in 2006, i started the d*s biz ladies series because i felt that there was a real need for women running their own businesses to connect and create local support systems. over the past 2 years i’ve been traveling across the country to help these amazing women meet and provide them with free resources in the areas of pr and marketing, wholesaling, retailing, business and law.
and right now, i think the need to connect and support each other is stronger than ever.
the recession has been tough for all of us, and it’s limited my ability to travel and continue with the series. my goal for 2008 was to take the series online with an on-going webisode special that would deal with those topics and allow anyone anywhere to benefit from the advice. but sadly my budget for videos is on hold as well. so rather than be defeated, i’ve decided to turn the biz ladies series into a regular feature until the economy is back on its feet and we can all meet in person again.
every tuesday from now on, i’ll be inviting experts, artists, designers, shop owners and professionals to talk about not just surviving- but thriving- in the world of small business.
so many of us are trying to run our own businesses right now and i think it’s more important than ever to connect, share advice, share stories, and find a way to connect with people doing exactly what we are right now- making the best of things.
i have the first few experts lined up, but i wanted to reach out to you today to see what topics were most interesting to you. what would you like to hear/talk about? please vote below to help me determine the order in which we cover things, or leave a comment below if your topic isn’t covered in the poll. i promise we’ll get to everything and anything over the course of this column. and hopefully along the way we’ll all learn something, find someone to connect with, and help pick each other back up during these tough times. stay tuned for the first column next tuesday!
update: if you’re a professional in one of these fields, or feel that you have some advice that you’d like to share here, just shoot me an email right here!