WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL TEA BREAK

A Cup of Tea Changes the World

The Global Tea Break is a community built on trust innovation and support for business owners, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises that want to connect and do business on a global stage. Our mission is to create a platform where we can share ideas, support and encourage innovation. We believe together we are stronger and can change the way we do business on a global scale.

Like the words in this saying

" You can give a person a hammer and chisel but he may not able to build a cabinet without learning and understanding of the skills required of a carpenter"

This a community that supports business owners worldwide.

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Reserve Your Spot for Our Global Tea Break Network Meetings

A Cup of Tea is Brewed!

Communities are built around shared interests or hardships, in January of 2020, Alan Hennessy and D. Scott Smith decided to pull together a number of people with common interests and have an online networking meeting. There was no “grand plan” to create anything more than an opportunity for those in business, business owners, freelance professionals, and solo entrepreneurs to meet and network.
The first “Virtual Global Tea Break” came together in February. It was a rousing success and another was planned for the following month.
Then in March of 2020 the world changed. The meeting of those with a common interest now became a gathering of people enduring a shared hardship. Businesses that government entities deemed to be “non-essential” were closed. Much of what was will never be again. The necessity of the “Tea Break” was more apparent.

Isolation

Participants in s 2018 study reported that 2 of every 5 people felt isolated. On a personal and physical level, such feelings impact health and can lead to shortened life-spans. In business, the negative impact is accelerated resulting in a loss of revenue or a complete shuttering of the business.
Many businesses rely on professional networking. The connections have often been made at trade shows, symposiums, business mixers, and other events. Something had to change. The current world condition has mandated quarantine and exacerbated isolation.
Join us each month for 90 minutes of networking, education, and inspiration.
The world is illuminated in a predictable sequence from east to west as the Earth spins on its axis. We needed to find a time of the day to accommodate as many as possible. We settled on Friday at 2pm GMT; a perfect time for a tea break. This time gave us early mornings on the west coast of America and very late at nights across Australia.
The Tea Breaks are only the beginning. The ninety-minute meetings each month provide an introduction. The real benefit is realized by those that use the introductions and have personal meetings with each other. New friendships and business partnerships have developed as a result of attending the Tea Break.

Ted Rubin said it best when he wrote,

“A network gives you reach, but a community gives you power.”