In “these uncertain times”, we know one thing for certain: staying on the top of your career game has always required building strong relationships.
“One thing that every successful leader I’ve ever heard says, is to look at the 5 people that you spend the most time with and take an average of those people,” to determine the kind of person you’re on your way to becoming, says Zach White, Founder of OACO (OAsis of COurage), a business and life coaching practice in Benton Harbor. The takeaway? Surround yourself with quality, growth-minded people, and you’ll be that much closer to success in life and business.
Whether you’re a business owner, aspiring entrepreneur or career mover-and-shaker, Southwest Michigan has plenty of groups that can help you grow, learn, and stay on top of crucial information – whether it’s how other local businesses are dealing with COVID restrictions or access to important information about aid programs and changes to tax law. These groups and workshops are here to help you and your business grow.
Southwest Regional Chamber Young Professionals
Aimed at local career-minded professionals aged 21-40, the Young Professionals group was formed to create business opportunities and support community involvement for career-minded individuals ages 21-40.
SOAR!: Science Of Achievement Roundtable
Ready to get really serious about your career and accelerate your life, leadership and influence? This high-touch, high-impact group will help career professionals unpack the timeless principles of success and achievement and move forward toward action in a supportive group that learns and grows together. Create clarity around where you’re going in your career and life, and then apply knowledge and peer support to help you take the next steps toward that goal. SOAR! meets the first Tuesday of every month, September to June, from 6:30 – 8:30 at Dweller’s Coworking at 175 Territorial Drive in Benton Harbor. Open networking begins at 6:00, food and (nonalcoholic) drinks provided. The first visit is free, and if you love it, a one-year membership is $295. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance
This resource center was created to support women entrepreneurs, providing access to funding, mentorship, and advice on all aspects of starting and running a business. New to the WBC? Start by signing up for their Small Business Orientation, a free course offering templates and other resources plus hands-on advice for getting a business off the ground. The Small Business Orientation class is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM and on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM at Cornerstone Alliance, 80 W. Main Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
Also hosted by OACO, this Roundtable is focused on local business leaders and entrepreneurs who need tactical and strategic support on how to grow their business. “We believe that Southwest Michigan is best served when its entrepreneurs are filled up, and we all agree that it’s a priority to help each other learn, grow, and achieve in our businesses,” says facilitator and coach Zach White. With a wide array of topics covered in the workshop-style meetings, you’ll find solid information, a positive, collaborative environment, and actionable takeaways that will help you level up your business. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, September – June, from 6:30 – 8:30 at Dweller’s Coworking at 175 Territorial Drive in Benton Harbor. Open networking begins at 6:00, food and (nonalcoholic) drinks provided. The first visit is free, a one-year membership is $295. Email email@example.com with questions.