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If you're an entrepreneur and are interested in attending a Hardened Entrepreneur's Forum, kindly request an invitation at:

Please indicate "HEF" in the subject line.

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What it is

The Hardened Entrepreneur's Forum (HEF) is an experiment in networking. The primary purpose of the forum is to foster an environment of open discussion, debates, and lectures. Ideas and dissent of all kinds are welcome, as is tough skin.

Participation Policies:

1) There is no criteria for applying or joining. Although participant is expected to be an entrepreneur (past, present, or future), it is not a requirement for participation. Participants to the HEF need only show up at regularly scheduled meetings to participate. There are currently no dues, fees, or payments and participants must pay their own way when applicable.

2) The HEF is an open group. Two or more representatives of the same industry or profession can participate. (Recall that the primary purpose of this group is not to engage in lead referrals, but idea exchanges).

3) Attendance and punctuality is not mandatory, but attendance requires participation. Participation includes at least one remark on any topic on the table at any time.


Time Frame. The HEF meets in the latter part of the day for a spam of 2 to 4 hours - based on participants. Attendance during the entire time isn't mandatory. Participants can arrive any time during the regular meeting times between 2pm and 4pm, but note that arriving at the start permits you to get more out of it.

Process. As participating marketers arrive, introductions occur. It is likely that the forum will already be engaged in a topic, to which an arriving marketer can contribute. It is important to remember to respect anyone who has the floor at any time. The facilitator (the host) may at his/her discretion inform any current participant when they are in danger of monopolizing a topic with their views.

Networking. As the purpose of the HEF isn't to conduct business transactions, the opportunities that do occur are natural and genuine (i.e. after a debate, comraderie isn't unheard of). As a result, please come prepared to not derive any immediate commercial value from the HEF.

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