After nearly six months of being a part of The OWN, learning the ins and outs the group, it's safe to say I absolutely love it. It's hard to completely describe what I love, which is really the magic of The OWN, but here are a few of the things I do love about this amazing group of female entrepreneurs, explained through a series of gifs.
1. Everyone just gets it
You can say "You know what I mean" in regards to just about any situation or feeling, personal or business related and we all totally understand. This group is gracious and patient when you need it the most.
2. We have good coffee in The Commons
Not only do we have good coffee readily available, we have a beautiful space to enjoy it in. As many small business owners can attest, your neighborhood coffee shop can become a second office. However, neighborhood coffee shops aren't always conducive to meeting with clients, and sometimes they're drafty and you can't control the room temp, or they're too noisy to even hear yourself think. Or you're a little worried about them judging you for stealing their wifi and only buying one drink, and they all hide as you walk in. Having an office without the distractions of home and without the chaos of a coffee shop makes getting things done so much easier.
3. Great ideas grow here
I've had some really great ideas come from bouncing ideas off of OWNers. This is one of the most enthusiastic and creative groups there is. Networking groups have their place, but the OWN is even more than networking, it's a built-in sounding board for whatever you need help with.
4. We cheer for each other
If you're excited, we're all excited! From big breaks to small successes, there is an amazing cheering team in The OWN. Land a cool new freelance gig? High five! Come up with a new process to make a task easier? High five! Buy a new desk chair? *Spins in chair* High five!
5. We've got your back
The support system that naturally happens here is incredible. From flowers and coffee on bad days, to helpful suggestions when you aren't sure how to do something, OWNers are intuitive, sympathetic, and there for you whenever you need it.
If you think The OWN's many fringe benefits could make your life easier, get in touch with us. We'd love to meet (over coffee)! Better yet, make plans to attend our open house on June 16th to get to know us a little bit better.