Since becoming Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Hartford in May 2016, Tanya Maher has helped the company establish a positive presence in Central Connecticut. Recently, she was featured as a West Hartford Chamber of Commerce (CoC) Spotlight on Success recipient and was interviewed by the Innovation Hartford website.
The Value of Networking
"I was really inspired to see this large group of people who were dedicated to building their businesses," Tanya says in the Spotlight on Success video, explaining the value of joining the West Hartford CoC. It's a prime example of how Supporting Strategies franchisees can quickly establish themselves by networking with other small-business owners.
"We really do view ourselves as their partner," she adds, emphasizing the collaborative nature of the relationship between Supporting Strategies and its clients.
Get More by Giving Back
Tanya is also eager to give back to the business community that has been so welcoming. She told Innovation Hartford that one of her goals is to provide "a half- or full-day business bootcamp where I'll bring in different speakers from all different business aspects to help educate local business owners."
It's part of her long-term goal to "become a bigger part of the community within the Hartford area."
So far, so good. And Tanya says the recognition she's received from that community after just a year in business has left her both humbled and thankful.