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Starting and Running a business is never easy. Keeping your business thriving is even harder. But when you've got a support system in place, your entrepreneurial journey can be that much easier. This Meetup is being started to provide a support group/learning center for entrepreneurs in the area. What? Every month we will gather to either share ideas, advice, trends in industries and share or attend entrepreneurial related activities in the area. Schedule? We will plan on meeting twice a month during the spring and summer and once a month during the winter. Depending on demand and schedules we can make adjustments to this proposed schedule. Who can join? • You will have to be running a business either part time or full time to join this group. As the name suggests this is an entrepreneur support group so being an entrepreneur is important. • As with anything else in life you get out of something what you put into it. Hence I will ask that if you join this group you should plan on attending a meeting at least once a quarter. • Finally, have fun. With time I am sure the group will evolve and become a useful resource for each of us.

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Beer & Business: Berkshire Brewing Co, Lucky Taco, CTGLC

Description Meet up @ WORK_SPACE for a free tasting from upcoming breweries and local eateries. Listen to a live, candid, and insightful panel on small business development. After the event, stick around to enjoy our art exhibit or head over to one of downtown Manchester’s incredible restaurants for some dinner. Our sponsors for May are: Berkshire Brewing Company Lucky Taco CT Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce ______ Listen to insights from previous guests here. ______ ::Beer & Business:: Open to the Public 21 years and older: WORK_SPACE hosts a Happy Hour program featuring a local brewery or business owner from the food and beverage industry. Each month they highlight a business, sample their wares, and have fun networking. RSVPs are appreciated; however, walk-ins are welcome. Please bring your business cards and I.D.

TED Talk Tuesday: Taking Advantage of Stress

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Let’s discuss how to change our perspectives around stress by watching Kelly McGonigal’s talk on “How to Turn Stress Into an Advantage”. This is a free monthly network gathering where we watch a TED Talk over lunch (BYO), discuss the talk, and then eat cake to celebrate birthdays for that month. ABOUT THE TALK: In her book, The Upside of Stress, McGonigal asks, “If you could choose how stressful tomorrow will be, would you hope for a great deal of stress?” Our natural response is likely a resounding “No.” Yet, as McGonigal shows, a subtle shift in perspective around stress can be incredibly empowering. By reframing stress as a good thing and a sign of personal progress, we can avoid some of the baggage that comes with becoming stressed and actually turn our anxious feelings into a source of strength.

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