When I started up altspace in 2016 I was faced with the universal challenge of a startup, to overcome a lack of awareness and interest.  To counter this I split my days and weeks into segments and committed my efforts to meeting new contacts, educating myself and finding my feet in the local community.  In short I had a lot of time on my hands.

If you have a similar challenge now then maybe my abridged ‘lockdown’ task list might help you find some inspiration.



– Organising events in the space – Participate in virtual meetings
– Networking – Start a dialogue with new people on social media
– Handing out flyers – Take photos and create interesting content
– Meeting my neighbours and the wider community – Plan future events to engage in with local community
– Studying – Take inspiration from others in business
– Operating another business and doing contract work – Think of complimentary services and means to diversify offering
– Volunteering – Reach out to friends and colleagues. Be a positive influence.

Read my full article from 2016 HERE.