Filtering by: Entrepreneurship
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Business Insurance 101

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Insurance mistakes invalidate your policy

  • Does your insurance policy states that it covers you “everywhere”?
  • Does your name and not your company’s (or LLC) appear as the insured?
  • Have you added new business locations or services since you last renewed your liability insurance?
  • Does it scare you to even call your insurance company to ask for information for fear of having a higher premium?

This exciting new workshop will cover all the red flags that may invalidate your current policy. But most importantly it will provide vital information about how you can protect your business from the inherent risks:

  • A customer files a lawsuit against you
  • An alleged breach of contract
  • An employee gets injured on the job
  • A natural disaster destroys your property

RSVP: https://ledc.nationbuilder.com/business_insurance_20180619

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Career Mastery: 3 Essential Tools for Success

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In today’s competitive job market, professional development is THE springboard for those who want to reach the top. With so much training available in different subject areas, it's time to focus in on what will make a difference.

Join us for an interactive workshop (and our official LAUNCH!) where we dive into 3 essential tools can help you in your career & business.

We'll focus on:

  • Creating your leadership style

  • Crafting your own unique career brand

  • Building an authentic and rewarding network

Come for the ambience, we're proud to partner and connect you with amazing creatives and do-ers in the District.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/career-mastery-3-essential-tools-for-success-tickets-46176573374

FREE TICKET

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

WALA Trademark "Basics" Workshop @ DCCAH

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Are you interested in learning more about trademarks?

What exactly are trademarks?
What is their function?
How can you use your trademark?
What's the difference between a registered and unregistered trademark?
What is a service mark?
Can you register a sound, smell, color?
Come to this session and bring your questions!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wala-trademark-basics-workshop-dccah-tickets-41341857609?aff=erelpanelorg

FREE TICKET

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Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Make Money While You Sleep with Affiliate Marketing

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I have been an affiliate since 2007 — before I knew about social media. When I was out of work, it was affiliate marketing that helped me survive. I am still an affiliate of a number of companies today.

I want to show you how you can do the same, so be sure to registefor this workshop and find out how to add some new products to your current offerings without creating them yourself.

RSVP: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=87iq8rcab&oeidk=a07efd13n0o5bb4fee3

COST: Event Fee - $40

Walk-In Fee - $50

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

DC Startup Week™ Hackers & Founders Rooftop Social

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DC Startup Week™ will convene thousands of hackers and founders across the #DMVStartup community September 24-28, 2018. Leading up to it, we've partnered with Hackers & Founders to bring you monthly meetups and events to brew collisions between hackers, founders and investors. Come for the startup advice, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking with investors or fellow entrepreneurs. Limited appetizers and drinks will be provided.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-startup-weektm-hackers-founders-rooftop-social-tickets-46918018055?aff=erelexpmlt

FREE TICKET

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Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Let's Pitch Party and Networking Mixer

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A combination of pitch party and networking event where clients who are currently in business submit an application to pitch their product to an audience of women and a 3 member guest panel. How it works: Pitchers will pitch their products and/or services to a panel of judges and receive immediate feedback. One business will be declared the winner.

Following the Pitch Competition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and attendees during the Networking Mixer portion of the evening.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-pitch-party-and-networking-mixer-tickets-44556667191

TICKET PRICE: $20 – $45

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Jun
22
8:30 AM08:30

Mornings are for #Marketing

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'Mornings Are For Marketing' is a new morning mastermind series created for the D.C. Marketing Community to get together, share wisdom, and support one another.

Why It Matters?
Marketing can be a grind. D.C. is full of rockstar marketers that are constantly hustling for their clients and companies. This informal event series will give you an opportunity to build relationships with other marketers, discuss trends in the industry, and share ideas. You'll hear from a panel of industry vets on how they're navigating the ever-changing Marketing landscape.

RSVP: https://generalassemb.ly/education/mornings-are-for-marketing/washington-dc/51975

TICKET PRICE: $10

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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

How to Design Your DREAM Work Day

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By the end of your work day, do you feel deflated or simply frustrated that you still haven't showered or "started your day"?

Have you ever sat down and thought about what your ideal work day would look like?

In this presentation, Rachel will share her tips on how to craft their ideal work day for maximum joy and productivity. Attendees will receive a handout (credit: Being Boss) to help you design a day of work that makes you feel like a BOSS.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/584867818558057/

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

UWIB DC Presents: Summer Rooftop Happy Hour!

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What's better than celebrating a DC summer on a rooftop with a view?

Join the DC United Women in Business Foundation for a fun Summer Rooftop Happy Hour at the Embassy Row Hotel on Thursday, June 28th!

Hear what UWIB DC has planned for the rest of the year, while having a chance to reconnect with old friends and maybe make some new ones! Attendees can also expect to win fun raffle giveaways.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uwib-dc-presents-summer-rooftop-happy-hour-tickets-45746846048?utm_source=UWIB+Foundation+Newsletter&utm_campaign=131a25e7ff-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc92c491df-131a25e7ff-99683561&mc_cid=131a25e7ff&mc_eid=2d27013c0f

FREE TICKET

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Deacon: Social Impact Dolphin Tank

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Dolphin Tank programs are “helpful, feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable experts. We welcome you to join us for the first in a two-part series in collaboration with Beacon DC. 

Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room. The objective is to provide connections and advice to enable entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

RSVP: https://beacondcsocialimpactdolphintank.splashthat.com/

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Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Women's Empowerment Program - Combined Master Business Pitch Event

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Join us for a wonderful opportunity to witness our combined pitch events for Entrepreneur Training for Success and Grow My Business programs.

Don't miss this exciting culminating event, when EWI's entrepreneurs unveil their business plan pitches. The combined business pitch event will feature women at all stages of their business growth; some just starting out as entrepreneurs, and some with years of experience who are taking it to the next level through Grow My Business.

See first-hand the impact of our training programs, and show your support for these incredible women entrepreneurs.

Take part in this joyous occasion by listening to the women's stories; the challenges they have faced and overcome, as they have learned about micro-businesses and community initiatives, and developed their businesses in 2018.

We're looking forward to seeing you there.

RSVP: https://ledc.nationbuilder.com/women_s_empowerment_program_combined_master_business_pitch_event

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

DC Freelancers Union SPARK: Summertime Networking & Happy Hour!

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SPARK is hosting a summer social–and you’re invited!

Meet your local community of independents, boost your network, get out of the home “office,” and raise a glass to your fellow freelancers at our summer networking happy hour. Business cards and your best elevator pitch are optional but encouraged. We’ll build our professional networks as we look to:

  • Collaborate with other freelancers
  • Find new clients
  • Talk shop
  • Have fun!

Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-freelancers-union-spark-summertime-networking-happy-hour-tickets-46829317750

FREE TICKET

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Unplugged Series: The Builder Dinner

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Starting in 2015 with our Developer Dinner Series, these sit down dinners ignite conversations that explore the impact of physical and economic development in Washington, DC. We seek to open up the lines of dialogue between government, local business owners, developers, real estate companies and cultural leaders who are helping shape the urban fabric of DC and explore the intersections at which they collide while shaping a better DC business landscape.

Check out the video from the last event

The Builder Dinner will unveil transforming stories and fruitful discussions from DC small to mid-sized businesses and developers on how they are growing and scaling in business with the community in mind.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unplugged-series-the-builder-dinner-tickets-46123345167?mc_cid=11b0a2de13&mc_eid=c97a984115

TICKET PRICE: $99

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

After the Bite: Shark Tank Veteran Founders Share Their Stories

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These fearless veteran entrepreneurs have all convinced the Sharks to bite and invest in their companies. In this free webinar presented by Alice and Mark Cuban Companies, learn how they started their companies, successfully pitched on the Shark Tank stage, and took their products to market. This webinar--the second of a two-part summer series-- is coming to you on July 16 at 12pm CST.

Register by clicking "View Resource" for the July 16th webinar.

To register for the June 21 webinar and hear from female founders who have pitched the sharks, please visit this link.

 

RSVP: https://helloalice.com/resources/event/after-the-bite-shark-tank-veteran-founders-share-their-stories

FREE TICKET

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

How to Use Instagram, Social Media, & Email to Grow Your Business

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WHEN & WHAT: Hosted by Meg Biram, an established full-time blogger and consultant with close to 40K followers on Instagram, this is a MUST-ATTEND workshop for every creative and business professional looking to gain more knowledge on Instagram, Instagram Stories, and email to help you get the word out about your business.

Ever scroll through Instagram and think to yourself — why can't I take a photo like that!?!
Ever wonder why other photos look so good?
Has it crossed your mind to have a strategy for your Instagram?
Would you even know where to start when utilizing Instagram's Story feature?
Want to help grow your business and/or website using Instagram and other online strategies?

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-use-instagram-social-media-email-to-grow-your-business-presented-by-meg-biram-tickets-46424791802

COST: $50

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

BGV DC - Summer Pitch Competition

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Boss Up! The Black Girl Ventures Pitch Competition

Crowdfunding meets Pitch Competition

EVERYONE CAN ATTEND, BLACK WOMEN WILL WIN!

THE COST OF YOUR TICKET WILL SUPPORT WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Black Girl Ventures creates place-based initiatives to provide access to capital for Black women entrepreneurs. Our mission is to use entrepreneurship support and training as a vehicle for poverty alleviation and wealth building. Black women founders are underserved, unbanked and underfunded. It's time to change that!

Our signature event, the BOSS UP! Pitch Competition, flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we charge at the door (creating our own fund), eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bgv-dc-summer-pitch-competition-tickets-42579600732?aff=es2

TICKET PRICE: $15 – $1,000

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails + Conversation @ MakeOffices: Women Shaping the Future of Social Impact

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She Thinks Purple is partnering with MakeOffices to host an intimate conversation with enterprising women who are leading innovative social impact organizations. This free event will feature light fare, libations and a lively discussion. It is the second in a two-part series that features women leaders and provides an opportunity for the broader MakeOffices community to explore relevant topics and forge new connections. We’re capping the event at 50 attendees to ensure that all can engage in the rich conversation.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-conversation-makeoffices-women-shaping-the-future-of-social-impact-tickets-46614068935

FREE TICKET

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Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Branding Strategies to Ignite Your Marketing

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Creatives love to think about the visuals in their brand experience but often forget an equally important piece: Brand Voice. Branding expert Ashlyn Carter shows you how to think of your brand holistically to effectively market your business to the right audience. As a former publicist for clients like Delta Air Lines and Princess Cruises, Ashlyn now works with heavy-hitting creative industry entrepreneurs like Jenna Kutcher, Melyssa Griffin and Katelyn James.

RSVP: https://www.creativelive.com/class/branding-ashlyn-carter

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Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

Business Fundamentals for Creative Entrepreneurs

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We know how tough it can be to grow as a small business, especially when you’re the one in charge of doing it all. To help you get your business to the next level, we partnered with CreativeLive, the creative industry’s leading resource for online classes, to create a new series just for you. Our Business Fundamentals for Creative Entrepreneurs video series, taught by HoneyBook educators and subject-matter experts, is premiering on June 14. And the best part? It’s completely free. Whether you’ve been in business for a few years or just getting started, our HoneyBook educators will teach you everything you need to know on legal, branding and financial best practices.

RSVP: https://www.honeybook.com/risingtide/entrepreneur/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=june%20newsletter

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Hera Fast Pitch DC

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Want to see what innovative female founders in the DC Metro area are up too?

Want to learn what funders are looking for in a company to invest in?

Join us to meet and network with female founders and funders at the first Hera Fast Pitch DC event!

- Watch 10 founders give quick pitches on their purpose-driven ideas

- Be empowered by the growing number of female angels funding female entrepreneurs

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hera-fast-pitch-dc-tickets-44448782505

TICKET PRICE: $15

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Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Female Entrepreneur Roadmap: Creating a Tech-enabled Business as a Non-tech...

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Having a background in tech (coding, computer science, data analytics) should not determine whether or not a female founder can create a tech or tech-enabled company. It can often be an intimidating process transitioning from idea-stage to creating a viable prototype to reach your first customers.

This roadmap will empower female entrepreneurs to identify DC resources to create a tech product and navigate the entrepreneurship landscape as a non-technical founder.

The goal of this roundtable is to learn major areas of concern for women that want to create a tech business but are unsure of where to start, and to provide them with insights into navigating challenges utilizing the roadmap.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/female-entrepreneur-roadmap-creating-a-tech-enabled-business-as-a-non-technical-founder-tickets-45917568684?aff=es2

FREE TICKET

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Jun
12
4:00 PM16:00

Being Boss vs. Being CEO

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Guess what boss, when you can own your successes and failures you are the CEO. And when you can consistently make profitable decisions infused with intention: that makes you a damn good CEO. And that’s what we want to help you with.

Join this free training where we’ll teach you:

  • The difference between being boss in your business and stepping into the title of CEO
  • The different styles of CEOs and how to play to your strengths
  • How being the CEO helps you better manage your business

Plus we’re sharing our favorite tool for putting on our CEO hats and taking control of our businesses.

RSVP: https://beingboss.club/webinar/ceo-day-kit-live

FREE TRAINING

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Launch Your Creative Business

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Do you have a side hustle or dream business brewing inside you?

Outline the beginning of your plan with Kim Pendleton, an empowerment coach who specializes in bringing big dreams to life. 

Come with whatever stage of an idea you have, receive individual coaching guidance & hot seat attention from the group, along with step-by-step worksheets to map out your plan and leave with concrete next steps to bring your dreams to life. 

RSVP: http://www.wearethelemoncollective.com/calendar/2018/6/11/launch-your-creative-business

TICKET COST: $55

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Empowomant Q&A: Being A Mompreneur

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YES, You can have it all!

Join Empowomant as we discuss how to effectively manage career and family as a mompreneur! Come with questions, our Q&A's are a dialog, we talk through real life challenges you're facing with our panel! We encourage sharing, so feel free to weigh in anytime during our discussion. Our panel is ready to help you build your business all while high performing as a mom!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowomant-qa-being-a-mompreneur-tickets-45840978601

FREE TICKET

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Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaim Your Creativity

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The Creative Genius Series  is an episodic exploration of storytelling and the science of art presented by TrackMaven. Each episode is presented as a virtual event and features a big thinker on the topics of storytelling, branding, marketing, audience engagement, virality, and more.

Sign up for one. Sign up for two. Sign up for them all! Just make sure to mark your calendar — you won’t want to miss them!

RSVP: https://genius.trackmaven.com/

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

DC Freelancers Union SPARK: Diversify Your Freelance Income!

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Increase your income and keep it steady!

At this month’s SPARK, learn inspired strategies for combatting dry spells, diversifying your income, and growing your business. We’ll discuss how to...

  • Create passive incomes streams
  • Find the online work that’s worthwhile
  • Expand your client base

Join us for an income diversification workshop and take home a new game plan for success!

There will also be time to network with other freelancers who may be able to offer tips you hadn’t considered before.

Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-freelancers-union-spark-diversify-your-freelance-income-tickets-45776036357

FREE TICKET

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Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Pro Bono Legal Clinic // Asesoría Legal Gratuita

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In collaboration with the DC Bar Pro Bono Center

Meet one-on-one with an attorney for brief pro bono legal advice about your business!

You can get answers to questions about business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other legal matters related to running a small business.

Even if you do not have specific questions, come and tell us about your business for general advice. The attorneys may be able to address issues before they become problems!

Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pro-bono-legal-clinic-asesoria-legal-gratuita-registration-44851123919?aff=es2

FREE TICKET

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Jun
6
3:00 PM15:00

Building Accessible and Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems

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You’re invited! Alice is hosting an intimate event for entrepreneurship and small business ecosystem builders at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C. on June 6th from 3pm - 6pm. Building upon what we achieved together at Circular Summit in March at the Institute of Peace, this event is all about how you as an ecosystem builder and connector in the D.C. area can support the founders in your network with access to capital, resources, and opportunities, to ultimately create maximum impact within your growing community.

RSVP: https://helloalice.com/resources/event/25979

FREE TICKET

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Jun
6
8:30 AM08:30

Agenda: Share | Learn | Network

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A One-Day Forum to Advance Women’s Leadership in the International Development Sector

Interactive plenaries + Skill building workshops + Networking + Book-Signing

Our program is designed to challenge and inspire! Specifically, to:

✔   Develop individual leadership skills for female leaders of all levels within development organizations

✔   Share information about cutting edge research and tools to promote leadership development for all people within organizations

✔   Connect participants with inspiring experts and peers to create a community of  change-makers within the global social impact sector.  

✔  Strengthen our commitment not only to stronger leadership but a greater diversity of our leaders.

RSVP: https://www.thewildnetwork.org/forum-agenda/

REGISTRATION FEE

Standard: $295

Students & Professionals under 25 yrs paying out of pocket: $95.00
 

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Podcast Power

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How much would it be worth to have your potential customers' undivided attention for 30 minutes? Join Lisa Conners Vogt to learn how you can tap into podcasts to reach your target audience at no cost.

About Speaker:

Lisa Conners Vogt, MBA, APR helps others to see their experiences as stepping stones to an exhilarating future. Lisa is the host and producer of the Ever Better Podcast, as well as a  marketing consultant, career coach, and speaker whose mission is to help people realize their talents and skills and take action to use them for a larger purpose. 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/podcast-power-tickets-44567251850

TICKET PRICE: $0 - $50

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May
31
11:30 AM11:30

Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs: In Partnership with Capital One

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Are you delivering on your brand promise?

Design Thinking helps put us in the shoes of our customers to discover new and innovative ways create the best possible experience. With it, you can identify what your customers truly care about and curate a journey to deliver on your brand promise.

Design a better customer experience...

Join us for a hands-on workshop lead by design thinking experts from Capital One who will help you apply Design Thinking methods to help improve business outcomes.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-thinking-for-entrepreneurs-in-partnership-with-capital-one-tickets-45943484198?aff=p500

FREE TICKET

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May
30
9:30 AM09:30

Creative Boost - Pitch Power ® — How to Say What You Do in Plain English

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"If you can't describe what you do, no one can be your customer."

  • Do you wish you could say what you do with confidence?
  • Do you know how you REALLY help your customers?
  • Want to be able to attract the clients YOU want to work with? 

In this interactive presentation, you’ll:

  • find out what an elevator pitch is — and what it isn’t;
  • craft your pitch and get coaching to hone it to brilliance; and
  • learn how to own it and deliver it with confidence.

RSVP: http://www.creativecolonyspaces.com/events/creative-boost-pitch-power?mc_cid=5358c0074d&mc_eid=ee206eeb5f

FREE TICKET

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

10 Tax Tips for Side Hustlers and Small Businesses

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Do you know how you and your small business are affected by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

This free course will walk you through 10 of the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that entrepreneurs should know that can impact both personal and business affairs in 2018 and beyond.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10-tax-tips-for-side-hustlers-and-small-businesses-tickets-45602337820?aff=es2

FREE TICKET

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May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Women Empower Expo

Women Empower Expo (WEX) is an experiential one-day event taking place in select cities across North America. The WEX experience is filled with workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, networking lounge, woman-owned marketplace, author book signing, mindset stage and much more. The mission for all of our events is to empower, educate and equip women with the knowledge and community to create and grow successful businesses.

At WEX you’ll be able to learn from industry experts and female leaders, network with entrepreneurs and change-makers, discover tools and strategies to take your business to the next level, and feel empowered to create a positive change. Whether you are passionate about wellness, interested in learning about digital marketing, ready to get funding for your business; you’ll be able to choose your own sessions and explore our unique activations customizing the WEX Experience to your passions, business, and interests.

RSVP: http://womenempowerx.com/washingtondc/

Tickets

General Admission - $40.00

Social Package - $64.00

VIP - $99.00

 

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May
24
6:30 PM18:30

DC Biz Chat: Financing Your Business

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Financing can be a significant obstacle for entrepreneurs looking to start a business or expand an existing enterprise. Learn how to overcome obstacles and secure financing for your next great idea from a panel of experts that includes representatives from Capital One Bank, community investment funds and the Government of the District of Columbia.

Our distinguished panel will discuss available incentives and loans, eligibility criteria, and how to access opportunities available for small businesses that are opening in, relocating, or expanding to Washington, DC.

RSVP: https://financingyourbusiness.splashthat.com/

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May
24
2:30 PM14:30

Fast Forward

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Fast Forward harnesses the unparalleled creativity of some of our foremost women visionaries on how to solve tomorrow's challenges, today. Through intimate one-on-one conversations, Marla Beck, CEO and Co-Founder of Bluemercury, will facilitate conversations with brilliant, innovative women to explore potential shifts within multiple sectors of the future economy.

Marla Beck is joined by Marla Blow, Founder and CEO of FS Card Inc. and a member of the company's board of directors. Prior to FS Card Blow served as Assistant Director of Card and Payment Markets at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Marla previously spent seven years in a variety of functions at Capital One. Blow graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA, and also earned a BS degree in Economics from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.

RSVP: https://support.halcyonhouse.org/onlineactions/BPkawZSoR0eRqFbse3jX5A2

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May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Javelin.com Launch Party by Lean Startup Machine [DC]

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Javelin.com is finally here and ready to help you! Javelin packs the startup creation process into a guided all-in-one platform based on the team's 8 years of experience helping entrepreneurs worldwide start successful tech companies. Lean Startup Machine's mission is to help anyone with a dream create a successful startup. Javelin.com enables you to make better product decisions and build valuable products.

The team at Javelin.com / Lean Startup Machine have been building their software from China for the past two years. Come learn from the founders and hear lessons from their startup journey working with entrepreneurs around the world, insights into the China startup scene, and how Javelin.com can help you with your startup.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/javelincom-launch-party-by-lean-startup-machine-dc-tickets-45473947802

FREE TICKET

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May
23
12:30 PM12:30

PNC Bank Webcast Series with Barbara Corcoran

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Each May, PNC celebrates Small Business Month. It's a time for us to put you and your business in the spotlight and to say "thank you" for all you do. We are showing our appreciation by offering a special opportunity for you to join us for two free and educational video webcasts.1

Whether you're a small business owner or you manage a side business for extra income, and you are looking for inspiration, you’ll want to join us.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Women's Business Ownership Act, a law allowing women in business to borrow from a bank without a co-signer. Hear from Corcoran on how the business landscape has changed, and how she has overcome obstacles as a successful woman in business.

RSVP: https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI%3A4;F%3AAPIUTILS!51004&PageID=2454375F-F648-4414-A018-62FA47B30FF0

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May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Using Video Like a Pro to Grow Your Brand or Business

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Did you know that video can skyrocket your site traffic and that audiences are 10x more likely to engage with, embed, and share video content? Oh...and side note...it's hands down the most effective form of marketing available to us today!  

Making videos can be incredibly fun and insanely effective, but at the start, it can also be unbelievable overwhelming. Which social media platforms should you be using? What kind of video actually converts? How long should your videos be? Not to mention that little complication...how the heck do you actually make professional video that looks amazing?!  

Since video is NOT a one size fits all solution, the ‘right’ kind of content for you could be one of many options, depending on the type of business you own. Let us help set you up for success!  

In this 90-minute workshop, we'll teach you how master the art of short and engaging video for your website, blog and/or social channels.

RSVP: https://justicefergie.lpages.co/blogalicious-video-webinar/

Cost: FREE

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May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Entrepreneurship Night Featuring Amelia Friedman: Co-Founder of Hatch

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Come network with other women interested in entrepreneurship and hear from Amelia Friedman, co-founder of Hatch - a company that automates mobile app development.
Schedule:
6:30-6:45 pm: Get settled, grab a drink, meet and greet
6:45-7:30 pm: hear about Amelia's journey to co-founder, Y-Combinator experience, and her company: Hatch
7:30-8:30pm: questions, open-floor, networking

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-DC/events/250376749/

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May
22
10:00 AM10:00

202Creates InnoMAYtion Co-Working Day

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Each month, the 202Creates team invites the District's creatives and entrepreneurs to work out of OCTFME's offices, meet fellow creatives, attend skill building sessions, get drop-in support for specific business or legal questions, participate in feedback sessions, share thoughts and experiences during roundtables, and more! See below for the full line-up of workshops & speakers we have planned throughout the day. Scroll all the way down for location info.

We've dedicated this Co-working day to InnoMAYtion, which is an annual celebration of the people & companies shaping innovation in the District of Columbia throughout the month of May. Join us offline on May 22nd &  online all month when you use the hashtag #innoMAYtion!

RSVP: https://innomaytioncoworking.splashthat.com/

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

How to Grow Your Business Towards Financial Sustainability

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Join business consultant and coach, Katie Wussow on May 19th at Steadfast Supply, where she will answer the questions that many entrepreneurs are challenged with owning a new or small business: How do you actually grow a business and make it profitable? Is your business ever going to be able to support you financially? Is all of your hard work going to pay off? It is possible for you to have answers to these questions that are based on real numbers and a real plan.

RSVP: http://www.steadfastsupplydc.com/events/2018/katiewussow

TICKET PRICE: $70

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May
19
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Empowerment Summit

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Ladies!!! Get empowered to be the best YOU there is! It’s hard being a woman on her grind, but you need to know you are not alone!

Enjoy a light lunch with us at our 1st Women’s Empowerment Summit! The Summit will bring women together from all life levels in a casual, inspiring atmosphere. This event will offer attendees the opportunity to meet with Mentors and Experts who are influential in their industries ready to answer your burning questions. 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-empowerment-summit-tickets-45084391629?aff=es2

TICKET PRICE: $0 - $25

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