Meet our member: Ed Southall.

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Tell us what you do. 

I run a website for booking bands and musicians for events: www.fixthemusic.com

How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?

Being a member of TTNY has helped my productivity massively. I previously worked at home and was often distracted. TTNY provides a haven of focus for me.

What Is your go-to productivity trick? 

I’m a big fan of a list. It’s also quite satisfying ticking off completed tasks.

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)? 

We help provide live music for some pretty amazing events around the UK and Europe. We’ve just finished working on a project for a series of events for Facebook that took place in Barcelona recently.

What Is one work-related accomplishment that you are super proud of? 

The range and quality of bands and musicians that are available on FixTheMusic.

What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

I quite like this saying and think it applies well to building a new business: “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots? 

I love Deeney’s, The Coach and Horses and Rocket Barber Shop.

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

At my desk in TTNY probably!

Meet our members: Denzel’s

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We make healthy snacks for dogs 🙂

How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?

This is the first time that either of us have worked in a co-working space for more than a few days, and we are already really enjoying it. Our productivity is already on the up! 

What Is your go-to productivity trick?

N: Some old school hip hop or a little team talk with my co-founder James

J: Mine would be writing out a list of things to do

What is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

A dog bar that we are installing into one of our best customers, Coppa Club down in Sonning.

What is one work related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

N: Selling 10K units in our first week of trading.

J: Getting a second language pack for a big Nordic customer within 6 months of trading.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

N: A baby shark is still a f**king shark

 J: When you throw dirt you lose ground 

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots?

 The Duke, Leyton Star (for sport) and Sakura Sushi and Buns (Amazing take away  – So fresh)

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

N: Hopefully celebrating some big wins with a holiday to Costa Rica 🙂 

J: Sipping a cold beer after raising our 1st round of investment 

 

https://www.denzels.co.uk

 

Meet Manning’s Tutors!

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Tell us what you do.

Manning’s improves the life chances of all students studying in London.

How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?

Before joining a co-working space I (like most) worked from home.  While this initially sounds like the dream life, it’s in fact ruthlessly difficult to maintain focus and commitment, not to mention switching into work mentality after a relaxed breakfast.  A co-working space changes all of this, allowing a dedicated space sanctioned only for work.

What Is your go-to productivity trick?

• Focus on one task at a time.  Everyone’s way worse at multitasking than they think they are.

• Organising my to-do-list in Trello, only ever adding new tasks to tomorrow’s list (not today’s)

• Pomodoros

• Inbox when ready

• Exercise

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

Manning’s Horizons.  A combined ski and education trip for disadvantaged London pupils.

What Is one work-related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

Providing free tuition to those affected by Grenfell

What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Never offer a discount.  You’ll never get it back… instead, give some form of ‘added-value’

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots?

Francis Road

Deeney’s

Hollow Ponds

Walthamstow Marshes

Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

Stronger. Smarter. Sharper

 

Find out more about Manning’s Tutors:

www.manningstutors.co.uk

Win a 6 month settled desk at TTNY!

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Win 6 months co-working desk space at TTNY!

 We believe that your productivity during the first 6 months of getting your business off the ground can change everything. This Time Next Year is home to a community of start-ups, entrepreneurs and freelancers, providing exciting opportunities for both inspiration and collaboration. Where better for your business to take off?

The competition:

We have a full 6-month membership worth more than £1500 to give away to a business we believe in.

Included in your membership;

  • Great location, just 5 minutes from Leyton Station (Central Line)
  • Your very own secure desk space.
  • Amenities such as high-speed wifi, printing, showers, kitchen facilities, lockers, meeting rooms, breakout spaces, events space and an in-house coffee shop (plus many more)
  • Regular events, talks and networking opportunities as well as member’s drinks and games nights.
  • An excellent wellness program including yoga, boxing and mindfulness.

How to enter:

Send us an email telling us about your business – hello@thistimenextyear.co.uk

The top three businesses will then be invited to pitch their idea to TTNY founder, Ciara Lyons and Community Manager Pegah Gashtasbi.

The winner will be registered as a member with us immediately and begin their 6-month journey at TTNY.

Ts&Cs Apply.

Good luck to you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Rachel Collinson!

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Tell us what you do.

I help nonprofits find new champions, and raise more money or get more petition signatures/volunteer hours from existing ones. This includes clients like Greenpeace, Mind, Citizens Advice, the University of Westminster, Oxfam, Prostate Cancer UK and many others. I do this through training, coaching and consultancy. My main experience is in digital but this now almost always broadens out into other channels.

 

How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?

I get twice as much done when I’m here. I’m a people person and even if I’m just sitting next to somebody who’s deep in the zone, headphones on, somehow that gives me energy and happiness. But the conversations you have always end up being important, too – cross-pollination is necessary for diversity. Creativity is the spark that lights my work – without those fresh ideas from different places, I am done for. And then there’s Finn, of course. Getting excited doggy licks and tail wags always make any day instantly better.
What Is your go-to productivity trick?

My bullet journal. After years of being digital, there’s something so refreshing about actually putting pen to paper. Or washi tape to paper. Or stickers to paper, or… you’d better stop me before it becomes apparent how much of a stationery junkie I really am.

 

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

During July and August, I’m taking three nonprofits on a journey to find their next generation of super-supporters. I can’t wait but I’m also a wee bit nervous because this is unexplored territory for all of us.

 

What Is one work-related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

Recently, it’s getting big banks to agree to pay back hundreds of millions of pounds they ripped off from local councils. That’s the sort of stuff I live for.

 

What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Oh, geez… there are so many… the first one that comes to mind, but not necessarily the best, is that as a female consultant you are almost always charging less than your customer is willing to pay. So charge more.

 

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots?

I’m a newcomer to Waltham Forest, so I haven’t explored enough yet to have a favourite. So far, I have to say that The Coach and Horses is a standout place to eat and drink. And be merry.

 

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

I might have accidentally got myself elected to the European Parliament (vote Green, people!) but if I don’t then I hope I’ll be at a conference making a speech to a lot of trade union folks about what their future looks like. Because – as with most nonprofits – it’s going to be very different from how it looks now.

http://www.donorwhisperer.co.uk/