Why you should join a small business mastermind
Statistically speaking, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. The average income, the average risk taking, the average goals, all of the things. So look around in your circle. What are your thoughts?
The great thing is, we can change it! That doesn’t mean you have to discard family and friends, but if you get around more like minded entrepreneurs, you have the potential to change the trajectory of your business and your future. Not to mention your income!
It’s about mindset. Taking off the limits. Being challenged and motivated by others who really understand. Learning means nothing if you don’t implement. Knowledge is not power, action is!
Here are just a few of the benefits a small business mastermind can offer:
Tip #1 - Networking Opportunities and Education
Entrepreneurial small business groups provide opportunities to network with other business owners, which can lead to new partnerships, collaborations, and business opportunities. Through attending workshops, seminars, and other events, you can gain new business skills and knowledge that can help you run your business more effectively.
There is an endless amount of information out there and we are all so busy! We make time to read and access as much information as we can, but unless we implement, it’s just a collection of books, podcasts and information! We suffer from over consumption. I envision a group that is designed to sort and sift through it all. To help you pick one thing, and if we implement and focus, it moves the needle on our business.
Tip #2 - Access to Mentors and Role Models
By joining a group, you can connect with experienced business owners who can offer guidance and support as you navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship.
"Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tip #3 - Peer Support and Collaboration
Being part of a community of like-minded business owners can provide emotional support and a sense of camaraderie, which can be especially important during difficult times. By connecting with other business owners, you may find opportunities to collaborate on joint ventures, projects, or marketing campaigns.
Tip #4 - Exposure to Different Perspectives
By interacting with other entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and industries, you can gain new insights and perspectives that can inform your business decisions. Others can often help us get outside the problem and see things we didn't see before. Its about working smarter, not harder
Tip #5 - Increased Visibility
Many entrepreneurial small business groups promote their members and their businesses through their website, social media channels, and other marketing channels, which can help increase your business's visibility and reach.
So what makes me someone who can lead a group like this? Well, over the last decade, I have been in management of a large healthcare organization. I developed skills in coaching, leadership, change management and innovation to name a few. In making the leap to a full time entrepreneur, I realized how transferrable those skills are. And that they make me unique!
Most entrepreneurs are visionaries, creatives. That is what we need to be. We have big dreams and big ideas. But it’s not enough. You also need to be an operator, or you need one! Visionaries or dreamers have amazing ideas but can struggle with getting them to market. They often move from one idea to the next before the last one has fully developed.
That’s where I come in! I am fundamentally an operator. I have an innate ability to break down big goals into manageable chunks. To look at workflows and find efficiencies. To help build sustainable systems, and improve time management. I spent years immersed in Human Resources. Hiring, firing, performance management, coaching for performance, fine tuning the skill of emotional intelligence. Skills that are essential when building a team and an area I can share learning from.
But I’m also a visionary. I do love to create and I understand the struggle of just wanting to put our amazing products into the world and hoping they magically make money. I’ve spent over 5 years now building a side hustle into a full time business and have learnt so much along the way. I’ve been able to grow my business, making the leap to full time self employment and replace my corporate full time salary. I have big audacious goals for where I want to go next and a deep and growing passion for women in small business.
I’ve had so many fellow business owners reach out and ask to chat more about how I do what I do. It’s not a one hour coffee kind of answer. So, I thought… what if I created a small business mastermind group? Not because I have all the answers. Because I have the foundation and I have passion.
The great thing is, Its not about me. Together we can do amazing things. I ask the tough questions, I will push you forward, I won’t let you give up. Together we can help you get clear on where you want to go and what you need to do to get there. I only want to create an the space where connection and inspiration happens. To bring in experts in their fields, to find the answers that we need, to have great conversations.
Being a small business owner is lonely! We politely skim the surface in conversation with friends who don't share the same journey, meanwhile dying to go deep in conversation with someone who really gets it. I mean no one understands the Instagram struggle, like another small business friend! So stop hesitating, join me and lets climb together!
I cant wait to see you!