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What are the challenges/barriers to joining an existing network?

While there are many benefits to joining a network there are also many challenges/barriers. Some of the things to consider when joining an existing network include:

  • Flexibility
  • Time required to participate in the Network
  • Funds available to commit to the Network
  • Distance/Geography
  • Fees for services
  • Leadership compatibility
  • Stage of Network's development

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