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RISING TIDE SOCIETY | A COMMUNITY FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

RISING TIDE SOCIETY | A COMMUNITY FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS

As a creative entrepreneur I can vouch for the fact that most days I feel like an octopus.  Doing a little bit of bookkeeping, writing, marketing, human resources, communications....all of this plus actually doing what my clients are hiring me to do.  It is rewarding and, at times, exhausting.  Before I found the Rising Tide Society I didn't know where to look for support as well as good trust worthy resources when it comes to educating myself on topics relating to entrepreneurship. That all changed when I found RTS.

The Rising Tide Society's mission statement is "Educating and Empowering Creatives to Thrive in the spirit of Community over Competition."  That is something that we stand 100% behind here at Rust Belt Lifestyle.  We could not agree more in the concept of "community over competition."

RTS has two forms of outreach.  To educate and support.  Neither of which will cost you a dime.  They have a great website full of business and lifestyle articles.  A monthly newsletter that will send you a fresh .pdf every month on great topics from 'content marketing' and 'financial freedom' to 'understanding your personality type'.  As well as local monthly meetings called 'Tuesdays Together'.  

What RTS says about Tuesday Together meetings: "It is our hope to cultivate a society of creative entrepreneurs who believe in community over competition and have a desire to lead with love. From this dream, #TuesdaysTogether was born. A meetup on the second Tuesday of every month where creatives + entrepreneurs gather together for coffee and conversation. An open space for idea sharing and goal building."

The really great news...Tuesday Together chapters are all over the Rust Belt Region.  You can search for local chapters here:   Meeting locator 

I have been a part of the groups in Youngstown, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.  As well as lead a group here in New Wilmington, PA.  I have felt welcome at all the meetings and in the Facebook groups and encourage any person who owns a business or is thinking of starting a business to find a group and start attending. You will find so much knowledge and a willingness to share by all participants. 

Photography by:  Tami Weingartner

Copy editing by Morgan Kohler

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