I've been a business owner since 2008, working with small businesses to help them grow through internet marketing, offline marketing, market research, competitive intelligence, and strategy consulting.
I began moderating Mastermind Groups in 2009. The first was a group of women business owners, members of the local chapter of NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners. We met in person on a monthly basis.
The longest running group was by invitation only and for solopreneur, agency owners. That group met regularly from 2009 - 2017.
The other groups are industry or profession focused. All are about goal setting, accountability, brainstorming solutions to problems presented with the intention that each group member experiences business growth.
In 2015 I decided to start Groups for the public.
Within 3 weeks, and no marketing or advertising, I filled the Goals & Accountability Group - a group specifically for Getting Something Done. While it has a brainstorming component to it, it's a short program vs a peer-to-peer based group.
Solo business owners need a group of like-minded people that want them to succeed..and a place for them to share their expertise and guidance with others so that they can succeed.