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Self-Employed St. Louis (SESTL)

Self-Employed St. Louis

Big Announcement!

The time has come for me to step down as organizer of Self-Employed St. Louis. There are many reasons for this, but suffice it to say, In the wise words of Lion King’s Rafiki “It is time.”

I will send out another email in a few weeks with further details about our transition. We will have a January meeting so please join us! http://bit.ly/SESTL012018

In the meantime, I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve you and the self-employed St. Louis community. Let’s stay in touch!

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Best wishes to you for a growing and prosperous 2018!



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.


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, March 2, 2018

No Sweat Public Speaking

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

Are you turning down speaking opportunities or not even seeking them out?

Fred E. Miller, Speaker, International Coach, and Author, will show you how to develop, practice and deliver Knock Your Socks Off Presentations with
NO SWEAT! During this lively, interactive presentation you will learn:

The Components, Parts and Elements of a Speech
Tips to take a presentation from “Blah!” to “Ah!”
The Fear of Public Speaking – Why? and Nuggets to Lessen it with – NO SWEAT!

According to Fred, “Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities! We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.” So place yourself as the expert by learning how to better present yourself when you speak.

Kirkwood Station Brewing Company




Friday, April 6, 2018

Does Your Business Need an Online Sales Funnel?

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

Do you struggle to keep your sales consistent? Have you always wondered what a sales funnel is and how you could build one?

Join us as Ken Tucker, StoryBrand Certified Guide and owner of Changescape Web, answers all your questions about the Online Sales Funnel:

  • What is a sales funnel?
  • What components make up an effective funnel?
  • Why is it important?
  • When do you need a funnel?
  • How do funnels relate to your overall online presence?

Kirkwood Station Brewing Company



Friday, May 4, 2018

3-Step Time Management

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

Are you losing track of important to-do’s or struggling to make time for big picture projects? Learn time management strategies to capture, prioritize, and complete your tasks and projects.

Shelly Collins, Productivity + Process Coach with Gateway Organizers, will teach you all of the following in her jam-packed, interactive presentation:

  • Why capturing to-do’s is vital to remembering all the important things in your life
  • Tools to guide you through determining the importance and relevance of your tasks and projects
  • How to plan each day using concrete time management concepts

Intentional networking; Plenty of time to connect with other local business owners.

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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