I've been doing IM full-time now for a handful of years. After running several other kinds of businesses prior, it's been a dream to do business exclusively on the web.
But I've always wondered something. Why do so many other industries have national - and sometimes international - associations that have local groups, meetings, etc. but IM does not?
There are a few things that exist but really none of them are centered around the kind of IM we're all doing. As isolating as it can often be do run a web business it seems like the perfect thing.
I've talked to several Warriors about this and have gotten some good interest in the past. But the timing wasn't right.
However it's now come to the point where I am seriously considering getting an association started.
My questions are:
1) What do you think - would our industry benefit from the presence of a large connected offline association?
2) If there were a local monthly meeting, say, once or twice a month in your area that offered networking, training, mastermind, etc. would you attend?
Would love to hear your thoughts Warriors.