New and continuing programs expected to make 2023 a year of expansion
Ringing in the New Year always brings in new hope, no matter how cliche it may sound. Creative Hub started 2023 with much vigor and enthusiasm thanks to the roll out of several new programs and initiatives. These are all aimed at evolving the Hub beyond what a
traditional coworking space is and become a true hub where communities and ideas come together.
Several existing Hub resident members have gone on to expand and grow their business over the past year, searching out new dwellings in order to do so. The Hub also launched a “virtual membership” that
allows more individuals to join, no matter where they’re from or what stage of their entrepreneurship or professional journey they are at.
“The past year was an important one for Creative Hub,” says Ifeanyi Emesih, founder and CEO of My East Coast Experience Media Group and of Creative Hub. “We are attracting significant attention as awareness grows of the innovative approach we’re taking to achieve our goal of being more than just office space. We’re building a community of like-minded businesses, individuals, and partners to support the business community, and especially immigrant entrepreneurs.”
Some of the attention Emesih refers to is from the Nova Scotia government, which is funding the start of training through the Workplace Education Initiative offered via Creative Hub.
The topics of these 10-week courses are decided collaboratively by the community. This allows the Hub to offer crucial skills training to the workforce and business community at no cost to them.
Creative Hub also has its core resource partners, RBC and Cox & Palmer, coming on board again to offer a variety of financial, business, and legal courses throughout 2023 with a focus on topics such as finance for your small business, credit, investing, wills and estate, copyright law, business structures, and much more. They will also be resource partners in daily operations at the Hub, with extended reach into the community.
Registration for these workshops will be ongoing, so visit the Hub or drop by the My East Coast Experience website (myeastcoastexperience.com) to see all the offerings at Creative Hub.
Returning for its second outing is the Incubator Program, engaging underrepresented immigrant business owners that are innovating in various sectors and industries from technology to health care.
This program is unique because it’s the only incubator program where support is provided to businesses in all stages of the process, including after the final selection has been made.
The goal is to foster a network of immigrant businesses that are able to hit the ground running, and also gain support from their peer community.