Last night we had the opportunity to be a part of a networking event from a company called Teaneck Stays Together. What we found interesting about this group is that they target individuals from their community and push them to set goals and accomplish them. Every company that attended the event had a majority, if not all, of their staff be from Teaneck. I say that to say, a lot of entrepreneurs feel the need to outsource when it comes to developing a team but you may have strong candidates within your own personal network... My question to you is "Who are you connected to?"
One of the company's in attendance was Embracing the Crown. Embracing The Crown is an organization dedicated to uplifting, empowering, and uniting women of color. Women often feel as though they're fighting their battles alone, but in reality there is an entire community of women who have gone through similar situations that they can lean on. Through powerful events and workshops Embracing The Crown will be the connectors that unite women and build this community. One of the co-founders, Jadea, is from Teaneck.
Another great up and coming company presented were the creators of the TOMO!® app. Their focus is to make navigating through all of your social media platforms easier by being able to access and use them all in one place. You can also share as much of your social media information with others that you wish. 99% of their staff is from Teaneck! Download the TOMO!® app today!
Through it all, we had 5 min to explain and to leave an impact on the room and that's exactly what we did. Being that Walter is from Teaneck, he wanted to let his longtime peers understand that what we do is great. Following his performance, I spoke to the audience and hit a home run. We then exchanged information with several business leaders and community leaders before the event was over. We are far from where we want to be but we will continue to take steps in the right direction.