New hub provides business boost for Horowhenua
Published: Oct 27, 2020
A new co-working and collaboration area known as The Mahi Space has just opened its doors in Levin.
Located at Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, The Mahi Space was one of several digital hubs around the country to receive $400,000 support from the Provincial Growth Fund.
Manager Narita Dixon says The Mahi Space will act as a business incubator for the district.
“We’ll offer training programmes, business advisors, experts and support tailored for small businesses, self-employed entrepreneurs and start-ups,” Mrs Dixon said.
“This helps our local people build capacity, minimise risk and reduce the costs of doing business. It’s ideal for anyone establishing and growing a business in Horowhenua.”
The collaborative space is fully equipped with video conferencing facilities, meeting areas, printers and scanners, Wi-Fi and desks with screens, mice and keyboards.
Visitors simply bring their own laptop, tablet or other device to connect to the facilities, which they can access by booking a spot online.
“It’s easy to join up. All you need to do is fill in the online form on our website, and we’ll arrange an orientation and a friendly tour of the facility,” says Mrs Dixon.
The digital hub aims to boost business operations in Horowhenua, by providing resources for start-ups, small businesses, self-employed people, entrepreneurs, those working from home or commuters who need a place to work remotely.
Mrs Dixon said she’s excited about the opportunity to contribute to the district’s economy in such a positive way.
“I’m passionate about helping businesses and am really looking forward to welcoming tāngata to The Mahi Space,” she said.