SOUTH Fremantle bar Percy Flint could be the first hospitality venue in WA to become a co-working space.
Marketing and media consultant Melissa Bowen created My Hustle with an aim to use bars as a co-working space during the working day.
Ms Bowen said two problems had inspired her to start the business.
“I am a small bar owner and in this current climate you are always conscience about paying the rent,” she said.
“The other part of my life, I realised how many people like me just need a good productive place to work, filled with other people.
“My Hustle is basically a business that transforms bars and relaxed comfortable welcoming spaces during the work week when they are not utilised in their other means.”
Ms Bowen said the business had attracted a real mix of people despite the perception that these spaces were for young tech start ups.
“Co working is for a lot of different types of people and you would be surprised by the ages and professions we’ve had,” she said.
“We’ve had a lot of creatives, digital marketing consultants, a lawyer, vet, online retailers that are working out of their homes, on the road beer reps, it’s a real mix of people.
“Working from home can be very lonely, isolating, distracting and unproductive and in the end that ends up being frustrating.”
She said the co working space was incredible supportive with everyone offering something different.
“We don’t necessary suit people who want a full office setup but we do suit a lot of people who want to move up from home offices or out of their car,” she said.
“We think if we can get the model really right here we can chat to other hospitality earners.”
For more information go to http://myhustle.space/