After leaving the corporate world, the one thing I missed most was the connection I had with the people I worked with. From water-cooler talk to focused group work, that sense of camaraderie can disappear when you start to do business on your own.
With 14 years of solo entrepreneurial experience behind me, I can tell you this: I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it wasn’t for the people that I’ve connected with along the way.
I didn’t just associate with random people though, I specifically put myself into communities where other like-minded entrepreneurs exist, and I owe most of my success to those communities.
Here are 5 reasons why a professional, entrepreneur-specific community will help you grow, and how to maximize your results within the community.