6 Community Events Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Community Events Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a community events business:

1. Merrative ($24K/year)

Harshala Chavan, the founder of Merrative, came up with the idea for her business after noticing a lack of dedicated spaces for people to discuss literature. After attending a book club meetup, where she had a great discussion with others who had read the same book, she wondered if she could bring this experience online at scale. She validated her concept through participating in BPlans and growing her Instagram page, which eventually led to the launch of Merrative as a community-led marketplace for publishing talent.

How much they make: $24K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 0


How I Bootstrapped A $2K/Month Online Community To Discuss Literature

Merrative, a community-driven marketplace for publishing talent, generates an average of $1,500 per month in marketplace transactions from their 5,000+ strong community of readers, writers, journalists, and scholars.

Harshala started Merrative over 3 years ago
Harshala grew the business to $2K/month
It cost Harshala $100 to start the business
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Learn more about starting a community events business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a community events business?
-> Pros and cons of a community events business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established community events business

Other resources

4. Cuyahoga Community College, Tri-C: Cleveland Ohio

Website traffic: 430K/month

5. Iowa Western Community College

Website traffic: 140K/month

6. Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College consists of two campuses serving more than 22,000 students in Contra Costa County each semester with a wide variety of program options.

Website traffic: 220K/month