We’ve been holding office hours here at the clubhouse pretty much since we’ve opened. From accounting, to small business consulting, to social media, to helping you get unstuck, folks have reserved their time and received 1 on 1 help and feedback about their business question at hand. In addition, office hours are a great way for members to reach out to their community and pass along some knowledge and expertise.
Meighan O’Toole, who has held office hours relating to all things social media for your business, had this to say about her experience:
- I get to give back to my community and offer help, resources, and skills to a project that maybe can’t afford to hire someone for social media. They’re just getting going so they do not have the marketing cash to use. This fills me with a great feeling of camaraderie, and connection to help other like minded small businesses out and give them a hand. It really is important to give back and this is a great way to do it.
- It’s also given me fresh perspective on what people need within my business. I get to hear questions and concerns that help me refine my business and tailor my work. It has also helped me discover new resources or uncover new research if an attendee has a new, and unexpected question.
- Office hours also continually reinforce my self-esteem around my expertise. I constantly leave these twenty minute minute meetings with a with a super warmfuzzie feeling of gratitude and a “hey I can do this” attitude.
Betsy Cordes is new to the office hours scene, and has them lined up for the first Wednesday of the next couple of months.
- Office hours have been a fantastic way for me to meet and support creatives who are interested in art licensing. I’ve just started offering consulting services in this area, so the office hours give potential clients a sense of what it would be like to work with me. It’s also just super gratifying to see how much I can help someone in a free 20-minute session!
If you are a member interested in holding office hours, let us know! And be sure to sign up for some before they fill up.