Entrepreneurship can be a thrilling – but isolating – journey. In fact, a recent study in the UK found that 73 percent of small business owners admit to feeling lonely.
You shouldn’t have to face your small business journey alone. That’s why Kabbage created the Small Business Water Cooler – a private Facebook Group where you can connect with your peers. We want this community to serve as your virtual water cooler to share stories, experiences and ideas to help you be as successful as possible.
- Ask questions.
Ask your most burning business-related questions or something you’ve always wondered about small business.
- Share your experiences, ideas and stories.
Share what’s working (or not working) for your business. Go over any ideas you may have that you want help brainstorming or are just excited to share.
- Hear from experts.
From time to time, you’ll hear insights from small business experts to gain inspiration directly from them
- Ask for recommendations.
Looking for additional talent? Share resources with other business owners and ask where they found their awesome team members.
- Get recognition.
When you have a win, no matter how big or small, share it with the community.
- Take or make a poll.
Use this community as an informal focus group. Answer or create polls to get deeper insights to your ideas or strategies.
- Get motivated and inspired.
The Water Cooler is made up of peers who know and understand what you’re going through. They’ve faced the challenges and can help you overcome them as well.
Hear from the experts.
As part of our kick-off, we’ve collaborated with two business experts to share their experiences with business growth. Dave Hollis and Kara Goldin scaled their small businesses into the massive successes they are today. Check out the schedule below:
- September 26
Join Dave Hollis, co-host of the Rise Together podcast, to hear how he left his executive role at Disney to help his wife grow her business, publish a bestselling book and launch a top-performing podcast. You can watch him live on Facebook at 1 p.m. ET.
- October 11
Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint water, shares her experiences as a small business owner. Learn how she grew her business from her kitchen to gracing the shelves around the world. Watch her live on Facebook at 3 p.m. ET.
Whether you need some advice, want to hear from experts or just need a pick-me-up from others who have been in your shoes, the Small Business Water Cooler is the place for you. Check in on your own time (even in your pajamas!). There’s no commute to meet the peers who want to grow with you.