Space for posting review request?


(Caue Rego) #1

I have started a solo tech business which is now going through really bad time and I may even close it eventually. For now, I did set it aside.

Today I came up with the idea of actually hiring someone to help me pump it up, though. And I got no idea where to begin.

So, point is, is there a space on OTS to ask for people to review my work (in advertising, marketing and even sales). I’m probably going way too offtopic, but as a tech specialist those are topics that do cross my mind a lot more than coding, this year, thanks to business nature of going solo.


(ellen) #2

Hey @cawas,

unfortunately OTS is not the right place to find such a person. OTS is dedicated to help people learn about tech by organising local meetups and workshops. This is pretty far from what you suggest.

Hope you will find somebody in some other forum! :slight_smile:


(Caue Rego) #3

Fair enough, I should’ve known better by now.

Do you think those meetups and workshops would be an appropriate place for this kind of question, though?


(Haiko Schol) #4

Sounds like what you are looking for is a mastermind group. Here’s some information and a Meetup group, maybe that helps you find one or set one up:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2011/12/01/the-power-of-many-start-a-business-mastermind-group/
http://masterminds.meetup.com/


(Caue Rego) #5

From your first link:

So, what is a mastermind group exactly?
Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your mastermind group members achieve success.
Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. This is the essence and value of mastermind groups.

What a Mastermind Group is NOT

  • It’s not a class. While your group can vote to bring in guest speakers and teachers occasionally, the main focus of a mastermind group is the brainstorming and accountability support among the group members.
  • It’s not group coaching. Mastermind groups are about the MEMBERS sharing with each other, not about the Facilitator coaching individuals in a group setting. You get everyone’s feedback, advice and support. Yes, if the Facilitator is an expert on the topic, by all means chime in. But keep the conversation balanced between all members.
  • It’s not a networking group. While you may share leads and resources with each other, it is not the main focus of the meetings. However, through your connections with other members, you will find plenty of joint venture opportunities, lead sharing, and professional networking.

I guess I am looking for something like a mastermind group indeed! Mutual spiritual guidance, if you will, sounds good. Preferably online. It’s good to have a name, thanks. :slight_smile:


(Haiko Schol) #6

Some people use Skype or Google Hangouts for remote groups. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard Mike and Rob talk about it on http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/.