Working solo is a treasured practice for many creatives. But when you’re running a business, designing your life, and intentionally integrating it all, you need support. The Dasher Network connects you with other creative entrepreneurs who are seeking growth, confidence, and a sounding board for ideas
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Our private, online community connects you with others in the pursuit of inspiration and self-discovery. This is our space to encourage and support each other. Discuss your challenges and offer feedback to others in a totally judgment-free zone. We’ll prompt discussions weekly, sharing insight and advice in the areas of design, art, travel, wellness, technology, and of course, the integration of work and life.
Should I participate in Dasher Network or the FB group?
If you are looking to be a part of a group that values creativity, but without the structure of meetings or the intimacy of a small group setting, the Facebook community is for you. There, we'll discuss the integration of the personal and professional in a more casual way, whenever you want to chime in. Dasher Network is for you if you crave more in-depth connections with a small group of people. We meet regularly, with each group session held to an agenda of hot topics we discuss at length. We'll set goals together, resolve issues, and explore new paths to self-discovery. If you want to create enduring relationships with others in a guided support network, please consider joining Dasher Network.
What do you discuss in the Dasher Network?
Everything! Creative challenges, issues with clients, pricing your services, taking time to travel, enjoying family and friends, and finding ways to do it all without losing yourself. Nothing is off the table. We work to build trust, so we can discuss these issues candidly. We meet every month in a 3-hour structured group advisory session, and each week, we meet for 1-hour, virtual Coffee Chats. These are optional catch-up meetings. We also host an in-person retreat annually. Always in a fun location, we take the time to focus on wellness, professional health, and mindset.
Why do I have to apply to Dasher Network?
We want everyone in Dasher Network to find similarities with their colleagues, while also discovering the benefits of a diverse group of individuals. The application process allows us to pair you with peers that will both support and challenge you. Because Dasher Network relies on honest collaboration and shared experience, we assemble groups based on creative approach, professional expertise, lifestyle, and a few other factors.
What makes Dasher Network so special?
We are woman-owned and led, and our focus is on other female entrepreneurs. We emphasize the collective experience we all share by focusing on what’s challenging our members specifically, not just the industry as a whole. Our members drive every discussion, from deciding workshop topics to setting the tone in our monthly meetings. Because we are so member-driven, you will have a direct impact on your experience. Along with your peers, we are here to guide you with 24/7 support in our online community.
What is needed to join the community vs. Dasher Network?
The Facebook community is completely free to join and you can come and go as you need. Dasher Network relies on enthusiastic participation to work. Because of this, there is a fee to join. All of this will be discussed with you during the application process. Don't let this dissuade you! Dasher Network membership comes with A LOT of perks. We can't wait to share them with you.
What is the annual retreat like?
It will be so much fun! Each year, we will pick a different location to host our in-person meetup. Over the course of 2 days, we will participate in special workshops, goal-setting sessions, and host activities that address our mental and physical well-being. Special guests across all industries come to share their experiences with success, failure, and everything in between. You will be with your Dasher Network group, so any discussions from the previous month or in our online forum can be continued. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, motivated, and supported.