WORKSHOPS

 
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Small Business from scratch workshops

2020 WINTER 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 and refine your business with individual sessions with Mary.

We cover everything from your name and logo, branding, learning the Adobe Creative suite, building your own website, marketing, pricing, creative funding, using social media to grow and sell, working towards a profitable business quickly, shipping and SO MUCH MORE.

The Workshop is for participants ALREADY enrolled in the Complete Small Business Course and our private M5 Entrepreneurs community. The hope is that you’ll cover the fundamentals in the course so together we can dive in to YOUR business and make the most of your time at the workshops!

2020 DATES

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WORKSHOP 4

— January 24-26, 2020 —

Fort Jones, CA

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WORKSHOP 5

* REUNION *

— February 7-9, 2020 —

Palm Springs, CA

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WORKSHOP 6

— March 20-22, 2020 —

Fort Jones, CA

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APPLY TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP

For our Winter 2020 Workshops, we are extending the invitation to ANY type of businesses! But are focusing the Fort Jones Jan and March sessions on small business owners in farming and ranching or the agriculture industry in general and the February Palm Springs workshop on Social Media and Branding for ANY business!

If you are an interested attendee already enrolled in the course, 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 12-15 participants

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

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WINTER 2020 workshop DATES

workshop FOUR ~ January 24-26, 2020

WORKSHOP FIVE ~ February 5-7, 2020

WORKSHOP SIX ~March 20-22, 2020

WORKSHOP INVESTMENT ~ $1650 *does not include course enrollment

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And since we have so much fun and want to continue to cultivate these entrepreneur relationship, we are holding a…

WORKSHOP REUNION 2020!

LOCATION: PALm springs, California!

for anyone who attended workshops 1, 2 or 3 in 2019

*Bring your laptop because entrepreneurs never really stop working :) we’ll have some fun with Adobe Creative Suite, Squarespace website builder, work on some design and marketing - and have a whole lot of fun finding community and camaraderie with the M5 Entrepreneurs who formed friendships already! Location TBD in Palm Springs, a shared house with pool, shared family style meals and shared bedrooms.

 

2020 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

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— ARRIVAL friday between 3-5pm to DEPARTURE SUNDAY At noon —

*some changes to schedule for the Palm Springs location Workshop :)


FRIDAY

Friday

Arrival to Five Marys Burgerhouse in Fort Jones anytime between 3-5pm

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

    • Introductions

    • Tell us your story

    • Setting your goals for the weekend

  • Check-in at The Guesthouse and get settled!

7:00pm - Workshop 1 : Branding Module (Adobe Illustrator Tutorial)

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 : Social Media Growth and Finding Profit in Paying Customers - A Deep Dive

12pm ~ Lunch break : Patio Picnic at the Guesthouse

12-7PM : 1-on-1 Sessions on YOUR Business with Mary

1-4pm ~ Breakout Session : Building a Website Module (Squarespace & Volusion Tutorials)

4-7pm ~ Breakout Session : Adobe Illustrator & Design/Branding Tutorials

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 : 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! :)

*Optional Group Lunch at Denny Bar Co in Etna for anyone who would like to join or has a later flight!

INVESTMENT:

INtensive in-person Workshop investment ~ $1650 per person

  • Includes 3 days and 2 nights of lodging, includes all meals, drinks and the course material with some fun extra goodies and resource materials. Must be enrolled in the Complete Small Business Course to attend.

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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