What is Jelly?

A group of Norwich Jelly attendees, January 2011A chance to get out of the (home) office and work alongside other like-minded business people. Jelly was started in the USA and is now increasingly popular in the UK with many regional groups. Visit Jelly UK for more details.

Jelly Norwich is a casual monthly co-working event, where homeworkers, freelancers, small business owners and office based people who want a change of environment once in a while can get together with their laptops to have a change from their usual workplace, meet some new people and work together in a social environment.

Jelly is mainly about work with a bit of chat, sharing ideas, helping others with business issues, passing on tips and maybe even collaborating on the birth of a new project.

Do I have to stay for the whole session?

No, we don't lock you in! It's up to you when you come and when you leave - obviously the more that stay for most/all of the day, the more vibrant, interactive and 'work day' like it will be. We suggest that you stay for at least three hours and hope you will be there for the whole session. The King's Centre has a lovely cafe and is a great place to meet friends or colleagues for lunch before or after a session.

Do I qualify?

As long as you have A LAPTOP to keep you busy (or sufficient other work, there are no PCs or laptops available) and you're a business person, consider yourself qualified. The more variety of people we have attending the better! Even if you're still researching your business, you're more than welcome to come along and get some inspiration!

What do other people say?

Check out these blog postings:

Ben Proctor: A fine idea

Lee Cottier: Co-working for home workers and freelancers

Jelly is not networking

The aim is not to meet new clients, pitch your business or try to sell - anyone blatantly doing this will NOT be popular. There are plenty of excellent networking groups within Norfolk you can go to.

So if you ever feel isolated in your home office/work office and want to meet some other like-minded people in a different work environment, then Jelly is for you - it's FREE, so jump on in and give it a try!