Humans are social creatures. Since the dawn of memory we have existed together in tribes, communities, societies and civilisations.
It is quite literally part of our blueprint – our actual genetic makeup that we’re all different. We possess different predispositions, skills, tendencies and preferences. We were never meant to be isolated from one another, alone, cut off.
This literally could not be truer for the world of business, and even more specifically our sector – recruitment – is entirely built around people working with one another, networking, assisting each other, adding their flavour to different broths!
The instinct to work together is clear, and could not be more based in our nature.
So, what happens when you become a solo entrepreneur? What happens if you start your own business alone?
Without the right people around you, without the right community accessible, without the knowledge and skills base available to you to plug the gaps in your own toolkit, it is fair to say that you will fail, or at least fail to reach your fullest potential.
One of our absolute key and fundamental beliefs is that community is key. It is a superpower if used correctly.
Even if you are a total recluse, if you start your own business, here are two things that will be vital to your success:
Of course, this second point is the whole focus of our business. But one of the things we’ve loved most about building Sunblink is the community aspect, point one.
Across in person events, chat groups and social media, we have connected a wide variety of different recruiters who have launched their own business, whether as a solo entrepreneur or as part of a duo or trio. The growth and energy of this community has been SO inspiring.
The willingness to help each other, to share ideas, to ask for and receive advice – THIS is real community, and THIS is a superpower.
Here are some pictures of our recent Christmas party, to which the whole tribe of recruiters we support are invited!
A flourishing community all uplifting one another!