Yeah—That’s The Spot!
Grace Attard has provided an exciting touch to the entrepreneurial spirit in Halton with the unveiling of the e-Spot. Boasting 15 years of experience in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver as a marketing strategist and business coach, Attard’s new facility will cater to the needs of small business people throughout the area.
Located on the second floor of 353 Iroquois Shore Road in Oakville, the e-Spot is a member-based club that will provide entrepreneurs with a space to work, a social-business community and resources and experts to help grow their company.
“I’m a huge fan of co-creation, where an idea evolves, twists, changes form, moulds and grows as more and more people get involved and get excited about a common goal,” says Attard, whose location measures just under 3,000 square feet in a contemporary, loft-style setting with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also a coffee and smoothie bar, private offices as well as a large communal workspace that is “alive with currents of contagious entrepreneurial energy.”
Attard, a 2008 RBC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award nominee as owner and CEO of enSpire Coaching Inc, says the e-Spot was created in response to research that showed the top three problems facing entrepreneurs in Halton were feelings of isolation in a home-office environment,
lack of interesting meeting spaces for hosting seminars and difficulty of obtaining good referrals.
Membership, which will be capped at 400 people, is $69 per month, with a $200 initiation. It includes unlimited access to the community workspace (which is equipped with secure WiFi technology), preferred rental rates on private offices, a boardroom and the opportunity to take part in seminars and networking functions.
There’s also a team of in-house professionals available for consultation, from small business law and accounting to IT, web and graphic design, sales support referral marketing, vacation planning and entrepreneurial coaching. www.e-spot.ca