In 2017 I took out a $10,000 line of credit to invest in three months of business coaching. I learned how to craft my offer, set up a lead generation system, and sell consistently enough to reach $15k months. I invested to accelerate my path from mile marker 0 to 2.
Read more about the Strong Brand Social mile markers in THIS post.
- From 2018 through today, I’ve invested $24,000 / year in masterminds.
- In 2018 we more than doubled our revenue and were at $500k/year (mile marker 3).
- Then the pandemic pushed us back to 0.
- This same mastermind is why we were able to take Strong Brand Social from 0 to 4 so quickly (past $1m in a year).
- This year I’m investing more than $50k in consulting and masterminds.
The high ticket business growth mastermind industry is normalizing annual fees between $30k-100k, and these same businesses are taking home between 30 – 50% profit. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this – except when so many folks leave these cost-prohibitive programs without real transformation. Which happens all too often because they lack structure, focus, and a system for prioritizing. After investing $136,000 since 2017, the truth is that you never know what you’re gonna get.
When I look back at my own experiences I have two thoughts:
- I don’t think it should have cost me this much
- I wouldn’t change anything about these decisions. These were my best options and they propelled me forward without a doubt.
But since November of last year, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about something else:
Would I have been able to get this support without white privilege or a super high risk reward tolerance (which is in one part due to my privilege)? Maybe, but these conditions are certainly at play and contributing to an unequal playing field.
At Strong Brand Social our vision of the future involves a more inclusive economy – more money in the hands of many instead of so many resources concentrated into the hands of a few. We know that the world will be a better place when more economic power flows into independently owned, purpose and impact-driven businesses.
Our mission is to help big-hearted brands compete on equal footing to unlock life-changing business growth while they build community around ideas and movements that will help establish a more equitable and just world.
And that’s the story behind Strong Brand Social – the only hybrid mastermind and consulting program where purpose driven brands can accelerate their path to
- 2-5xing their revenue
- increase their profitability
- cultivate their purpose beyond profit
for a fraction of the market’s typical pricing – with a guarantee of more hands-on support than you’ll receive in these other containers.
We have a roster of incredible consultants who specialize in every single level of business between $0 and $3m and every discipline of digital marketing. When you enter the mastermind, you and I work together to map out your unique roadmap – 100% based on your goals and current resources. Typically this looks like me reviewing your to-do list and cutting it in half. Then we map out exactly what resources (coaches, calls, curriculum) you’ll tap into for Q3 to accelerate (and SIMPLIFY) your success.
If you’re after any of this:
- Increased profitability
- Greater ease within your business
- Getting time back to think strategically (or take a vacation)
- Developing a social impact program that reflects your values
- A strategic network of high-impact marketing and business leaders that can help you advise your team or clients with more clarity
In your corner,