As a business owner I know it can be challenging and even isolating running a business. There are so many questions. I would love to share what I have learned with others and be able to leverage what others have already learned before me. I thought this would be a fun way to improve our businesses while networking and connect with like minded gay professionals who either have or are thinking of starting their own business.
I don't envision it to be a referral group but more of a resource and social group for those running their own business. If you have a problem you are facing (the list could be endless), bring it to the meeting and maybe together we can all help you be more successful. This would be a serious benefit for anyone just getting ready to start a business. If your business is running perfectly (ha ha), maybe you would be willing to share what you know or just come and enjoy meeting other gay business owners who understand the pressure of owning your own business. Different struggles pop up at different stages in a business lifecycle so wherever you are at, let's champion and support each other to live our dream.
Again this is not intended to be a networking group like all the others. That may be a natural byproduct of this, but not the primary focus.
At this point I am just trying to see if there is enough interest for a group like this to become a reality. If you join, please drop me a note if you would be interested in co-leading this with me. It's always more fun with others and this is no exception.
This is a group intended for gay business owners who want to meet other gay business owners on the eastside but Seattle people are welcome too. If there is enough interest, maybe there will be meetings in Seattle as well.