Updated: Jan 30, 2020
On Episode 32 of The Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech, (air date January 22, 2020) Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock share an exciting opportunity for new workroom business owners.
You can listen to this episode here: Episode 32
During the podcast, Ceil and Susan shared personal stories about how important it was to connect with other workroom owners early in their businesses, and how they wanted to create a group so that others could have the same relationships. "It's great to have mentors that can offer advice and resources, but it's really nice if you can network with people who are on the same path of the journey that you're on", Susan said. Ceil added that without this kind of support, her business might not have succeeded. "It's really important that we continue that sense of camaraderie and the support that we were given. Now it's our chance to give that to someone else".
Introducing the Workroom and Accountability Group. WAM!
Are you a new workroom owner? Would you like to network and learn with others who understand the challenges of starting and operating a workroom business? This is the opportunity for you! You are invited to join WAM, the Workroom Accountability and Mentoring group! Founded by Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock, WAM is a professional networking group for new workroom owners to improve skills, build confidence and develop peer friendships.
WAM meetings will include monthly objectives, scheduled online group video chats with guest mentors, and a monitored discussion board.
How to join WAM:
This new group is for people who have owned a workroom business for 5 years or less.
It will be open from February to December 2020.
The group will meet on The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Library. You must join the Curtains and Soft Furnishings Library as a ProPlus member to participate. Cost to join is $95.00.
Meetings will be bi-monthly to start, and then switch to monthly. Meetings will be recorded. A monitored discussion group will be open for WAM members to chat, share and ask questions anytime.
The size of the group is limited. Please join before March 1, 2020.
We have had a great response! The group is now filled.
If you would like to follow along with the WAM the group to participate on your own with business goals, fabrication tips, marketing advice and workroom skill building, we will be sharing the WAM topics on the podcast and blog, so you can benefit from the resources, too.
UPDATED January 29, 2020 - The WAM group is filled. Thank you to everyone who responded and joined WAM, and to all the workroom pro's who support and encourage new workroom owners so they can thrive and build peer relationships. It's going to be a great year of learning and discovery! If you would like to follow along with the WAM group and participate on your own with business goals, fabrication tips, marketing advice and workroom skill building, we will be sharing the WAM topics on the podcast and blog, so you can benefit from the resources, too. The WAM group will be using the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library as a meeting place, and for research and resources. Check it out at www.csfrl.org