When you are running a business one of the best tools you can get your hands on is community. The best thing is, communities have become even more accessible now that everything has moved online. You don't even need to leave your house to get your fix of networking and nattering and there's a global collective of like minded female founders at your fingertips whenever you might need them. Communities can become your inspiration, your friends, your business partners, and your emotional support.
Here are 6 benefits of joining a community for female entrepreneurs:
No more loneliness
If you're a solopreneur you will know just how lonely entrepreneur life can get. But whether you're a CEO running a large corporation or you're a freelancer working from home, all versions of entrepreneurship can be extremely lonely at times. It's important not to brush your need for social contact under the rug. In fact, loneliness has a direct correlation to burnout, which i'm pretty sure we'd all like to avoid.
Community is a sure fire way to get a cap on that lonely feeling. And I don't mean to toot my own horn (I do). But Good Business is the best for social interaction. Sign up as a Tier 2 Member & you get access to weekly group accountability calls where you can get your fix of social interaction while talking through your weekly goals and to do's. As well as regular co-working clubs, monthly events and plenty of other ways to stay in touch with like minded business owners. Goodbye loneliness, hello social butterfly!
Learn from each others mistakes
We're all still learning and always will be. One of my favourite parts about community is the willingness of members to share their mistakes and help others to avoid them. The Good Business Membership is filled with online workshops led by guest experts that will help you learn and grow. We cover topics from pricing strategy, branding, SEO and wholesale as well as plenty more. With these tutorials and the open and honest discussions under your belt. Mistakes are a thing of the past!
Exchanging Tips & Sharing Knowledge
Just like i said above, there is nothing better than a group of girls willing to help each other out. A win for one of us is a win for all and being part of a community where nobody is stingy with their tips and knowledge is just unreal! Having the brains of guest experts and a like minded girl gang at your fingertips is a sure fire way to become unstoppable.
One of the hardest things before Good Business was having nobody to bounce my ideas off. I have great friends and family, but none of them are business owners and none of them 'got it'. Honestly, they would just tune out as soon as I started talking shop.
Having a community you can use as a soundboard is a game changer. Just being able to talk about the thing that's been keeping you up at night with people who are genuinely interested helps you navigate through the bad and the good ideas. At Good Business we have weekly accountability calls & co-working calls which are both the perfect opportunity to share what's on your mind.
If I can tell you one thing about communities, it's that they are LOYAL! The connections you will make when part of a community are just awesome. Business partnerships, friendships and collaborations have all blossomed from Good Business & it makes me super proud to watch from the sidelines.
Nothing will make you more productive than telling a group of strangers on the internet what you are going to do.
We've all been there, scrolling on your phone when you should be writing a blog post (I was definitely not doing this about 30 seconds ago), rearranging your wardrobe instead of doing your accounts, staring at the sky rather than replying to emails. But accountability eliminates the time and effort you spend on distracting activities and other unproductive behaviour. Being part of a community puts a fire in your belly like never before.