Learn from Fellow Business Owners
Local Benchmark Forums are made up of members from non-competing businesses who operate in the same city. They are a valuable source of networking and referrals.
Alternatively, contractors who prefer to meet with other members in their industry may prefer to join a Regional Benchmark Forum, which includes members from similar industries in non-competing areas.
After almost 30 years of business ownership, I learned first-hand that many difficult problems are easier to solve and made clearer when consulting with fellow leaders. Joining a Benchmark Forum gives you access to professionals in your same position and a safe space to honestly discuss topics from hiring to best practices to exit strategies. Learning from the wisdom of others will allow you to avoid making the same mistakes they have made, while you share your personal experiences to help others make better decisions as well. Along with a new educational component each meeting, some of the benefits that Benchmark Forum members experience are: