There can be no doubt that Leigh on Sea is thriving place to live and work. The town has a bustling local economy centred on the Broadway and Leigh Road with independent retailers holding the upper hand. Take a walk along either and you will be spoilt for choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops selling just about anything and everything that you might want.

However, these wonderful shops are just part of an expanding local economy that is growing here every day. This environment is drawing ambitious and enthusiastic individuals to Leigh on Sea and with it new and exciting businesses.

Where once to be self-employed was to be one of the few, today it is an option for anyone with the drive and passion to succeed. The opportunities for people to be their own boss and run a business of their own have never been better.

These entrepreneurs have to start somewhere and a large number begin life as one person with their idea and the work ethic to see it grow.

For many this means working from home as overheads, at the beginning, have to be kept to a minimum and this tends to rule out an office of your own and leads to setting up on the kitchen table. This is where co-working comes in.

The ‘co-working’ concept is already huge finding enormous success in major cities such as London, Bristol and Brighton as it enables entrepreneurs to set up a business in a professional environment. People who previously worked at home, isolated and in pyjamas have now found a new place to work from in co-working offices.

Co-working spaces give start-up businesses flexible and cheap offices without long tie in and leases – you only pay for the time you use which helps control costs but also provides the opportunity to interact with.

Luckily for anyone who is developing a small business, freelancers, creative types, in fact any type of occupation, the solution is right here in the heart of Leigh on Sea and it is called Space282.

Space282 is all about creating a community, a space for people to come and work, collaborate and grow their business. Already the independents taking up desks in the office are reporting better productivity and an increase in motivation – the community is forming!

Space282 is along the Leigh Road, spread over two floors; 24 desks available from larger permanent desk to trendy hot desks. There is a large meeting room, high speed internet, breakout space, shower, kitchen, outdoor area and of course and not forgetting free tea, coffee and biscuits to all members.

Whether you are getting fed up with the commute to London every day or you want to get out of your home office once a week, take up the exclusive offer this February and save £45 on your membership fee.

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