EDUCATION

BUSINESS MENTORING

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Think of this investment as a workshop specifically for YOUR business – but without airfare or accommodations and from the comfort of your couch! You’ll have my undivided attention and will receive resources and a tailor-made action plan for who you are and what you do.

WHY BUSINESS MENTORING?

If I’ve learned anything in my creative career, it’s that It Takes a Village. When I began designing full-time in 2012, I had no creative community to bounce ideas off of or a mentor to glean knowledge from. I was quite literally my own little island, floating in a sea of information with little direction and no signs of life. I joined Facebook groups, read books, listened to podcasts, and put together a very ragtag education for myself. I picked up some amazing friends along the way that I’m still lucky enough to call my village.

I want to be the person I wish I had. Google can be your biggest source of information and overwhelm all at the same time. Let me help you cut through the noise, answer your administrative/business/strategy questions, and save you hours of time and research. Whether you’re just starting or on the edge of burnout after years of running your own business, I’m here to help. Let me be your village.

HOW IT WORKS

Connect

Reach out if you’re ready to talk through your fears, confusions, and burning questions. Let me know more about you and we’ll put together a plan and add our session to the calendar.

Collaborate

After the date is set, I’ll send over a detailed questionnaire to find out what’s working and what’s holding you back. This will guide our time together and keep us focused.

Chat

I’ll create talking points from your questionnaire so we address all your needs during our call. As we talk, I’ll go over my suggestions and ideas and challenge you with growth questions.

Change

This is the homework portion. I’ll create an easy-to-read PDF “roadmap” with my ideas, your goals, and resources to accomplish them. I’ll follow up in a few weeks to see how far you’ve come!

WHAT WE CAN DISCUSS

  • ACCOUNTING

    LLC, Payroll, Taxes,
    Budget, Profit/Loss, Invoicing Platforms, Pricing Work,
    Industry Standard,
    Bank Accounts

  • BOUNDARIES

    Scheduling Projects,
    Saying “No”, Limiting
    Free Work, Office Hours,
    Work Space

  • BRANDING

    Logo, Website,
    Product Photography,
    Packaging, Client Experience,
    Core Values

  • INSPIRATION

    Ways to stay inspired,
    Protect Against Burnout/
    Competition,
    Creating for YOU

  • INVESTMENT

    Workshops/Conferences, Interns/Employees,
    Marketing/Advertising,
    Time Off

  • LOGISTICS

    Most/Least Profitable,
    Efficiency, Packaging,
    Travel, Cost of Goods
    and Services, Shipping

  • LEGALITIES

    Contracts, Attorneys,
    Intellectual Property,
    Copyright, Business
    Structure, Insurance

  • MARKETING

    Social Media, Blog Ads,
    Catalogs, Giveaways,
    Collaborations,
    Pitching to Editorials

  • MARKETS

    Retail/Wholesale,
    Trade/Trunk Shows, Galleries, Licensing, Service/Goods,
    Passive Income, Custom Work

  • ORGANIZATION

    Time Management,
    Project Management,
    Protecting Against
    Overload

  • PRODUCTS

    Refining or Expanding
    your Product Line,
    Competition, Knowing your
    Market, Originality

  • TECH

    Website Development, Etsy,
    Google Ad Words/Analytics,
    SEO, Organic Content,
    Tracking Statistics

INVESTMENT

The business mentoring experience is $850.
We will spend a total of 3 hours together, broken into 2 sessions 3-4 weeks apart.

FIRST SESSION

includes:

+ pre-call questionnaire

+ 2 hour phone call

+ wrap-up document with call
notes, goals, action steps,
resources and timelines

+ free copy of FORTH Guide!

SECOND SESSION

includes:

+ review of goals, action steps and progress

+ 1 hour phone call

+ updated document with
new goals, action steps,
resources and timelines

+ 3-month email check-in

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

  • "I felt such clarity after talking with Mattie. She made it so easy for me to be vulnerable and honest while also giving me a push down a very clearly-lined path. She gave suggestions that were rooted in my business values and goals, answered all questions I had with such honesty, and crafted a toolkit with next steps and resources. This experience was invaluable to my work and self-worth."
    Brittany Viklund, Viklund Made
  • "If you are looking for refined structure and focus for your business, Mattie is your girl. From your initial inquiry to her final coaching notes, there is a clear goal - to take your business to the next level. I am so excited to see where my business goes from here!"
    Madison Whiteneck, Keeping the Creativity
  • "Mattie helped me reign in my services in order to focus only on the work that aligns with my values. Her questions were thought-provoking and her insights were spot-on. I left with a firm nudge to be myself and unapologetically do what is best for my brand and feel validated and hopeful. Mattie's transparency was refreshing and instructive - she answered a range of questions with a level of honesty unmatched in other coaching conversations I've had."
    Alex Bray, Prairie Letter Shop
  • "I was in a season of overwhelm, chaos, and busyness in my business and in need of smart, quick, practical steps to grow. Mattie gave me thoughtful suggestions to take my business in a direction of health and sustainability and I am so thankful."
    - Brynn Casey, Brynn W. Casey Art
  • "Working with Mattie really helped me to refresh my perspective on our business. I left our session feeling more focused, lighthearted and ready to move forward with the things that matter. Mattie's perspective and wisdom are such a gift."
    - Madison Beaulieu, Mad & Dusty
  • "Sometimes you need someone outside of your 'inner circle' to take a look at your business and give you honest, unbiased feedback. That is what Mattie did for me. During our coaching session, I felt heard and genuinely cared for. I walked away with the direction and clarity that I so desperately needed."
    Ashley Duncan, Ashley Irene Styling
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