It is crucial to always network and keep your ear to the door. When I look at past jobs that I have had I always find it amazing to see how a group of people from one company ended up working in different firms in the same industry as well as other industries.
Never burn bridges.
It is about community, users, and suppliers of goods and services helping each other out sharing ideas.
The basic idea is to create a place where people can come to learn and explore what is needed to start that side gig or that small business that you have always wanted. We also want people that have already taken the step to show their stuff, offer their services.