When you ask people what they are thankful for, one of the most common answers is family and friends. Or in another word: community. I have been extremely lucky in this past year to be part of several great communities that have helped me grow both my business and my ‘self’. I’d like to share these communities with you.
With the motto “Moving women from competition to connection”, Womentum is my tribe of like-minded ladies. It’s an inclusive group supporting personal growth so we can be the best version of ourselves. While it isn’t a business group, it has certainly helped me grow my business, both through my personal growth and by making new connections.
YYC Biz Hub
YYC Biz Hub is a grassroots entrepreneurial Facebook group for Calgarians. It has been a fantastic resource for getting advice and input. Through it I’ve been able to connect and collaborate with some talented people, most notably Jaime Wedholm, a talented graphic designer who “completes” me.
Once a month, we gather to discuss various topics related to WordPress. This group is open to all levels from beginner to expert. It’s amazing what you can learn from each other and you never know who you might connect with. Through one of the larger events of this group, WordCamp, I met Re Carlson, a way bigger geek than me, and now I have the privilege of collaborating with him as part of the Abtek Web Design team.
If you have the opportunity to join any of these groups, or something similar in your area, I highly recommend it. Expanding your community with great people can only enhance who you are and what you do.
Share your favourite community in the comments!