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Networking and Collaborating
"If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way."  Buddha
Indian philosopher & religious leader (563 BC - 483 BC)

Small business owners, like business people everywhere, often want help thinking through the challenges they face. It can sometimes be a bit of a struggle on your own. In larger companies, executives can rely on colleagues, or even pay for outside consultants, to come in and offer advice. But where does the small tourism business owner turn? When there is no money in the budget for consultants - or even for additional employees - where do you find solid advice and counsel to ensure that you make the right decisions?

Increasingly, many small business owners and operators are finding help in a growing number of locally-based networking groups. These discussion groups can be a source of inspiration, assistance and friendship. They are often an inexpensive way to think through a problem; learn from similar experiences and develop a broader set of business contacts and leads. These groups can be formal or informal. It might be a group of people you communicate with on email or other web-based network, or it might just be Friday night at the pub with those that face much the same challenges as you do. Read more from the Washington Business Journal on how "Small business groups offer cheap and solid counsel"

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