Chris Brogan, CEO of Human Business Works, “a business design company using publishing and media to provide tools to help professionals work better”, has a blog on his services. The ideas below are borrowed respectfully and by no means profit based on Brogan’s guest host Tommy Walker. Tommy is an online marketing strategist. To see the full list, visit here.
This is not true. Everyone is good at something. We are in the age of information and information plus you equal knowledge. Knowledge is powerful and constant. QCF gives the community direct access to individuals who know what they’re talking about. Usually these discussions are over drinks provided by a guy named Jeff.
2. I’m not a socialite suit wearer.
Look in the great Meme Dictionary under Socially Awkward Penguin and you’ll find my high-school year book picture, if I had one. Working with QCF has led me to being far more sociable in the networks. Not just for me though, it helps everyone become sociable with others. We meet you with a smile and handshake. You won’t be fearful of talking to us asking for advice because we’ll gladly help you get a strong standing in the community- and in turn, we strengthen the community and expand its borders.
So. None of the most important inventions and events in human history came from people who are care about money. Although, no, finding capitol isn’t easy. There are ways to get money through your local community through at least 13 Crowdfunding sources.
4. I don’t have any drive.
This is what people think when not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. Our world sucks right now but you can’t just mope about. You have to take the first step in getting anything done. This is exactly what QCF is about. Our primary job is to help the community start their projects. Events bring professionals together with startups, and I’ve been there. They give advice to the fledgling startups and connect them to even more people until life around Business Charlotte begins to look like Facebook.
5. I didn’t do it first.
Who cares? Virtually everything now is borrowed; the age of a new idea is dead. The Cabin in the Woods is a prime example of old ideas merged into new, but it is still horror with a basic structure- until you dig deeper. The fact of the matter is, QCF doesn’t care if the idea isn’t entirely new. As long as it’s innovative enough to affect the surrounding community, we’ll take it into account. You’re the seed, we are the gardeners. With our support your success rate is 99.99%
6. I can’t find the starting line.
This is perfectly alright, the Energizer Bunny is too ramped up to find it either. When starting a business connecting to people through networks will spark an idea. QCF will help you get started and if what you’re doing isn’t in our hands we’ll refer you to someone who can. It’s just the power of community and social impact.
7. The community won’t support me.
For everyone who doesn’t support what you’re doing there is one or even two more that do. If anyone uses “attack techniques” to deflect business; don’t be afraid to tell your potential client the real facts- your hard work will leave behind clearer, stronger evidence than what your enemy can dredge up. Through the connections QCF builds for our clients, there is someone out there who can say good things. There is someone out there who is willing to listen; start with QCF.
8. Who Cares?
Someone does but you’ll have to reach them at the halfway point. You just need the drive and it’ll rub off on others. Meeting other people is easier than the movies make it sound. All you need is a business card, a phone number, or an email with someone out there in the community. We’ve met many people who are mutual associates who have met others with their drive. QCF connects like-minded individuals who can get into contact with each other and build a profitable business from a non-profit start (us, QCF).
Rules are meant to be broken. Every influential figure in history broke them. Breaking rules leads to new ideas. Innovate for the greater good. The latter is our motto, and it doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the law or rules. It means QCF doesn’t mind taking risks even talking to clients or people who wonder how we operate. It’s all mutually exclusive here, all you have to do is walk through the door- and a little more…
10. No one will join me on this majestic adventure.
QCF has helped multiple businesses to merge into a social powerhouse. One to note is a business (made of two startups) that buys from local farmers and producers, helping folks in the community have better access to foodstuffs. We will find starting connections who can lead you to others.
Queen City Forward has left a great impact on many people. Future social business leaders are on the rise in Charlotte because of our services. I’m proud to be part of this new era and being exposed to others with social entrepreneurship on their mind.
Shout out to the entrepreneurship hubs around the Charlotte area:
- Area 15
- Packard Place