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Top Home Biz Tip - Create A Mastermind Group

by Yvonne Russell on November 12th, 2007

Today’s Top Home Biz Tip is from Shannon Cherry of Start Up Spark.

Shannon is an experienced home based public relations and marketing professional. She operates Cherry Communications, as well as Be Heard Solutions.

Shannon’s Tip - Create a Mastermind Group.

It’s lonely in a home business. I often have found myself talking to my dog when in need of an ear to bend. But somehow, this did not help me when I was struggling with something.

I ended up creating my own mastermind group - or board of advisors. We are all home based entrepreneurs who now meet once a month and talk about what’s going on in our businesses.

If I need help, I have it. And the best part? No doggy breath!

Thanks Shannon. A mastermind group is a great for networking, brainstorming, partnering, learning and mutual support and encouragement. It’s perfect for home business owners, as it’s easy to feel isolated, and feel we have to do it all alone.

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Like our Home Biz Myth Busted Series, Top Home Biz Tip is an ongoing Home Biz Notes series.

I’ll be showcasing the Top Home Biz Tip from fellow home business owners. If you have a top home biz tip you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you.

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3 opinions for Top Home Biz Tip - Create A Mastermind Group

  • Mary Emma
    Nov 12, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Great tip, Shannon. Thanks for participating in this series. In these days of the Internet, we can become involved with mastermind groups online and even chat with them via Instant messaging or Skype. It’s also nice to have a local mastermind group you can meet for lunch. My daughter does this with her quilting…she’s involved with several online groups. However, there’s also a local group of eight fiber artists who meet at one another’s homes, go out to lunch, or go on an occasional outing to a gallery or quilt shop. Both types of groups support and encourage one another in what could be a lonely at home endeavor.

  • DJ Nelson
    Nov 12, 2007 at 8:44 am

    That’s a great tip, now I’d like to know the “how” behind it. I suppose creating an online mastermind group wouldn’t be too difficult but as for a local one…I doubt there are any home business owners in my area but you never know.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Nov 12, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Hi DJ
    I will be interviewing Shannon soon for our first podcast here at Home Biz Notes. I am planning to ask her about Mastermind Groups.

    If yourself or other readers have specific questions, please add them to this thread.

    I’m very interested to hear Shannon’s insights too. Thanks for your suggestion.

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