A friendly reminder … When you are first starting out as a new entrepreneur, your friends and family are most likely not going to be your biggest supporters at first. They simply don’t understand what you are doing. That’s ok. Love them anyways. As they watch your new business venture take form, it’ll make more sense to them later on.
Surround yourself with support. Follow online leaders in your niche, listen to podcasts and & live streams and join Facebook groups full of people learning and teaching what you are looking for.
If you are a woman business owner and you are looking for mentors who are rocking their businesses online here are some Facebook groups to check out and see if you resonate with their teachings, strategies, and messages.
Update! I originally wrote this post in 2017. It is still one of my most popular blog posts. I’ve gone through and removed the outdated non active groups and replaced it with some new groups I’m really enjoying right now. These are all free groups. Please let me know if you find this list helpful. Cheers to your entrepreneurial adventures!
The Purpose Posse – This sacred space was created by Jennifer Longmore, founder of www.souljourneys.ca, to support you in connecting with like-hearted, purposeful souls while receiving daily inspiration and insight into how to live your life fully on purpose *and* by design. The Purpose Posse(tm) is your place to be, to share and expand your purpose and connect with other members of your soul family! Jennifer shares lot’s of money and biz tips for coaches from experience of running multiple successful businesses. I also recommend Jennifers podcast.
Women’s Entrepreneur Network – By Women Entrepreneurs For Women Entrepreneurs. Created by Haley Lynn Gray, of LeadershipGirl and other ventures to foster and grow other women to become the profitable mavens that they want to become.
The Feminine Affluent Entrepreneur – Melissa Pharr is a powerhouse! She hosts regular live streams teaching you something new every week. This group is for Feminine Entrepreneurs destined for Affluence, but really.. for so much more than that!
The Limitless Woman – If you can’t handle the heat (meaning straight forward in your face advice) then don’t join this group. If you don’t like your biz advice sugar coated then join right away. Cassie Howard will have you motivated in no time! Perfect for women entrepreneurs with online businesses that want to get advice surrounding growing their business to six-figures (and beyond). If you’re ready to get out of your shell and start turning your business into the amazing beast you know it can be, this is the group for you.
Entrepreneur to EDUpreneur – Course Creators, Coaches, Consultants – This is a group for anyone wanting to create and sell online courses, write and publish books and educate, speak or share their expertise in some commercial way (or WANT to one day!) Sarah Cordiner is super knowledgeable and helpful!
Coaches, Change Makers: Step into the Spotlight! – This group is for Coaches and Change Makers who have decided it’s time to stop hiding in the background. They’re ready to ignite their radiance & influence, attract more clients, change more lives. Vanessa Talbot has been steadfast in her support for several years helping coaches. I love her group and have been an active member for many years. She brings an added flair by showing off her Kangaroos and other Australian pets.
Coffee With Dan – This group for men and women is ran by Dan Meredith. This isn’t a group for you if you don’t like humor or don’t have thick skin. He doesn’t hold ANYTHING back! This group is for entrepreneurs who want to get shit done and have fun! Take a look at his website on how to join. I’m not joking when I say you need to have a sense of humor. Dan is the King of humor and saying it like it is. There’s a lot of great information and teaching shared in this group.
Heart-centred, soul-driven entrepreneurs – Tash Corbin began her group several years ago to help women scale their businesses with heart-centered marketing and lean business strategies. She offers days to share your wares as long as you follow the rules! A great group for meeting like minded entrepreneurs.
Boldheart – Fabienne Fredrickson created this group to support anyone here to make a difference. Her and her team will guide you on how to have a big impact and live an extraordinary life. Her purpose is to activate yours and have you play a much bigger game than you’re playing now, both in business and in life.
The Desire Map – Desire Mapping is a heart-centered approach to creating your life. Soulful and pragmatic. Inclusive of your whole self and your service to the world. Based on the body of work and creative guidance of Danielle LaPorte.
Your host Carol Lawrence, is the owner of Social Media Help 4 U, a virtual based business that works with heart-centered coaches, speakers, authors and business owners. Learn more about her current offerings, courses and books.