Where good entrepreneurs go to get better

Where good entrepreneurs go to get better

Area’s networking events go well beyond tried and true

Published November 10, 2013 by NashvillePost.com By Brittany Nicole McGhee

“Entrepreneurship isn’t a one-man show. You are the company that you keep,” says young Nashville entrepreneur Clark Buckner. He is a recent Belmont graduate, the founder of Buck Branding, and host and producer of The Entrepreneurship Podcast. He says connectedness is the secret sauce for getting ideas off the ground and he’s “a big believer in the “butterfly effect” which is all about how one small thing, action or relationship can trigger massive results and outcomes through a series of events.

“You never know when you shake someone’s hand how both of your lives can be changed forever,” he says. “That may seem a little exaggerated, but it’s a mindset I carry with me everywhere.”

Networking can help entrepreneurs grow as leaders by giving them a peer group with whom to exchange ideas, experiences, encouragement and constructive criticism. There are networking opportunities in Nashville for entrepreneurs in any industry and alternative options for those who don’t like the format of usual networking events. Knowing how to navigate the waters and find the networking opportunities that will yield the most benefits is important for those who are serious about becoming better entrepreneurs.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is rightfully known as the “front door” for the entrepreneur community in Nashville and is the best place to start for anyone looking to grow their network and knowledge base. The center hosts a variety of monthly events that are typically filled to capacity with successful and aspiring entrepreneurs from a broad range of industries and backgrounds.