I was a little ticked off.
I've been building my business in my local community for about three years now. I've gone to meetings, events, homes and set up my table. I've shared information, talked about products, took a lot of names and numbers.
I thought by now everyone would know who I am. Deb Brown, Melaleuca marketing executive.
Apparently not. There were three events in town this weekend, and I was invited to only one of them. I thought people knew who I am! I mean, I've been to other events with some of these people!
It's interesting working in a small community. We all think we know each other. Sometimes our businesses conflict. Most of the time the entrepreneurial small businesses compliment one another. Why don't we work together?
Then it dawned on me. I play a part in this too! Instead of bitching I can be making phone calls. This week I'm going to call all the small businesses I know of, introduce myself and see what we can do for each other.
Be a part of the solution, instead of a part of the problem.
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