The Small Biz Thoughts Community is growing strong. We're adding new content all the time.
In fact, as soon as I can get to it, I'm going to add two more best-selling books to the downloads, along with some audio programs.
And now - during the entire month of October - I will donate your first month's fee ($99) to a special scholarship program to encourage women to get into technical fields. My friend (and Community Leader) Amy Babinchak over at Third Tier has a special scholarship program.
The Women in IT scholarship program will reimburse the exam fee for women who successfully pass an IT or DEV certification exam. For more info, see www.thirdtier.net/women-in-it-scholarship-program/.
There are no limits to this. If we get five people or fifty people, it doesn't matter. I'll give all of the money to this cause.
Full disclosure: I got the idea of turning over the first months' fees to charity from Nigel Moore, founder of the Tech Tribe community. See more about Nigel in my most recent SMB Community Podcast.
There are three types of membership: Monthly, Annual, or Large Organization. If you sign up for any of these, I'll donate $99 to the Women in IT scholarship program.
Why? Well, one big piece of the Community is "community." I want this organization to do the kinds of things that support the broader community in which we live. This seems like an easy way to advance a cause that helps the community.
Of course, if you'd rather just donate to the fund, I'm sure Amy would be happy with that as well.