I'm writing because I am the dog who caught the car. I need help.
Recently, I met with the economic development staff person for our congressman, Jim Himes.
We had a long talk about why our focus is on the Independent Creative Professional community rather than being a start up incubator.
I don't have anything against start up incubators. But we started COMRADITY because we are independent marketing creative professionals and we wanted a place to help our community
Over time I have become increasingly aware that the government, businesses, and the community don't "get us". And this conversation with our congressman's economic development staff person was no different. Except that she was very curious to learn more. So I sent her an email with a write up of everything I've learned about the world of independents.
I never heard back from her. But on Friday, the office of Congressman Himes called to say he wants to come for a tour and is putting it on the press schedule . . .ON MONDAY - that's tomorrow.
So I've written a post here: http://www.comradity.com/comradity/2014/05/labels-schmabels.html
Here's what you can do to help me. I'd like to recommend to Congressman Himes that the government fund a study of coworking members to better understand their economic impact, the hurdles they face and what it would take to lower their business risks. I'd like to tell him that this community would like to collaborate to design and field the study.
So, what's the fastest way to find out who and how many of you would participate in the design of the study and the fielding of it?