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The information below will help you learn more about the program and how to get the most from it.
Welcome new members!
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How to make the most of your peer group.
Expand each section to see tips to get the full benefits of Entrepreneurs Forever
Take a few minutes to think.
Think about what is not working in your business and also review the good things that have happened and celebrate your successes. This little business introspection will help you organize your ideas and communicate them more effectively during the meeting.
Do your homework.
Sometimes your Facilitator will ask you to do homework. It is for your own benefit!
Complete your Monthly Results if needed.
Some Facilitators request the Monthly Results every month, some would prefer that you fill it out only if you have something to share, sometimes you will have the chance to complete it during the session.
If you have to excuse yourself,
send an email to your Facilitator, your Community Director, the Member Experience Manager or even consider apologizing to the whole group for your absence. But do it in advance. Also, keep in mind that we expect you attend at least 10 of 12 meetings in a year. We are growing, so we will have to end your membership and give another business owner the opportunity to join our program if you miss more than 3 meetings without notice. Be aware that you can use a Leave of Absence, just talk to your Facilitator, your Community Director or the Member Experience Manager.
Join the Zoom meeting 5 or 10 minutes before
to make sure your camera and audio are working properly.
Remember to whitelist our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com ) and Zoom emails
to make sure you are connected and getting all meeting reminders.
The path to success starts when you attend the meetings.
- Show up on time to the monthly sessions.
- Inform your group members and Facilitator if you cannot attend - no ghosting!
- Be present and engaged: no multitasking, find a quiet, solo spot in front of your laptop or PC, and make sure your camera is on, seeing your face fosters connection!
- When sharing your issues or experiences, be vulnerable and try to be concise.
- When giving feedback or advice, be nice and use professional language.
- Avoid solely advice-giving–you build trust when you share your own struggles.
Navigate group dynamics with grace
- Share the mic - no monopolizing group time.
- Be respectful even as differences arise. Just like when your extended family gets together, politics and religion are best avoided!
- Keep all group sharing confidential. What happens in the meeting, stays in the meeting.
You can request a One On One meeting with your Facilitator twice a year
to discuss business issues in a more private manner.
Be patient and work hard.
We know that it takes 2.5 years until members start showing success. Stick to the 3 year program!
We will ask you for periodic updates of your financials, employee’s statistics on other data such as demographics.
The reason behind these requests is because we need to share our organizational impact with our funders. Please, help us help you and other small business owners.
Your data is protected
with the highest standards of confidentiality. We don’t share your information with third parties. We only use aggregated data to build reports, charts, tables that show our members progress as a whole.
Help us grow!
If you know a small business owner who would benefit from our program, use the Referral section in the Membership Hub or contact your Community Director.
You may receive a Member Satisfaction Survey.
We really appreciate your feedback. We are continuously working to improve our program and your experience.
If you don't feel comfortable in your assigned group,
please reach out to our Member Experience Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), talk to your Facilitator or Community Director. Together, we will find the group that best fits your needs. We know that it takes at least 3 months until a group is bonded. So, give it a chance!
Complete your Business Details section in your Membership Hub Dashboard to be featured in our Directory. You’ll be able to upload a logo of your company or your photo. The description of your products or services that you offer and the tags will help other members find your business and connect with you. You can also search and find services, products or just start building a network outside your group.
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.
To be up to date with all trends, grants, loans and events that we organize in your area. You will also know when our webinar series are happening.
Register for our webinar series
“Deep Dives” (business topics discussions with an expert) , “In Good Company” (members round table) or even “Forever Forward” sessions (which are meant for business owners that are preparing to join our program)
Be on the lookout for Social Events in person, in your area.
Check your email, your Community Director will send you the information.
Upcoming business digital tools.
We are preparing the Membership Hub platform to foster more useful tools such as a business owner compensation calculator, video tutorials, business milestones tracker and more resources. So, complete your Annual Member’s Report every year by the end of April. You will use that data to track your business progress over the years.
The power of peers:
Build your own network by visiting the Member Directory. Make yourself available by completing your Business Details section under your profile and publishing your information to the directory.
Understanding the membership hub.
Meet Adriana Beorlegui.
I’m Adriana Beorlegui, Member Experience Manager at Entrepreneurs Forever. I’ll be working with you, your Facilitator and your Community Director to make this program even better.
You can count on me to resolve any issue you may encounter when using the Membership Hub (like resetting passwords or helping you complete a form!). You can also reach out to me when you need to excuse yourself from a meeting or if you need a Leave of Absence. Or, perhaps… you have a recommendation on how we can improve our peer group meetings or even if you want to try a different group! Whatever it is, let’s start this new phase together!
Meet our facilitators and community directors.
Each of our group facilitators and community directors have travelled the hard-knocks path to small business success.
Member success stories.
Why does Entrepreneurs Forever work? Watch the member videos below to find out!