Up until very recently, I didn’t realize CoMotion is catching the eye of international businesses looking to set up shop in the Golden Horseshoe. The upcoming Land In Hamilton workshop will help showcase the space to a delegation from Columbia.
A chat with fellow CoMotion member, Veronica Richards of CALLS Canada, revealed the appeal CoMotion has for international businesses who are breaking into the Southern Ontario market. It’s proven to be a great way, especially for small businesses, to test the waters of a new market without having to make a long-term commitment. And, in hindsight, it makes all kinds of sense.
Welcoming Colombian businesses to CoMotion
That story will likely be a part of the Land In Hamilton workshop that’s taking place from February 26th to 28th. Representatives from 4 Colombian companies will be visiting Hamilton to learn about what our city has to offer. That, in and of itself, is pretty exciting to see. Part of their tour will include a trip here to CoMotion On King on February 27th.
Their visit will include a workshop on sales and lead generation in Canada – an imperative capability for any business seeking opportunity in an unfamiliar market. Following that, there will be a panel discussion with other businesses who have recently immigrated. And of course, there will also be some networking on the agenda; that part of the program is slated to start around 5pm. Not only does this give our visitors a chance to learn more about what the community has to offer, it could also give CoMotion members the chance to introduce themselves to a business opportunity or two.
Networking with CoMotion Members: Feb. 27th, 5:00pm
The coworking environment is, inherently, diverse and resource rich. We’ve heard this from plenty of small businesses in the past; sharing office space with a diverse group of businesses means multiple layers of support may be just down the hall. This could result in a number of symbiotic relationships when an international business becomes part of the CoMotion member roster.
It’s an interesting opportunity for both, the international business and the current CoMotion member. Plus, it’s a great example of how coworking can be an economic driver here in downtown Hamilton. There’s so much opportunity found in the diversity of a coworking environment. Adding the element of international business only elevates the value and volume of those opportunities.