The KO Creative Studio is hosting inspiring new event ‘How To Start A Side Hustle’ with Kaylene Langford

The KO Creative Studio is hosting inspiring new event ‘How To Start A Side Hustle’ with Kaylene Langford

This August, The KO will be bringing Kaylene Langford of Start Up Creative to Geelong for an insightful evening on side hustles.

It’s been a couple of challenging years for creatives and small businesses, with our local community continuously brought to its knees. Despite the hardship, what’s come out of the trials they have had to endure is how our community can face the worst of circumstances and still emerge with hope for a better future.

One place in particular that has done exactly that is The KO Creative Studio.

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Co-founded by Karina van de Pol and Olivia Fleetwood, The KO is Geelong’s most beautiful co-working, events and creative studio space, which opened back in 2019.

Located in Newtown, the natural light-filled space has an aim to provide an environment for creatives and small businesses to work, connect and be inspired. With a photography studio, an events/gallery space for workshops and classes, and a co-working space, The KO is all about driving the innovation and development of the local community, through creative collaboration.

Since returning to their space following a series of lockdowns and closures, The KO has returned with a fire in its belly, passionate about inspiring others with a swathe of stimulating, uplifting and educational events. Based around the pillars of food and wine, art, design and creative business and ideas, events include the likes of cooking classes, wine tastings and creative workshops.

One workshop, in particular, we’re looking forward to is ‘How To Start A Side Hustle With Startup Creative’, an event in collaboration with business coach Kaylene Langford of Start Up Creative who has recently released her first book titled How to Start Your Side Hustle.


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Kaylene Langford is a passionate entrepreneur, coach, writer and speaker, and the founder and owner of StartUp Creative, a hugely popular online platform, podcast, and print magazine that educates, inspires and supports creative entrepreneurs and future innovators. Kaylene has over a decade of experience coaching, educating and supporting individuals to identify and achieve their goals. Working with aspiring and established entrepreneurs, she genuinely believes that everyone has the ability to achieve their potential and take control of their destiny.

Taking place on Wednesday, August 17 from 6pm, Kaylene will be in conversation with co-owner Olivia, discussing the fundamentals of launching a small business or side hustle including identifying your purpose, refining your idea, defining target audiences and how to’s for branding, marketing and launching the business.

This event is for anyone out there aspiring to start their own business or side-hustle. You’ll head home with a clear plan on how to bring your idea to life as well as all the tips, tricks and hacks on how to get your business idea launched and making you money ASAP.

Tickets, which are $49.99 includes a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink on arrival, snacks,  a copy of How to Start a Side Hustle and a goodie bag with motivational treats, as well as the opportunity to meet some like minded creatives!

Tickets and more info can be found via the website here. The KO is located at 1/14 Lambert Avenue, Newtown.