Build Relationships With Other Entrepreneurs
Technology is a great tool to connect with other entrepreneurs and learn from each other, build communities and exchange ideas. I personally like Shapr, which is an app that matches you with other entrepreneurs and sees if you would like to meet up for coffee or get to know each other and build a professional relationship.
– Jessica Baker of Aligned Signs
Honestly, the best way to exchange information with a colleague is simple conversation. Join an industry community. Touch base with someone you follow on social media to ask for advice. Reach out to someone you think would be interesting to speak with. Communication is something you need to practice as an entrepreneur, regardless. You may as well learn something while doing so.
– Steven Buchwald of Buchwald & Associates
Join a Mastermind Group
One of the fastest ways you can learn from other like-minded leaders is to create a small group where you can talk on a regular basis. This provides insight and several other points of view while giving you accountability because you know you’ll have to report back every few weeks.
– Tony Banta of Calix
Be Ready to Listen
What works the best for me is to meet as a small group (2-5 people) of fellow entrepreneurs for a lunch, coffee or beer, and talk about anything with no particular agenda. Be ready to listen to the others’ wins and challenges. We have the same mindset, and even if we start talking about football, we usually end up discussing business and share our experiences.
Milan Steskal of Mentegram