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Educator 2 Entrepreneur

We are a community of educators who have made the leap to entrepreneurship! We plan to create a community of support, education, and networking.

Our monthly virtual meetings feature expert guest speakers on topics that resonate with our community. With ample opportunities for networking, you'll connect with like-minded individuals, build business relationships, and elevate your entrepreneurial journey.
As a no-cost group, we welcome educators-turned-entrepreneurs to join this supportive and empowering community that fosters both professional and personal growth. Together, let's navigate the transition from the classroom to the world of commerce.

Why this group exists...

I recently attended a networking group and was in a breakout room talking about setting financial goals. I happened to be in a room with lots of former teachers. When I admitted that I'd earned exactly my former teacher's salary my first year in business, they all began laughing. Evidently, my experience was shared by every former teacher in the room.

The more I thought about it, I realized we probably share a lot the same expriences in this transition.

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar to you?

  • Can I really earn more than I did as a teacher?
  • How do I structure my schedule for the day when I am my own boss? (Can I really use the restroom any time I want?)
  • Can I still do good for the world, even if I'm not a classroom teacher?
  • My degree isn't in business. Am I still qualified?
  • How do I set up my business' finances for success?
  • What will give me the most impact from my marketing efforts?
  • How do I begin networking and getting leads?

I don't profess to know the answers to these questions.  I'm still working through some of them myself. But I do know some folks who are knowledgable in these areas, and I know that I'll have a much higher success rate if I process through them within a community.

Already ready to join?

Meeting Dates:

I have our first presenter all lined up! You're going to love her!

That said, I'm going to wait to announce our date and time until she and I solidify our plans.

Please sign up for our email list so that you can be the first to know!

FAQs

How do I join?

To join our networking group, simply register or join our newsletter to get all the info about upcoming meetings!

Once you've signed up, you'll receive an email containing a link to join our next meeting on Zoom! It's as easy as that!

When do we meet?

We will meet on the last Monday of the month from 11:00 to 11:50 Mountain Time. Occasionally, meetings are shifted to adjust for holidays and schedule conflicts, so be sure to check the dates for each event.

Do I qualify to join?

Absolutely! Our group is geared towards former educators, but we welcome anyone who feels a connection to the teaching world. Whether you're a transitioning teacher, a teacher ally, or simply someone with a passion for education, you're more than qualified to join us. We believe in inclusivity and celebrating diverse perspectives. So come on in – you're invited!

We welcome EVERYONE, inclusive of all cultures, races, gender identities, sexualities, countries, and perspectives!

How much does it cost to join?

We're proud to offer our networking group for free! While we may explore optional sponsorship opportunities in the future, there's no charge to become a member and participate in our meetings!

What's expected of me?

We're all about flexibility here! If you can make it to a meeting, we'd love to have you. But don't worry – there's no pressure to attend every session or participate in additional activities like sharing leads or meeting outside of the group. Just come as you are and enjoy the conversation.

That said, once you register, please make every effort to attend.

What are the group's goals?

The objectives of the group include:

- Cultivating and supporting a thriving community.

- Fostering the growth of each member's business and personal development as entrepreneurs.

Are there specific industry requirements or income thresholds for joining?

Not at all! We're an inclusive community, welcoming small business owners, solo-preneurs, and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and industries. Whether you're just starting out or have been in business for years, you're invited to join us. We celebrate diversity and believe in the power of collective knowledge and experience.

Will there be any in-person events?

Not at this time. Currently, all events will be held virtually to allow for maximum participation.

Still have questions?

Email Lizzy or sign up for more information.

Interested in Presenting?

Do you have valuable insights, tips, or experiences that you believe could benefit our community of former educators turned entrepreneurs? We'd love to hear from you!

Why Present for Us?

  • Make a Difference: Your knowledge and expertise can make a meaningful impact on the professional journeys of our members.
  • Grow Your Network: Connect with fellow educators, entrepreneurs, and professionals who share your passion for learning and growth.
  • Visibility: Showcase your expertise to a targeted audience of former educators transitioning into entrepreneurship.

If you're interested in presenting, we'd love to hear from you! Simply fill out the form below to submit your proposal, and we'll be in touch soon.

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