Community Conversations is a long-running podcast series highlighting community success stories from a wide variety of online community management professionals.
Margaret shares a look at the community journey at Start Up Colorado – the home for resources for entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners in rural Colorado.
We discuss how they approached choosing a technology partner, must-haves for their online community and their path from ideation to launch.
Margaret also shares how Start Up Colorado uses thoughtful onboarding processes to boost long-term community engagement and what’s next for the network.
This episode of Community Conversations is sponsored by Hivebrite.
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About Margaret Hedderman
Margaret is a nonfiction (and fiction) writer, podcast producer, copywriter and editor.
You can find her work in BBC Travel, on Apple Podcasts, and in support of rural entrepreneurs and small business owners. Since 2011, I’ve worked as a freelance writer and content marketer across industries. I believe that everything boils down to a good story. If you need help telling yours, hit me up.
About Start Up Colorado
Startup Colorado was founded in 2011 by Phil Weiser and Brad Feld at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado Law School. The initiative initially focused on supporting startups on the Front Range, and the effort to support entrepreneurship across the entire state is the latest evolution of Startup Colorado. Since 2017, Startup Colorado shifted its mission to focus solely on the foundation and success of the State’s rural-based entrepreneurs.
Colorado’s rural entrepreneurs are building some of the most exciting business opportunities across the state, from geographically isolated small towns to growing rural hubs. Whether they live inside populations of 60 or 60,000, they are dedicated to diversifying economies, creating new jobs, and fostering local talent. Their goals are mighty and their challenges many. While some business resources are scarce, others are disconnected or hard to find, making it difficult for any entrepreneur to navigate.
Startup Colorado solves for this challenge with tactics that drive greater awareness and cohesion on the playing field for entrepreneurs and the business support organizations who serve them. Through strategic networking, partnership development, and collaboration, we eliminate barriers, mitigate support gaps, and dismantle silos.
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