# **The Talk Of Tools Community** At Talk-of-Tools Community, our aim is to establish a collaborative platform that facilitates open and respectful dialogue between SMB owners, freelancers, dreamers, and technology enthusiasts. We believe that by sharing their domain expertise, knowledge and experiences, our members can help each other discover the right tools and solutions to benefit their businesses, work, and passions. ## **Our Mission Statement:** "Our mission is to establish a collaborative platform that facilitates open and respectful dialogue between SMB owners, freelancers, dreamers, and technology enthusiasts. By sharing their domain expertise, knowledge and experiences, members can help each other discover the right tools and solutions that benefit their business, work and passion or optimize their operations and service offerings. We strongly believe that technology can drive positive change and innovation in the SMB world, and we are committed to empowering our members to harness its full potential." ## **Why was Talk of Tools formed?** Talk-of-Tools Community was founded by a passionate group of small business owners, freelancers, and early entrepreneurs who shared a common goal - to support and empower the SMB community. As individuals who have navigated the challenges and opportunities of running and growing our own businesses, we understand firsthand the immense value of collaboration and community support. It was this shared experience that inspired us to envision a platform that could bring together SMB owners, domain experts, tool evaluators, and technology vendors on a common ground. We wanted to create a space where our members could openly share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives; learn from each other; and engage in constructive discussions around meaningful solutions and innovative ideas. Our vision was to establish a vibrant, supportive community where small businesses, freelancers, and early-stage entrepreneurs could unlock the full potential of technology to drive positive change and growth in their operations and service offerings. We strongly believe that technology has the power to transform the SMB landscape, and we are committed to empowering our members to harness this potential. That's why we founded Talk-of-Tools Community - to provide a collaborative platform where our members can connect, exchange insights, and work together towards achieving their shared goals. It's a place where small business owners, dreamers, and technology enthusiasts can come together, support one another, and collectively drive innovation in the SMB world. ## **Our Values:** At the heart of Talk-of-Tools Community are our core values of fostering an open, respectful, and inclusive environment. We value transparency, authenticity, and integrity in all our interactions. And we are committed to promoting ethical practices, responsible use of technology, and social responsibility in the SMB world. ## **Platform Resources** Our community website offers a range of resources to support our members' business needs and interests. These resources are grouped as Spaces, where members can collaborate, discuss and share their knowledge, experiences, and opinions. Some of the spaces we offer include: - Ask Experts: Get help and guidance on tool-related questions from experts. - Celebrations: Share your new wins, success stories, or something that made you smile. - Disappointments: Discuss if a tool or vendor has disappointed you. - General Discussions: Collaborate and contribute on various SaaS tool topics. - Generative AI: Discuss all about generative AI tools, models, and frameworks. - Red Flags: Raise red flags if a vendor is going rogue or dishonouring promises. - Leadership Talks: Empower your leadership journey with insightful talks. - Tech Talks / Tech Meetups: A space for small audiences to discuss emerging technologies and how they help businesses. - Tool Promotions: Promote new tools in this dedicated space. - and many more... ## **The Benefits** By joining our TocToc community, you'll have access to a wealth of information, insights, and resources through collaborations and discussions among our members. We encourage you to be an active participant and engage in discussions, share your ideas, and provide feedback on tools and solutions. As a member of our community, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other SMB owners, freelancers, early entrepreneurs, and domain experts who share your passion and interest in driving positive change and innovation in the SMB world. You'll be a part of a vibrant and supportive community that is dedicated to your success. So don't shy away or remain silent - become an active collaborator and contribute to our community's growth and development. Start exploring the diverse range of resources and spaces that is available to achieve shared goals!