We came to MYST in April 2015 after meeting John at a local networking event.
As a small business were searching for an affordable office space in order to grow our business! after chatting with John and visiting MYST we both knew that we had found not only a fantastic office but also a supportive network of people who could offer us and advice and guidance along the way!
Since coming to MYST our business has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow which makes us excited for the future as a small business!
John is always on hand with lots of encouragement and guidance when we need it most.
We are both extremely grateful to MYST and would most definitely recommend them to new businesses who want to take their ideas to the next levelSteve and Laura
Having access to the affordable office space that MYST offers has been crucial to the development of our business.
We support children and young people into participating in positive activities that benefit themselves, their families and their local community.
MYST is our admin base were we plan, monitor and evaluate all of our projects and alongside offering affordable accommodation MYST has provided us with the opportunity to network with other organisations that has assisted our growth and development.John Croft
Office was affordable when no others were affordable for me as a start-up.
Very accessible – Full access Saturdays and evenings was vital to us.
Flexible – the ability to vacate at short notice with no fuss was essential as MYST don’t tie you in to a long lease.
Included furniture – again so useful.
Manager – helpful, friendly, encouraging and approachable – wonderful for us as we had never had offices before and all new to us.
Fast Internet access – included, fast, reliable – essential to us as an IT business.
Location – good for access from both Bootle and Liverpool – good access from trains and buses.
They even hosted events – great event to publicise business and enable us to network.Mike
My name is Patrick O’Rourke – I am an ex-serviceman of many years standing – my current status is a full time carer for my disabled wife and therefore I am on an extremely tight time and financial budget as I only receive income support.
On top of my wife’s daily requirements and needs I also have a very demanding two year old granddaughter – a bit of a hectic household for me.
Income support means cash is very tight and most things are limited to us as a family, getting a job is not an option due to my wife’s condition, so my only other option is to set up and run my own business.
Due to my current situation even developing the business plan at home is not an option as full focus and concentration cannot be maintained.
On my budget, after exhaustive searching, getting office space where I could spend a few hours on developing the business plan was near impossible until I came across MYST.
I spoke with the centre manager, Mr John Kelly, and explained my situation and my venture.
He offered me a small, but adequate office space to work on my business plan when needed.
I cannot put into words how grateful I am, having tried many, many other places – I could never have imagined a scenario like this
If it was not for MYST coming onto my radar, I have no doubt my future prospects would have remained the same – Zero.
MYST also offers, and has in place an extremely good network and due to this network, my initial venture has taken a temporary back seat as I put another idea of mine to one of the other MYST occupiers, who advises small business start ups this is an idea that would greatly benefit every single disabled person living on Merseyside.
I am at present pursuing that idea with the help of MYST and its fantastic network.
From my point of view, (and my current financial status ) it’s a great pity that there are not many more MYST centres around that will give people like me that chance, that leg up that we need.Patrick O'Rourke
MYST have provide excellent support from the time of my initial enquiry as a “mature” MYSTer.
John and the team have gone the extra mile to make my new start-up initiative as painless as possible, including supplying my office furniture and putting me in touch with some amazing people to help and develop my business.
I’m looking forward to continuing to work with MYST and to “giving something back” to the organisation where and whenever I can.Kevin Lovelady
I have held an office at MYST since I began my business. I am in the fortunate position of being a business consultant who has been able to collaborate on several projects with MYST that help not only the residents but others in the local community.
MYST is a unique and incredibly special place for budding entrepreneurs in Liverpool.
It offers amazing rates for office rental, a community of other entrepreneurs who represent all walks of life, differing levels of experience and different industries as well as a support network from the office staff that is second to none in the city.
You can expect to receive peer support and mentoring from MYST staff, accessibility on site to networking and training opportunities, and often more importantly a friendly ear, a wise word, constructive criticism and the most wide ranged support network you could ever hope to find.