Most of us consider ourselves accidental entrepreneurs. Many of us stepped into hosting because our desire for enhanced income security matched with our passion for welcoming and caring for guests. Beyond that we now want to hone our skills for business, building community, bridging cultural differences and raising our levels of professional practice. You will find that Host2Host offers you many ways to self-educate, as well as to join groups of like minded individuals.
As a member of the Host2Host professional association, you have access to several types of educational programs designed to help you achieve success and satisfaction in your hosting. We call the educational program "Host2Host University" (H2H-U). Our focus is to help you succeed.
'H2H-U' is intended to become a training ground for hosts to increase their areas of expertise. We will be offering classes, workshops and webinars covering hosting specifics such as how to create your website, tips on photography, expert research papers, interior design, local policy and more.
As Host2Host grows we are building our Business Directory to help you easily locate companies and resources that support your work as hosts. You will be able to find Co-Hosts, Cleaners, Insurances, Legal Professionals, Suppliers and more.
We are also building a set of hard-to-find Hosting Guides that address areas we need to know about, for example, insurance.
LOCAL MEETINGS WITH RELEVANT TOPICS
We hold monthly Meetups in different parts of town to listen to expert speakers, ask questions, network with new colleagues and improve our personal brand of hosting. A few of the past 40 topics include:
Conferences are perfect opportunities for condensed learning, but they offer so much more. The energetic vibe is unique and impossible to duplicate in any other kind of setting. Networking, educational breakouts, consulting with experts, making new friends, sharing ‘aha’ moments are what we aim for. And did we say "Parties"?
PODCASTS AND BLOGS WITH PURPOSE
As Host2Host grows, we will be offering a series of blogs and podcasts. We value sharing host expertise, and member contributions are welcome and encouraged. Some of this information will be shared with the general public, some will be ‘members-only’ content. This is a great place to develop and share your writing and speaking skills, and for us to share ours.