The OWN was founded as a “rubber meets the road” kind of company. We didn’t want to just talk about the problems female entrepreneurs were facing; we wanted to do something about it. We wanted to provide real, tangible tools and services for female entrepreneurs in our community. We had these needs as businesswomen, and we couldn’t shake the feeling that we weren’t the only ones lacking access to affordable, flexible services tailored to our lifestyles.
Fast forward to today, a few years into The OWN and we now know we weren’t alone in our situation. The OWN has provided a launchpad, a stepping stone, and a partner to women living a freelance or self-employed lifestyle.
When people join our network, we’re clear that part of our efforts in meeting needs comes with flexibility- if we’re not a good fit for you, you can cancel anytime since we bill month to month. Our services aren’t a “one sized fits all” deal- you can pay for only what you need, whether it’s just connection to the group and support, or a workspace, or an actual human to help you with your business needs.
While we can talk about the tangible services and tools The OWN can provide, what’s most special about our network is not found on the contract. It’s in the OWNers and Members themselves; sharing life together, meals, stories, laughs, and sympathy. We often hear some variation of the sentiment, “I came for the office, I stayed for the connection,” and we couldn’t be happier about that.