WORKSHOPS

 
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Small Business from scratch workshops

2019 SPRING WORKSHOPS

join us in fort jones for a small business boot camp


In conjunction with our online digital course, we are offering Small Business Workshops in Fort Jones with Mary to work through everything offered in the course in a three-day intensive boot camp to jumpstart your business.

We cover everything from starting with a great name and logo, formation, branding, marketing, insurance, pricing, creative funding, using social media to grow and sell, working towards a profitable business quickly, employees, ecommerce, shipping and SO MUCH MORE.

The Workshop includes all aspects of the course and the Complete Small Business Package, including the three main modules plus our private Mighty Networks small business community.

2019 DATES

WORKSHOP 1

— FEB 1-3, 2019 —

SOLD OUT!

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WORKSHOP 2

— March 21-24, 2019 —

SOLD OUT!

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WORKSHOP 3

— april 11-14, 2019 —

SOLD OUT!

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workshop Location

FORT JONES, CA 96032

 

APPLY TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP

For our Spring 2019 workshops, we are bringing together small business owners in farming and ranching or the agriculture industry in general.

However, the online Courses are applicable to any small business in any industry!

If you are an interested attendee, please apply for a seat by filling out our questionnaire so we can learn a little about you and your business to ensure you are a great fit to get the most out of this workshop!

*workshops limited to a small group of 12-14 participants

To apply : fill out the questionnaire online and tell us a little about your business and yourself.

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spring 2019 workshop DATES

workshop one ~ Feb 1-3, 2019 (SOLD OUT!)

WORKSHOP TWO ~ March 21-24, 2019 (SOLD OUT!)

WORKSHOP THREE ~ April 11-14, 2019 (SOLD OUT!)

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and If the Workshop dates don’t work for you -

our ONLINE COURSE is the perfect alternative to cover the same material at home and at your own pace!

ONLINE COURSE WAITING LIST

Location

digital content, self-paced and available right from your home!

 

2019 WORKSHOP SCHEDULES

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— ARRIVAL THURSDAY EVENING 5PM to DEPARTURE SUNDAY AFTER 12PM —

THURSDAY

Thursday EVENING

Arrival to Five Marys Burgerhouse in Fort Jones anytime after 5pm

  • Meet & Greet Cocktail Hour and Dinner at Five Marys Burgerhoue

    • Introductions

    • Tell us your story

    • Setting your goals for the weekend

  • Check-in at The Guesthouse and get settled!


FRIDAY

Friday - ALL DAY

7am  ~ *Morning Chores at the ranch with Brian (optional!)

8am-9am ~ Breakfast at the Guest House

9am-12pm  Workshop 1 : SMALL BUSINESS from Scratch ~ Part A

  • INTRO and Mary’s Story

  • STARTING YOUR STORY

  • THE FUNDAMENTALS

12-1pm ~ Lunch Break

1-3pm  Workshop 2 : SMALL BUSINESS from Scratch ~ Part B

  • BUILDING BLOCKS

  • GROWING

  • RESOURCES

3:30pm  ~ *Ranch Tour and Afternoon Chores at the ranch (optional!)

5:00-7:00pm - Workshop 3 : Branding Module (Adobe Illustrator Tutorial)

7:00pm - Cocktails and Social Hour

7:30/8pm - Dinner at The Guesthouse and continuing conversation on Small Business

9:30pm - Fireside Chat Q&A w Mary at The Guesthouse


SATURDAY

SATURDAY - ALL DAY

7am  ~ *Morning Chores at the ranch with Brian (optional!)

8-9am ~ Breakfast at the Guesthouse

9am-12pm ~ Workshop 4 : Social Media from Scratch ~ Part A

  • THE BASICS - GETTING STARTED

  • NUTS & BOLTS

  • IG TOOLS

12pm ~ Lunch break : Patio Picnic at the Guesthouse

1-3PM Workshop 5 : Social Media from Scratch ~ Part B

  • HOW TO

  • CONTENT and ENGAGEMENT

  • CONCLUSION

3:30pm  ~ *Ranch Tour and Afternoon Chores at the ranch (optional!)

5-6:30pm ~ Workshop 6 : Website Module (Squarespace & Volusion Tutorials)

6:30-7:30pm ~ Workshop 7 : How to Organize and Implement a Plan of Action - and/or continue modules on Adobe Illustartor & Website design/Branding

7:30pm ~ Cocktails and Social Hour

8pm ~ Dinner at The Burgerhouse and continuing conversation on Small Business

9:30pm ~ Fireside Chat at The Guesthouse - How to Balance it All


SUNDAY

SUNDAY - HALF DAY

8am ~ Breakfast at the Guesthouse

9am-11:30am ~ Workshop 8 : Selling & Shipping Products

  • Tour and Module at Five Marys Farm Store - focused on ecommerce, inventory, product links on social media, web hosts pros and cons, fulfillment, different carriers, third-party automation, branding, packaging, shipping frozen or temperature sensitive products (ie meats) with emphasis on packaging options, dry ice versus cold packs, fulfillment strategy, UPS vs FedEx vs USPS vs others, marketing perishables, customer service when a shipment goes wrong, recovery options, etc

12:00pm ~ Closing Review, Exit Interview & Group Photo!

Head home ready to take on the world! :)

INVESTMENT:

The Small Business from Scratch Workshop investment is $4,250 -

discounted for Workshops 2 & 3 to $3,650.

  • You will have access to all course content from time of workshop to official release (in beta format, with video portion / full content added by April 19, 2019)

  • Includes 4 days and 3 nights of lodging, includes all meals, drinks and the course material with some fun extra goodies

  • Includes the Complete Small Business package course and one-year membership in our private Mighty Networks small business community as soon as you attend the course *(complete Small Business package with all three modules and community membership, $3,750 value)

MORE INFO…

A LITTLE MORE INFO ON WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT TO EXPECT

AT OUR SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

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what to bring

  • A laptop computer

  • A cell phone with a camera

  • Any of your current business materials that may be helpful (brochures, marketing materials) and access to your website if applicable

  • Attire: Indoor learning clothes = comfortable! sweats and slippers are totally acceptable :)

    • A nicer outfit for dinner out at The Burgerhouse if you’d like (but it’s casual!)

    • A get dirty outfit or mud boots for a ranch tour and chores

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LODGING

Workshops take place at Five Marys Guesthouse - an 1865 historic Craftsman home and grounds located in downtown Fort Jones, California (elevation 2,700 feet)

Participants stay in one of three shared “conversation rooms” with twin beds (8 in the spacious loft upstairs and 3 each in the downstairs bedrooms) and share two bathrooms.

If private bedroom is preferred, there is a lodge in town that is an option to rent on your own - but much of the fun is the camaraderie with other like-minded entrepreneurs!

We provide all meals, snacks and beverages during your workshop stay.

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TRAVEL

Participants are responsible for getting themselves to Fort Jones, but everything is included once you are here and you shouldn’t need a vehicle. We help participants connect for carpool options as many fly into Medford at similar times.

  • Closest Airport is Medford, Oregon (MFR) 1.25 hours north. Alaska and United fly in frequently. Rental cars are easy, we can try to help guests coordinate carpooling after flight arrangements are made.

  • Second closest airport is Redding Airport (RDD) 2 hours south, United

  • Third closest is Sacramento, CA (SAC) 4 hours south, but has lots of flights on Southwest.

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