The Network

Let’s Talk Business

The What Works Network connects small business owners across industries and business models to get real about what’s working–and what’s not.

We trade notes on marketing, sales, operations, management, technology, trends, and pricing. We share what’s happening behind the scenes and talk honestly about the ups & downs.

When you join us, you get access to honest, ongoing discussions about the inner workings of businesses like yours. 


Balance of tactical how-to and mindset support

I had a lot of options of communities to join that support small business owners and I knew in my gut this was the right choice because A) there’s actually racial diversity in this community B) this community is a balance of tactical how-to resources and the kind of mindset support I need C) it’s so clear that you can do the broad business systems design thing here and also own all the areas of deep dive. Your learning is deep and I know I’m going to benefit from just following Tara and those she’s assembled here.

Mia Scharpie

Creator, Build Yourself Workshop

Accessibility, guidance, and assistance for all

Tara is passionate about creating a space for real learning, where the members are teachers and students at the same time. There is no information hoarding, or smoke and mirrors. It is a community of transparency, sharing what works and what does not, and provides space for these conversations that everyone can benefit from. There is no exclusivity, everyone has a spot at the table and that is exactly what the New Economy is all about. Accessibility, guidance, and assistance FOR ALL, not just some. Nicole Lewis-Keeber

Psychotherapist and Money & Mindset Expert

Grow your confidence, believe in your abilities, take action

The amazing thing about working with the amazing What Works team is the fact that it’s not all informative. Being around Tara and this community in the past one year has helped me grow my confidence, believe in my own abilities, trust not just my guts, but has shown me how to take action in ways that are both sure and experimental. I started stepping into my starring role because I am surrounded by amazing leaders connected by an amazing leader. Thank you for the work you do for the New Economy.

Nneamaka Okafor

Client Insight Specialist

You Belong Here

Our membership is a mix of coaches, consultants, writers, educators, designers, makers, lawyers, wellness professionals, therapists, and developers. Over 60% of our members have been running their businesses for 3 years or more.

Some of our members are in their 20s, others in their 60s. Some work with clients one-on-one, others serve thousands. Some have employees, others operate on their own.

One of the strengths of our network is the diversity of experience and perspective you can draw on whenever you want support.



Dedicated Conversation Space

The What Works Network is a private space, just for small business owners, online. It’s a distraction-free home for all your business conversations.

Sure, there’s some watercooler conversation (we like to have fun, too). But you won’t see your college roommate’s baby pics or your angry uncle’s rants here.

Collaborative Learning

We’re a community of experience–not experts. Our goal is to learn together.

We host community roundtables, flash masterminds, and virtual conferences to encourage conversation and invite new ideas into our space.

Intentional Networking

We love to watch how our members connect. We’ve seen alliances formed, joint ventures launched, and friendships formed.

Our members host book clubs, make virtual coffee dates, and meet up in their local areas.


Your Member Benefits

  • Access to our dedicated online conversation space so you can talk about what’s working–and what’s not–with other experienced small business owners
  • Live virtual events–like community roundtables and virtual conferences–so you can discover new ideas and enhance your skills while connecting with other small business owners
  • Concierge support from the What Works team because you’re never just a number in this network
  • Priority access to facilitated mastermind groups and retreats