If you're a small business owner, freelancer, independent contractor, or entrepreneur, this group is for you. This group is for people who work for themselves. Maybe you have a small business with a handful of employees. Maybe you're going full-time solo on your startup business. Maybe you have a side-hustle business while still working at your full-time job.
Whatever position you're in, we all face the similar challenges of trying to grow our businesses, be more productive with our time, and make a living out of doing something that we love.
In these meetups, we'll talk about different aspects of running our businesses, including marketing, team management, legal requirements, time management, business strategies, and any other topics that are relevant.
These meetups are different in that they will be group discussion formats - not presentations. We may have someone share for a little bit on the topic, but most of the meetup will be in conversation. Those who struggle in that area can ask questions, and those who have been successful in that area can share their insights. This group is for us to give support, encouragement, and advice to each other.
WHAT THIS MEETUP IS NOT: This meetup is NOT for "business networking" or to promote your business. Don't come expecting to pass your card to everyone. Don't come trying to get more customers or referrals. Don't come expecting to be sold on any type of program. If someone has a business need and asks for service recommendations, and you happen to offer that, then feel free to do that. But don't try to sell yourself in every conversation.
There are things some of us are good at, and things some of us struggle with. This group is about helping each other excel in our businesses.
We're going to try have a few meetups a month at different locations focused on those around the LA/OC border areas, such as Brea, Fullerton, Buena Park, La Habra, Norwalk, Whittier, Hacienda, etc. The reason for is that's where I live, and it also fills a space, as a lot of other business meetups are based closer to the centers or Los Angeles or Orange County.