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Entrepreneurs Help Each Other

Make Connections on the Club Network.

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This story appears in the December 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Want to join a skyrocketing group of entrepreneurs? Check out the Club E Network, a social networking site and broadband channel that connects entrepreneurs of all ages. With a free membership, entrepreneurs enjoy peer-to-peer support and expert advice as well as access to capital and introductions to successful owners. The online aspect mirrors the best social networking sites, but there are also real-life chapters that throw real-world get-togethers for locals. The first chapters launched in : Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson. Today, chapters can be found in Austin, Texas; Denver; and Orange County, California, with plans to open additional chapters nationwide. "This is going to be something really special," says co-founder and serial entrepreneur Corey Kossack, author of eBay Millionaire or Bust.

Chance Carpenter, founder of Essential Event Technologies, a digital media production company in Scottsdale, is one entrepreneur who has benefited from the Club E Network. Since starting the business in 2005, Carpenter has built annual sales to approximately $450,000 in part through links he made through the group. "The connections I've made from Club E Network have been really phenomenal," says?Carpenter, 47. "They've led to direct revenue in my business. Club E is really about entrepreneurs helping each other."

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