As a business owner I don’t get the blessing or the curse of feedback from a manager to improve performance. If I want an analysis of what did or did not work in the past and what to do about it in the future, I have to provide that on my own.
Ten years ago I had the good fortune to connect with five amazing business women. At the time, we gathered to support each other in our quest to grow each of our businesses. We all provided the same services, but worked in different markets so it made good sense to share best practices and learn from each other since we would never compete with each other.
Over the years, five of the six of us have moved on from that company. We are all in different businesses, but we still get together twice each year to support each other.