CoWork Shetland aims to create shared office space for Shetland’s small businesses, freelancers and creatives in a bid for them to connect, collaborate and create community.
CoWork Shetland was set-up and subsequently launched by JLP Internet in 2019. Coworking space is a popular concept on the mainland of the United Kingdom and we thought that Shetland lacked in offering the next step for small businesses and freelancers to take the next step in their business journey.
We are also very well-aware that the business from home concept isn’t for everyone – whether that is because you’re wanting to create separation from home/family life and work, the idea of increased professionalism and security, or you’d rather not be rolling out of bed and into your office in a matter of steps. All of which, and more, are reasons that we decided that coworking space in Shetland is necessary.
The space allows you to get your own space, without having to get your own office, which brings about its own costs and headaches.
CoWork Shetland was launched by us, the 3-person team at JLP Internet, we are experts in growing businesses online through website design and digital marketing, while also providing bespoke business software to meet the needs of streamlining your business and on top of that, we provide managed Office 365 services. As you can see, we are incredibly business-orientated, and we are genuinely passionate about helping people grow online, working with self-employed freelancers and creatives right up to multi-national businesses and organisations. We have seen it all and when the opportunity to create coworking space came about it was something we didn't want to pass up.
Each member of the team has had experience of working from home, and we have all understood the challenges faced from it. Whether that be the uncomfortable nature of the home address on websites and business cards, lack of productivity due to kids being around the house or the fact it can be damaging to motivation when you become stuck in your home the whole time then it all has massive impacts on your business. However, it's also not necessarily cost-effective to go out and get yourself an office. We wanted to introduce a cost-effective option that can be tailored to the majority of business needs. Serviced, dedicated personal offices for businesses that are taking that real next step and may be looking at employing or having regular people in and around their space. Permanent desks for those, like us, that faced issues with productivity and differentiation from their work office. Hot desks for those that need time away from their usual space - whether that's a bedroom at the house, the same old boring office, hairdressers wanting away from their salon to get the books done, anything!
In short - we are JLP Internet Ltd and we started CoWork Shetland to create space for Shetland's small businesses to truly thrive, grow and reach their potential.