TRIBE BUILDERS Nashville's Premier Networking Group

I’ve been a networker for many years. I’ve sat at tables that pass around business cards to $25,000 / year, contractual networking clubs, I mean groups. The truth is people do business with people. They are more likely to do business with people they know or know of. It is also true that some people need sales this month to survive and some people are always planting a seed today for tomorrow’s harvest.

I started EntreNash in February, this year and am consistently thinking of ways to get the brand in front of the business community in Nashville. This led me to think about a networking group. I could start a networking group, align with people that knew the right people and make EntreNash a sponsor of that event. So, that’s what I did. I called strategic partners and the first TRIBE BUILDERS was created.

Counting the 3 of us, we had 11 people there. You see the microphone in the center of the table? I also recorded the entire conversation to future marketing use (with consent of course). We made connections in this meeting, people raved on the agenda and structure of our group and we quickly realized there was something here. The next month was different.

Weset up the same meeting, invited a few different people and they showed up, 25 of them. We started asking more questions. We are consistently trying to identify pain points from true connectors in Nashville and how we can help address those concerns, while maintaing our status of “Nashville’s Premier Networking Group”.

One of those concerns were people telling us that they were tired of seeing the same people, at the same locations, every month, saying the same thing. Now, we’re on to something.

After the 2nd meeting, we decided to get serious. We moved our location from the fancy high-rise downtown to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. We stuck a few flags in the sand:

  1. Move Commerce Forward
  2. Invitation Only
  3. Offer the best networking experience to our guests
  4. Give our sponsors a comprehensive offering
  5. Identify anchor locations around the city
  6. Move our guests around throughout those locations
  7. Measure everything

Today, we have a consistent group of 40 meeting each month at the EC and we’ve secured a 2nd location in Franklin, TN, where we’re expecting another 40 to attend. We have developed a website, secured multiple sponsors and are using technology to execute our mission. People are connecting and we are proud to report commerce is moving foward.

Don’t be afraid to start something new. Sure you may fail but that makes the win feel so much better, when it happens.

TRIBE BUILDERS Nashville's Premier Networking Group

I’ve been a networker for many years. I’ve sat at tables that pass around business cards to $25,000 / year, contractual networking clubs, I mean groups. The truth is people do business with people. They are more likely to do business with people they know or know of. It is also true that some people need sales this month to survive and some people are always planting a seed today for tomorrow’s harvest.

I started EntreNash in February, this year and am consistently thinking of ways to get the brand in front of the business community in Nashville. This led me to think about a networking group. I could start a networking group, align with people that knew the right people and make EntreNash a sponsor of that event. So, that’s what I did. I called strategic partners and the first TRIBE BUILDERS was created.

Counting the 3 of us, we had 11 people there. You see the microphone in the center of the table? I also recorded the entire conversation to future marketing use (with consent of course). We made connections in this meeting, people raved on the agenda and structure of our group and we quickly realized there was something here. The next month was different.

Weset up the same meeting, invited a few different people and they showed up, 25 of them. We started asking more questions. We are consistently trying to identify pain points from true connectors in Nashville and how we can help address those concerns, while maintaing our status of “Nashville’s Premier Networking Group”.

One of those concerns were people telling us that they were tired of seeing the same people, at the same locations, every month, saying the same thing. Now, we’re on to something.

After the 2nd meeting, we decided to get serious. We moved our location from the fancy high-rise downtown to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. We stuck a few flags in the sand:

  1. Move Commerce Forward
  2. Invitation Only
  3. Offer the best networking experience to our guests
  4. Give our sponsors a comprehensive offering
  5. Identify anchor locations around the city
  6. Move our guests around throughout those locations
  7. Measure everything

Today, we have a consistent group of 40 meeting each month at the EC and we’ve secured a 2nd location in Franklin, TN, where we’re expecting another 40 to attend. We have developed a website, secured multiple sponsors and are using technology to execute our mission. People are connecting and we are proud to report commerce is moving foward.

Don’t be afraid to start something new. Sure you may fail but that makes the win feel so much better, when it happens.