In this quick video, I wanted to highlight what the Core Collaborative “Adopt A Business” means to me and why I think it is a great tool for any business owner or entrepreneur to attend. Weekly, on Tuesday mornings, a group of professionals come together to discuss their businesses and to share ideas that can help catapult their business to the next stage. The example I give in this video & article is of Julius Searight with Food 4 Good. Julius in an entrepreneur from Johnson & Wales University who is out to make a change here in Rhode Island, and to address the issue of hunger. He is also the recent winner of Shark Fest that was held here in Providence in February.
So how does the Core Collaborative help businesses and entrepreneurs like Julius Searight of Food 4 Good?
For the most part, as a new entrepreneur we are alone and work from coffee shops, our dorms, libraries or anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. For some of us, we work from a home office that comes with all the distractions of working from home. This also means that there really isn’t anyone to bounce ideas off of. That’s where the Core Collaborative Adopt a Business comes into play.
As a group we listen to the ideas that Julius has for his business and what direction he would like to go in. We talk about his current strategy and what his needs are in order to succeed. This provides Julius with suggestions and opinions from business professionals from all different categories. It’s the one opportunity to really showcase our business and to ask for suggestions based on our business model and mission.
I could go on and on about how great it really is, but the best way is to see it in action for yourself. Join me and the Core Collaborative on a Tuesday morning at 10:00 am to learn more about how we are changing the way entrepreneurs network. If you’re interested in having your business showcased as an Adopt a Business, feel free to send me an email or call 401-441-6686 for more information.