By Bailey Gilliam
You can’t always choose the time, place, family, or culture into which you’re born, but as you get older you do get to choose, for the most part, the community and support system you build for yourself. There are many benefits of networking and a community can help you achieve your goals faster, easier, and in a way that supports you as a whole human.
Networking helps you build a valuable support system of people to motivate, encourage, and ensure your success.
Finding the right community means surrounding yourself with people who understand what you’re going through and the challenges you are up against. And these people are right in your own local community.
Look for community members who share a passion for personal improvement and continued learning. Being able to bounce ideas back and forth, discuss different approaches and hear perspectives of those who have dealt with similar issues and how they overcame them can help solve persistent problems.
Your community can provide connections via word-of-mouth referrals, creating demand for your product or service. And when you put things back into that same community by helping others and sharing your expertise, it builds lasting relationships and fosters trust in you.
By widening your view and joining communities that intentionally bring together people working across different industries, you gain access to new ideas and specialized knowledge that you might not have had access to before. There are endless opportunities when networking is involved.
Meet the seven businesses in our ultimate network: Corner Perk, Balanced Wellness, Horizon Rehabilitation, Eyeland Optique, Kinghorn Insurance, Greenscape Services and Hilton Head Exterminators.
(Click on each business below to read more)
Founder, CEO of Corner Perk Brunch Cafe
Chief Psychologist/Clinical Director & Executive Director, Co-Owner of Balanced Birth Doula Agency
Balanced Wellness / Balanced Birth
Owner, MSPT, MBA, ATC of Horizon Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
Bill Fuge, Partner of Kinghorn Insurance Agency
Owner + ABOC, LDO + ABOC & Fashion consultant of Eyeland Optique
General Manager of Hilton Head Exterminators
Owner of Greenscape Services LLC