A few weekends ago Popover partnered with BUNCH Magazine to host the first Popover Community Table – The Part Time Entrepreneur. The brunch event brought together a fantastic group of creative women to talk about part time passions and full time jobs. It’s the unique combination, that many people face today, of how to balance a career, a budding hobby or business. Throw in the need to have some downtime or family time and those 24 hours aren’t nearly enough to get it all done.
Lizzy Okoro of BUNCH Magazine and Jennifer of HoneyFitz Events, led the group in a discussion about full and part-time entrepreneurship, passion projects, and how to know when it’s right to pick one to pursue. The group realized that many had similar experiences, whether they were triumphs or challenges and the topics covered included, self-promotion, time management, marketing, and how to be paid what your hard work is truly worth. Gathered around the community table the guests interjected meaningful anecdotes about being afraid to ask for money and the uncertainty of hiring people on little to no budget. Guests from all different backgrounds and industries gave thoughtful insight on how they view their passions, whether it means managing three independent businesses or getting up the courage to even market yourself.
The gathering was held at Fort, Jacqueline Sharp’s furniture studio in Downtown LA and the table was dotted with lovely and detailed centerpieces crafted by Weina Dinata of Poppy and Finch. Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast of yogurt, berries, and granola, paired rustic bread spread with ricotta and jam. Lily Glass Photography captured the group enjoying an inspiring and empowering morning.