• a business retreat, redefined

    This isn’t a weekend of pep rallies that lead to overwhelm, followed by a crash course return to work, leaving a notebook full of ideas to gather dust.


    This is a straight up GSD experience - if we’re going to pull you away from your business and family for a few days, we’ll make it worth your while.

  • does this sound familiar?

    You find yourself focused almost entirely on the “what” of your business instead of the “whys”. Your time is spent on bottom lines, details, and minutia, abandoning the passion that got you started in the first place. You figure that someday, surely, you’ll be able to meet all of your goals and THEN you can focus on the “why.”


    It doesn’t have to be this way.


    It’s human nature to keep going after the next big thing, the next “what”, but what we don’t realize is that there is an unlimited supply of “whats” in business ownership. There’s always something new that can be added to the to do list, another meeting you can cram into your schedule, or another great idea that you just need a few minutes to work on.


    But the “why” - why you started, why you do what you do - that’s in much more limited supply.

  • a "retreat" unlike any other

    At THIS retreat, we will help get your to-do list shortened, your email inbox under control, and whatever mental load is keeping you up at night whittled down so you can focus on your WHY, and the impact you’re having on others through your business.


    There are other women who, like you, find themselves mired in details, ever increasing financial goals and more than just a little bit of shame that they’re not putting their passion and dreams around why they started their business in the first place, first.


    What if you were able to run your business, focus on your why, live your purpose AND do it with joy?


    Once we free up some brain space, you will craft your business dictionary so that you, your team, your clients and your community understand exactly what it is you do, how you do it and most importantly, WHY you do it. To help you design a life and business ownership model structured based on YOUR definition of success.

  • how do you define success?

    In a culture that values more and bigger, meeting one goal generally means creating a new one with higher expectations.


    But what if, what if, you and you alone set your personal standards of success?


    What if you defined your boundaries based specifically on YOUR why and your metrics for success?

  • retreat with us

    We believe in what’s possible for you today, tomorrow and all the days after that. Let’s work together to redefine the entrepreneurship journey for YOU and YOUR BUSINESS, your family and your community.


    Come hang with us and others just like you.


    Come retreat with us.


    We are here for you…because WE ARE YOU.

  • details

    Facilitated by Erika Biddix, founder of Aught

    • 1-hour individual business consulting session with Erika

    • 3-month post-retreat zoom call with attendees

    • private slack channel with attendees, left open for 6 months

    • three days of dedicated time to focus on your business and yourself

    • community with other female business owners

    • completed checklist of necessary (but often overlooked) business basics

    • strategic time focused on your inbox, legal needs, branding, marketing, website design, social media audit, support team audit and more

    • building of YOUR business dictionary, personal and professional definitions of success and boundaries and crafting of a plan that allows you to succeed on your own terms and bring JOY to your work

    • a workable plan for the 90 days following the retreat

    • delicious meals and treats from female owned vendors - welcome reception, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner included

    • someone else in charge of your schedule and food plans for 3 days!

    • cool swag

    • 10% discount on group or individual coaching plans

    • use of Aught coworking as needed the week of the retreat

  • schedule

    Day 1

    6pm - 8pm


    welcome reception

    Day 2

    9am - 8pm

    all day retreat

    breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

    Day 3

    9am - 6pm

    all day retreat

    breakfast and lunch provided, dinner on own

    Day 4

    9am - 1pm

    brunch + retreat wrap up


  • location

    Knoxville, TN

    Aught Coworking Offices

  • faq

    Who is this for?


    Female entrepreneurs who have already launched their businesses. We will have future programming for those who are pre-launch!


    Do I have to live in Knoxville, TN?


    Nope! We are excited to be launching programming for female entrepreneurs EVERYWHERE!! Travel and housing is the responsibility of the attendee, but we have a list of recommended hotels within walking distance of the Aught Downtown Knoxville Coworking office, where everything will be held.


    I need somewhere to work on Feb 23rd.


    Awesome - we have just the coworking space for you to do that! Our downtown office will be open to anyone who needs workspace prior to the event starting on the 28th.


    What if I want more Aught content after the retreat?


    Our coaching programs are thisclose to launching - and retreat attendees get a discount! We also have ongoing virtual events.


    What's the swag?


    We've got to keep some things a surprise!


    I need to pump and store - is there space for that?


    Yep - we have a pumping room and a full size refrigerator.


    Are children allowed?


    This is an attendee only event - but we can help you find sitters!


    Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?


    Yes! All meals that are provided are being sourced by locally female owned vendors who can work with a variety of restrictions. We'll gather that information on our pre-event questionnaire.


    Other questions?? Email them to hello@aughtentrepreneurs.com, or let us know if you prefer to set up a quick phone call.

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    1.	Terms
    Please READ carefully. These TERMS AND CONDITIONS (these “Terms”) govern the provision of content, functionality, programs, products, access to coworking spaces, and/or services provided (“Services”) by Aught, LLC (the “Company”). 
    By purchasing Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. 
    Information and materials accessed by you via the Services are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Please read these Terms carefully before purchasing Services and print off a copy for your records. YOU SHOULD BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO ACCESS SERVICES. By purchasing the Service, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contracting with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. 
    2.	Benefits
    Company shall provide the Services benefits then posted at https://www.aughtentrepreneurs.com (“Benefits”) for the period and location you have purchased subject to these Terms and the provisions of the Aught Coworking Handbook (“Handbook”) as same may be posted on the Aught website, posted in any physical location made available to you as part of the Benefits, or otherwise communicated to you by Company. 
    Company reserves the right to modify or remove any of the Benefits described on its website without notice. 
    From time to time, Company may offer bonuses to individuals who purchase Services. Bonuses are not guaranteed to be available for the entire lifespan of the Services and they may vary depending on specific live, written, or automated promotions throughout the year.
    Company shall provide the Benefits with reasonable care and skill. 
    3.	Coworking Space
    As a Benefit of the Services, you may be granted access to workspace(s) run by Company (the “Coworking Space”). Your access to the Coworking Space is subject to availability at the location and during the period for which you have purchased the Services.  By purchasing the Services and utilizing any Bonus related to Coworking Space, you agree to be bound by these Terms. These Terms expressly include the Services outlined in Exhibit A and the Operating Standards included in Exhibit B as same may be modified and communicated to you from time to time in the sole discretion of Company. 
    4.	Use
    Your “Use” means each and every instance of: (a) access to or use of any of the Benefits; (b) entering of and being physically present in the Coworking Space for any duration of time; (c) participating in classes, workshops and or other events in the Coworking Space or hosted by the Company in any off-site location for any duration of time; (d) using any facilities, rooms, desks, equipment, or materials in the Coworking Space for any duration of time; (e) the access to or use of or participation in any Services and (f) the licensing, sublease, rental or use of, or any portion of, the Coworking Space for any duration of time.
    Company does not guarantee that you will obtain a specific result from your purchase of Services.
    5.	Purchasing
    In order to purchase a Services, you must provide the requested information and pay the specified amount. You will be required to register an account with Company on its website or online commerce provider. You are responsible for any costs associated with your use of any Services. Any amounts owed by you must be paid in full before Use. 
    Company reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse to accept any offer to purchase any Services. In such circumstance, no contract will arise and we will return any payment accompanying your purchase offer. If payments are not made on time, you agree to pay interest on all past-due sums at a rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate allowed by law, whichever is greater.
    Once accepted by Company, your purchase is non-refundable.
    6.	Release
    With full awareness and appreciation of the risks involved, and in consideration of the Use granted herein, you, for yourself and on behalf of your family, spouse, estate, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby voluntarily forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Aught, LLC, or any fee simple owners or lessors of real property on which a Coworking Space is located, or their owners, board members, partners, officers, agents, servants, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, instructors, staff, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by you, or any of the property belonging to you, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties, any third-party using the Coworking Space or Benefits, or otherwise during or arising from your Use.
    7.	Indemnification
    As such, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, losses, and/or liabilities (including attorney fees) arising either directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the Released Parties due to bodily injury, death, property damage, loss of use, monetary loss, or any other injury from or related to your Use, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise.
    8.	Confidentiality
    (a)	You acknowledge and agree that during or as a result of your Use you may be exposed to Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” shall mean all information, in whole or in part, that is disclosed by Company, or any user of the Coworking Space or Benefits or Services or any employee, affiliate, or agent thereof, that is nonpublic, confidential or proprietary in nature.
    Confidential Information also includes, without limitation, information about business, sales, operations, know-how, trade secrets, technology, products, employees, customers, marketing plans, financial information, services, services, business affairs, any knowledge gained through examination or observation of or access to the facilities, computer systems and/or books and records of Company or any user of the Coworking Space or Benefits or Services, any analyses, compilations, studies or other documents prepared by Company or otherwise derived in any manner from the Confidential Information and any information that you are obligated to keep confidential or know or have reason to know should be treated as confidential.
    (b)	Your Use obligates you: (i) to maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence; (ii) not to disclose Confidential Information to any third parties; (iii) not to use the Confidential Information in any way directly or indirectly detrimental to Company or any user of the Coworking Space. 
    (c)	All Confidential Information remains the sole and exclusive property of Company or the respective disclosing party. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in these Terms or your Use will be construed as granting any rights to you, by license or otherwise, in or to any Confidential Information or any patent, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of Company, or any user of the Coworking Space.
    9.	Additional Conditions of Use
    (a)	You agree that you are personally responsible for your safety and actions during your Use. You agree your Use will be in a safe manner and in accordance with these Terms, the provisions of the Handbook, applicable law and regulations, and any other instructions provided by Company. 
    (b)	You agree to comply with all provisions of the Handbook, including but not limited to, all policies, guidelines, signage, and instructions related to health and safety, and specifically including, but not limited to, any potential policy requiring mask face coverings. Company may update, amend, delete or change any provision of the Handbook in Company’s sole discretion upon written or verbal notice to you.
    (c)	You agree that you will be responsible for any applicable fees for your Use, and for any and all damage, loss, or clean-up of same caused by you.
    (d)	You hereby grant to Company, full and unrestricted publishing and use rights for any photographs taken by the Company, and/or its owners, or staff, of yourself, your likeness, your guests, their likeness, materials, products, and/or other items during your Use. You hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Company from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alternations, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said photograph or any subsequent process thereof in any medium, as well as any publication thereof, including but without limitation, claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
    (e)	You agree that if you violate any of these Terms, the Handbook, or any other covenant between you and Company, in Company’s sole discretion, Company shall have the right to immediately terminate your Use without refund and you will quit said Use immediately upon request.
    10.	Non-Disparagement
    The parties agree and accept that the only venue for resolving a dispute shall be in the venue set forth herein below. The parties agree that they neither will engage in any conduct or communications with a third party, public or private, designed to disparage the other. Neither you nor any of your associates, employees or affiliates will directly or indirectly, in any capacity or manner, make, express, transmit, speak, write, verbalize or otherwise communicate in any way (or cause, further, assist, solicit, encourage, support or participate in any of the foregoing), any remark, comment, message, information, declaration, communication or other statement of any kind, whether verbal, in writing, electronically transferred or otherwise, that might reasonably be construed to be derogatory or critical of, or negative toward, Company or any of its programs, members, owners, directors, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents or representatives
    11.	Assignment
    Any services provided by Company under these Terms are personal to you and cannot be transferred or assigned to any other person. 
    Company shall be entitled to assign this agreement to any other company without prior notice to you.
    12.	Force Majeure
    Company shall not be liable or responsible to you, nor be deemed to have breached the these Terms, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any of these Terms when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Company, including Acts of God, fire, floods, war, sabotage, accidents, pandemics, labor disputes or shortage, governmental laws, ordinances, rules and regulations whether valid or invalid, inability to obtain material, equipment or transportation, or any other event that makes the performance commercially impractical. Force majeure shall not relieve you of your obligation to pay any amounts due hereunder. 
    13.	Notices
    Company may be contacted at: 
    Aught, LLC 
    408 Ebenezer Road
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    14.	Modifications
    Company may revise these Terms or the Handbook at any time without notice. By purchasing or using the Services, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms. 
    15.	Governing Law
    These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Tennessee and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court of competent jurisdiction in and for Knox County, Tennessee and agree that a final judgment in any action or proceeding is conclusive and may be enforced by suit or in any other manner provided by law or in equity. 
    16.	Termination
    The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your Services, access to the Benefits and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, if you become disruptive to the Company or other users or participants, if you fail to follow the Handbook guidelines, or if you otherwise violate these Terms. You shall not be entitled to a refund of any portion of the fees and shall not be excused from any remaining payments under a payment plan in the event of such termination.
    17.	General
    These Terms forth the entire agreement and understanding between you and Company relating to its subject matter and merges all prior discussions, oral or otherwise. If any of the provisions hereof are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of these Terms as a whole. Company shall not be deemed hereby to have waived any rights or remedies it may have in law or equity, nor to have given any authorizations or waived any of its rights under these Terms, unless, and only to the extent, it does so by a specific writing signed by a duly authorized officer of Company.
    During any Day Pass, you will be provide with:
    59” x 29” desk + office chair
    WiFi; Hardwire if required
    Electricity and water
    Bathroom, stocked with supplies
    Kitchen with single cup coffee maker, microwave and small refrigerator, bottled water and limited snacks. Disposable dishes at the discretion of Company.
    Black and white printer. 
    Conference room, available on a first come, first serve basis using shared calendar at a rate of $25/hour
    General office supplies to include pens, sharpies, post it notes, stapler, staplers, hole punch and paper clips.
    Invitation to all of Company’s Information and Productivity Events: reservations are required and space is limited based on seating availability.
    Not Included (you are responsible for the following at your sole cost and expense):
    Cell phone
    Business Insurance(s)
    VPN/Cyber Security
    The noise level will be kept to a level so as not to unreasonably interfere with or annoy other users. Please use the conference room for phone calls as necessary.
    You may not conduct any activity within the Coworking Space which in the sole judgment of the Company will create excessive traffic or is inappropriate to the “Coworking” environment.
    You shall keep your work area(s), and any other areas of the Coworking Space used by you, in a neat and tidy condition.
    You may not store dishes in the building as there is no dishwasher.
    You will not use the Services or Coworking Space in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of the Services or Coworking Space.
    No advertisement, identifying signs or other notices shall be inscribed, painted or affixed on any part of the Coworking Space.
    Immediately following your use of conference room space and/or visual equipment, you shall clean up and return the space and equipment to the state and condition it was in prior to your use. If not, Company may charge you for any other expenses required to restore the conference space and/or equipment to its original condition.
    You and your guests may bring no animals into the Coworking Space except for those assisting disabled individuals.
    You shall not smoke nor allow smoking in any area of the Coworking Space or grounds.
    You shall cooperate and be courteous with all occupants of the Coworking Space and Company’s staff and personnel.
    Company reserves the right to make such other reasonable rules and regulations as in its judgment may from time to time be needed for the safety, care, appropriate operation, and cleanliness of the Coworking Space.