They just want to build a successful small business that enables them to escape the corporate cubicle, and build a lifestyle that works for them. I think people have a natural desire to make a personal contribution and simply want to create enough money and freedom to live life on their own terms.
London, England (PRWEB) June 30, 2008
Since its beta launch a month ago, new online community - The Inspired Entrepreneurs' Club - has already attracted almost 400 members.
... now, on the eve of its public launch, its founders hope that the website will become a virtual homestead for a new tribe of inspired business owner. Too few people get to make their living doing something they love, and Nick Williams is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.
He explains - "There are millions of people who harbour entrepreneurial dreams; they long to work for love AND money - and build a successful business around their gifts and talents. But media depictions of entrepreneurs tend to be rougeish, greedy or just plain ruthless - The Apprentice, Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, or Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses to name a few. I think people struggle to see themselves in these stereotypes, and also, few of us are lucky enough to have successful entrepreneurial role models amongst our family and friends. So where should people turn for a sense of community and some sound advice?"
Nick Williams and co-founder Niki Hignett are pitching The Inspired Entrepreneurs' Club as the perfect hang-out for seasoned entrepreneurs, and would-be business owners, who are turned off by 'dog-eat-dog' mainstream ideas of entrepreneurship -
"Most people don't want to be the next Donald Trump." Niki explains "They just want to build a successful small business that enables them to escape the corporate cubicle, and build a lifestyle that works for them. I think people have a natural desire to make a personal contribution and simply want to create enough money and freedom to live life on their own terms."
The Inspired Entrepreneurs' Club is for employees who are looking to nurture their entrepreneurial dreams and get started on the road to business ownership - and also for existing entrepreneurs - who're looking to avoid isolation, get emotional and practical support, and develop the essential skills they need to succeed in their chosen business.
Like a mini-Facebook members can -
- Get ongoing advice and support in the discussion forums.
- Blog their stories and experiences and share challenges and successes.
- Create a profile, upload photos and promote their business.
- Build-up a social network of like-minded friends and view their activities.
- Send and receive private messages.
- Join niche groups within the community.
- Share pictures, audio and video.
- Get access to a calendar of entrepreneurial courses and teleseminars.