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We all know starting a business can be exciting, but at times a lonely and intimidating journey. Since you are not part of typical employee organization and culture, you must work that much harder to find a trusted colleague to bounce ideas off, get candid feedback, or find encouragement.
Enter the national non-profit 1 Million Cups (1MC), a national non-profit started by the Kauffman Foundation, specifically designed to help business owners grow their business and provide the opportunity to give feedback on their business challenges in a safe and supportive environment. In their own words:
Belonging to a community is essential for new business owners to thrive. We also find that many independents are mission-oriented and looking to give back to their communities, particularly fellow founders. Bottom line, connecting with your peers is critical, particularly for independent business owners.
The need is only increasing; in our 11th annual State of Independence data preview, independent business owners are growing at an incredible rate. In 2021, the number of independent workers rose to 51.1 million, a 34% increase over 2020.
Are you interested in giving back to your fellow independents? Find your local community chapter and share your hard-earned entrepreneurial wisdom with other small business owners.
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