The Nomads Story 

 
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#RemoteButNotAlone

Some of the most common problems associated with running your own business are isolation, lack of support and burn out... to name but a few.  During the years that Nomads & Co. operated as a coworking space, I not only experienced this personally but witnessed others face the same challenges. It's here where I got to experience first hand what a positive effect a support structure and community had, not only on our member's businesses but in their personal lives. However, I wanted to reach beyond the four walls of a coworking space to those who face the same challenges but didn't necessarily need or make use a coworking environment.  Which is why I have created the Nomads & Co. network for every possible version of a nomadic and solo entrepreneur and freelancer that exist in Joburg. 

My vision is for our members to feel a sense of belonging, connection, support and community and ultimately to have a more balanced work-life relationship that will enable them to achieve longevity, enjoyment and success in their nomadic business journey.  

The Nomads & Co. network, events and content are inspired by our 3 core values which we believe can help nomadic entrepreneurs and freelances overcome these challenges and achieve a more balanced and healthier work-life relationship. Our network advocates for simpler lives,  good business and meaningful connections and here' s why...

 

Our Core Values

 

SIMPLER LIVES

 We see the entrepreneur in a holistic light through a mind, body and soul approach. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the most likely to suffer from burn out and mental illness. To cope with the stress of running your own business we advise on how wellness should become an integral part of your business journey. Your business exists because of you, we believe it shouldn't be the other way around.

We see the entrepreneur in a holistic light through a mind, body and soul approach. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the most likely to suffer from burn out and mental illness. To cope with the stress of running your own business we advise on how wellness should become an integral part of your business journey. Your business exists because of you, we believe it shouldn't be the other way around.

good business

 Your brand is your story and we want to help you tell it ...and tell it well.  With a personal passion for branding and storytelling, we love having conversations with (especially at our Build Your Brand Breakfast series and in our community online forum on our Facebook group) and learning from our community about best business practices with a focus on brand building. We will also introduce you those who can advise and offer tips and techniques to help your business run more effectively, productively and more importantly, more successfully. 

Your brand is your story and we want to help you tell it ...and tell it well.  With a personal passion for branding and storytelling, we love having conversations with (especially at our Build Your Brand Breakfast series and in our community online forum on our Facebook group) and learning from our community about best business practices with a focus on brand building. We will also introduce you those who can advise and offer tips and techniques to help your business run more effectively, productively and more importantly, more successfully. 

MEANINGFULL CONNECTIONS

 Join the community who knows what it means to run their own business. Our community of members can offer advice, support and will become your biggest fan and cheerleader on your journey. Our belief is that a community of nomadic workers can support and inspire from within and we want to create a network where we can champion our members and grow a culture where in small businesses owners can thrive.   

Join the community who knows what it means to run their own business. Our community of members can offer advice, support and will become your biggest fan and cheerleader on your journey. Our belief is that a community of nomadic workers can support and inspire from within and we want to create a network where we can champion our members and grow a culture where in small businesses owners can thrive.

 

The biggest request I still get from entrepreneurs is the need to connect with others who can relate to the challenges of a working nomad
— Lizette Watts Founder & Owner of Nomads & Co.

Meet The Founder

Writer, community mobilizer and fellow entrepreneur,  Lizette Watts, has natural ability to connect people and a passion for small business and creative ideas. 

A double graduate within the business and creative field, Lizette is always searching for ways to combine her passion as a self-confessed design obsessed creative with her love for entrepreneurship.  She believes in the power of community and her own freelance journey  and her overwhelming desire to bring people together, lead her to find acclaimed coworking haven Nomads & Co. in 2014.  Wanting to connect a wider group of entrepreneurs beyond the coworking realm she now spearheads Nomads & Co.'s transition to virtual platform and community support group and during the day you can find her at Impact Hub Joburg as community and marketing manager. 

 Lizette was nominated in 2015 as one of House & Leisure's 100 Rising Stars

Lizette was nominated in 2015 as one of House & Leisure's 100 Rising Stars