Hi Blaine, Good discussion point. I've found that one of our biggest challenges is simply communication. I'm also a Seattle transplant to the Tacoma area, and I've found business in this area to be much more difficult to cultivate. It's a smaller community overall, and business is mainly based on relationships from within the community.
As a Seattleite myself who moved to Tacoma five years ago, I have the zeal of the converted. I'm wondering what we could do with our business and social community that would give us a stronger identity. What is it that links us? Is it the space? Attitudes? Affordability? This topic may sound vague - but we start here with specifics, develop ideas over a cup of coffee, and who knows...
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Posted by Maura Desimone, Tacoma, Washington |
Aug 10, 2009
Posted by Blaine DeVoy, Tacoma, Washington |
Sep 15, 2009
Do you think that the communication challenge is due partly to us being spread out so much geographically? I suspect that social groups like ours give small businesses here some cohesion.
Posted by Michael Hartzell, Seattle, Washington |
Jun 18, 2010
I think ... .I will have an event. Maybe the discussion could lead to this... And how to get it done online for those searching.
I have about a hundred ideas along this line.
nah.... won't list them all here. too long. :)
Posted by Cindy Slettevold, Seattle, Washington |
Dec 09, 2010
I have an event spaced that I booked for jan/feb/march at the new business incubator in federal way. I just learned that due to regulation in my business I can't host my own group. My plan was to expose my associates to business owners and good marketing information. Is anyone interested in this?
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