These are the kinds of comments you can expect to hear in a strong, supportive brainstorm business group.: “I understand exactly what you’re saying!” “I find what you’re talking about interesting because I’ve had that happen before, and here is what I did.” “Let me share with you what I did to fix that.”
With the generous sponsorship of the Windsor Heights Chamber, Do Business Windsor Heights is well on its way to creating a powerful group for business professionals and owners.
What is a business brainstorm group? Business professionals gather with others in a trusted collective to foster relationships, share solutions to challenges, energize their plans and focus on growing their businesses. Sherry Borzo, our executive director and owner of her own business, leads up this group. She explains what business brainstorm groups have meant for her in the past.
“I worked with a small band of women business owners and learned tons about marketing, pricing and generating real ideas for the future,” she said. “They were encouraging, knew what I was talking about and why I was excited. We formed lasting friendships that organically led to getting business as well as strengthening my skills.”
We’ve launched Do Business with great success. Our first several meetings generated terrific interest and support from business owners, city staff and city council representatives. Now we’re going to roll up our sleeves and do some soul-searching and mind-bending thinking. This team-building with a trusted team of like-minded professionals who just “get it” are the folks you know and trust to provide feedback as you work to build your business. Currently the group is accepting members and is in “open season” for participation.
How to join. Look for Do Business Windsor Heights events on the Windsor Heights Chamber website calendar. It meets the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and has recently moved the venue to Jimmy’s Big Ten on Eighth Street in West Des Moines. It also sends out reminders via the Chamber newsletter and can be found on Meetup.com where members can post their business information, as well as leave comments and questions.
The Do Business brainstorm group is just one more way that the Windsor Heights Chamber is stepping up to provide value for our members. Check out this opportunity. The next brainstorming meet up is Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m. at Jimmy’s Big Ten.