How to Create Community with Katie Krimitsos #24

Katie Krimitsos of Biz Women Rock joins Maelisa and Amber on episode 24 of My Biz Bestie to share her superpower. Katie’s superpower is creating community. She joins the conversation to teach My Biz Bestie listeners how to create community. Katie has an enormously interactive Facebook group and a podcast by the same name. She learned how to create community building by creating a local entrepreneur networking organization with her husband. She then took the expertise that she gleaned locally and shared it with the online world in 2014 and has helped countless women entrepreneurs over the past four years. Listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie to hear how to create community with Katie Krimitsos.

How to create an inclusive and welcoming Facebook community

Katie has admitted that her superpower is creating community. She has been able to use this superpower to create a large and active Facebook group. The group started small with people that she personally knew. One secret that she shares to create inclusivity is that she designated brand ambassadors within the group to help create content and respond to posts so that it became extremely active. Although she no longer has official brand ambassadors now, there are several people that naturally take this role on their own. If you are wondering how to create a more inclusive Facebook group then listen to Katie’s advice on this episode of My Biz Bestie.

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What is the difference between creating a live community and creating an online community?

Katie began her entrepreneurial journey with her husband by creating a local business networking community. When she decided to strike out on her own she was able to transfer the community building skills that she had learned in the real world and transfer them to the virtual world. She knows that people want to feel connected in whatever space they are in. She embraces this by helping business owners immediately feel connected in any of her communities that they are involved in. Listen to Katie discuss how to create inclusive live and virtual communities on this episode of My Biz Bestie.

How does Katie manage her time and stay active on Facebook?

Facebook is a huge time suck. It is hard to stay focused on your business if you are actively posting and interacting in Facebook groups as well. There is a balancing act that needs to occur if you ever want to get any work done. Katie is constantly aware of the quality and quantity of her interactions on her free Facebook group and in her paid masterminds. She is not a fan of automating posts and prefers to make live posts. Do you have a hard time managing your time? If so, listen to this episode to hear how Katie is able to strike the balance between posting and managing her free Facebook community and her paid mastermind groups.

What kind of support system does Katie have for herself?

Katie’s business is creating support systems for women entrepreneurs, but how does she balance the desire to help others and the need to help herself. Katie admits not having a biz bestie relationship, but she knows what kind of help she needs and actively seeks the right person to help support her through whatever she is going through at the time. She has even been able to use the support of the communities that she has created to use as her own support system. If you are interested in learning more about how to strategically use support systems to help you in your business, listen to episode 24 of My Biz Bestie with Katie Krimitsos.

In this episode...

  • [3:22] Katie’s superpower is creating community
  • [6:05] How did Katie begin her Tampa Bay networking group?
  • [13:20] How has she scaled her Facebook group?
  • [21:44] How does she manage her time?
  • [28:33] How does she sell her services?
  • [31:08] What kind of support system does she have for herself?
  • [33:15] How has her husband helped her?

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