Where can I meet like-minded people interested in solving the same problems as me?
My local meetup groups have been key to my success in connecting with others who have similar interests. I also say "yes" to networking groups and fundraisers that are outside what I would normally attend. I do this to create diversity within my network so I benefit from new perspectives. For example, a "Fancy Hat Ladies Tea" fundraiser that supports a dog shelter may be outside the tech industry, but I benefit in forming new connections, plus I gain valuable info on how to help my two clients who serve dog owners. One client operates a local dog boarding/grooming business and the other is a boutique store with locations on the Las Vegas Strip and the Town Square mall.