Working alone can be invigorating and productive because there’s no one around to distract you.

However, working alone can also cause you to not develop or capitalize on ideas that would otherwise come from partners, employees, or co-workers.

Attending events in places where other solo marketers gather can solve this.

Where are meetings and events happening?

  • Small business centers on college campuses
  • Ikea and Panera locations sponsored by local business groups
  • Library conference rooms sponsored by Small Business Development Centers

I’ve met entrepreneurs at events held at tea shops, FedEx (formerly Kinko’s) conference centers, and in hotel meeting rooms.

The business section of your local newspaper (online and in print) usually publishes a weekly events calendar. Also, scan MeetUp to learn where local entrepreneurs get together and which topics they discuss.

You work alone, but isolation is often not an ingredient for success.

Shirley George Frazier

Shirley George Frazier is recognized worldwide as one of the foremost experts on marketing strategies for small businesses and creative professionals who operate firms without employee assistance. In business since 1990, Shirley is president and CEO of Sweet Survival LLC®, a firm specializing in creative business and marketing support. Shirley transforms systems by assisting professionals to start and manage productive work environments, For more information or to invite Shirley George Frazier to your next event, call 973-279-2799 or email

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