Post Mikronet conference – comments and ‘value’
Fresh from our Mikronet conference where a good deal of debate has resulted from Finn Helmer’s provoking and stimulating presentation, I’m still feeling elated from once again meeting fellow ‘Mikronetters’.
It is surprising how quickly we have become known to each other and how much I (and I expect others) find new levels of energy and inspiration for new ideas, new slants on what has for most of us become more routine during the past year. Despite a packed programme there was time to discuss common problems and aspirations, arrange to meet to talk collaboration etc. It was also encouraging to meet so many new members of the network.
Martin sent a mail to the network where, amongst other things, he asked some pertinent questions. Answers to most of these will be, hopefully, be covered by research into evaluating micro-businesses’ impact on the economy, the value we create. Mikronet has received grants to fund this research, and I for one am looking forward to reading the final report.
Abelone asked Mikronetters to respond to Martin’s questions –
1 – How do we measure the value we create?
2 – Is this value more important than growth?
3 – Is too much emphasis placed on growth?
Here are my thoughts:
Speaking for me, the value that I create in my daily life is that – entirely due to my business – I meet very interesting people, work on varied and fascinating projects and that by having my curiosity stimulated and feeling involved I am, on the whole, contented.