The Business Café is a physical place where local business owners go to have a change of scenery from working from home and a suitable place for arranging business meetings in a similar way that you already meet in coffee shops and hotel lobbies, but with some great advantages:
The environment will suitable for working quietly on your own with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake when you’re tired of staring at the walls in your home office or feeling a bit isolated and looking for friendly faces and a bit of inspiration from other business people. The Business Café will provide you with a professional environment for meeting face-to-face with prospective clients. There will be free WiFi and plenty of plug points you can use to power your laptop and recharge your phone without feeling guilty, so battery life doesn’t restrict your ability to work.
The Business Café will operate like a members club where you swipe your card or use an app on your smartphone to gain entry, but without any cost to you. Yes, membership is free for business owners – other than your refreshments, of course! Registration is quick and easy for your guests too.
Other than great coffee and cake and a nice place to meet, the biggest advantage is that there will be someone one on hand to help you with techy issues you may have as a business owner. It could be a simple as how to download an app, how to copy and paste or how to clear space on your smartphone. Perhaps, you’ve been thinking about moving your accounting onto your mobile device so that you can invoice customers easily when you see them, scan receipts and sync your accounts with your banking, but you don’t know how to get started. Maybe you know that you need a better system for organising your customers so that you remember to follow up on emails, but don’t know what the best option is for you. The young person will be trained to be able to help you with a variety of software packages that can help your business. And this service is free!
Where can you find The Business Café?
At the moment we are fundraising to move The Business Café from a concept to reality. The first one is being planned for Woking, but more will be coming soon. If you are interested in becoming a founding member, please sign up to our newsletter so that we can keep up to date, and invite you to the opening ceremony, of course!