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Building a business isn’t easy on your own. But getting the prospects you need in order to be a successful entrepreneur can be stressful and time-consuming. Networking can feel overwhelming — let’s change that!

District Bliss is a community of unapologetically ambitious creatives and business owners who want to expand our networks quickly, build our businesses with ease, and find our people! We host networking socials with the best ROI in town and workshops — online and in-person — with invaluable resources to get you on the road to success.

Fun, easy, and financially rewarding!

So, if you’re looking for networking that monetizes, business resources to get you those top-paying clients, and a supportive community to help you achieve your goals, you’ve come to the right place!

NETWORKING SOCIALS

A Welcoming Spin on Networking for Ambitious Entrepreneurs, Creatives, and Small Business Owners!

Why does networking have to feel overwhelming? District Bliss is over that! We join forces with talented entrepreneurs to form the raddest networking socials with the best ROI around. Meet top prospects and expand your referral network in a stress-free environment. At last, a comfortable way to skyrocket your business!

Build a stronger network

WORKSHOPS

Talented Experts will Help You Skyrocket Your Business with Ease

Our workshops offer the support you need to build your business, monetize your networking, and so much more! Get your business growing with our in-person, virtual workshops and our ever-growing Online Academy that is packed with resources!

Build your business quickly — and get the support you need

MEMBERSHIP

A Community Of Business Owners Who Are Ready to Uplevel, Succeed, And Support Others

Are you a business owner who is feeling isolated, uninspired, and really want to grow but aren’t sure how? If you’re going to join one networking organization, District Bliss is it! We offer online workshops and support, light-hearted networking socials, support collaborations, help you feel more motivated, and cultivate friendships!

Get inspired and get going!

After ONE networking event, I booked $30K in new clientele! Because District Bliss makes the events so warm, engaging and welcoming, that awkward networking ice is broken right away and business owners can immediately connect with perfect-match, top paying, high integrity, fun customers. You won't find this at other events. With the top-tier sponsoring opportunity, we are truly thrilled and have found a comfortable, monetizing networking hub — couldn't be happier!

— Melissa McFarlane

Creative Successful Entrepreneurs

“District Bliss is fantastic! The events are impeccable and SO much fun. They bring together local talent to help you build your business in a comfortable space.”

— Samantha Testa

Painted Palettes

“What an amazing find District Bliss has been! As a District Bliss sponsor, Sara immediately helped me connect with all the great District Bliss members by hosting my free workshop and promoting it extensively.”

— Parker Bennett

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A Call to Courage in Crisis with Coach Shanita (ONLINE)

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Is fear cramping your style? Do you feel exhausted from trying to stay strong all the time? It’s totally normal to feel scared and depleted during times of uncertainty, which is why I believe we all need courage now more than ever.

Watercolor Cocktail Hour | Learn to Paint a Watercolor Signature Drink

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Take a break from working from home and learn the basics of watercolor painting from professional watercolor artist Ashleigh Pritchard, owner of CharmCat Creative. Get out of your comfort zone and stretch your creative muscles.

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We’ve worked with Elizabeth Carbery Creative many times — as District Bliss, Photos from the Harty, and The Wedding Dish!

Elizabeth works diligently to support the community of creatives and entrepreneurs — and she’s compiling even more channels to elevate us all.

It probably goes without saying that we absolutely love and admire her.

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Have you checked out the District Bliss blog lately? ⁠

We're adding a bunch of fun topics to keep you busy, happy, and healthy during quarantine — like this post by @chrisdelta, Top 5 Tips for Photographing Dogs (and other pets)⁠

Enjoy!⁠

Have you taken advantage of District Bliss Business Bits?⁠

⁠Because as small business owners, we're all reeling from the impact of sheltering in place, we are here to support you during this uncertain time, AT NO COST.⁠

⁠For a limited time, you get the most invaluable features from even our most valuable membership package, absolutely free!⁠

- ⁠Essential, time-sensitive trainings⁠
- Strategies from our best experts⁠
- Exposure (like blog posts) — District Bliss is an active marketplace you can tap into right now!⁠
- Virtual co-working sessions: isolate physically but get support online as you work (great for our extroverts)⁠












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Watercolor Cocktail Hour | Learn to Paint a Watercolor Signature Drink — and have a drink with friends!⁠ with @paperbycharmcat⁠

Join us on 6/9 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT and paint with us!⁠

Take a break from working from home and learn the basics of watercolor painting from professional watercolor artist.⁠

Get out of your comfort zone and stretch your creative muscles!⁠

You learn:⁠
- About watercolor paints and supplies⁠
- Practice basic watercolor techniques⁠
- How to plan a watercolor painting⁠
- Paint your very own signature cocktail in watercolor⁠
- Learn how to use the supplies, practice some easy techniques, and get started painting your own signature cocktail!⁠

When you RSVP, you will receive a link to all the supplies that Ashleigh recommends for this workshop!⁠

Meet our workshop leader!⁠

Ashleigh Pritchard is the owner and artist behind CharmCat, a creative company that creates pretty paper things for pretty funny people™! CharmCat offers custom stationery, watercolor commissions, and a greeting card line.⁠

Ashleigh has a BA in Studio Art and a Masters in Creative Writing. She's an INFJ, high-fantasy enthusiast, grammar nerd, and sarcastic know-it-all. Her favorite book is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Her favorite toy is her label maker, and she things a purring cat is the solution to all problems.⁠









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If you missed How To Make Networking Worth Your Time — Make every networking event a HUGE hit! (aka @kyliehodges' amazing workshop), don't worry! It's available in the District Bliss Academy!

What's your plan to get that next client?

If you need new clients NOW, you can't wait for a referral to *hopefully* come through.

It's time to be proactive, strategic, and intentional with bringing in the kind of clients that you WANT, not whoever just shows up in your inbox.

Learn the 5 criteria to consider before even stepping out of the house, how to bring your best foot forward to every conversation and be seen as a source to up your credibility, and bring in quality clients.

This workshop is perfect for:
- Service-based business owners: creatives, consultants, coaches, stylists, artists, photographers, lawyers, experts, strategists
- Entrepreneurs who are sick of inconsistent income and living off of the mercy of their referrals
- People who are sick of getting sweaty palms at happy hour and ready to grow your business

What to Expect from this Workshop:
- Why Networking is Important?
- The Art of Conversation
- How to Make Yourself the Magnet of the Room
- How to Leave Every Event with Positive Vibes and Great Connections!

Kylie Hodges is an expert at cultivating relationships and connecting people. As CEO of the Wingwoman Collective, entrepreneurs hire her to help them be in two places at once and double their reach and income. Through targeted and authentic networking and coaching, Kylie is the ultimate connector for businesses and individuals alike.

Prior to entrepreneurship, Kylie led the Sales & Marketing team for a community-building tech startup, worked as an Entertainment Journalist, Television Producer, and her favorite credit of all: Spokesperson and Driver of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

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The next 10 days are supposed to be overcast (or rainy), but we're not letting it get us down! We're spending as much time outdoors as possible — and the Maryland girl in me is really hoping to pick crabs soon! 🦀⁠

📷 @photosfromhart @penthousepooldc @washingtontalent @jonflemingphotography @theweddingdishpodcast @districtblissevents⁠








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⁠Can you believe we have over 50 people registered for today's workshop, How to Align Your Values with Your Money During a Crisis with @maggiegermano?!⁠

Holy heck!⁠

What other content would you all like us to share during this time?⁠ Share in the comments 👇⁠

If you'd like to lead a workshop, lmk — link in bio⁠

📷 @littleblkbk @quickstepdc @plantsalive @belasono @charismaticcreations ⁠






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How adorable is @charismaticcreations?! We love working with so many talented business owners and bringing people together!⁠

Join us at some of our FREE upcoming events...⁠
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5/20: How to Align Your Values with Your Money During a Crisis ⁠with @maggiegermano⁠

5/26: A Call to Courage in Crisis with Coach Shanita @coachshanita⁠

5/28: Virtual Co-Working⁠

6/9: Watercolor Cocktail Happy Hour | Learn to Paint a Watercolor Signature Drink with @paperbycharmcat⁠

Did you miss a workshop? You can snag it in the Online Academy! ⁠

RSVP and check out the District Bliss Online Academy — link in bio!⁠










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Let's build our businesses together and feel less alone!⁠

5/18: Virtual coffee and style tips with @allison_dailyoutfit⁠

5/20: How to Align Your Values with Your Money During a Crisis ⁠with @maggiegermano⁠

5/26: A Call to Courage in Crisis with Coach Shanita @coachshanita⁠

Did you miss a workshop? You can snag it in the Online Academy! ⁠

RSVP and check out the District Bliss Online Academy — link in bio!⁠











#districtblissdc #districtblissla #districtblissva #districtblissdmv #businessowner #womenempowerment #creativepreneur #dowhatyoulove #abmhappylife #pursuitofhappiness #dcevents #laevents #dmvevents #shopsmall #locallove #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #dcbusiness #labusiness #202creates #madeindc #madeinla #labased #baltimorebased #igdc #igla #washingtondc #dc #la
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It's Fri-YAY! What are you all up to this weekend?⁠











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Starting SOON! @elpymarketing is teaching...⁠

- How to check if your website is taking up space online⁠
- What free, online tools to connect and why⁠
- How to perform basic & effective keyword research⁠
- How to incorporate SEO best practices into a website⁠
- How to make essential technical updates to a website⁠
- How to ensure your digital marketing and social media strategies are effective⁠

Join us at 12pm ET / 9am PT for Increase Your Online Visibility. ⁠

Link in bio!⁠









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TODAY at 12pm ET / 9am PT: Laura Paskoff of @Elpy Marketing shows you how to Increase Your Online Visibility!⁠

Learn the importance of being visible online, how to check if your website is optimized, what free tools to incorporate (and why), and some basic SEO tactics to help their business stand out and successfully compete within their field for space online.⁠

- How to check if your website is taking up space online⁠
- What free, online tools to connect and why⁠
- How to perform basic & effective keyword research⁠
- How to incorporate SEO best practices into a website⁠
- How to make essential technical updates to a website⁠
- How to ensure your digital marketing and social media strategies are effective⁠

Laura Paskoff is a digital marketing consultant specializing in guiding businesses through the confusing jungle of being competitive on the internet.⁠

Utilizing her enthusiasm for SEO and digital strategy, Laura founded Elpy Marketing in order to connect businesses with their ideal audience while enhancing their websites & online presence.⁠

The founding principles of Elpy are collaboration, personalization, and education.⁠

When she isn’t working or researching the newest digital trends, Laura can be found exploring new hiking trails with her dog Burrito.⁠

Did you know? District Bliss Business Bits...⁠

⁠Because as small business owners, we're all reeling from the impact of sheltering in place, we are here to support you during this uncertain time, AT NO COST.⁠

⁠For a limited time, you get the most invaluable features from even our most valuable membership package, absolutely free!⁠

⁠- Essential, time-sensitive trainings⁠
- Strategies from our best experts⁠
- Exposure — District Bliss is an active marketplace you can tap into right now!⁠
- Virtual co-working sessions: isolate physically but get support online as you work⁠
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TOMORROW at 12pm ET / 9am PT: Laura Paskoff of @ElpyMarketing shows you how to Increase Your Online Visibility!⁠

Are you being seen online?⁠

Learn the importance of being visible online, how to check if your website is optimized, what free tools to incorporate (and why), and some basic SEO tactics to help their business stand out and successfully compete within their field for space online.⁠

You learn:⁠
- How to check if your website is taking up space online⁠
- What free, online tools to connect and why⁠
- How to perform basic & effective keyword research⁠
- How to incorporate SEO best practices into a website⁠
- How to make essential technical updates to a website⁠
- How to ensure your digital marketing and social media strategies are effective⁠

Laura Paskoff is a digital marketing consultant specializing in guiding businesses through the confusing jungle of being competitive on the internet.⁠

Utilizing her enthusiasm for SEO and digital strategy, Laura founded Elpy Marketing in order to connect businesses with their ideal audience while enhancing their websites & online presence.⁠

The founding principles of Elpy are collaboration, personalization, and education.⁠

When she isn’t working or researching the newest digital trends, Laura can be found exploring new hiking trails with her dog Burrito.⁠

Did you know? District Bliss Business Bits...⁠

⁠Because as small business owners, we're all reeling from the impact of sheltering in place, we are here to support you during this uncertain time, AT NO COST.⁠

⁠For a limited time, you get the most invaluable features from even our most valuable membership package, absolutely free!⁠

⁠- Essential, time-sensitive trainings⁠
- Strategies from our best experts⁠
- Exposure — District Bliss is an active marketplace you can tap into right now!⁠
- Virtual co-working sessions: isolate physically but get support online as you work⁠
...

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