What we learned from each other and about each other last week in just 60 minutes:
Owners Personal SWOT analysis answers: What’s your competitor's greatest personal strength, the greatest strength of the products and services you provide and how it fits with your business model and give you the opportunity to use COOPETITION strategies with the best competitors from Jan Triplett and great examples from attendees especially upcoming guest speaker Michael Grant, Swift Passage Trading.
Show and Tell: information about AIBA and City of Austin small business grant from Dixie Patrick plus customer research ideas and editorial calendar from Patricia Rogers of the Austin Business Journal and its sister journals throughout the country, Carina Boston Pinales (San Marcos) on Splash Coworking's new telemedicine benefit, Genevieve Walsh, MBA on Walsh's Home Repair and Renovation (Virginia) on hiring and setting up a training program, Jason Nagy, Wise Crescent (Canada) on Facebook changes and Google's $350 grant.
What’s happening in business across the country from all our Business Buddies who attended
We are finding great “business buddies” willing to talk openly and frankly about their business and share their expertise at the Reinventing Business Forum. It is so great to get to know and understand each other more than just to talk superficially.
I am learning so much from everyone who attends — not just our guest experts and the Forum feedback has been terrific from attendees and experts. Please join us — we really want you!What I know is that when we come together, we may not be able to be at our "best" right now but we can find "better" and "acceptable" ways to do business that are realistic and practical and benefit ourselves, others, and the planet, the triple bottom line!