Story Talk with EarlyGroove CEO Deborah Smith

Welcome to Episode 3 of Story Talk! This week we're chatting w/ Deborah Smith, the founder and CEO of EarlyGroove (@groovechat). EarlyGroove is an online platform that brings communities together to support well-being, purpose, and creativity. Think about a hyperlocal marketplace, where you can find businesses and purpose-driven organizations that offer goods, services and information to support your creative growth and well-being. The best part about EarlyGroove is that it focuses on connecting you to local resources and events local to you, so that you can build community and connect where you are.

Chatting with Deborah underscores one of the key lessons entrepreneurs have had to learn in light of #COVID-19: how to pivot. EarlyGroove quickly pivoted from focusing on connecting people in-person to connecting people virtually until it is safe to gather again. Even though the pivot happened, the message remained the same: to help people build community, encourage engagement and highlight good in communities.