Review: Tin Shingle Membership

As a small business owner who works from home, I'm always on the lookout for online networking groups and ways to connect with others who are working on businesses like mine. Over the years I've tried different organizations, like Savor the Success, Dreamers into Doers, Project Eve, but in terms of activity and tools, Tin Shingle (previously known as 'Preneur) ( has been my favorite.

Tin Shingle offers articles with tons of information on small business topics, including PR, social media, and "Ask the Expert" tips. There are members-only features, including PR leads and forums. While the email list and Facebook groups aren't terribly active, the founders of the site are, sending out email updates with PR leads as well as scheduling dial-in seminars and inviting members to submit questions on PR and website SEO. If you live in NYC, you can also take advantage of live meetups and events.

Based on my own experience with PR and SEO, I've found the tips and resources on Tin Shingle to be on point. Not only that, but the founders are dedicated to small business owners (and are small business owners themselves!). Plus, my former PR firm and some other brands I know and respect (uh, hello, Gemma Redux!) are also members. Read about Sabina, co-founder of Red Branch PR, and Katie Hellmuth Martin here: Tin Shingle Our Team.

Most importantly, Tin Shingle holds live seminars, "PR Tuneups", that give you timely and relevant information for your PR campaigns. If you're interested in DIY PR, I think 'Preneuring is a great place to start and be able to interact with true PR professionals.

Ready to sign up for your own membership? Use code PEGGYLI10 when you sign up to get 10% off your membership! There is a monthly or yearly option. Or, post your questions for me below in the comments, I'm happy to share my experience with Tin Shingle.

Hope to see you on Tin Shingle!