What’s a Jelly
Now this is not the sort of jelly that you have at Kids parties! A Jelly is where a group of people go to a meeting place and work at their businesses with others. You take your work and laptop with you and can enjoy time in the company of others. It could be for just an hour or so or all day. They are free to attend and help those normally isolated to have some time in the company of others.
How Jelly Started
This is quoted from The Jelly website:
Jelly started in NYC in February of 2006 when roommates Amit and Luke realized that they loved working from home, but they missed the creative brainstorming, sharing, and camaraderie of a traditional office. (Office politics, not so much.)
So they started inviting friends to come work from their home one day a week. They soon found that working in close proximity to new and interesting people every couple weeks resulted in new ideas and interesting conversations.
Emboldened by their early success, they made it a more regular thing. Jelly was born.
For our UK readers here is the link to Jelly UK.
The Benefits of Jelly
For many small business owners working alone for long periods is quite normal. A Jelly will enable you to get out and meet like minded people. It gives opportunities to network and find good business contacts as well as possible collaborations. Working on your own can be tough and just having that extra human contact and interaction can make a difference. This may be for just once or twice a month but even with that little amount it can be very beneficial.
Why not search for a Jelly in your area or even start your own? You will soon love Jelly.