Ann Worth, president and owner of Worth Consulting Group.
Island women entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level are about to get a boost.
A GroYourBiz chapter will be launched in Charlottetown on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The company began in British Columbia but is now spawning chapters across the country.
Women meet monthly to draw upon the skills, expertise, inspiration and energy of like-minded entrepreneurs, offering practical solutions to attract customers and address expansion needs.
The Charlottetown chapter will hold its first meeting at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Ann Worth, president and owner of Worth Consulting Group, has been named the local chapter director. Worth said her philosophy has always been push to learn new things, regardless of how scary things get.
“One of my roles is to engage women to get involved in GroYourBiz and then manage or facilitate the monthly meetings and put together great programs,’’ Worth said. “BMO is hosting this (Charlottetown) chapter launch and they’re a strategic partner of GroYourBiz.’’
Women representing up to 20 companies will meet in small groups in what Worth calls a confidential setting.
“People will share and offer guidance to each other. It’s almost like having your own informal board of directors. The reason for the small group meetings is because they’re really effective at that size. They tend to produce the really great outcomes for sharing and for doing deep dives into a business situation.’’
Chapters are also being launched at same time in Halifax and Moncton.
Worth said interest in the Charlottetown chapter launch has been brisk.
“People are generally interested in understanding how peer-to-peer advisory groups work. There hasn’t been a lot of peer advisory group work in the province.’’
But Worth has a feeling this kind of group activity is going to become more common “because they work’’.