Caboodle: co-working with childcare

Caboodle is one of a growing number of initiatives responding to a widespread shortage of childcare and workspace options that meet the needs of freelance and home workers. Launched in June 2017, Caboodle offers ‘pop-up’ co-working sessions with an on-site crèche at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol, providing the …

Policy Seminar on Home-Based Businesses at the OECD

The ERC WORKANDHOME project organised together with the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (LEED) a policy seminar on home-based businesses. The seminar was hosted by the OECD in Paris on the 4th October 2017 as part of the OECD Inclusive Entrepreneurship series. The seminar was designed as …

Calling home-based businesses in Olfen

Currently, the ILS Dortmund is recruiting interview participants in Olfen in Münsterland, Germany. We are looking to speak to self-employed workers and business owners who work mainly from home or use their home as the base for their business in Olfen. If this is you and you are interested in …

We work with the OECD

Home-based businesses have different needs than ‘traditional’ businesses in commercial premises and this is why policy makers need to know about them. The Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development at the OECD, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, is therefore …

Interviews with home-based self-employed people in Dortmund-Kreuzviertel

In the course of the interviews, Cornelia has spoken to people from a broad range of different professions, including scene builders, therapists, masseuses, IT consultants, artists, office services or founders of digital enterprises. Accordingly, their home-working spaces are very heterogeneous. Some of them work just with a notebook in different …

Seminar on homeworking and coworking, Cass Business School, London

On February 25th, Annabelle Wilkins presented her research on homeworking and coworking at a seminar hosted by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS). The presentation took place at Cass Business School, and the audience included practitioners and academics interested in collaborative spaces, organisational studies, management and economic geography. During the …

New paper: City economies and microbusiness growth

Darja Reuschke has a new paper on city economies and microbusiness growth, published in Urban Studies (online before print): http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0042098016680520 This paper assesses the influence of city location and running a business from home on microbusiness growth, based on empirical analysis of panel firm-level data over a four-year period. The analysis …

Launch of the Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

On 7th November 2016, Markieta Domecka and Annabelle Wilkins attended the launch of the Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CISEI). Based within Southampton Business School, CISEI undertakes research on socially inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation. It engages with stakeholders from the business, social entrepreneurship and academic sectors in order to empower …