By joining EC, you will have the opportunity to network and create relationships
with other motivated entrepreneurs.
WHAT WE DO
An important part of our group is to form relationships with one another. From such a trust grow other opportunities that enrich both our business and our personal lives. Helping each other promote and grow our business and feel comfortable and secure to recommend members to outside circles, to family and friends, has brought growth and recognition to the group at large and to individual members.
Our presentations highlight members’ expertise and facilitate our ability to capably introduce each other’s business, which is an important element to introduce members to those who may need their services.
If you need a more private setting to discuss business or get more advice outside of weekly meetings, you can set up a one-on-one meeting with an advisory council member. One-on-one meetings offer us unique opportunities to share who we are and how we can benefit from one another.
Here at Entrepreneurs’ Connection, we want to give back to our community. We think it is beneficial to do community outreach and our members are encouraged to join us in this. We have created and donated a beautiful garden to the City of Reading, added seasonal planters in front of the library and the south fifth street neighborhood, built a lovely park for residents of Reading to enjoy the outdoors, and we plan to do more in the upcoming months and years.
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS
As an important part of our group’s mission, Business to Business referrals and new ventures among members occur as a natural outcome of the relationships we form. There is nothing contrived in our interactions, we meet each other at face value, creating a friendly basis for interesting exchanges.
Our mastermind sessions are shaped by candor, exchanging knowledge and ideas, and giving the member in the 'hot seat' the opportunity for open and constructive input into their challenges and questions.
Director of Business & Corporate Development
The O'Pake Institute
I have attended Entrepreneur’s Connection meetings over the past several years. I am impressed with the sharing of ideas and talents of the membership. The sessions are well worth the investment in time as you look to grow your business.
Chuck Holder is a key partner in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Reading, PA. His experience helps him provide valuable insights, important connections, and
smart guidance to entrepreneurs.
Chuck and his group have been instrumental in clarifying priorities for our business to thrive. We would not be where we are today without his assistance.
EC does a fabulous job of engaging entrepreneurs in the daunting tasks of
business creation, customer acquisition, income generation and growth. For me it has served as a source for inspiring, engaging stories of entrepreneurship for a regional newspaper readership. The assistance EC provides to proposed or startup enterprises is inspiring.
Leading Edge Business Consulting
Entrepreneur's Connection has always been a safe place for business owners,
especially sole proprietors, to talk about the ups and downs of having one's own
business. And the members are and have been, wonderful people, whose opinions I respect.
I have had an incredibly positive experience with EC. When I was just starting my business, I found a wealth of knowledge, expertise and most of all, a warm welcome, with them. I made lasting connections with many of the participants and continue to work
closely with some of them on a regular basis. If you are looking for a supportive environment with people who want you to succeed as much as you want yourself to succeed, look no further than Entrepreneurs Connection.
South Heidelberg Township
EC was one of my first memberships when I moved to the Reading area. I saw it as an ideal way to meet other business owners at various stages in their business development activities. It provided insights into the opportunities and problems common to most businesses as well as the means of addressing both. EC has also recognized the need to develop new resources for its members through alliances and other programs so as to meet the challenges posed by the ever-changing marketplace and its growing reliance on emerging technologies. All in all, EC provides an ideal environment for both startups and established businesses to share useful information and establish valuable contacts. I would highly recommend it.
We seek to create meaningful relationships among members.