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...
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.