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Self-Employed St. Louis (SESTL)

Self-Employed St. Louis

We all know that being self-employed can be hard, but Self-Employed St. Louis (SESTL) believes that every self-employed professional deserves to be regularly inspired, educated and supported by a friendly community of peers.

We combat the common feelings of isolation and working in a vacuum by creating a community of motivated business owners, provide learning opportunities and foster idea sharing and group problem solving.

How do we do this?

  1. Monthly Mastermind Networking Lunches with educational topics, actionable ideas and mastermind brainstorming
  2. Linked In Group fostering healthy discussion, problem solving and resource sharing.

If you’re a small business owner working solo or with 1-5 employees in the St. Louis Metro area or your thinking about starting a business, you’re welcome to join us to network and share best practices around marketing, time management, sales and other key issues.

Do I Have to Be a Member?

Nope! We are not a membership based group. You are welcome to participate as you are able to.

We LOVE Our Sponsors!

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HIVE44 Coworking Community


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1017 Fenpark Dr., Fenton, MO 63026


The HIVE44 provides all the office amenities small and home-based businesses need to succeed PLUS great office-mates, networking opportunities, business growth classes and more!

HIVE44 Special for Self-Employed St. Louis Members

  • Attend an SESTL Meeting – Receive a Free day at The HIVE44 that month!

Contact thehive44@gmail.com or 636-405-3130 for more info.


Stay in the Loop

Join the SESTL mailing list

Join our Meetup Group to
RSVP for each meeting and
get updates about meeting topics

Join our exclusive Linked In Group only for
St. Louis local self-employed professionals.
Seek suggestions for your issues, join group
discussions and find helpful resources.

Get all announcements and news
delivered directly to your inbox by
signing up for the SESTL Email list.



Calendar of Events

Below is a list of the SESTL upcoming events and opportunities



Friday, November 3, 2017


How Your Mind Mechanics Affect Your Business

True: You will only be as successful as your belief system allows. Learn how your mind mechanics control your physical actions and how you can change your beliefs in order to change your results.

Michele Burghardt, certified consulting hypnotherapist with Best Hypnosis STL, will discuss how limiting beliefs are formed, how your brain processes that information, and how to ‘upgrade’ your personal program to achieve what you truly want from your business.

Networking Lunch; 11:30AM-1:30PM

Kirkwood Station Brewing Company




Friday, December 1, 2017


Building Your Team For Growth

When you have your own business, you find yourself being CEO, Accountant, Social Media Manager and Marketing Guru (plus handling the myriad administrative functions). You will reach a point where focusing on the parts of your business that need your personal touch and delegating the rest is the best way to serve your clients. Learn when and how to build a team to grow your business so you can focus on what you do best.

Lisa Oxenhandler has been in the staffing industry for over 20 years and will discuss how to find team members who will add value to your business.

Networking Lunch; 11:30AM-1:30PM

Kirkwood Station Brewing Company


Speaking Opportunities

Want to Inspire our Self-Employed Community?

Self-Employed St. Louis is always on the lookout for speakers to share their knowledge at our monthly lunch on a topic pertinent to self-employed professionals. If you are interested, please complete the Speaker Presentation Proposal Form which can be accessed at the link below.

Presentation Criteria

  • Audience of 15-50 Self-Employed professionals
  • 30 minutes to speak and answer questions
  • Content must be educational – marketing of a service, company, program or product will not be considered.
  • Content should be a dynamic presentation of a topic or issue that is immediately relevant to self-employed business owners.
  • Content must include actionable ideas for participants.

If you’d like to submit a proposal to speak, click here to complete the proposal form.

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