With the advent of Skype, Google hangouts, and many other online systems, working with your team nationally becomes much easier. Weekly conference style phone calls support the distributors and are excellent to invite guests to listen in on as well.
There are local events and events all over the world that you can attend. You just plug in where ever you are.
The life of building a company is easier when you’re going down that route with someone who has already been there. You need someone who understands the fears and has overcome them, as well as someone who has learned the systems to succeed.