Designing and manufacturing your own products is challenging. So is operating an e-commerce business. It can also be isolating. There is value in "getting out of your own head" from time-to-time. You should consider participating in one of our virtual, e-commerce business roundtables for several reasons:

Members are True Peers

Roundtables consist of owners of similarly sized e-commerce companies having complementary interests and experiences. They are kept small in order to enable substantive conversation. Membership is by application only. No delegates are allowed.

Members Drive the Agenda

We interview each participating member prior to every roundtable conversation to find out what's on their minds. The agenda is constructed from their questions and interests. That ensures that every roundtable conversation is relevant and timely.

Conversations are Facilitated

The principals of Human Scale Business are experienced facilitators. Our goal is to ensure that every conversation is valuable and makes efficient use of your time. We handle the scheduling, maintain the infrastructure, and organize the agenda so you don't have to.

Participation is Free

We at Human Scale Business underwrite the conversation. However, roundtables are never an advertisement. Participation is not an obligation. Rather, membership is an opportunity to engage in productive conversation as your schedule permits.

Inaugural Roundtable

We're currently accepting applications for our Business-to-Business E-commerce Sellers roundtable. Members run companies that engage—at least in part—in indirect distribution that leverages e-commerce and related technologies. Members will be grouped according to their business stage, size, and geographic location. Membership is limited so apply today. If you have questions, let's schedule a call.

How It Works
  • Apply online for free membership. We'll schedule an introductory web meeting with you to learn more about your interests so we can include you in the most appropriate peer group.
  • Periodically, we'll send you an email notice of upcoming roundtables. If you are interested in participating in a given roundtable, we'll schedule a 15-minute interview at your convenience to gauge your current challenges and interests.
  • We'll send you an email reminder prior to the roundtable.
  • Each web meeting will start and end on time. We respect that you are busy. The conversation can continue online using the members-only messaging and group chat features of this site.
Web Meetings
What's the Catch?

Apply for Membership

  1. Complete and submit the following form.
  2. You'll be directed to a web page where you can schedule a 30-minute conversation with Human Scale Business principal Dave Bayless to discuss your interests, objectives, and fit.

  • To which virtual roundtable are you applying for membership?
  • Our collective goal is to build respectful peer relationships among founders of human scale businesses. Therefore all members must abide by the following house rules, which are subject to change. Generally speaking, they say, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

    Be Respectful

    • Participation in our online members’ forums and discussion groups requires disclosure of your full name. Our member community is not anonymous.
    • Comments and messages are meant to stimulate civil and productive conversation. We’re here to learn from each other.
    • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal comments are prohibited.
    • Do not disparage any person or company.
    • Do not post anything you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
    • Do not disclose proprietary, confidential, or legally privileged information.
    • Do not post commercial comments. It’s okay to provide product and service information to another member in the context of a conversation and if you believe it would help her. It’s not okay to spam other members with unsolicited offers.
    • By posting material, you represent and warrant that you own the copyright with respect to such material or have received permission from the copyright owner.

    Give to Get

    • Be generous and thoughtful with your comments, suggestions, and feedback. What goes around comes around.
    • Take the time to complete your member profile and add a cover photo to your profile page.

    Live Meetings and Conversations

    The Chatham House Rule may be invoked by members at meetings to encourage openness and the sharing of information in trust:

    When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

    Legal Stuff

    By participating in any call, conference, group conversation, or forum, members grant Human Scale Business, Inc. the non-exclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use any and all related comments, information, or other material subject to the constraints of the Chatham House Rule referenced above..

    Human Scale Business, Inc. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate the membership of anyone who does not comply with these rules and guidelines.

    Last updated: 5/6/18

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