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The Sum of It - February edition
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Power of positive peer pressure

What's on our minds in February...


Learning from your peers


Entrepreneurs and business owners often hear the adage that it’s “lonely at the top.” But it doesn’t have to be! Check out our in-depth guide to peer advisory groups and discover how joining a peer group can be beneficial in shaping you as a leader and helping you to innovate in your business.


Peering into the future


Futureworks NYC, an initiative to promote advanced manufacturing in the city, is currently seeking business consultants, virtual incubator services, and equipment and production partners to help develop their programming. Read their RFP.

Interested in learning more? Check out their free workshops on topics such as patents and trademarks, production processes, and product marketing.

More fun with your peers

Skillshare classes

Teach and be taught with Skillshare


Learn skills and share your own with fellow creators. Skillshare’s community platform offers classes on anything creative, from design to photography to technology. Pick up useful marketing skills (like SEO that Matters), learn how to write thank you notes with panache, or even discover how to style food for Instagram
Tribewanted

Find your tribe with Tribewanted


Need a change of perspective? Discover new places and friends through Tribewanted, a travel project that lets people “live differently for a little while.” Take your pick of tribes: build your business from the “Silicon Rice Paddy” of Bali, make fresh pasta on a sustainable Italian farm in Umbria, or participate in community projects on the beaches of Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea.

Adding it all up...


“None of us is as smart as all of us."
            —Kenneth Blanchard

It’s easy to stay insulated in the bubble of our business, where the world we know is the people we work with on a daily basis.

Instead, consider taking a moment to build your network and meet fellow entrepreneurs, even if it’s completely unrelated to what you do. Your peers can be an invaluable source of support, knowledge, and inspiration—but only if you make yourself open to the opportunity!

Sum Dates to Remember


Feb 27
Orchid Show opens at NY Botanical Garden

Feb 28-Mar 6
Events galore at Armory Arts Week

Mar 4-5
Libby Edelman headlines NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

Mar 17
St. Paddy’s Day! Sláinte!

Mar 17-20
Homey inspirations at the Architectural Digest Design Show

Mar 25-26
Get hoppy at the NYC Craft Beer Festival

Until Mar 26
Marriage of Figaro returns to Met Opera

Sum Stuff for your Radar

 



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