Q1 2022 Registration
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Q1 2022 Registration
Hosted by attorney, author, certified entrepreneur mentor,
award-winning entrepreneur, and IBN's founder: Donna Maria
Need a steady stream of new ideas and inspiration to keep your creative juices flowing?
We've got weekly masterminding to keep you motivated and on fire to innovate your way to success
Tired of seeing your ideas fall by the wayside because you don't have anyone to help you clarify and nail down your plans?
Our in-depth planning sessions ensure you have clear goals and make meaningful progress
Need a clear path to guide you from where you are to where you want to be?
Donna Maria's Indie Method is the sequential Success Path to the business you want to lead
You're in the right place if you are looking for increased clarity, focus, results and fun!
- Set and achieve clear and specific goals
- Celebrate wins and weekly progress with supportive and like-minded peers
- Take and track action-oriented steps toward your goals
- Leverage the collective energy, focus and brain power of like-minded entrepreneurs
- Fun business planning sessions and the accountability you need to stay on track
Thank you so much, Donna Maria! Being a member of Maker Mastermind has helped me in so many ways. I have learned how to set (and change) goals, and how to figure out the necessary steps to achieve my goals. This may sound simple, but it’s not easy, especially when life gets in the way. Being a Maker Mastermind member helps keep me accountable and motivates me when I am losing focus. It’s a great place to learn and be lifted up together. I am excited and I look forward to working through the next quarter with you!
Joining Maker Mastermind was one of the best business decisions I made! It provides an atmosphere where I can share challenges freely, ask questions, and get constructive feedback. Everyone shares their knowledge and is willing to help. Maker Mastermind has shown me how to break challenges into bite size pieces, which has prevented overwhelm and helped me achieve several of my goals. I look forward to the New Year with great expectations. Thanks Donna Maria and my Maker Mastermind Family!
Maker Mastermind has really helped my business grow and flourish this year. Prior to joining, I didn’t know prioritize my work and was in a constant state of overwhelm. I needed a group that could provide feedback, offer support, and help me navigate the challenges of being a small business owner. Thanks to Maker Mastermind and Donna Maria, I’ve gotten all of that and MORE. I love the accountability that Maker Mastermind provides and in our weekly meetings we get to celebrate wins, mastermind problems, and create quarterly goals that are attainable. I highly recommend Maker Mastermind to anyone who's looking to bring their business to the next level and have lots of fun while doing it!
I would totally recommend Maker Mastermind to any creative entrepreneur! It's a great way to meet your peers and bounce ideas off of each other. It's good to know that you're not alone in the indie world. There's other makers who have the same issue as you so don't feel like your in this by yourself. It's good to be surrounded by like-minded people. It was worth the travel all the way from San Francisco. I got a lot of information and ideas from going. I am excited and determined to finally get my products out there.
We accomplished a lot that day without feeling drained. It felt good to connect with people who understand, and know that we’re not alone. We’re Makers together.
Maker Mastermind was amazing. It was a great opportunity to build relationships with other local makers and get clarity on which challenges are most important to focus on in our own businesses.
Maker Mastermind exceeded my expectations in so many ways! Donna Maria is truly a mastermind when it comes to taking a realistic look at where a business is and recognizing what needs to be done to move things forward. Even though I had to take a hard look at things I've been doing wrong (eek!), I'm more confident than I've ever been that I can do what's needed to help my business thrive.
The business model that Donna Maria presented and brainstorming ideas helped to bring my business to the next level.
Maker Mastermind let me know I'm not alone in my struggles and concerns. It is so reassuring to talk with others who've ‘been there, done that' and are successful. Also, the nitty gritty biz advice from taxes and hiring employees, to learning new ways to get the most out of social media, how to write a business plan, the right and wrong ways to handle sticky situations, and what mental attitude is necessary when approaching potential important clients. Invaluable, and it will take me several days or weeks to digest all this information!
The Maker Mastermind was an incredible experience! Donna Maria's genuine passion for what she does and those she serves was evident from the moment we met. I especially appreciated the candid “tough love” and the inspiring words of encouragement she and others provided. We laughed, we cried, we shared….and we learned how to direct our passion into a more profitable business.
Maker Mastermind got me out of my own head. I was able to get practical strategies, tool and techniques that boosted my business right on the spot! Even better, I received a roadmap for the next couple of months.
Maker Mastermind was an opportunity to stop and smell my business. It supported me in setting measurable 30-day goals. It didn't leave me to do it alone, but I have several like-minded accountability partners to check in on me to see how I'm doing.”
Donna Maria has a wealth of knowledge and exudes positive energy and insight. If you are looking for a small group setting to collaborate with other business owners in the maker community, this is the conference for you.
Maker Mastermind will move your business to the next level right before your eyes. It's worth more than the airfare alone. It's eye opening and a way to really grasp who your target client is and how to proceed to reach them. I went, and I can tell you that my business is not the same as it was.
Maker Mastermind really allowed me the safe space to dream and challenge myself to make my business the one I've always wanted it to be. So glad I made the investment in myself and my business!”
I came to the Chicago Maker Mastermind, weary and droopy eyed. I wasn't sure what I needed, but dM was quick to see what I did need. She helped me reign in the shiny object issue, so many makers deal with with. She is quick with ideas and full of fun ways to infuse more energy in your business. dM is an engaging speaker and has the gift of encouragement. I would definitely do one of these again! Thanks so much for this opportunity and giving me clarity again!
At Maker Mastermind LIVE, you’ll join like-minded creative entrepreneurs for a full day of masterminding your life and your business. The next Maker Mastermind LIVE will be announced soon.
Due to COVID-19, Maker Mastermind LIVE is currently virtual only.
We hope that will change soon. Meanwhile, enjoy photos from past events by clicking on cities below..
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Led by Certified Entrepreneur Mentor and IBN founder Donna Maria, Maker Mastermind is a community of similarly situated, like-minded Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs who gather quarterly to address and solve their biggest business challenges, and celebrate success together. In Maker Mastermind, everyone is both coach and client, and everyone brings their A-game. When your cohort meets, an invisible “master mind” is in your midst to help you identify and pursue new opportunities, and facilitate transformative strategies. Maker Mastermind will help you accomplish more — together.
Yes! In fact, we curate a group each quarter that is specifically for Makers who are in the Emerge + Engage phase of business. If you are newer to business (generally 5 years or less), Maker Mastermind will save you thousands in terms of money and productivity just by helping you clarify your goals and stay on track as you pursue and achieve them.
Absolutely! We know that not everyone is good at articulating goals on their own. Sometimes, all you need is a mentor and a team of supporters to flesh out your ideas! Your Maker Mastermind Mentor will help you articulate exactly what you want to achieve in your business, so you can identify the activities and create the systems that lead to success.
Maker Mastermind is for you if you:
• want to experience radical transformation in terms of your daily productivity, and how it leads to the achievement of your goals
• desire to build a solid and ongoing entrepreneurial platform that delivers multiple income streams
• want to develop your leadership skills so you can expand your sphere of influence, inside and outside of your business
• are open to learning from others, as you create and follow your own unique journey
• would like to distill your annual goals into daily priorities that actually propel you and your business forward
• are committed to doing the work required to focus on high impact activities that lead to high impact results
And if it's not for you, you'll know that pretty quickly, and you can cancel at any time!
You can book a discovery session with Donna Maria and find out for sure at this link. In general, Maker Mastermind is definitely not for you if you:
• have a “build it and they will come” attitude
• are not serious about your business, and are unwilling to put in significant work to make it successful
• lack belief in yourself, your ideas, and the greatness within you
• are looking for someone to tell you *exactly* what to do, instead of creating your own path
• have a “done for you” or “easy” or “results in no time!” approach to entrepreneurship
• are closed-minded or resistant to embrace new ideas that may scare you a bit at first
Maker Mastermind is composed mainly of entrepreneurs who make the products they sell, and the issues and challenges they face tend to be unique to people who sell products. Some of the more advanced entrepreneurs we serve have expanded their product businesses to add complementary. If you are doing this, we will make sure your are placed in a group where others are doing the same.
You will maximize to chances that you will reach your business goals through peer-to-peer support and coaching and mentoring from your Maker Mastermind Mentor. Here is what you can look forward to:
• Weekly meetings remind you to celebrate and reward your successes
• Training to help you develop the leadership skills you need to influence people to buy your products and grow your team
• Monthly Co-Working and Content Days help you tackle your technology nightmares, from websites to social media to plugins
• A private networking and discussion community
• Periodic sales training with a focus on generating recurring revenue through community building, memberships and subscriptions
These and other tools described above on this page allow us to easily share ideas, successes, resources, and questions at all times during your Maker Mastermind experience.
To register Maker Mastermind Business, click here.
The current price is $49 per month.
The time commitment is up to you, but to get the most out of the program, we encourage you to block time out on your calendar every week. We meet on Thursdays between 12pm ET and 2pm ET.
We meet on Thursdays between 12pm ET and 2pm ET.. Meetings are recorded for you in case you miss any, but the truth is that you will make far more progress if you attend live. You get out what you put in.
There are no cancellations in the middle of a quarter. Other than that, you can cancel at any time. To cancel, email us in advance of your next monthly payment at email@example.com.
No. However, we believe that you'll make more consistent progress toward your goals when you are paired with other entrepreneurs who are similarly situated to you in terms of entrepreneurial and life experience, and business income level. For example, if you have not yet moved your business from the basic Emerge stage, we will not place you in a cohort with people who are in the Evolve stage of entrepreneurship because you are launching and they are scaling.
Our focus is on American Makers, so our program is only open to Indie Business Network members in the United States and Canada.
No. Maker Mastermind is open to and can benefit any type of business. Your curated cohort will have people from different types of businesses. This will benefit you because you'll be able to mastermind with and learn from within and outside your industry.
We love your questions! Get them all answered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Email is generally not answered on weekends.)