November 2014
  
 

Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

From Entrepreneur

 


 

When you're launching a startup, one of your first tasks is to identify potential customers and learn about their needs.


 

This may seem very different from the goals I have described in previous columns about defining your business's greater purpose and helping to tackle some of the big problems our society faces today, but in fact they are related. Getting involved in volunteer efforts may help you to find customers and grow a business with deep roots in the com   munity, which may be integral to its long-term success.


 

When my friends and I were starting up Virgin Records in the early 1970s, we backed a student advisory center in London close to our headquarters, which provided guidance for young people on everything from dealing with depression to getting a job. This may not have led directly to record sales, but our work there did help us to keep in touch with our audience's concerns and the problems they faced at a time when the culture was changing very quickly.


 

Over the years, businesses in the Virgin Group have taken part in a number of local projects, though ''local'' now means close to our offices, stores and other locations around the world. Experience has taught us that during our Virgin Records days, we might also have looked at lending some of our equipment, manpower and other resources to local school music programs and other music-focused community groups.


 

What ideas can you think of for your business? Are there groups in your community in need of support, perhaps in terms of mentorship or equipment? Are there skills you could offer to teach? How would your team like to get involved? Just a few hours a month can make a big difference in people's lives and help with your company's development.


 

~ We, at MRC, know that many of you are already involved in your communities.  However, if you're not and would like to know where to start, your local United Way is a great resource for volunteering directly or with one of their agencies.
 

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Tami Crow
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Tami has 12 years of management and pharmacy market scheduling experience. She attended MedTech College in Indianapolis for medical billing and coding and started at MRC 9 months ago.  She enjoys working with her clients and the challenges of ABA billing.  She likes that there is something new to learn every day.


 

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Tami and her husband Shane are newlyweds with being married for just one year.  She has an 18 year old son, Brandon, 13 year old step daughter Olivia and 5 year old step son, Zane.  She enjoys reading, camping and volunteering at her church. 

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