The Difference Between a Community and a Network, and Why One is Better Than the Other
Having a network in business is crucial, but it’s time to level up!
I’ve been playing around with the concept of the difference between community vs network, and in my experience I’d say having a community is one level above having a network.
How connected are you to what you are doing each day? Are you doing all the things for your business just to make money or do you know your purpose behind what you do? Are you getting to know your customers and fellow small business owners on purely a surface level, always keeping them at arm’s length? If your goal is just to make money, in the end you’ll just have a network, and be missing out on the community that can be created when you take your business relationships to the next level.
Sara Deacon – Small Business Celebration – Emcee
Also on this episode:
- Hiring /Business Growth – Maybe you’ve used a contractor or two for a one-off project. Perhaps you have a virtual assistant on your payroll who works part-time hours and takes on some of your day-to-day tasks. But now you need more! Listen in as Pat gives you tips for hiring a full-time employee for less than the going rate.
- Burnout / Motivation – Does it ever feel like the weekend isn’t long enough to recharge your metaphorical battery in preparation for another work week? Megan Kuiper, keynote speaker and Life and Leadership Coach for MK Life on Purpose is sharing strategies for dealing with the overwhelm.
- Celebration! – We are celebrating with Sara Deacon, The Adulting Coach on her debut as an emcee! This is a true example of practicing what you preach. Great job, Sara!
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