Find your local Rising Tide chapter
Search for your local Rising Tide chapter and participate in the next meet-up in your area. Join our community to network with fellow Independent businesses, share your experiences, and get access to educational resources.
About Rising Tide meetups
Our vision was to unite independent businesses in the spirit of community over competition because we believe there’s so much more we can accomplish when we come together to support one another. From this goal, our monthly meetings were born.
Meet-ups and are intended to be open spaces for idea sharing, goal setting, and networking. Today there are 200+ chapters scattered across the U.S. and around the world. Separated by distance but united in the goal to empower the rise of the Independent business community.
Meet-ups are gatherings for Independent business owners who have a desire to share their knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow together. The meetings, coordinated by local industry leaders, are designed to be approachable, authentic, and inspiring. Each month, we pick a business topic to kickstart the conversation and allowing the gathering to flow from there!
Independent businesses, creators, and small business CEOs, including: designers, coaches, consultants, calligraphers, event planners, marketers, copywriters, floral designers, markeup artists, photographers, stylists, wedding pros, artists, and more!
Most meet-ups occur on the second Tuesday of the month at local coffee shops, but for more details about exact meeting times, make sure you join your area’s Facebook group. You can find local groups and their Facebook pages through our group map.
We believe that getting out from behind your computer and building true relationships with other Independent businesses is an incredible tool for success. By joining a meet-up you can expect to learn new business tips directly from your peers, grow in confidence, and find a network of compassionate professionals in your local area.
Rising Tide meet-ups will vary from city to city and each leader has the freedom to cultivate gatherings that best fit their local area. However, most gatherings include a discussion on the topic of the month followed by an open question and answer segment. Whether you’ve been in business for five years or five days, there are always new tips and tricks emerging in the marketplace. It is our hope that by creating a safe space for open dialog and idea sharing we can help one another to thrive.
Please read our community and leadership guidelines to understand leadership expectations. We also ask that you verify there isn’t an existing Rising Tide chapter within 60 miles.
If you don’t have a chapter near you and you’d like to start one, join our new chapter application waitlist. Someone from our team will be in touch with more details. We’d love to see you nurture and support your local independent business community!
If you have questions or are looking for more information on Rising Tide chapters and leadership, please e-mail [email protected].