QuickStart Business Mastermind Groups

New QuickStart Virtual Mastermind Groups Forming For January 2018

Why join a QuickStart Mastermind Group for Startup and Relaunching Small Business Owners?

Are you a new small business owner who:

  1. wants to get your business off the ground quickly, creating a solid business foundation over the next four months working in a group setting facilitated by an experienced small business coach who has helped thousands of other clients like you?
  2. is ready to relaunch a small business that has been languishing since you opened it, and you are now ready to get serious about kick-starting your business, leaving your day job in the dust and being a small business owner running a profitable, sustainable business?

If so, QuickStart Mastermind Groups might be your answer.  Instead of spending the next 8 – 12 months “spinning your wheels” while you stumble along on your own, join one of our focused QuickStart Mastermind Groups and launch your small business with confidence.

Note:  If you have not yet attended our How to Start A Business Successfully workshop, you may be required to do so before joining one of our Mastermind Groups.

What are QuickStart Mastermind Groups?

A mastermind group, at its simplest, is a meeting of two or more people who share a common purpose, where each person is committed to helping others in the group reach that common purpose through brainstorming, accountability, support, and sharing of knowledge and resources.  The term Mastermind was initially coined by Napoleon Hill in his book, Think and Grow Rich.  If you update his language, the core idea remains the same – many minds are better than one when you share a common purpose (and when you have an experienced facilitator).  In our QuickStart Mastermind Groups, we have two key objectives for group members as we work together to help you build a solid, sustainable and profitable business:

  • Setting interim goals and objectives for you and your business, leading up to your five-year plan
  • Accountability.  Goals are goals.  Goals must be executed to make a difference.

Because we are focusing on startups in our QuickStart Mastermind Groups, you will receive a Startup Small Business Checklist so you can see what areas of your business you need to focus on in our initial four months together.  Some of the areas we typically focus on are:

  • Refining your business idea and testing it in the marketplace
  • Business entity selection and structure
  • Registering and licensing your business
  • Brand identity – logo, tagline, website, print and digital materials
  • Identifying your target and how to reach them
  • Marketing across all platforms, including social media, blogging, ebooks, and even print!
    • As you might guess, once the foundation is in place, we spend a lot of time here!
  • Small business operations, hiring, management, establishing policies and procedures
  • Financial projections – yes, you must do this!
  • Business plan – hint, everything listed here is part of your business plan 🙂
  • So many other areas!!

How are QuickStart Mastermind Groups for Startups Different?

In a word, experience.  When an experienced small business coach and consultant facilitates your group, magic can happen. When I personally facilitate our QuickStart Mastermind Groups, I bring my 10+ years of experience helping thousands of others before you launch and/or grow their small businesses to the table.  How does that actually work?

One example is the “Rabbit Hole.”  Often in group discussion, we start going down the dreaded Rabbit Hole.  A Rabbit Hole in our groups means we are getting into a discussion that is non-productive and is likely to be long and drawn-out, wasting time.  A Rabbit Hole discussion does not best serve the group in that current session. The members may choose to schedule a side discussion, or maybe the group needs to research the topic and get a better handle on what it actually means before we choose to spend precious time discussing it in the group.

Many Rabbit Holes exist because of misinformation in the marketplace; this is where an experienced small business coach or consultant can really help.  The topics the group brings up are most often topics I have dealt with numerous times in the past, and my experience guides me here.  I let the group know it’s a likely Rabbit Hole, and the group decides whether to go down it or not!!

Another difference in our groups is that I rely upon my years of experience to make a list of comments and feedback on topics we discuss each session.  I share those with the group before we close if they haven’t been addressed in the discussion yet.

One final difference is that I spend 1-1 time with each member monthly.  In our groups, you get both group and individualized coaching.  It can be the best of both worlds.

Our QuickStart Mastermind Groups are a powerful way to accelerate your small business launch with guidance from your group of like-minded business owners and an experienced small business coach and consultant.

How does it work?

We will meet two times a month for two hours as a group (4 hours monthly) with up to 8 fellow entrepreneurs, and you will receive 20 minutes of 1-1 personalized coaching monthly, focusing specifically on your needs.   You must submit an application and be approved to become part of our groups. You must be serious about starting or relaunching your small business and you must be committed to participating in your group.  Our groups are increasingly held exclusively online.

Dedicating 4 hours and 20 minutes per month to work on your business can change you and your company forever.   Together, we’ve got this!

Groups will meet on the “1st and 3rd” or the “2nd and 4th” assigned weekday each month.  Because groups are virtual, with an internet connection and a computer you can attend from anywhere.

The exact day of the week and times are tentative until teams are finalized each month.  Current times are:

  • 1st and 3rd Monday of each month – various times
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month – various times

In these groups, you will find the resources to help you launch your business on a solid foundation and plan out your next 3-5 years of operation.

In November 2017 I am launching an online course, How to Start A Business: Your Successful Launch. This course will educate potential small business owners about starting their own business, and it will be a refresher course for the rest of us!  It will also be a prerequisite to participate in QuickStart Mastermind Groups.

Contact info@startuptogrowth.com for more information.  Schedule a 1-1 free 15-minute consultation so we can determine together if this is the right option for you.

If you have not yet submitted your application and been approved, please submit your application now.  Then we’ll be in touch to schedule a consultation.  Payment must be received before you are officially in one of our Mastermind Groups.

STARTUP TO GROWTH LIBRARYTM MEMBERSHIP: 

Not ready for a QuickStart Mastermind Group just yet?  No problem.  Check out our Library!  It is filled with hours of videos educating small business owners on sales, social media (including how-to’s on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat), basic contract law, small business insurance and so much more.  And we are growing!  Our videos are from attorneys, accountants, marketing experts, financing companies, insurance brokers and others, each covering an area that will educate you about small business and help you build a strong foundation for your dream.  In November of 2017 we will launch an exclusive, Library Members Only newsletter that will have tips, small business news and motivational articles to help our Members Get Going and Get Growing!  Do you have a suggestion for our Library Membership program? Great.  Let us know at info@startuptogrowth.com.

About Robin Suomi, MBA,  Founder of Startup to Growth, LLC.  Success is rarely accidental. My passion is helping my small business clients move from concept through growth (many surpassing $1M in sales), unleashing their vitality, innovation, and creativity as they launch or grow their successful and sustainable companies according to their vision. For over 10 years I have helped thousands of small business owners launch and grow their dreams through 1-1 and group small business coaching, technical small business consulting, mastermind groups, business plan classes, and other educational programs. As an adjunct professor, I taught Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Business 101 courses. Our services are delivered online and in-person.