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932: Andy Guttormsen – Crafting a Community for your Business

If you're aspiring to build a community for your business, join me and Andy Guttormsen, co-founder and CRO at Circle, as we delve into the latest trends in community building.  Andy sheds light on the shift from one-to-many experiences to connecting individuals within an audience, emphasizing the importance of fostering community alongside content creation. We discuss success metrics, signature gatherings, and the vital role of engagement in creating vibrant and supportive ecosystems. Listen to this conversation for strategies that can transform your approach to community building and shape the future of your business.


Andy Guttormsen is the Co-Founder and CRO at Circle. He was on the founding team at Teachable ($250m exit), and went on to co-founded Circle in 2020. Circle is now the world’s leading community platform for creators and businesses with customers like Adobe, Webflow, Brendon Burchard, Pat Flynn, Modern Fertility, Harvard Alumni, and 9,500+ others.


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Andy Guttormsen, thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

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