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Have you heard of Meetup??

Google…what an amazing tool.  Not too long ago I entered a google search “South Florida fashion networking” and found this great website called Meetup.  It’s a site where Meetup groups are organized within various industries, activities, etc. across the U.S.  You can search the database for a Meetup group near you and find out when that organization is hosting events. 

I have been to two Meetup events for a group I joined and I love it!  The networking events are pretty intimate, the first was only 10 people but last night there were 27 attendees.  The event was held at a great design your own purse boutique SassyBB.  Amongst the attendees were fashion designers, jewelry designers, a stylist/creative director, photographers, a web designer and manufacturing consultant, an event planner, and a magazine publicist among others.  It is a fabulous way to meet people within your industry and develop a network of professionals to work with.  Everyone is very friendly and open to offering their expertise. 

It’s very exciting to be in an atmosphere with creative, entrepreneurial minded people.  I highly recommend investigating a Meetup Group in your area!

About the Author: Kristin Potenti

After almost 10 years of studying and working in the fashion industry Kristin Potenti, fashion advisor and clothing designer, is striving to fulfill the needs of women shoppers. She recently launched a website, Self Assured, which educates women about the [...]