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We get it. Building a business isn’t easy on your own.

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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 creatives and business owners who want to expand their networks quickly, build their businesses with ease, and just find their people! We host socials that take the “work” out of networking and workshops taught by leading experts to get you on the road to success without the stress!

Fun, easy, supportive, and rewarding!

So, if you’re looking for networking that is fun and monetizes, business resources to get you those ideal 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!

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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!

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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 three new clients and have continued to book new clients at each subsequent event! 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

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“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

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“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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Jump into 2021: Leverage Your Community to Build a Better Brand Summit

Jump Into 2021: Leverage Your Community to Build a Better Brand Summit

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - January 29 @ 5:00 pm EST

You’re getting a lot of things right, but you know you could be doing more to leverage your community and working smarter, not harder

Brand Yourself To Confidence – How To feel Beautiful, Strong and Empowered as a Female Entrepreneur

January 30

District Bliss CEO, Sara Alepin, is speaking at the FREE Brand Yourself to Confident Summit on 1/30/2021 about how she started her business!

Monthly Marketing Workshop, Coaching, and Training with Sprout Creative

Monthly Marketing Pollinator (Members)

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Monthly Marketing Pollinator with Sprout Creative | Members-Only Check your Member Google Calendar for details!

CEO office hours with Sara Alepin, District Bliss

Ask Sara Anything: Monthly Office Hours (Members)

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Have a question about business? Wondering how Sara does something? Looking for some advice? Want to pick Sara's brain? This session is for you!

Entrepreneurial Mastermind with District Bliss

Monthly Roundtable | An Entrepreneurial Mastermind (Members)

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Monthly Roundtable | An Entrepreneurial Mastermind  — for Members only. Each month, we have a master topic with a training and specific Q+A for District Bliss Members.

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Virtual Co-Working (Members)

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Stop feeling isolated and get accountable! Join us for a virtual co-working!

District Bliss Networking Social

Virtual Networking Social / Happy Hour for Entrepreneurs

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Virtual networking w/ an in-person vibe that's tons of fun! Let's take the "work" out of networking + find your people at this curated event

Play Big with Creative Successful Entrepreneurs, a three-day business building event

Play BIG! 2021 with Creative Successful Entrepreneurs

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm EST

Ready to have BIG profits in your creative business? Join us online for Play BIG! Take three days and make 2021 the year you turn a corner! Ready to have BIG profits in your creative business? Join us online for Play BIG! Take three days and make 2021 the year you turn a corner in your business, with breakthrough pay, class-act clients who adore you, and a business that’s actually fun to run — all while having a bigger impact…

In Your Element: Secrets to Creating a Life of Flow

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

What is the Ayurvedic lifestyle? How can its practices lead you to living in your element more and more each day? Let's get healthy in 2021!You feel confident. Energized! You’re in the flow and while it may feel a little edgy you are handling it all with grace and ease and having so much fun while you’re at it!Did you know you can feel like this all the time? This is what the practices of Ayurveda, the world’s oldest holistic…

Monthly Marketing Workshop, Coaching, and Training with Sprout Creative

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March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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I will never judge you for asking a question. Especially when that question surrounds inclusive language. It's hard to know what's ok to say and what isn't — especially when you're not part of a group. ⁠

But know this: by asking, you're showing that you're willing to sacrifice your own comfortability to make someone else feel included.⁠

To help you get started, here are some of the biggest do's and don't's in the #inclusivelanguage game: ⁠

RACE⁠
- "Black" and "African American" are not the same. Many black people are not of African descent or do not identify that way. It's best to say "black" or "black people" but never "blacks" when talking about this group. ⁠
- Only use "people of color" if you're talking about a group of non-white people that are many different races. ⁠
DISABILITY⁠
- Always put the person 1st and the descriptor 2nd. For example, write "the woman who is deaf" instead of "the deaf woman" and "the man with diabetes" instead of "the diabetic." ⁠
GENDER & SEXUALITY⁠
- Use they/them instead of he/she. ⁠
- Talk about couples or partners instead of brides and grooms.⁠
- When addressing a group, use "folks," "people," "everyone" or even "y'all" instead of "guys."⁠
- The best umbrella term for the non-heterosexual community is LGBT or LGBTQ. "Queer" is also an umbrella term, but it should be used delicately because it's still very offensive for many in the community. ⁠

Disclaimers: 1. Most of this is based on the AP Stylebook, aka the golden standard for writing rules in the journalism profession. 2. This list is far from comprehensive. 3. These guidelines are constantly evolving. ⁠

My final #contenttip: ASK QUESTIONS. If you don't know how to refer to someone, or what is appropriate, politely ask them what gender pronouns they use or if they identify as African American. Most people will appreciate your effort to include them. ⁠

Do you have any more inclusive language questions I can answer? Drop 'em in the comments! ⁠

#contenttips #blackhistorymonth #inclusivelanguage #inclusivewriting #inclusivity #copywriter #copypro #websitecopywriter #copywriting #websitecopywriting #copywritingforweddingpros
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Today, we're dishing with someone special on @theweddingdishpodcast — our very own Operations Manager and CEO of @mabely_q 🎊⁠

Since we started working with her, District Bliss and @photosfromhart has grown significantly — with much less effort coming from our CEO, @sarawithoutanh. It's been ah-mazing.⁠

Even more than our own experiences, though, we are most impressed with ⁠is her dedication to making businesses, podcasts, and - well, everything - accessible to everyone. ⁠

Have you ever thought about how your website might read to someone who is colorblind? Erin has. ⁠

What about making your podcast available to the deaf community? Erin wants to make that happen, too.⁠

The sky is the limit and Erin has her sights set above the clouds. We couldn't be more proud of her and thrilled that she has helped us grow as business owners and people! 🙌⁠


Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast listening platform! ⁠
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Guess whaaaattttttt... We're planning a Couples Social!⁠

Celebrate your engagement, gather tons of awesome inspiration, meet top wedding professionals, and have a blast!⁠

District Bliss Couples Social is a space to celebrate, gain inspiration, check out talented wedding professionals’ work, and get some education about the wedding planning process!⁠

It’s is an engagement party that allows the couples to get some insider tips on wedding planning from a handful of DC’s top wedding pros. We host our Couples Socials on Sunday afternoons with a bit of a brunch vibe — because who doesn’t like brunch and celebrating being engaged?!⁠

YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO⁠
🥂Tons of awesome crafts and unique decorating, designed to inspire⁠
🥂Beverages⁠
🥂Bites or sweets⁠
🥂People who are excited to hear all about your wedding plans and ideas⁠
🥂Fantastic Event Sponsors who are some of the top local wedding pros⁠
🥂Fab gifts or giveaways⁠
🥂Good beats⁠
🥂Cool activities⁠
🥂Fun!⁠

YOU WILL NOT FIND⁠
✨Booths of vendors (we’re not an expo)⁠
✨Hard-selling ⁠
✨Competition — we’re all about supporting the community!⁠
✨Awkwardness — because we’re super pumped to meet you!⁠

Our welcoming Couples Socials are the raddest events in town — you don’t miss out! ⁠

Stay tuned for details!⁠

📷@photosfromhart @districtwinery @districtwineryweddings @mervisdiamond @thebridalroomva @pollyannaevents @trishstarevents @theweddingdishpodcast @plantsalive @lucyblackent @mabely_q ⁠











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They keep telling me it's Super Bowl Sunday, and I keep doing exactly this. -@clouseautheinspector⁠

District Bliss sidekick, @photosfromhart fan club, and co-host of @theweddingdishpodcast... what more can they want from me?⁠



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Ready to rock Saturday night! Who's with us?! 🎵💃🏻🥂⁠

📷 @photosfromhart @washingtontalent @penthousepool @theweddingdishpodcast @jonflemingphotography⁠











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We're getting ready for Play BIG! with @csecoaching!⁠

Are you ready to build your wildly successful creative business?⁠

Want to have BIG PROFITS in your creative business in 2020?⁠

Join us in Los Angeles for Play BIG with @csecoaching! ⁠

This could be the year you turn a corner in your business with breakthrough pay, class-act clients who adore and need you, super-savvy services of which you’re truly proud, and a business that’s actually fun to run — all while having a bigger impact in your world and the world at large. ⁠

According to business coach, Melissa McFarlane, you need realistic expectations, and you need radical commitments. ⁠

Most importantly, you need passion!⁠

In her highly anticipated annual event, Melissa will teach you more than mindset and models, you will get to participate in active on-the-spot practice — with tools and techniques that will begin to immediately transform your under‑performing, overwhelming business into an energizing, profitable one.⁠

Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel⁠
When: Feb. 21st ‑ 23rd (9:00 am–6:00 pm Pacific each day)⁠

Attend in-person to get the full, hands-on experience. RSVP TODAY! ⁠

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What would you like to see more of at District Bliss Networking Socials this year?⁠

We're working on our schedule for 2020 and we want to hear from you! ⁠

What are some things you love or hate about networking events? ⁠

Is there anything you wish were being offered at these events?⁠

What would you change, if you could?⁠

We have some exciting things in the works and we can't wait to share them! You'll just have to wait a teeeeeeenie bit longer 😘⁠










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Cheers, everyone! 🥂Have you checked out @theweddingdishpodcast yet? 🎙️⁠

The Wedding Dish is the top podcast for essential wedding tips, inspiration, & fun!⁠

Our CEO, @sarawithoutanh, and @minus510 (in addition to our Frenchie friend, @clouseautheinspector) chat with real couples in the DMV area about everything from planning a wedding to the day-of — including all of the challenges, excitement, heart-warming moments, and tears ⁠

And, they dish with wedding professionals about building a business in the wedding industry. Plus, we read listeners’ stories and questions on our mini-episodes!⁠

The Wedding Dish is hosted on @fullserviceradio at @thelinehotel in Adams Morgan DC and recorded LIVE on Thursdays at 1pm - so, come say hi!⁠

It's a lot of fun, and a stress-free, easy listen.⁠



Subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast platform!⁠








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Thanks for tagging us, @jstarrsflowerbarn, and congrats on the feature! 🎊 ⁠

Your florals are always stunning — this dress, shoes, and everything about this photograph is perfection! 😍⁠

"Only looking back just to see how far you’ve come! 👀"⁠

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Weekends are cheat days, right? 🍪⁠

What would you like to see more of in our 2020 Networking Socials and workshops? We're excited to shake things up a little bit in the new year! ⁠

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Guess who is going to be on @theweddingdishpodcast today, @allison_dailyoutfit! We'll be dishing about dressing for body types, choosing the right outfit for each event leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself, and so much more!⁠

You probably remember her from the amazing online workshop, Dressing to Represent Your Personal Brand. If you missed it, you can snag it in our Online Academy (link in bio).⁠

We're excited for today's episode! ⁠

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