Friday, June 27, 2008


I went to my first PMI (Portland Mamas Inc - name changing to Mamapreneurs Inc) meeting Wednesday night. I had a great time and met some wonderful people, including the woman who started (?), Marlynn (@designmama for all you twitter fans). Got great info about trade shows and really got me thinking. 

Speaking of Twitter...So this is how my networking story started. I joined a message board called mompreneurs. My original intent was to get some information and helpful links to put on my website. I met some great people there who helped me out a lot. And I discovered a monthly conference call they have to address business related questions/concerns. I "attended" the last call and took tons of notes. One of the networking tools they mentioned was Twitter. 
Through Twitter, I met Marlynn and then Lauren and so many other wonderful people. Come to find out that Lauren and my product rep, Thea, are good friends. The more I network, the more connections are made, and yet I discover that it is a small world indeed. 
So my best advice to you who want to get started or grow in any kind of business is to find local and online groups in which to network. It's a lot easier than you would think. And all the other Mom/Mamapreneurs are just wonderful!