what home-based businesses do but also what they want and need. So they have included questions on ideas that might (or might not) appeal to you to help you grow your business from home and included questions about planning rules, tax, business support and business/creative networks. In particular, they are testing potential demand for 'workhubs' and live/work property.

They have also been asked by The Haven Charity to test interest in new ways to support women in Wolverhampton who work from home: the self-employed, professionals, freelancers and those with their own companies. The Haven is planning to develop a new 'workhub' building in the city centre to support women's enterprise. One of the elements of the proposal is the creation of a number of live/work units in the building: properties that combine workspace and home.
For more information on live/work here is an easy to download guide.

Again, they have set up an easy-to-take online survey (as before, anonymity and data protection is guaranteed). To take the survey, visit their specialist live/work website and click on WOLVERHAMPTON SURVEY.
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1 comment:

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