Self-Employed St. Louis (SESTL)
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?
- Monthly Mastermind Networking Lunches with educational topics, actionable ideas and mastermind brainstorming
- 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!
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!
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Calendar of Events
Below is a list of the SESTL upcoming events and opportunities
Friday, April 7, 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
Friday, May 5, 2017
Care and Feeding of Your LLC
So you’ve followed someone’s advice and formed an LLC, congratulations! Now what!?! How can you best manage and protect your LLC? How can you get the most benefit from your LLC? Why is it even important? These questions and many more will be tackled by our expert panel to help ensure you know how to best care for your LLC, before you find yourself in trouble. Join Andy Magnus, of ProActive Tax Pros, Louise Pooley, of Pooley Accounting Services, and Thomas A. Durphy of Shands Elbert Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP and moderator Tiffany Hoeckelman, Lone Orange Brand+Design to discover all the things you didn’t know about your valuable LLC.
SESTL 5th Anniversary – Update Your Headshot
5 years ago, Tiffany Hoeckelman of Lone Orange Brand+Design took over as organizer of SESTL from founder Sharon Reus who founded it in 2010. This month we celebrate our 5th year under Tiffany’s guidance. To celebrate, SESTL member, Layne Baker of Photography by Layne is offering a very special SESTL professional portrait package. At the May 5th meeting, Layne will be setting up her mobile studio so you can get your professional headshot updated!
- $50 (regularly $125)
- 1 outfit on off-white backdrop
- 7-8 proofs available online within 2 weeks.
- 3 final finished selections, downloadable as high resolution JPGs (Additional images available for $10 each)
- Payment will be accepted at the meeting but you MUST register ahead of time.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Headshot Appointment‘ as your email subject. Appointments will be scheduled in first-come-first-served order.
Networking Lunch; 11:30AM-1:30PM
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.
- 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.