Each and every day, you click around this world wide web and see the women who have discovered, created and ignited their dream careers based around their passions, skill sets, and lifestyle goals.
You dream of starting your own business and yearn for independence and freedom and to be of service to the world. You know you have something special to offer but aren’t sure how to put all of the pieces together when it comes to making a legit business of your own – the kind you see everyone else running.
You tell yourself that you’re past your prime, too flighty, and not educated enough to have your own business. And hasn’t everything already been done before? Or maybe you’ve hung your virtual shingle but fall asleep each night to the sounds of crickets because even though you built it, nobody’s coming. You’ve tried modeling your services after what you see everyone else doing and can’t understand why it’s not working for you.
And yet, the whispers are still there, and you know that you’re meant to do more with your life. You know that you have something to offer the world, that you’re tired of waiting around, and that, with the right support and guidance, you could transform your energy into something real.
You know that your Big Dream is worth committing to…and you’re 100% right.
It’s time to transform your big dreams into action.
Your business won’t launch “one day” – it’s only six months away.
When you spend 6 months with us, you’ll walk away with a business of your very own, complete with a mission statement, offerings, and a custom logo and website, made just for you. Not only will all the pieces be there, but your business will be custom-tailored to you, your strengths, and your unique personality.
We’ll give you the clarity, drive, and tools to take action. Your vague dream will become a legitimate, tangible reality. Starting now.
A full branding package that includes:
A custom 3-page squarespace website that includes:
Everything you’re worried about or having doubts about – where to start, what to do, what to say and how to say it, how to handle branding and a new website – will be resolved. Together. In 6 months. With structure and support like you wouldn’t believe, and a group of just 10 women.
You’ll walk away with your What. And your How. A business that let’s you shine. And a website of your very own (with gorgeous custom branding!) that communicates what you do to the world – in a way that makes people listen.
Once you start taking the steps, you’ll realize that you’ve been ready all along…and that with the right support, guidance, and tools, the whole process will be more fun and easy than you ever thought possible.
Not only will you have confidence in what you’re offering and why you’re good at it, you’ll also have a community of women who believe in you, that you can trust and go to for help. You’ll be able to articulate your “mission statement” and feel proud about your offering, biz name, logo, and website. You will realize that this whole crazy idea is possible…and that you’re making it happen!
The only thing you need to do well in this program is the feeling that you’re ready to do the work. And the commitment to make things happen for yourself. We’ll take care of the rest.
First: We start where you are and with what you already know and we’ll lay all of your Big Dreams on the table and start to make sense of how they fit into the big picture of your life and what you want for yourself.
Next: You’ll design your personalized Career Compass to serve as a guide in your biz journey and craft your first offer – and get your first guinea pig client! (Don’t worry! It will be fun!)
Simultaneously: While you’re learning All The Things from your guinea pig client, you’ll be developing your mission statement and putting all of the pieces together.
Then: We’ll move into branding your big vision – how do you talk about what you do so that your Ideal Client will listen?
While: At this point, Erin will be crafting your logo and you’ll be starting to write the copy for your new custom website. (And you’ll be having fun the whole time! It’s not as scary as you think! Promise!)
Finally: You’ll become a salesperson, knowing how to sell yourself without the sleaze. And you’ll have a shiny new site and all the tools to be a Certified Woman of the World.
We know that you can be the happy, confident, authentic, passionate, successful female entrepreneur that you see online multiple times each day.
Newsflash: your turn is here. It’s time to stop wishing and waiting. It’s time to start. Right now.
Having your own business is easier than you realize, and your What and How is buried inside you. You’ve tried making sense of all the pieces in your head but haven’t been able to get traction on a idea that sticks.
Erin Cassidy is the graphic designer behind Artsocial, a design studio that is all about making your words and your brand beautiful and 100% you. With an extensive background in art and the inner drive to “keep it real,” Erin’s mission is to make great graphic design accessible to entrepreneurs – without them spending a bajillion dollars or waiting months ( a.k.a forever in internet years ) for a finished product.
Clients have called her an absolute godsend, a secret weapon, and a graphic design physic who “just gets it.” Not only will she build you a gorgeous site, but she’ll create a visual brand you’re proud to share, one that deftly communicates what you do to the world.
Tiffany Han is all about brand clarity and action jackson. She’s the real-life yoda who’ll help you figure out what steps you need to take to get your business idea off the ground and will hold you accountable to make it happen.
She’ll also work with you on defining your story and your message in a way that gets you in front of the people who need you the most – your new customers. She’s spoken at Alt Summit and Craftcation, is the voice behind the Raise Your Hand Say Yes podcast, recently had a $40K launch with her 100 Rejection Letters project, has written regular columns for both Design for Mankind and Paper & Stitch, and prides herself, more than anything, on being #legitlikekanye.
Michelle Ward has helped thousands of creative women define what they want to be when they grow up and how they want to serve the world. She takes your creative career confusion and helps transform it into a passionate, viable, grown-up business.
Known far and wide as The When I Grow Up Coach, you may have seen or heard her on The Huffington Post, Etsy, AOL Jobs, Newsweek, SXSW, Freelancers Union, Psychology Today, the Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career List or 100+ other media outlets.
She’s the co-author of The Declaration of You, which was published by North Light Books, and the teacher of the 2nd highest-viewed course on CreativeLive’s Craft & Makers channel, Create Your Dream Career.
Our clients get off calls with us and tackle their work with an energy and optimism that they say they haven’t felt before.
We get you. We understand you. We are you. And above all, we know you can do it.
Listen love, it’s time to:
[accordion-item title=”+ I already have a business. Is this program for me? “]If you have a business but something about it just doesn’t feel right, then It’s Business Time can absolutely be a great fit. Because we’re not just a branding or marketing program, we’ll allow you to get some distance from your mis-aligned business and really hone in on what would make it a business you’d love. If you’re open as to where that can take you (maybe it’s a whole new business – or the same business with new offerings!), then fill out an application! There’s no obligation, and we’ll be honest if we don’t think we’d be helpful in reaching your goals.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ I’m pretty sure that I wanna be a coach/a painter/a hand letterer. Is this program still right for me? “]If you are in the beginning stages of your business and – beyond the dream – everything else feels fuzzy, this is absolutely the right program for you. Together, we’ll help you get clear on how to design your perfect (for you!) business, what lifestyle goals your business needs to help you meet, and how to pull it all together in a way that the world will respond to it. This is your time to shine.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+I already have a website or blog. Can I still participate? “]Yes, absolutely, although we encourage you to be open to change as you go through the process. Who knows? By the end of the program, you might have a whole new perspective! Also, every participant of the program will get a custom squarespace site with custom branding. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer redesign or rebranding of your current site. However, you will be able to import your existing blog to your new site.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ I don’t know if I’m far enough along in my business thought process to get the most out of this program. How can I gauge whether I’m ready?”]It’s Business Time was created to help you through the thought process, so if the only thought you have is the want/need/commitment to being a business owner, then you’re ready for us (and us for you!). Feel free to fill out an application so we can learn more about ya and offer you a consultation call time, obligation-free. We’d love that![/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ How much time will this take?”]You should not sign up for this program unless you have 3-4 hours each week (at least) to devote to starting your business. Your success will depend entirely on you. We have structured the program to help you go from start to finish in a fun, logical way, but you still have to do the work.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ I have serious health issues/work issues/family issues/ongoing commitments that I’m afraid are standing in my way. Can your program help me?”]Maybe. As stated above, your success in this program depends on your ability to do the work. If there is something that consistently prevents you from doing the work, you might be better served addressing that before starting up a program like this. Conversely, if you’re ready for those things to no longer hold you back and have the time and energy to commit to this program, you will rock it.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ But doesn’t it take time to make a business be successful? Will I be making money after only 6 months? Should I quit my job now!?!?”]Your business can’t evolve until you start. One of our goals of this program is to push you towards earning an income, but we can’t guarantee that it will be sustainable for your lifestyle right out of the gate.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ Do you offer a refund if my business doesn’t work?”]Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer a refund for this class. We stand by this material and know that the magic ingredient to making it work is a heaping dose of YOU.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ When are the group calls happening, exactly? And what other dates should I check my calendar for right now?”]While you’ll get a Getting Ready email as soon as you make your payment, It’s Business Time officially starts on March 30th. Our group calls happen weekly on Fridays from April 3rd through September 25th at 10a-11pm Pacific/1-2pm Eastern. While all the calls will be recorded and you’ll certainly be given individualized attention throughout the program, if you know you’re unable to make the calls then you’d have to make extra sure you’re vocal in raising your hand as well as being accountable to the work.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ How does the program work exactly?”]Every Monday, you’ll receive your week’s lesson in your inbox. You’ll have time to work on it through the week (with support and trouble-shooting in the facebook group) and we’ll go over any challenges/next steps/questions in our group calls on Fridays.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ How do the individual sessions with Michelle and Tiffany work?”]The individual sessions with Michelle and Tiffany are your chance to get personal feedback and individual attention during the program. Upon program commencement, you’ll receive a scheduling link to get set up on both calendars and will be able to schedule a session that is convenient to your schedule. You’ll be able to go over anything you wish during the session, although we suspect that you’ll want to work through where you’re getting stuck in the program or concerning your business vision or brand definition.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ What happens when I hit the Apply Now button?”]When you hit that button, you’ll be taken to a separate page that’ll ask you questions about your goals, challenges, questions, awesomeness, etc. Once you fill it on out and submit it, it’ll land in our Inbox, where we’ll do a happy dance – and review it all, of course!
Then, if we think that It’s Business Time would be a perfect fit for you, you’ll get a call from Tiffany and Michelle to make sure of it, and you’ll be notified within 24 hours as to whether you’ve been accepted – and we’ll all do the happy dance! At that point, it’s up to you to pull the trigger by making a payment of $5,000 for the entirety of the course, or starting your 6 month subscription payment of $925.
If we read your application and don’t think it’s a match made in business heaven, we’ll email you with our thoughts and any resources we know of that we think could help you. Regardless, filling out an application does not obligate you in any way, so whaddya have to lose? Your spot in the program if you wait too long is what! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the program will be closed for registration once all 10 spots are filled.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ Why does this cost so much?”]We believe that the potential here for you to have a successful, lucrative, passion-based business is huge. It takes years to build a business, and most entrepreneurs spend (tens of) thousands over a couple years (or more!) getting clear on what their passion-filled business is, perfecting their brand and message, and creating a professional + authentic online home that they’re proud to spread the word about. To think that you can do all that in just 6 months makes us wanna dance. To be coached by Michelle and Tiffany 1-on-1 long term, you’d pay $7,788 – and Erin’s custom website design work starts at $1,200. And did ya see that we’re throwing in a year of free hosting on Squarespace – a $98 value? So, really, you’re getting quite the steal![/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ Will you be offering this again?”]Since Michelle, Tiffany and Erin are totally in love, we have a feeling we will be offering this again – but we can’t guarantee it, it certainly won’t happen before Fall 2015, and it might cost more money. So basically, if you think you want in, now’s the time.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”+ I have a question you didn’t answer. What do I do now?”]If we weren’t able to answer your question in the FAQ, please reach out to us here or via email and we’ll get back to you lickety-split. There’s also space to ask us questions via the application, so if you think the program maybe kinda sorta would be right for you, fill it out and we’ll get back to you with all our thoughts (and possibly our consultation calendar).[/accordion-item]
Tanya Geisler, Step Into Your Starring Role
These three, TOGETHER? Did you know that each one of them, in a distinct way, has contributed significantly to the business that I love and run today? And that was each of them ON THEIR OWN. I cannot even BEGIN to imagine what wonders await for those who step in and step up with these three, this triumvirate of triumph. Actually…yes I can. And it looks like Business Heaven.
Halley Grey, Evolve and Succeed
You are looking at the Trifecta of Terrific right now. Michelle, Tiffany and Erin deliver everything they promise (and more). You’re serious about your business idea so make it happen. Hire them!
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