Real Talk About Small Business

Candid Conversations That Help You Earn More, Save Time, and Discover What Works For You

The What Works 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.

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.


✔️ We connect you with a network of hundreds of founders, coaches, educators, designers, developers, consultants, and strategists while giving you the tools you need to get answers fast.

✔️ We host live virtual events and just-in-time learning so you can spot problems before they start with the support of colleagues.

✔️ We provide concierge service so you don’t have to dig through piles of resources to find what you’re looking for or get lost asking for support.

✔️ We showcase the experiences, expertise, and insights of our members (you’re next) so you can take advantage of our collective brilliance as small business owners.

Whether you need ideas for a big marketing campaign, want feedback on your sales copy, need help pricing a product, or want to vent about a frustrating business experience, we’re there for you.

Your Investment 

Membership at The What Works Network is $49.99 per month (cancel anytime) or $499.99 per year.

For less than the price of a major business conference, an expensive online course, or a couple of hours of business coaching, you get access to a diverse, experienced, and knowledgeable group of small business owners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Your membership fee also includes access to 4 virtual conferences, countless special learning events and networking opportunities, and a global community you can take wherever you go with our iOS and Android app.

Either plan gets you access to all of our member benefits. The annual plan will save you almost $100 per year and ensure you have people to turn to throughout all the seasons of your business.

Our Guarantee

Despite all that, we’re happy to offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t find The What Works Network to be full of smart, helpful, and generous small business owners you can work together with to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals, let us know. We’ll gladly refund your membership fee. Just email us at or get in touch with a team member inside the platform!

“I created The What Works Network to be a sane and practical home base for today’s small business owners, freelancers, and founders. If you want to connect with generous, open, and honest people who truly want to see you succeed, this is the place to be.”

Tara McMullin
Founder & CEO

What Our Members Say

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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. 

Mia Scharphie, Founder, Creative Agency and Creator, Build Yourself Workshop

I’ve been a member for a year now. Best investment I’ve made and will continue to make for my business and for myself!

Lou Blaser, Career Coach & Founder, Second Breaks

The Network has changed everything for me. I was ready to quit because I just couldn’t find the level of enthusiasm I needed to grow my business. I didn’t need hand-holding. I just needed to “feel the love.”

Celina Lane, Creator, Simply Collectible Crochet

I love being a part of a diverse entrepreneurial business community. I’ve often felt ahead of the curve in other communities but this one brings together entrepreneurs at every stage. This community will always remain a part of my business-building arsenal.

Patrice Perkins, Founder, Creative Genius Law

I've connected with more helpful people in 2 months of membership than I have in 10 years of professional work. Now I don't hesitate to ask the questions and model the experts. 

Gregg Eiler, Learning Strategist

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