"Collaborative" - [kuh-lab-uh-rey-tiv]
The adjective collaborative describes something accomplished by working together with others. With a collaborative effort, a big job can be completed in very little time.
When you collaborate, you cooperate, or join forces, with other people — working on a project, brainstorming ideas, even assigning responsibility for who will do what. So something that has these qualities is collaborative. From playing in a band to making a movie, feeding the students at a school to building a house, when you work toward a shared goal, it's collaborative. (vocabulary.com)
About The Collaborative Camden
The Collaborative Camden was established in September 2012 with of view of bringing together wedding & event related businesses to share, work and meet with clients from the one space.
Since this time, The Collaborative's core objective has evolved into providing a shared space for local businesses and creatives alike to co-work and share our large, upstairs studio. For businesses & creatives, this shared space provides a professional working environment for businesses who may struggle with working properly from a home office or for PAYG or contracted employees looking for a remote office closer to home to eliminate the burden of traffic and travel.
For businesses who are keen to collaborate, share ideas and not work alone, The Collaborative provides the ideal environment for interacting with other similarly minded local businesses. Working alone can be a lonely and isolated experience for many business owners, it can also be a very distracting one when working from a home office and quite often meeting with clients in public spaces can be noisy, unprofessional and frustrating. We feel that The Collaborative mitigates some of these experiences, allowing our residents to co-work, meet with clients and grow their business for a fraction of what would be outlaid in an individual business premises.
"We're not a 'clique' or a business group, we're just a bunch of small businesses based under the same roof"
We all know that running a business (especially if flying solo) can be a lonely and frustrating experience at times. Networking and seeking out other businesses to bump ideas off can be difficult. Establishing a suitable consultation space along with marketing and all of the other business essentials can also be an expensive process. The businesses based at The Collaborative come from a range of corporate and business backgrounds; each with a unique set of knowledge and skills that they've established along the way. Collaboratively, the experience of sharing ideas, putting plans into action and meeting with clients in a professional environment becomes a less daunting one. The Collaborative becomes an instant network of contacts, ideas, resources and support. We welcome all creatives and small businesses looking to make the transition from working from a home based office into a professional business space without the large overheads and fear involved with taking on a space on your own.
We are essentially all striving to paddle our little boats in the same direction; some of us might row faster than others, some might row themselves around in circles and ...... yes, some of us may find ourselves without paddles and treading water (*insert laughter here), but together, we can hop into the one boat and row to that common destination 'Collaboratively'.
If you're interested in displaying, co-working or workshopping with us, please drop us a line we would love to hear from you.
Our space is also available for hire to suppliers for small to mid sized workshops, meetings, and group events.
Michelle Maric - Founder; The Collaborative Camden