Nov 15, 2021
With M3Linked’s Executive Director MJ Nowak
Are you looking for ways to grow your business or connect with other business leaders in your community? Do you sometimes feel building a supportive business network has been an uphill battle and just out of your reach? Starting a new business takes determination, dedication, and hard work. Timing can be critical and the right connections can make all the difference in the world. When I first started out building my own business and I encountered challenges such as being turned down by banks, I needed to be resilient and creative enough to come up with other solutions. If only I could have talked with other business owners to ask their advice and learn how they succeeded with similar obstacles, but I didn’t have that option back then. Thankfully, today the situation has changed. There’s a wonderful, supportive small business community just looking for ways to help you realize your entrepreneurial dreams.
My guest today, MJ Nowak, is the Executive Director of M3Linked; a business development organization dedicated to building strong and supportive alliances. Since 2019, M3Linked has been facilitating introductions and connecting business communities across the nation. Through weekly events, members find mentors, partners, and others who can support their venture and expand their business opportunities.
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At a time when so many businesses continue to struggle in the wake of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to come together as a community to support each other and leverage our strengths. There’s no question that we all benefit from working together. Earlier this year, I was privileged to be the keynote speaker at M3Linked’s kickoff event, and I love interacting with so many enthusiastic people. Their energy and excitement reminded me of my own journey. We never know what life changing business alliances might be just around the corner. Sometimes it’s a single meeting or conversation that can literally change the course of your career. So be bold, be creative, be fearless, and don’t ever stop believing in your dreams. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”
“The best business card we have is from referrals; friends of friends.” - MJ
“You don’t have to entrepreneur on an island. We are here to help you with that.” - MJ
“Our focus right now is to continue to grow around the country to provide these opportunities for small business and entrepreneurs to come together in other metropolitan areas.” - MJ
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