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  • Coworking: A New Way to Network! Presented by Cheryl Amaya & Emily Morgan
  • What is coworking/ jelly?  Community  Collaboration  Change of Scenery  Networking  Events & Spaces  Have you participated in a coworking event or worked @ a physical coworking space? Complete our poll now!www.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • What is Entrepreneur’s Entourage?  Full service company to source, implement, and manage an entourage of services to help a company grow.  Founded in 2009 by Emily Morgan and Cheryl Amaya with the sole purpose of providing valuable services to help build successful businesses.  We specialize in social media, marketing, website design, graphics support, and branding campaigns.www.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • Why do we run these events?  Promote and interact with our local entrepreneurial community  Facilitate connections within our city  Collaborate and share ideas, ask questions, learn about new tools  Meet new team members and potential clientswww.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • Who attends our events? Other recent attendees: • Coach • Non-Profit • Architect • IT Consultant • HR Rep • Image Consultant • Event Planner • Financial Planner • Publisherwww.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • How we structure our eventsPlanning:  Monthly  Promotion and distribution to network  Registration forms  Blogging about event/ adding to our site: http://entrepreneursentourage.com/news/events/Structure for the day:  Coworking:   Plan to get some work done, but the focus is on connections   Bring your laptop, business cards and any business-related questions you might have   Be interactive and engaging with other workers  Networking:   A lot of our attendees are focused on the networking piece, so we added on a Happy Hour where the laptops go away and the focus is on networking only.  Video/ vlog post from one of our events: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVklp4jle2Q&feature=player_embedded www.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • Spaces vs. Events Conjunctured @ AustinIn Good Company @ NYC #EECoworking DaysIndependent’s Hall @ Phillywww.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • Some successful Coworking spaces  Conjunctured: Austin, TX   We’re a band of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and mobile workers, and we’re here to help each other succeed! Maybe we can trade leads, start a project, or grab a drink after a long day of work   Just expanded to building next door to accommodate growth!  In Good Company: NYC   In Good Company is a community for women entrepreneurs. Membership provides women business owners with professional peers, events, learning opportunities, and a variety of office space solutions. Through our programming and content we are committed to helping teach women entrepreneurs the business of running a business.   Just added FT spaces, and new book from founders on women entreps is due out in Sept!  Independent’s Hall (Indy Hall): Philadelphia, PA   Independents Hall is a coworking space and community in Philadelphia. We are designers, developers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, small business owners, telecommuters, marketers, videographers, game developers, and more. The common thread is this: we all know that were happier and more productive together than alone. www.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • How is coworking relevant to VAs?How can it help your business?What you can expect:  Meet and interact with your target audience  Learn about pressure points for your target market  Bring your questions and business concerns  Experience new perspectives  Meet new, unique potential JV partners  Escape your office!Make sure you:  Keep it relevant, reciprocation of trust and info  Engage in the discussions, share your expertise!www.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • Find your own space/group!  Find coworking events or spaces near you   Spaces:   http://www.desksurfing.net/   http://www.deskwanted.com/   http://www.loosecubes.com   http://www.sharedbusinessspace.com   Events:   http://www.meetup.com/   http://www.eventbrite.com   LinkedIn groups  Start your own coworking events in your area! www.entrepreneursentourage.com
  • Quotes from some of our attendees  “I have been to almost every one of the Entrepreneurs Entourage Coworking sessions. I walk away at the end of each of these days with something valuable, whether it is a new introduction, a client lead, a new friend or just the good feeling of having spent substantive time with a lot of inspiring, motivational people or a combination of all of these.  Plus, the added perk of a day spent out of my living room talking to someone other than my computer screen! “ Gloria Bell Red Stapler Consulting  I love the Entrepreneurs Entourage events. I learn something new every time I attend and I meet lots of interesting people who also are candidates for my services . AND not only are these get-togethers fun and good for business, but they hold them in these really cool places: bars, restaurants and coffee joints you never heard of.  So not only do you get a great networking event,  but also a terrific new place to go back to. What could be better? Gerald Kolpan, Emmy-Award winning Journalist; Creative Content & Media Strategist  “I think what I like most about coworking is that it is an informal way to meet other entrepreneurs in both similar and very different industries that you wouldn’t have the chance to meet otherwise. As opposed to a formal networking group where there is pressure to provide leads and talk business the whole time, coworking allows us to work in a comfortable environment and naturally form relationships with others in the coworking group.” Maya Northen, President Chimera Travel, LLC  “I enjoy EE’s coworking sessions because they give me the opportunity to connect with and be inspired by fellow entrepreneurs. Although networking and the exchange of contact info is important, I often find that I leave with a very valuable lesson/story/entrepreneurial tip (along with a few business cards).” Alexis Siemons, freelance writer . creative business consultant syllablestudio.comwww.entrepreneursentourage.com