Archives for May 2015

19May

Coworking at St Pauls Creative Centre

Jelly at St PaulsFor the latest Jelly, we were lucky enough to be hosted at one of Adelaide’s newest coworking and creative spaces; St Pauls Creative Centre (corner of Flinders Street & Pultney Street). The turnout was a little less than expected (7 out of 12 RSVPs) but included some new faces which was great. We sat upstairs in the big open part of the building, which was surprisingly warm, but they also have a downstairs area with separated areas for teams/companies as well as areas for coworkers. The building has had an interesting history including use as a church (obviously), restaurant and nightclub. The interior still reflects its days as a nightclub but its in the process of being painted and the white definitely brightens things up (see photos below). The architecture itself is quite cool anyway and makes for an interesting space to work from.

The location is perfect with Hindmarsh Square, Rundle Mall & Rundle Street a short walk away. We had lunch in Hindmarsh Square at the food trucks that were there. Jade Monkey has also recently opened right next door and are apparently going to be offering food soon.

Facilities include;

  • Wifi (pretty decent)
  • Skype room
  • Lockers

More info, including pricing and better quality photos than mine below (:P), here: http://mdo.sa.gov.au/shared-office-space-st-pauls/

St Pauls Upstairs St Pauls Upstairs St Pauls Upstairs St Pauls Front Entrance

11May

Coworking at eNVIsion Tonsley (Jelly)

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the awesome new eNVIsion incubator twice recently as part of the Adelaide Jelly Coworking meetups. Jelly is a free casual coworking meetup every second Friday at different spaces around Adelaide, more details here.

The eNVIsion Incubator and coworking space is part of the New Venture Institute (NVI) which is part of Flinders University and housed at the new Flinders at Tonsley location. NVI was launched in 2013 and is designed to be a connector between Flinders Uni’s students, staff and community and the business and startup community. Some other cool stuff from NVI that you should check out includes Venture Dorm and their events program.

Apart from hanging out at the space and getting some work done, they’ve also had some free midday presentations which we’ve been able to attend. The most recent one was a really interesting presentation about the future of technology.

We’ve got a few more jellies planned for this venue through the rest of the year, so if you want to check it out, join the group over here.

Great Turnout for Jelly at eNVIsion

 Jelliers at eNVIsion

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Space

The space is located at Flinders at Tonsley, Level 2, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park. Its actually the location of the old Mitsubishi factory.

Inside

eNVIsion Coworking Space

eNVIsion Coworking Space

eNVIsion Coworking Space

eNVIsion Coworking Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside

There’s still a lot of construction going on outside. I’m sure it will look much nicer when its all done.

Tonsley Flinders

Tonsley Flinders

Tonsley Flinders

Tonsley Flinders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Get There

Address: Flinders at Tonsley, Level 2, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park

Google maps doesn’t quite place the location correctly using the address so I suggest you use this map and look for the turnoff below (view from heading South on South Road). Once you enter, follow the road straight ahead for a few hundred metres, then around to the right. There will be a carpark in front of you where you can park and walk over to the building above.

Flinders Tonsley Turnoff

Flinders Tonsley Turnoff

 

10May

Adelaide Jelly Coworking Continues

I first blogged about Adelaide Jelly Coworking (‘Jelly’ for short) right after I attended the first meetup back in February 2014. We’re now in May 2015 and the meetups are still going strong. We’ve had several events so far this year and the rest of the year pretty much booked up already. We seem to have a core group of regulars, some semi regulars and some others that are coming and going all the time. This typically creates some great crossovers of ideas and projects and makes for some cool conversations over lunch, people helping each other out and bouncing ideas around. I (Nick Morris) have also started helping out with organising this year so that’s been a fun and interesting aspect for me too.

If you’re interested in getting involved, join the group on meetup to be alerted of new events: meetup.com/Adelaide-Jelly-Casual-Coworking

What is Jelly?

From the official Work at Jelly website: “Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

We like to describe Adelaide Jelly as ‘Free casual fortnightly co-working in Adelaide. Work from somewhere different, meet new people, visit co-working and creative spaces across Adelaide. Free WIFI. Bring your laptop.’

If you’re interested in getting involved, join the group on meetup to be alerted of new events: meetup.com/Adelaide-Jelly-Casual-Coworking

Jelly Venues

We’ve had the opportunity to work from many different coworking, creative and other cool spaces around Adelaide but we’re always looking for new venues. If you have a venue to suggest, please let us know via the form here.

If you’re interested in getting involved, join the group on meetup to be alerted of new events: meetup.com/Adelaide-Jelly-Casual-Coworking

10May

Copywriting & Marketing Special Offer

A copywriting friend of mine, Karen Zaskolny, has received some federal funding to be able to offer her expert services at a lower cost to local small businesses who are on a budget. More details below, I hope you find it useful. Cheers, Nick Morris

2 hour advertising consult only $55

I’m rapt to announce that the Federal Funding has come through which means I can help small businesses with a small budget, once again!

Maybe you’re looking at updating your web content, or your marketing materials, or your elevator speil. You may want a web review, or perhaps you’ve got some ideas you want to brainstorm. If it’s anything to do with words, I can help you.

Because of the Federal Funding, a 2 hour consult only costs $55. For more details, and to find out if your business qualifies please visit my website.

www.copywithcream.com.au

If you have any Qs or would like to apply, please give me a call, I’d love to hear from you. And please do feel free to pass this on to your small business clients and contacts who need some help with their web content or marketing materials and wouldn’t mind saving over $200.

Thanks,
Karen 🙂