This week’s blog is from Casey Herrington, program director for TAG Savannah (Technology Association of Georgia), co-founder of Savannah-based adventure company Geoseekers, and now a volunteer Circle host. Read on as Casey spreads the word about Creative Coast Circles, a much needed resource for Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. FYI – The Creative Coast’s blogspot is Savannah’s sounding board for local thinkers, innovators, wanderers and wonders. Guest bloggers share their thoughts, opinions and creative noodling from all over the map… .
Meeting more than 100 entrepreneurs during the past year while serving as a community organizer for 1 Million Cups has made me realize a common denominator between entrepreneurs: everyone struggles in some area of their business.This reality doesn’t just apply to entrepreneurs. Working on a project as entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators or builders will come with its challenges, so it is important, especially for those working alone, to engage with your local community in order to improve your chance for success. Knowing the importance of professional and social engagement, Andy Cabistan, co-founder of Watson Works; Kait Lance, community manager at The Creative Coast; and myself are working with The Creative Coast to begin a new series titled “Creative Coast Circles” that will serve as a platform for entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and builders to engage with a community of like-minded people. So is joining a Creative Coast Circle right for you? Let’s find out. Have you ever found yourself trying to work through a problem or think through an idea? Of course, you have! And you most likely do this on a daily basis. Problems and problem-solving are a reality of life. Well, Kenneth H. Blanchard sums up the importance of having others there to help by saying: