Practical Ways to Connect with Other Women in Business: Resources and Communities for Solopreneurs
There are a lot of women in business these days, and many of us work from home. It can be easy to feel isolated or alone when you’re self-employed, but that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact that’s one of the main reasons Ladyboss International and the LBI Backstage Pass were created! So that solopreneurs, ladybosses, and women business owners don’t have to feel so secluded!
Today we want to talk about the diverse options for resources and communities available to help you succeed, specifically when it comes to connecting with other women in business. Whether you need advice or just want to feel connected to others who understand your challenges, these resources will help!
How to Connect with Other Woman in Business:
Some of these ideas won’t be new, or surprising, but they are worth mentioning as we have this discussion about building connections –
The first step is to find your community. There are women in business groups and communities for every industry, size, and type of business out there. You can find them online or offline, big or small. Obviously we recommend the LBI Backstage Pass – this is our inclusive and diverse community that is all about collaborating, elevating and inspiring other women!
We’ve seen so many amazing partnerships, friendships and collaborations happening because of our community platform and we’d love for you to join!
And of course there are so many other amazing, like-minded communities you can be a part of! (Feel free to mention your favorites in the comments below!)
Attend events! There are women in business conferences and events happening all the time. This is a great way to network and connect with other women who might be able to help you in your business journey.
We often host virtual AND in-person events as a part of the LBI Backstage Pass, these are open to anyone to attend! You can also find other, local events on sites like meetup.com or your local business associations.
Get involved with social media. There are tons of active women in business Facebook groups, Twitter chats, and LinkedIn groups where you can engage with others on a daily basis. There are even whats app groups and slack channels you can be added to for support and encouragement, you’ve just got to look around for them!
Look for mentorships and coaching opportunities. These relationships can be invaluable when it comes to advice, guidance, and support in business. You can find women in business mentors in your personal and professional networks, or you can seek out programs specifically for mentorship. We’ve got some very talented coaches inside the Backstage Pass and they love to support and connect with ladybosses that need their wisdom!
Many times women in business are more than willing to help other women succeed – so don’t be afraid to ask!
Online networking calls: Something that’s become more and more popular over the last few months is online networking events! Typically they take place via zoom, and you get to “e-meet” these talented and passionate women in business. You’ll find these opportunities happening inside of the LBI Backstage Pass, as well as other women run communities and groups.
These virtual meetings are a great way to get comfortable on camera, talking about your business, and making connections that could lead to great relationships for your business!
Don’t forget that you are never alone in your business journey! There are women in business all around the world, just like you, seeking out advice and guidance. These tips will help you get started on finding your community and connecting with other women who can help support you on your path to success!
Do you have any favorite resources or communities for women in business? We’d love to hear about them below!
And if you’re not already a part of our LBI Backstage Pass community, we would love to have you join us! You can learn more and sign up here. See you inside!