We have all heard about the power of business in terms of what they mean to our national, state and local economies.
We also know of the power of business in the mutual support they offer to each other. Certainly business owners depend on each other for providing the goods and services they need in their business.
Business owners also offer their lived experiences as a means of learning and helping other owners. In many communities, business owners form a hub of peers to help others find answers to questions or to act as a sounding board as owners work to keep their business focused and moving forward. These knowledge that these peers bring comes from their own experience or the “been there, done that” world.
It’s our goal here at Power of Business to capture some of this real-world expertise. One way we do this in our Friday 15 chats with business owners. On March 6th we will talk with Tracy Frank as she discusses how she bootstrapped her business into being.
We save those talks so you can get to the information when you need it (see below for the video to last month’s chat on Twitter Parties with Alyssa Dye). And we supplement it with
other resources, some focused on the topic of the month and some touching other aspects of managing a business. We use various formats trying to support you with the information you need when you need it.
Peer-to-peer leaning has great potential. Build a network of people who can help you move your business forward.
We would love to hear from you about what you need, what you like, and what we need to change. And most importantly, we would love for you to share your lessons learned as we work to build the rural, small business community.