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Enthusiast to Entrepreneur: Bracing for your Startup (or Simply Create Career Purpose & Autonomy)

  • WeWork Apollo 810 7th Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Calling all natural entrepreneurs! Do you want to cultivate your entrepreneurial drive without leaving your job? Are you considering turning your hobby into a business?

Being a true entrepreneur means taking personal ownership - whether you are bracing for your startup or finding autonomy and purpose in your career. This class is both for those who are intrepreneurs at the office and for those on the cusp of starting your own business. 

In this workshop we will help you identify your motivations and move toward what it is you're meant to be doing. Together we’ll plot the beginnings of your personal or business brand through the creation of a strategic plan and pitch deck to help you determine next steps toward putting your passion into production!

Workshop is limited to 20 participants

About your Hosts:

The New Homemakers is a Collaborative between Erin Helland of HardHat Diplomat and Lee Pera of Kotierra

Erin is an entrepreneur and cultivator of community. For seven years, she built and owned an independent coffeehouse in Richmond, Virginia. She's now founder of HardHat Diplomat, a specialized consulting service created to make the home improvement process more approachable and help homeowners confidently navigate renovations. Erin is experienced in commercial and residential rehabilitation, and is a certified DC home inspector. She is a homeowner, landlady, and Airbnb Superhost. A cultural enthusiast, Erin lived several years abroad, has traveled to 40+ countries, and spent a decade working in international education and diplomacy.

Lee is a geographer and community builder. A "third culture kid," she lived in 27 houses in six countries before landing in Washington, DC where she built her own tiny house on wheels and started a tiny house community. Founder of Kotierra, Lee shares her expertise as a tiny house consultant, helping communities and cities implement zoning changes for tiny house development and leading workshops for individuals curious about the movement. Previously, Lee worked in higher education as both a career advisor and study abroad advisor.