What's happening at this Exchange?
The Founding Exchange is the place for entrepreneurial women to build better businesses by meeting and supporting one another in every other week mastermind sessions. We’re invested in real time problem-solving, educating and empowering one another. We don’t sell or recruit to fellow members and this is certainly not a dressed-up business card swap. We wanna grow authentic and productive relationships that help us to make more money. So, come as you are. Bring a friend. See for yourself.
Your Fearless Leader: Melissa Haak
I used to live in heels & dream of traveling. Now I live in my minivan and dream of a clean kitchen. A passionate localist, I’m your ally if you’re living in, doing business in, or even just passing through the Northern Suburbs. I utilize everything I’ve absorbed and experienced in my roles as mom, friend, writer, creator, problem solver, and social media enthusiast to come alongside families and small businesses so they can thrive in and around Lake County, Illinois.
What members are saying
Not only did I meet a diverse group of women who’ve helped me tremendously to grow my business, but I came across an additional business opportunity that has significantly impacted my life and my income. Take advantage of the The Founding Moms – it’s an adrenaline shot for your business. - Vera C., Chicago, IL
Attending this mastermind has helped me to increase sales because of the ideas and suggestions that I’ve received. I love The Founding Exchange. - Stephanie K., Atlanta, GA