Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Enterprising women

I love how empty spaces can be transformed into something more creative these days with the advent of pop up shops, temporary installations and other events.  Locally, the Greensborough Comes Alive Project has taken under-utilised and vacant shops in the main shopping strip and opened these up for use by creative enterprises and independent local initiatives.  My friend textile artist Teresa Bennett is one of three talented locals who's taking part and the grand opening for her studio, gallery and shop TSB Textiles is this Friday at 6.30pm at 77 Grimshaw Street in Greensborough.  Email: tsbtextiles@yahoo.com.au if you're wanting to attend.  Teresa has also sold her gorgeous wares at the Ivanhoe Makers Market for a number of years.
Image via Greensborough Comes Alive Project
I also wanted to mention another service for home based businesses if you're interested in moving into a shared space above Australia Post in the Bell Street Mall in Heidelberg working with start up businesses, freelancers, micro businesses and other professionals who would otherwise work from home and benefiting from free business mentoring and training.  Banyule digiDECL: digital co-working space is opening its doors soon and currently taking membership enquiries - www.digidecl.com.au or call 9499 9100.  It's a great idea if, like me, you work largely on your own from home and looking to share office space, infrastructure, network and creatively exchange ideas with other like-minded people.  This project is run by the Darebin Enterprise Centre and supported by Banyule Council.
Image via Banyule digiDECL
Finally, I picked up a flyer for local women's networking organisation Red Shoes Network at the Banyule Women in Business lunch last year and will be toddling off to their first event of the year tomorrow night after they were highly recommended by a former client of mine who also attended the Women in Business lunch and subsequently went to the first Red Shoes event held last year.  I'll let you know what it's like.
Red Shoe movement image via Red Shoes Network

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention, it's an exciting project. The other two studios are Common Thread and Make your Mark. Both worth a look! Next time you're in Greensborough.