Group Overview:

For over 9 years, Step Up To Success, a 5 Star Meetup group, has assembled a unique group of Women Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, and Business Services, that want to grow their business and be leaders in their fields by participating in this vibrant local monthly Meet-Up group.  Founded and Organized by Janiece Carlson who has over 30 years as a entrepreneur and recent winner of the Women of Achievement Award for 2015 from the NAPW,  helps collaborate, communicate, and participate together in envisioning, and executing, each others businesses, with visionary new products or services with her experiences. We are a Awesome Group of Professional Business Women that are not just your average networking group but successful businesswoman who put fun in what we do! We always party with a purpose when we hold any event or fundraisers to help give back to our community. We would love to welcome you with something that can benefit all of us and who want to have time with other Professional Women in our area to share all information and help lead each other to success! We are also members that are recognized and registered as a group with the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Our Focus and Guidelines:

We focus on  Women Colorado Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, and Business Services that want to grow their businesses and be the best that they can be in their fields by sharing knowledge, tips to success, events, and other networking information and most of all education! Participating in business events or fundraisers that benefit our community, is our #1 goal. This once a month meeting alternates days each month between Mondays-Thursdays to be sure we can have members attend at least 2 times in a consecutive 4 month period per this groups requirements to keep the membership. We meet from 6:30-8:30 pm with a special Early Bird Networking that starts at 6:00 that is optional but beneficial.   We include educational presentations at all meetings when possible and promote and display businesses often. We also DO Require that you RSVP Either Way to the meetings each month so we have a accurate head count for food and handouts and ask you respect this policy. 

Mission Statement:

Step Up To Success is a Southern Colorado -based, monthly educational/networking meeting group consisting of motivated women 21 and older of all walks of life, who desire to meet to discuss, discover, learn, and educate themselves about being, or desiring to be the best Entrepreneurs. We are a unique group of Women that want to reach out and "give back" to our Community with some of our skills and hard-fought business lessons learned over the years to support All Women in small business or bidding entrepreneurs with real educational lessons and top speakers of the community and business life skills that others can learn and benefit from. My personal mission is helping other women to be as successful as possible but you have to be willing to help yourself first...... Everyone has a little something different to offer and ideas to share. 

I do run a tight ship but if you're serious about your business, this is the group for you. If you choose not to respect the guidelines and you are removed, there is no refunds on dues. The yearly dues each January are $36 and prorated through the second quarter and last quarter of the year due on approval.

We only enroll 85-100 members and only one person per Business/Company over 21, and we would love to invite you to join!!  Please note you can only represent one business even if you have others.

Note to Potential Members:

Please be sure you provide your first and last name in your meetup account when requesting membership, for we do not consider anyone that does not show their full name in their meetup account and a personal photo of yourself ALONE with no obstructions is required when applying.  These challenges have to be addressed for the benefit of having an internet-accessible and safe group platform. Also please do not fill out an application unless you can commit to the guidelines and requirements for there are NO REFUNDS or exceptions.

We look forward to reviewing and approving your application request, and meeting you and learning more about your business interests and entrepreneurial pursuits!

We also have a Facebook fanpage. Please be sure to join us there.

As always, Communication, is the Key to Our Success!!

We're 77 Step Up Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Founded Mar 5, 2008


Janiece Carlson

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    Mary Kay, Inc./ The#1 Skin Care & Make-Up Company!!

  • Kathy Bylkas

    Tax Lady LLC A Full Service Tax Company

  • Martha Neitz

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  • Liz Anderson


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