We see our networking, particularly in SSWBN, as valuable to our success. My Roundtable poked holes in the business plan, offered great ideas like the lending library at Yarn’s End, volunteered when we were developing our lessons, designed the space, created Human Resource procedures and even directed early sales to us. In fact, two of our early customers included SSWBN former member Terri Narus (a fabulous knitter) and Jackie Hurstak, who invited us to host a knitting party in her home!
~Alison Schirone, Yarns End
The Network has meant an opportunity for me to do my part in helping the growth of small, local, women-owned businesses, which I think is incredibly important. From a business perspective, it has allowed me to meet people I would not have necessarily met otherwise outside of the Network to share what I’m doing.
~ Nicole Peterkin – New York Life June 2013
As a founder and a past Executive Director of SSWBN, I believe in the Network as a way to connect people. More than twenty years later, SSWBN is still my best vehicle for networking.