UPGRADE YOUR BUSINESS, UPGRADE YOUR LIFE:
Do you want a better business? A business that works for you - not the other way around?
Imagine a business where:
What about working the way you want?
Basically if you have an iphone and an idea, you can be in business for yourself.
You’ve seen these people; they’re all over the internet.
There’s no big secret to creating a sustainable, enjoyable, profitable, impactful business.
Yup that’s it.
A plan, some support, accountability and a few basic business tools.
Pretty unsexy eh?
HERE'S THE PROBLEM:
The problem is self employed people are self managing, and that usually means:
1. NO STRUCTURE: No bosses telling us what to do, means we may not know, big picture, where we’re taking our business - or even what to focus on today - to drive results.
2. NO ACCOUNTABILITY: No one will know if we don’t do that thing we told ourselves we would this week, so it doesn’t get done.
3. NO SKILLS: Of course we have skills, I just mean BUSINESS skills: stuff like operations management, financial management and marketing management.
4. NO MAP: How can you get there if you don’t know exactly, specifically where you’re going?
5. NO SUPPORT: No place to talk stuff out, get a second opinion, brainstorm, get your questions answered, get encouragement and feedback from another business owner; pets and partners don't count.
This usually looks like:
Working too hard for too little - risking burnout to get underpaid.
Accepting crappy treatment from rude people - just to pay the bills
Reactive not proactive time management - where did April go!
A sense of drifting - not exactly sure where you’re going or how you’re going to get there
At the end of the year feeling disappointed by how much you’ve earned and how much you owe
Cashflow issues - struggling to get people to pay you on time, or at all.
Shiny object syndrome - flitting from shiny object to shiny object - maybe you just need to be on Twitter?
Unclear about how to leverage the internet & technology to make your business better.
Eep. Not exactly encouraging.
But... not impossible either.
You’re going to need a plan and bring in the reinforcements.
What got you where you are won’t get you where you want to go.
It’s a fact, you’ll need to intentionally upgrade and invest in yourself first to see changes in your business.
If you don’t do something differently, 2019 and 2020 and maybe even 2021 will be exactly the same.
Know what I'm sayin'?
YOU SHOULD KNOW:
A better business isn't for everyone though.
There is a ton of information out there about what we should be doing to have a better business - it’s not exactly unanimous in what the first step is - so it's a lot easier to stay overwhelmed, put our heads down and keep grinding it out. You have customers to serve and cash to earn - it’s hard to make time to work ON your business instead of IN it.
It’s actually easier to stay the same, take no action and stagnate, then commit to change.
Doing the work is, well, work. Not everyone is up for it.
It takes courage to stand up and say "this is what I really want and I am going after it." You'll have skin in the game.
It’s easier to tell yourself you can always do something different, later.
Your better business offers you;
More freedom - to be yourself, work when and where you want
More joy - do what you’re really good at and enjoy
More time off - whether that’s more vacations or no work on Fridays
More control - who you work with and how
More confidence - that you have the tools, training and plan for your business
More cash - charging what you’re worth & taking home more money
More impact - your business is your vision for the world, made real
Some people want to make a ton more money.
They want the Lexus and the Louis Vuitton bag and a well appointed penthouse, and good for them.
Other people just want enough to put their kids through school, and not have to work 80 hour weeks to pay for it.
I want to be able to go outside when it’s nice, wear cowboy boots pretty much all the time, really help people and have enough cash to spoil my dog, buy a lot of books and travel when and where I want.
Everyone is different, and that's cool!
The Rising Tide program is simply about elevating you to an upgraded business and life that works for you.
THE RISING TIDE PROGRAM IS:
A 6 month long self employed success program.
It’s a six month long immersive training program designed and taught live by moi - an entrepreneur with 16 years of hands on, in the trenches experience.
It’s four modules per month (24 total) which include training and exercises.
It's two live question and answer periods per month.
It’s an online community, where we share our wins, losses, progress, fails and cheer each other on AND keep each other accountable to change.
All materials are yours, so you have them for life
You get personalized one on one attention from me
It’s the lowest price package I have to work with me
Created and taught by Laurel Anne Stark, this course will give you:
Just starting out and would rather skip the painful learning curve, trial and error period and instead learn exactly how to create your version of a better business.
Been in business for awhile but it’s not exactly working for you. You want an upgrade from surviving to thriving.
16 years of delivering results
Laurel Anne Stark is an entrepreneur, mentor, and acclaimed author and speaker. The founder of The New Media Group: a digital marketing agency, Laurel has been supporting women and men in the workplace since 2003 through her courses, one on one work, speaking engagements and regular YouTube Videos.
Laurel has been featured on CNN, CTV and Entrepreneur.com and a two time nominee for the RBC Women of Influence Entrepreneur of The Year Award.
Laurel went from living and working in Calgary, AB; managing 80 clients and 15 team members, where she was stressed and working long hours, to living and working in "the Hawaii of Canada" Victoria, BC; managing less than 20 clients.
She is taking home more money, working less hours and loves her work.
She wants to share with you all the things:
Hi 🖐 I'm Laurel Anne Stark! Profit whisperer, Small business sherpa, Joy cultivator, Mentor, Marketer, Writer.
Check out my video message to you below:
WHAT THIS IS:
What you need and nothing you don’t to help you go from surviving to thriving in the business you created.
WHAT THIS ISN'T:
WHAT YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH:
WHAT WE COVER IN SIX MONTHS:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND NOTHING YOU DON'T.
1 - MODULE ONE: MANAGING YOURSELF:
Your mindset, your schedule, getting clear on your value, your mission, your vision, your value. Identifying what you really want from life and how your business will support that.
2-MODULE TWO: MANAGING YOUR TIME:
Your calendar, your to-do's, your boundaries, your tech. How to get way more of the right things done in less time. Goal setting and getting.
3- MODULE THREE: OPTIMIZE YOUR MARKETING:
Get clear on who you serve, what problem you solve and why you're better than you're better than your competitors. Get all of this up and online.
4- MODULE FOUR: OPTIMIZE YOUR FINANCES:
Getting paid, accounts payable, accounts receivable, products, pricing, passive revenue, tax optimization.
5- MODULE FIVE: OPTIMIZE YOUR OPERATIONS:
Paperwork, Systems, Customer Service, Contract, Using Software, Delegating, Business Models, Outsourcing, HR, Passive Revenue.
SUPPORT EXECUTING YOUR SUCCESS PLAN:
Executing, Troubleshooting, Staying on track, Catching up, Saying No.
Hear what three attendees from last year say about their experience.
Click the video links below!
NITTY GRITTY DETAILS:
- The class size will be limited to 26, minimum 13
-Registration will close May 4th 2018
-The first class will be released May 7th 2018
-The tutorial schedule will be determined based on participant preferences and will happening live via Zoom you just need to call in on the phone or computer to access the call via audio or video, whatever you prefer.
- All tutorial calls are recorded so you can save and listen to them later
-All you need is an internet connection, a few hours a week and a willingness to do the work.
-The agenda for the live tutorial calls will fluctuate somewhat given the specific needs and skill level of the group, so you can expect a more tailored, personalized experience than indicated above.
GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT:
WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?
Look, it’s already Spring 2019.
Soon it will be summer, then fall then winter, then 2020.
Without your commitment to doing something differently, odds are you’ll be in the same spot you’re in now, next year.
Look, I’ve spent 10’s of thousands of hours and dollars on coaches, courses and workshops.
I have mentors, accountability partners and success partners. I’ve read hundreds of books on business and I’ve distilled all that, plus 16 years real world experience into training you can actually use, that actually will help you make the change you need to see in your work.
Imagine if you could shave one, two or five years off your learning curve ?
What would that be worth to you?
How about $444 (Canadian) ?
Paid either in one instalment or in 6 payments of $99, I can guarantee you this is much better use of your time and money than continuing with the pray and spray method of marketing and running your business for even one more year.
Pay in 6 instalments of $99 When you click this button you'll be redirected to paypal. Once you complete your information, and complete the checkout process, your spot will be confirmed!
When you click this button you'll be redirected to paypal. Once you complete your information, and complete the checkout process, your spot will be confirmed!
PS. It's better with friends!
Refer a friend and you each save $44!
Just email me at la (at ) laurelannestark.com with both your names and we will arrange a reduced payment :-)