‘I lost everything:’ Raleigh business owner bounces back by getting social

RALEIGH, N.C. — In 2020, Raleigh entrepreneur Hannah Weisberg lost all the things.

Weisberg saw the opening and closure of her enterprise Dove & Olive Mercantile, an event room and workshop. She just about lost her dwelling

“I really feel like it was definitely tricky at 1st mainly because some of my close friends who were being entrepreneurs in setting up their organization, their organizations truly skyrocketed in the course of the pandemic because of the design enterprise it was, and I lost every little thing,” Weisberg stated. “I virtually shed my dwelling, to be truthful, simply because we experienced a mortgage tied to the small business. We took out a next mortgage on our dwelling.”

With the pandemic, company closing and parenting a young boy or girl, Weisberg found herself struggling.

“Obtaining to equilibrium my panic and panic of not figuring out what was gonna happen while also staying quiet for him was probably one of the toughest items I’ve at any time carried out,” Weisberg mentioned.

She turned to podcasts, listing the Boss Babe Podcast and Jenna Kutcher’s podcast as her favorites simply because “they had been chatting with other gals-owned businesses. That is in which I was needing to be fed a minor little bit.”

Weisberg was inspired by the tales which incorporated failures and new strategies.

“I would get my son to the pool,” she mentioned. “I would just take my earbuds and I would acquire a notebook and I would pay attention to these podcasts, and I would just produce and produce and compose and create.”

In the course of this time, Weisberg came up with the plan to commence The Women’s Social Club, a community of satisfy-ups and occasions for gals in the region.

In September 2020, Weisberg introduced the undertaking as a two times-a-thirty day period satisfy-ups in parks and other out of doors venues all around Raleigh. It has considering the fact that advanced to incorporate additional than 700 gals with a wide variety of in-human being occasion offerings in multiple towns, an on the internet community, and more chapter areas coming quickly.

Weisberg released The Women’s Social Club Podcast in January.

“The intention with that is to broaden on the ordeals that people today get to be a component of when they appear to our gatherings,” Weisberg said.