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Partner League Round-up #3

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September 19 · Issue #3 · View online
Partner League Round-up
Welcome to Partner League Round-up #3
Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Third issue, served.
This is becoming an exercise in consistency for me. So far so good. This week the links shared under Learn are a bit different and meant to bend your brain away from eCommerce/Shopify, but still within the realm of our work. The Member Content and Community Links will get you all caught up on what went down this week!
Next week, I’d like to include a section for Shopify partners raising early stage rounds. If you, or anyone you know is raising early stage money from strategic angels, please let me know so I can highlight them.
If you’re not a Partner League member yet, join us or book a call with me to learn more about how our community is helping members accelerate growth through networking, partnerships, and peer support.
Jon

New Members
Welcome to our newest Partner League members. Be sure to say hello in the intros channel!
New members + intros:
  1. Gen Furukawa - Prehook
  2. Liam Sarsfield - Fluorescent
  3. Dean Shapero - Invisit
  4. Andrew Forman - Givz
  5. Ben Fisher - Rodeo
  6. Mohamed Fergany - ConvertedIn
If you’ve been in the community for a while, feel free to re-introduce yourself if your projects have progressed or your role has changed! Fresh re-intros are a good way to catch the attention of newer members. If you’re not engaged in your communities at least every couple of weeks, you simply won’t get the best of them.
Note: Last week I mentioned that we started development of our member directory and shared a screenshot of the member profile page. Here’s another screenshot, this time of the Requests area - the Request form is designed to create Help Requests - for support on any pain point, and Collaboration Requests - for partnership projects that need input or invite collaboration from other members. These requests will also feed into Slack.
Member Spotlight
Member Spotlight: Rebecca Worsley, CEO-Rainy City Agency Member Spotlight: Rebecca Worsley, CEO-Rainy City Agency
Learn
Mistakes, more mistakes, and a couple of smart moves as a first-time founder | by Christian Bonilla | Small Business Forum
Azeem Azhar's Exponential View
The Facebook Files, Part 4: The Outrage Algorithm - The Journal. - WSJ Podcasts
Sponsor | The Support Heroes
This issue is sponsored by one of our main community sponsors, The Support Heroes. The Support Heroes offer 24/7, reliable outsourced customer support for Shopify Apps developers. Their clients include Forsberg+2 , Digismoothie and Addition, to name a few. Get in touch with Laura Moreno on the Partner League Slack to learn more.
Top Community Threads This Week (Members Only)
Santa's Inclusive Workshop - Callum McKeefery
Brightpearl acquires Inventory Planner
The Sustainable Ecommerce Handbook - Krissie Claire
Member Content
Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Best Practices for Ecommerce 2021 by My Company INC
Roddy Smith on LinkedIn: Rewind Affiliate Program | 32 comments
Rewind on a roll: Ottawa software firm lands US$65M series-B round | Ottawa Business Journal
Behind the Shop - Gary Carruthers, Underwaterpistol
Overheard on the Socials
James Clear
You can increase your good luck by how you choose to respond.
Suleman Ali | Angel Investor, LP in Funds, Founder
My first ever angel investment just exited! Here's how I turned $100,000 into $2,005,741.65. 👇

(All the credit to @sfannan & @marialegre & team, thank you for letting me ride your coattails!).
Michael Dempsey
The future is only going to get weirder and my only advice is to accept that and approach these fundamental shifts with an open mind.
Photo of the week
The Inspiration4 civilian crew, aboard a Crew Dragon capsule and SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on September 15, 2021. The crew successfully reached orbit for a planned three-day trip. Photo credit: Joe Skipper / Reuters
If you made it this far, thank you! I usually have my finger on the pulse of what’s happening in our space, but always happy to get news and links from our members. Don’t hesitate to share your company, product or partnership updates in the Slack channel, and I’ll make sure it gets into the weekly newsletter.
Jon
jon@partnerleague.net
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