Starting a business in any field can be pretty nerve-racking. Not sure of the ins-and-outs, the processes, and the personalities that exist in each network of professionals, it is tempting to stick to yourself and go on about your business. But if there is one thing we were told to take away in business school, it was the importance of networking. I've challenged myself to reach out and introduce my business and I, and I've had so much fun in the process.
I'm so fortunate to have discovered a passion in a field that has such a wonderful group of professionals. Of whom I've met and worked with so far, I've been welcomed with open arms: Lauren of Stonehouse Creative, Gabrielle of Gabrielle Touchette Photography, Kayla of Laugh Love Cakes, Jeff of JAG Videoworks, Amanda of Amanda Douglas Events, Sheryl of Marry Me Hunnie, Jordan of JP MediaWorks, Melissa of Sugar & Soul Photography, and Britney of Fache Floral Design.
Also noteworthy is that while Amanda is a successful event planner and designer whom reached out to welcome me, she is also making a go at another passion of hers: business coaching. She invited me for coffee (and donuts) along with herself and Lauren a couple weeks ago for a chance to get to know me, and I them. One of their mantras is #communityovercompetition, which I absolutely adore! I so look forward to building our relationship further and lifting one another up.
A thankful shoutout to everyone I've had the pleasure of working with already. I look forward to sharing photos and video here on the blog from a November collaboration with some of these folks in the very near future!