OMG it really has been an exciting week. It seems right now like it's just one good thing happening after another.
Anyone who has followed Manor Hall for a while has probably heard of Donna Maria Coles Johnson, the CEO of the Indie Beauty Network, mainly because I'm always talking about her. If you have followed along, you'll know that she has been a huge inspiration to me and many others. Donna Maria leads a 7,000 member network of small business owners, bringing us together and helping us all improve our daily grind.
One of the latest brainstorms from Donna Maria is splitting the U.S. up into Indie regions so that her members can get together and bring our power together locally. I have had the great honor of being named the representative for the Boston region, and I'm really excited to announce that the first meetup is going to be on Saturday, July 30th, at the Indie Business Summer Sizzle Networking Luncheon in Boston.
I recommend that if you have any kind of small business and you think you can get to Boston on July 30th, you go and get more info over at Indie Business Blog. This is a great opportunity you absolutely don't want to miss.
In addition to meeting yours truly and Donna Maria, you'll also get the chance to make contact with two others. Speaking first is the amazing business coach, financial analyst and professor, Nunzio Bruno (catch him at his informative financial blog, Financially Digital). And speaking second will be the wonderful marketing strategist Al Santaniello, host of the awesome Businews Channel (launching on July 18th!). I will be posting a little more about those two as the day approaches.
One of Donna Maria's favorite sayings is that "a rising tide lifts all ships". Well, Donna Maria is that tide, and she has helped lift me up, along with thousands of others. This is going to be a really great event and I can't wait for it.