There continues to be a lot of interest on this blog for Savor the Success, a lively, fast-growing national community of savvy and supportive women entrepreneurs. I belong to the Orange County chapter, which meets in Tustin once a month.
The key to its success is something called MasterMinding, a goal-achievement tradition that goes back as far as Benjamin Franklin. It’s the gathering of like-minded individuals who meet regularly. Everyone has their turn to receive the group’s focus and collective brainpower to help with whatever issue is brought to that month’s meeting. This could involve help making a decision, needed resources, or ideas. Many people never achieve their dreams because they are trying to do it all by themselves. The power of a MasterMind group is incredible.
What a few Orange County chapter members say:
“As a small business owner, I find the resources available and connections I’ve made are invaluable. Members are passionate about wanting to help each other succeed; simply put, it’s authentic. I know that when I have a question about my small business the answers will be generous and given with serious thought.”
– Wendy Navarro, Saige Nicole’s Baby and Toddler Boutique
“My connections have contributed toward a 15% increase in revenue. Through member Ann Baker of PR-123, I’ve launched a professional-looking Facebook page. Also, member Wendy Navarro of Saige Nicole’s connected me with government funded small business resources that I never would have known about.”
– Michelle Deets Haynes, Clarity Learning Private Tutoring
“I’ve developed business relationships with members from all over the country – and at every local Mastermind Meeting, I’ve come away with a new lead or idea!”
– Ann Baker, PR-123 and Publicity Pros
As a member, I’ll add my two cents – It’s the one critical resource I could not do without for the myriad of issues which arise in running my business, which is to educate people and market my two proprietary, non-toxic remedies for cold sores and canker sores. For example, I’m struggling with making a huge decision, and this will be what I bring to our next meeting on October 13th. I know from experience that I will walk away with the answer, or have ideas to sit with for a couple of days to be able to make that decision with confidence.
The OC Mastermind Network Group is open to new members. If you or someone you know is at any stage of running a business, you may be interested to join us at a meeting as our guest to see if it’s for you. We meet at 10:30am-12:30pm in Tustin. For information, contact Ann Baker at (213) 785-8835 or by email, Ann@PublicityPros.net.