The Cobblers' Collective is a weekly mastermind meeting of independent business folks and freelancers. It's a safe place where we can troubleshoot problems small business owners have and help each other grow.
This is not a networking group in the traditional sense, or referrals group. It's a casual opportunity to get together with other entrepreneurs and talk shop. There are no fees, or paperwork, or any of that nonsense, but there will be coffee and fancy tea.
There are three rules at the Cobblers’ Collective:
What happens at Cobblers stays at Cobblers. We love it when people talk about this kick-ass Mastermind group, but please scrub all identifying details out of your stories. We want Cobblers to be a safe space where you can share personal details about your business without worrying that you’ll see it in the paper the next day!
If someone uses industry jargon or acronyms, please call them out and ask them to explain it. We all work in different industries, and they often have the same acronyms that mean VERY different things. Also, it’s super awkward for the n00b to have to ask what ROI means. (N00b is internet speak for newbie and ROI means return on investment in business circles. Now you know!)
Be kind, to each other and ourselves. We’re all very supportive and simultaneously opinionated - and being our own bosses leads to a very direct/pushy/loud tone sometimes. We’re here to help each other, but we can do it with kindness.
The meeting is weekly on Thursday mornings. Chatting and social stuff happens from 8:15 a.m. till 8:30 a.m and then we get down to the serious (and not so serious) business of our businesses.