The simple answer is, owning a business can feel lonely and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you're serious about growing your business, finding a supportive community can make a world of difference.
In The BoardRoom you'll connect with a nationwide network of entrepreneurs - people who understand just what you're going through because they're right there with you - in the trenches of running a business!
You'll also receive:
Every time you contribute a story, experience, or idea, you’re building a knowledge base that every member of this community can tap to make better decisions. It doesn’t get any better than that.
And if you want more visibility for yourself or your business there are opportunities to get more involved in a leadership role by helping to lead topics or discussion groups, or event to give your own 10K Talk.
70+ members (and growing) from industries including: Construction, Consumer Products, Health and Beauty, Human Resources, Marketing and Advertising, Professional Services, Real Estate, Software Development, Technology, Wholesale Distribution and MORE!
The size of our community allows our platform to be an intimate space for entrepreneurs to discuss personal and professional challenges.
10K Talks are opportunities to learn important information that will impact your business, and the information is presented by other business owners. That last part is important because you won't get a lot of hypothetical information that doesn't pertain to your business.
You'll be hearing from real business owners who are running real businesses - just like you.
They're called 10K Talks because when they started the participants were all alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB community (more on this program below).
At first the talks were just for networking, but soon they evolved into presentations about topics that matter to small business owners. Every Friday there is a new talk and we've amassed more than 100 videos of very valuable content.
What do we talk about in our 10K Talks? We give you an an idea below... These are just 6 out of the 100+ talks in our archive!
"7 Steps to Culture by Design" featuring Nicole Martin covers the new cornerstones for high performing teams. In this 10K Talk, she discusses strategic hires, change leadership, and the concept of culture invitation.
"Software that Drives Profits and Limits Inefficiencies" featuring Jennifer O'Brien informs how to use software in your business to save you and your team many valuable hours that can be better spent on other tasks.
"Transform Your Website into a Sales Machine: 5 Strategies to Make Your Website a Customer Magnet" featuring Samuel Thimothy reviews strategies to effectively market your company online.
"Strategies for Financial Growth" featuring Lisa Anderson helps you move from a place in business where you are always playing "catch up" to where you're calling the shots and growing strategically, on your own terms.
"CyberSecurity - Protecting Yourself and Your Company" featuring Tracy Hardin provides tips for protecting your business from cyber attacks - from better managing your passwords to knowing how to protect yourself from ransomware.
"Goal Setting for BIG Results" featuring Alicia Holdaway sets you up for success by providing direction around goal-setting.
"On the first day of being in The BoardRoom, I immediately connected with like-minded entrepreneurs interested in growing our businesses and engaged in peer support. Now I don't feel so alone in my business journey!"
- Amy Williams, AB Unlimited
"Being a part of The BoardRoom takes networking to a different level. This platform is not only educational and motivational, but it also promotes accountability and interaction with interesting and knowledgeable people across many sectors of the business community. This platform is a stroke of GENIUS."
- Ralph Wolff, Jersey Coast Appliance
"The BoardRoom is smart tech that integrates my CEO peer conversations across the country with ease. I find it highly interactive and fun"
- Nicole Martin, HRBoost LLC
"The BoardRoom is a proven tool that helps entrepreneurs evolve through continual business transitions. It supports decision-making with gainful insights from an encouraging community of business owners. Tough questions can be balanced with thoughtful responses from colleagues, helping to tip the scales from high pressure moments to reframing our thinking and strategies."
- Bob Borenstein, Appletree Childcare
Hi. I'm Elin Barton and I'm the founder of The BoardRoom, a place where business owners can discuss challenges and wins, ask questions and get inspired.
I've been an entrepreneur most of my life and most recently am at the helm of White Knight Productions, a video production company and animation studio that works with clients around the country.
Over the years I've been lucky enough to experience both prosperity and the toughest of tough times. Along with all of those challenges came so many valuable lessons, and I also learned the value of having a trusted community that has your back.
One of the most influential programs I participated in is called the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, or 10KSB. This program really helped me and my business very much and I would be happy to talk with anyone who is considering applying.
Since graduating I've been on a quest to build a strong entrepreneurial community that isn't dependent on geography. In doing so I've talked one-on-one with many hundreds of business owners and leaders. I've discovered that we entrepreneurs all share a common bond with one another. If entrepreneurship is in your blood then your tribe is here in The BoardRoom.