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Our story, like that of so many entrepreneurs, is one that is rooted in problem solving.
After many years of running a consulting practice focused on women business owners and women in career transition (many of whom wanted to make the jump into entrepreneurship), we identified several reoccurring challenges that our clients faced, many of which expressed a sense of isolation.
This isolation was articulated in pains: not knowing other women who were in the same boat, not knowing where to go to learn more about running a business and how to grow into a more confident business owner, not having a professional and affordable place to work when their home office was making them feel cut off from the rest of the world, a way to work around other people, or a place they could proudly host clients.
As business owners ourselves, we also struggled with these same challenges and realized that there was not an existing resource that we could turn to.
In the spirit of entrepreneurship, we began to see this need in the marketplace as an opportunity to create a solution. And so In Good Company (IGC) was born.
We created IGC to be both a community for women business owners ripe with learning opportunities and a physical co-working space where women could come to work.meet.learn. Since opening 3 years ago, we have supported hundreds of women entrepreneurs in the tri-state area and connected with women business owners throughout the country.
During the summer of 2010 we expanded to add an additional workspace that includes full-time offices and dedicated desk space to address the growing needs of our membership. In addition, Adelaide and Amy wrote The Big Enough Company: Creating a Business that Works for You (published by Penguin in September 2011). The Big Enough Company helps all entrepreneurs get the most out of their experience of entrepreneurship and features examples and stories of over 150 women business owners throughout the country.
In Good Company’s purpose, practices and policies reflect our core beliefs about women entrepreneurship and their offerings are based in our overall mission to elevate the status of women entrepreneurs. In Good Company Workplaces has also been the subject of multiple press outlets in addition to several academic research projects (including Room with a Crew) that have examined the impact of community on women’s experience of entrepreneurship.
All entrepreneurs start their companies because they think it will give them freedom—freedom to work on their own terms, be their own bosses, and create a company that meets their needs. But so often the opposite happens, and they end up building businesses that, while profitable, fall short of their original goals and motivations, leaving them unsatisfied and unfulfilled.
The Big Enough Company explores how to grow your enterprise in a way that sustains your own personal goals and needs, not someone else’s standards. Drawing on the true stories of nearly 100 entrepreneurs, as well as their own experiences, Lancaster and Abrams guide readers through the best principles that really matter when you work for yourself. This book empowers entrepreneurs to ignore popular “wisdom” and peer pressure to take charge of their businesses in a way that will help them succeed on their own terms.
Network of Entrepreneurs
IGC has a wonderful Network of Entrepreneurs. Our membership is comprised of vibrant, talented business owners who are eager to serve as mutual resources. We view our members as a “brain trust”: entrepreneurs who, collectively, form a groundbreaking enterprise designed to nurture and embolden one another to achieve their goals. At our events and courses, you’ll have many opportunities to interact with these talented professionals.
You can also reach our community through advertising and promotions, which are included in your membership:
Weekly e-mail communications
“Member spotlight” and consulting events
Business card and flyer posting at the IGC offices
LinkedIn group and members-only website
“At every IGC event, I meet smart, friendly, accomplished women who are doing remarkable things with their lives.”
~ Maria Murnane, Waverly’s Honey Shop, author of Perfect on Paper