The challenge of being an entrepreneur
One of the biggest challenge of navigating the entrepreneurial waters is not finding motivation or even determining your brand, rather it is making the right connections to connect with the right service providers. Throwing yourself into the wild and hoping the connections you are making will actually grow your business instead of hold it back. The task can be daunting, and these details may seem minor to some, but they can be make or break in some industries. Would you like to do proper research or even ask other entrepreneurs what they’re doing?
Enter mosaicHUB which is an online community for entrepreneurs that offers a free online network for entrepreneurs which could also be used by small business owners. The goal of the network is to help entrepreneurs connect with each other and with service providers, and to find answers and resources to help launch, run, and grow their businesses.
According to mosaicHUB, the platform offers four primary tools to help entrepreneurs:
- “Service Provider Search. Through our Service Provider Search feature you can quickly find service providers to help you start or grow your company. We offer comprehensive marketing profiles, which include recommendations and links to each service provider’s posted resources and answers.
- Open Forum. Our Open Forum provides an easy to use venue that fosters rich content-driven discussions amongst entrepreneurs and service providers. We protect the integrity of the forum by only allowing members and registered service providers to participate in the discussions.
- Resource Center. Our Resource Center contains forms, articles and other valuable business resources. Resources are posted solely by our members and registered service providers. These controls help ensure that only the highest quality materials are available through our site.
- HubSpace. The HubSpace feature provides each member with a simple tool to help organize, collaborate and share resources, from informative articles to useful answers. Having resources in one place significantly reduces the time spent on having to repeat searches or remember where you found a resource.”
In addition to growing your entrepreneurial network, you can ask questions you might not be willing or comfortable asking elsewhere. Recent questions in the forum include “what’s the best way to get customer feedback?” and “what’s the best way to motivate interns?” along with questions like “Should your co-founder be in the same geography as you?”
Starting your own business is brave, but it doesn’t have to be something you’re truly alone doing if you seek out other entrepreneurs, which can be done instantly through mosaicHUB without having to bother your current social network with questions many of your current connections cannot answer. Additionally, doing your research about service providers can be a tremendous favor to yourself in the long run. Network, grow, and share, and watch your business flourish.