Alt Space opened in January in South Manchester. This is currently the only location. Currently we have about 20 people and have been growing gradually. Initially, there was not a coworking space in the local borough. Since it is outside the major city, people were not really aware of what a coworking space is and what it involves. However, since its opening there has been a positive sentiment towards Alt Space and coworking.
Obstacles included the normal small business issues that you encounter in the early stages of a startup company. Managing admin, booking, paperwork, and invoicing were all gruelling time-consuming tasks.
Alt Space has been using Habu for 3 months. Two key factors, community and simplicity, seemed to be something that Habu possessed. This resonated well with me. For these reasons, I decided Habu is the perfect fit for Alt Space.
Comparably, Habu is a more close knit business. So it is easier to communicate with them and response times are rather quick. Also, the quality and simplicity of Habu made it the right choice. These things are important because you don’t want to over-complicate your business in its early stages. Habu offered an effective system that performs well and doesn’t over-complicate.
White label aspect. The Habu branding alongside alt space branding is a great feature. Also, the invoicing system is really quick and effecient. I appreciates how well the system operates.
Habu writes and publishes really good pieces on social media. Their content is interesting and very valuable. I had been following them on social networks for some time and finally decided to reach out to them.
No. Habu meets all the needs of Alt Space.
When running a business, time management is key. Habu allows you to get things done quickly and easily. This is really important because it allows you to free up some time and get other things done. Previously, I would handle invoices manually, and it became too time-consuming.
Well, it has definitely gotten easier to manage. The main challenge we are facing now is acheiving scale. We want to continue to expand and grow our membership.
There would not be a feature that would necessarily solve that issue, but an ideal feature to add would be some type of check-in/visibility integration with Slack. It would be cool to allow members to communicate with each other on Slack and be able to see who is in the office.
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