We now have 659 Yenizens in the Yeniverse (as I am writing this blog post), which means our community has grown more than 50% since May 1st! I have only been working on this project for two months, and yet, it feels like we have already grown so much since I have started and I couldn’t be more excited for the future.
Brand development can be a nightmare for companies, especially startups. Where do you start? How do you know your brand identity is good? Does our brand properly reflect who we are as a company? These questions can cause headaches for anyone and they certainly have for us at YEN.
Today, we have our newest addition to the team, Marty Bauer. Marty will be owning much of our go-to-market strategy and getting us across the finish line and beyond.
A quick Google search for ‘benefits of reading’ returns about 4,010,000,000 results and one for ‘book clubs’ returns about 752,000,000. But you don’t really need four billion pages of internet to know that reading is such a great tool in the kit for leveling yourself up and book clubs are a great way of doing so.
Continuing our Spotlight Series where we highlight members of the YEN Community!
This week, we have Raven from Fernandina Beach, Florida.
When we first launched our
private beta to a select group of folks in October of last year we didn’t originally launch with Chat – we had yet to build it out and we weren’t entirely sure how to best implement this feature within the context of our unique community.
I gave this talk in-person at our most recent San Francisco Retreat – I hope that posting it here provides you with an overview of not only how communities get put together but also some of the more fundamental building-blocks that you can think through as you begin to work on your own community-building projects!
Good luck and have fun!
Where do we even begin?!
We had an unbelievable time hanging out with so many of you this past weekend! Starting with the
Escape Room and then a full day of workshops, community, fun, and so much food (h/t James)!