LoCo Think Tank is a value-driven peer advisory group model created in Fort Collins, Colorado. The first group (The Original Thinkers) was founded in 2014 as a lower-cost (but still highly effective) alternative to peer group models such as Vistage, The Alternative Board (TAB), or Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Groups form themselves around a trusted facilitator, meet once monthly for a 4-hour meeting, meet between meetings with the group facilitator or other members, and build more lives than they might otherwise. The groups provide encouragement, learning, and accountability in a confidential forum. Facilitators are typically early retirees from successful small businesses; they see the role as a way to stay involved and give back to the community, and earn a reasonable fee for their service.
There are currently three groups in Fort Collins, the Original Thinkers founded in February of 2014, Thinkers Too founded in January of 2015, and Think Again formed in March of 2017. At present time we are surveying our groups and developing a strategic plan in advancne of a website version 2.0. We currently have interest in a 4th Fort Collins group, as well as prospects on the radar in Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Denver, and Boulder. If you have interest in being a part of a current or future group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially looking for facilitators in these new markets, if you know someone awesome, let them know about us!
Groups are built with memberships of up to 12, with an intentionally diverse group of whom each member adds a special set of skills and experiences. Generally, group members have between 5 and 25 employees, have positive growth and cash flow, and are looking to use the power of peer advisory to take their business to the next level.
Shared experience and expertise of members
Structured and proven issue processing method
Accountability and goals progress tracking
Camaraderie among small business owners
Commitment of minimum 80% attendance
Confidentiality among group members
Engagement – no wallflowers allowed!
Refrain from blatant selling efforts
Permission to visit a group is by invitation only to select small business owner-operators and entrepreneurs of significant talent and potential for community impact. Membership in a group is granted only by unanimous consent among existing members, and groups are structured in such a fashion as to avoid conflicts of interest.
If you are interested in learning more about LoCo Think Tank or becoming a member or facilitator of a group, please contact Curt Bear at 970-218-3186 or at email@example.com.