The Manufacturing facility in Cobourg reopens to offer paintings area for marketers and small enterprise house owners

The Factory coworking space has reopened for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The mixed-use space, located at the Business & Entrepreneurship Center Northumberland at 555 Courthouse Road in Cobourg, offers a shared working environment, with several flexible work areas for entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals.

The Factory is an initiative of the County of Northumberland, Economic Development Department managed and coordinated by the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre, and supported by several community partners.

Here are some quick facts to know about The Factory:

• The Factory provides innovative, collaborative and community driven workspaces that move beyond traditional work environments.

• A physical space to meet the needs and demands of “work from home” entrepreneurs in Northumberland County.

• An opportunity to escape the distractions of working from home, offering a fully functioning and resourceful space.

• To give small businesses and start up businesses looking to transition out of their isolated work environments into a creative workspace that will increase working productivity.

• Provides rural entrepreneurs with reliable high-speed internet.

• Providing opportunities for business growth, expansion and involvement in business community.

• The coworking space will provide an opportunity for daily business-to-business engagement, professional support and planning space.

• Client membership brings sense of belonging, community and networking with like-minded people.

The Factory coworking space offers the following:

• Single-desk space

• Large workspace table

• Computer monitors

• Separate small meeting space (four to six people)

• Large meeting space rental (up to 30 people)

• Television display monitors for presentations

• Wi-Fi high speed internet

• Printing access

• Coffee bar

• Fridge and full kitchen facilities

• Secured lockers

• Networking opportunities

• Convenient access to services, programs and advance information regarding programs and upcoming events

Eligible use includes:

• Small business owner/co-owner or entrepreneur.

• Business is based in Northumberland County.

• Used as a casual working space performing regular administrative business functions.

• Customer meetings.

Ineligible use includes:

• Not/non-for-profit organizations.

• Board meetings, associations, membership meetings or self interest groups.

• Cannot be used as a permanent work location.

• Selling, or intent to sell “in person” to external parties (public/ customers, etc) is not permitted from The Factory. You may use The Factory for informational, planning or service meetings with new and existing clients.

Fees for The Factory are:

• A one-year membership for $125.00 + tax (subject to change).

• Day use drop-in fee $20.00 per day, per person (subject to change).

Call 905-372-3329 for more information and to receive an application package.


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