Here are six tips to help you to feel more connected:
1. Join Professional Organizations
Joining professional organizations and trade associations allows you to tap into networks as big as Fortune 500 companies. With a web of peers that big supporting you, what can’t you do?
Here are a few to get you started:
- Entrepreneurs’ Organization
- Small Giants Community
- United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- National Federation of Independent Businesses
- Startup Nation
Attend organizational conferences and check out the local chapters of these groups. Utilizing powerful networks is a great way to start developing peer and mentor relationships. If you prefer a more casual approach, start by searching Meetup for a group of like-minded professionals in your area — you can connect with people over a drink after work.
Keep in mind that a feeling of belonging is essential to communities. As you seek out organizations to join, make an effort to focus on groups that mirror your values and goals.
Originally posted 2015-05-21 11:42:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter