Build your Business Community (and some great friendships too!)
Being a woman entrepreneur can be tough. Women need interaction and support by nature. As entrepreneurs, we sometimes feel isolated and in need of a community. OR we may just need a way to get some critical business education, but since we are not part of a corporation we don’t find as many opportunities to keep learning and growing.
In 2014 I was looking for a group to join that had mostly (if not all women) with the ability to socialize, network, refer and learn. Women tend to network and communicate a little differently than men do. Co-ed networking groups are ok… but I really wanted to find one with women. I struggled to find such a group in the area. As the good little entrepreneur I am… I created it! I designed a group for women business owners and entrepreneurs that offered a social gathering over coffee and/or tea, where we could share about our businesses and be educated in a variety of different areas. 3 years later we have a thriving group where we help each other, lift each other up, educate each other and build our business together. I call it… Pottstown Women’s Networking Group!
We meet the 2nd Friday of each month at Productivity Pointe in Pottstown, PA. There is a Facebook group so feel free to check us out! https://www.facebook.com/groups/PottstownWomensNetworking/
My challenge to you is to evaluate where you are meeting your clients and who is in your support community. If you don’t have one… create one. You will find that with a support community and a social outlet it is easier to build and grow your business!