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Your Business Needs an Ecosystem to Thrive

You probably know a little bit (or possibly a great deal, if you’re a plant geek like me!) about how ecosystems work, but I’ll give you a basic definition:

ec·o·sys·tem –ˈēkōˌsistəm/ (noun)

 “a complex biological network or interconnected system”

A healthy ecosystem is one that has an overall balance – it consumes and generates resources of all kinds, providing sustenance for its component parts.

And a mature and healthy ecosystem can sustain itself over time; it can withstand natural disasters and rebound.

(I think you know where I’m going with this).

Your business has an ecosystem too. It might not be super strong and robust yet, but you’ve got something. Your business consumes and provides resources:

  • You hire a web designer or a coach, and you provide a service to your clients for which you receive money.
  • You have a referral partner who sends you clients, and you promote her upcoming retreat to your people.
  • You get on the phone with your colleague to strategize about the upcoming class you’re launching and help her figure out what to do about a challenging client.

These are examples of how the different components, or hubs, of your business ecosystem work together.

To take it a step further, in a healthy business ecosystem, you, and each business you’re connected to, has its own niche  (which is also a biological term, and its definition is “the role and position a species has in its ecosystem.”)

So, what’s my point?

Your business won’t survive without a strong ecosystem. The more hubs you have, the more resources, the more resources, the healthier your system becomes over time, because if one pond dries up, there’s another one across the meadow. If one tree doesn’t fruit, there’s another one behind the old barn.

The challenge in our society is that we have this crazy friggin’ idea that we’re not connected and we should be doing this whole business thing alone.

And it’s seriously NUTS. And simply not how nature works.

Weaving the ecological web of your business is a major component – possibly the major component – of a successful business.

And that’s why this new women’s business community, the Redwood Circle was birthed.

I have been so inspired by the groups of women entrepreneurs I have had the pleasure of communing with over the last few years. And the connections that I’ve grown through these opportunities have helped my business thrive, and helped me thrive as a powerful businesswoman. Through the ups and the downs. (YES, I too have ups and downs!!)

If you’re an experienced woman entrepreneur with regular clients living somewhere near the Bay Area, I really hope you check out this new opportunity and hop on the phone with me to chat about it if you think it might be the right fit for you.

In case you don’t know, I’m not a high-pressure sales gal, I just want to see where you’re at in your business and whether this opportunity could give you the boost you need to take your business to the next level (without burning out!).

(Sneak preview… it includes the Replenish Retreat and 3 other daylong retreats in nature!)

After you’ve read through the webpage, you can reach out and set up a call with me (it will be obvious how to do this).

Will you be one of the 5 women we add to our growing community this spring? I hope so!!

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