Bronx News NYC very recently did a post about the importance of community. Inwood Manhattan, although located in Manhattan, is just over the bridge from the Bronx.
Living in Inwood Manhattan has various sub communities, many of them are based on parents and the ages of their children.
The school your kid goes to has a lot to do with who is in your latest community. This is because parents get to know parents if their kids are in the same school as your child is. For example the various communities you will find yourself in as a parent start with Day Care to Pre School to Kindergarten to Elementary School to Middle School and to High School.
Next is college, but we have not reached that point yet with our teen. As we have spoken about often is that here in Inwood Manhattan there are a lot of community supported local entrepreneurial small businesses as well as various folks who are in the arts allows building up their followers.
Get your audience now. Don’t wait. Even if you are an introvert you will be able to come up with a way to make this happen. Whether if you are a small business owner or someone who is trying to make their creativity their career, you need those followers, online and off, to help you move steadily forward.
In the old days, studios spent much money building up their actors as stars. Now companies want you to already be a known entity before they will sign you on. Believe it or not, but the success of your business or artistic pursuits is in direct correlation with how many passionate people you have in your social media or other means of measurement.
If you are someone with a lot of visitors to your website where they buy your products, you in a sense do not need a big business to take you on. This is because you have an audience. Though, it is sometimes true that a deal with the movers and shakers of your audience can be a positive partnership. Be careful though, because it is fairly likely they choose to go with you because of the number of followers you have.