What an amazing opportunity to visit our nation’s capital and speak with policymakers and leaders with Meta!

The Meta Boost Leaders Network is a community of small business owners who who support each other in our small business journey. It's so much more than a Facebook group! I was so excited when I was selected to attend our networking event, Gather, in person this year.

Meta brought me and 499 other attendees to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, walking distance from the White House. For two amazing days, we learned about ways that we can advocate for our businesses and use technology and social media tools to grow our business and give back to our communities.

I met amazing small business owners and artists from all over the US. I got a chance to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the Sculpture Garden, and went for my morning run at the National Mall.

Meta brought together 15 other amazing South Carolina business owners and so many amazing creators and entrepreneurs from all over the US. My time there made me feel heard, understood, and so much more confident in the tech skills that I use every day to connect with fans of my art and also support my clients.

I can’t wait to use all the ideas I’ve learned to better connect with my art community and also help my clients grow their businesses!