Last Thursday morning I had the fortunate experience of attending the Small Business Connect first anniversary party. This was an excellent demonstration of the power of small business networking. As I entered the city hall rotunda, I was impressed to see the large number of small business owners that gathered to celebrate the occasion.
Headed by founders Shane Serra of WSI Solutions, Debbie Ouellet of Echelonone Business Consulting, Sinda Simpson of ESS Direct, Patricia Dent of Inciteful Solutions, and Rich Grof – RG Performance Development, this networking group only began one year ago and has grown into two separate locations with attendees bursting at the seams.
With the intent to bring together local entrepreneurs, experienced and new to business, they have brought together a group of people willing to collaborate and share their experiences to help each other grow and learn from each other. Rather than an atmosphere of competition, there is a warm feeling of caring individuals who are dedicated to making all small businesses in Barrie and area successful in whatever the endeavors they partake.
And all this is for free!
Being a small business owner is a large town can often be stressful and rewarding as well. Thanks Small Business Connect for making me feel at home.
Join my Facebook group Small Business Networking in Barrie and Area to learn and interact with networking groups in our area. You can even post your event!