I have found that I'm the speed bump in growing this program - we have many members recommending (here and via email) and shops interested - but I've not been able to find the time to reach out to them and it gets worse when it turns into "phone tag".
SOOO, if you know a Coffee Shop Owner who is interested... please simply "Invite" them to join the network - I'll be on the lookout for them, make contact and share the details - this might not only speed things along, but also concentrate on those shop owners who really see the fit.
I am leaving the original post up below to go along with the recommendations and comments but will need to "Close" the discussion. Hope this works better - it's the old 'ask and you shall receive' at work. :)
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We've started another of our initiatives to help members meet offline to create and enhance business relationships.
The goal will be for inSide919 to create constructive relationships with Locally Owned
Coffee Shops... all across the 919.
If you know of one (preferably one you frequent) please post below in the following format:
Name of Coffee Shop
Owners Name if known
Let the Coffee Shop owner know you've recommended them so we don't look like a "cold call"
[there is NO cost for them to participate]
They will be added to this page
- feel free to share this with them.
We intend to encourage inSiders to meet Tuesday mornings (when you can) from 8:30am - 10:00 at the Coffee Shop closest to where they live or work and meet their business neighbors.
These will be informal and without structure - if you can't get there till 9:00am, that's fine, if you have to leave early that's fine as well. This is what you'd do if you lived in a small town :).
Keep in mind that you will be able to take the "conversation" back online here via; Comment Walls, Friend requests and personal internal email.
There is NO cost for them to participate - our gain is that they will want to refer us to their business customers who might benefit from membership here.
Cross-pollination marketing if you will.
They will of course need to become members of inSide919 in order to fully benefit from my plans.
I just launched www.LocalCoffeeBreak.com
in order to have a place an inSider can direct a Coffee Shop owner to in order to learn about what I'd like to do. So... simply pass this link onto any owner you know. It is a bit rough now, but I'll add more as we grow.