Designed originally as a coworking space, Aught was a vision based on the necessity of community. That community has flourished, and so has our ability to serve women leading and building businesses. Aught understands the unique challenges that women in business face, and we believe that support from other women on the same journey, and a community that gets you and your pursuit of anything at all is paramount in enjoying the work you do.
With female-fostered support and guidance, you can get help staging on track, get advice on next steps and go all in with coaching, events and interactions that can really help you get *ish done.
Societal norms and historic constructs do NOT have to dictate how the journey plays out, or what success looks like. You get to decide everything, in the ways that make sense to you, with a supportive community that will help you achieve and celebrate even the biggest of dreams.
A meeting and event planner of 20+ years, Erika initially jumped into entrepreneurship in an attempt to gather agency over her own life and schedule. This was great while it lasted, but as her company became more “successful”, she realized that “being your own boss” does not negate societal pressures and norms women in the workforce are historically bound by. Plus, when accolades and income are the metrics by which most companies are judged, exhaustion is a natural by product.
Biddix Meetings, with the assistance of amazing industry partners, grew from a one-woman operation to multiple seven-figure business. With the sale of Biddix Meetings + Events, Erika focused her attention on Girl Boss Offices. She rebranded the company to Aught and launched expanded offerings, including multiple coworking offices, coaching
programs, retreats, virtual communities, and franchises.
We are often referred to as aggressively helpful, community cultivators, and cheerleaders for all women. As we all walk the journey of female entrepreneurship, we're excited about the opportunity to help others along the way! We believe the entrepreneurship journey is similar for everyone - but it's how we experience it and our current place on it that makes it uniquely ours. Women owe it to each other to openly share information with those who are newer and to ask questions of those more experienced. Entrepreneurship is so much better when done together.
Grand Opening, 2019
Pandemic Check In, 2020
Tips for Female Entrepreneurs
Yes, And with Judi Holler
Freedom From Empty with Booth Andrews
In Sisterhood with Jen Schappel
StartUp Knox with Brandon Bruce
Let Her Speak with Catherine Porth, 2020
Let Her Speak with Catherine Porth, 2022
Inside of Knoxville
West Knoxville Lifestyle Magazine
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