Small Business Workshop at Five Marys
*Bring your business ideas, your laptop and be ready to jump start your business! Mary will lead a weekend with a small, intimate group of 8-10 women to share everything she's learned about small business from the ground up. Focused on business as a "one woman show" without hiring out, keeping expenses low, making sure your business has money making potential (because a business that doesn't make money is just a hobby), design and branding on a dime, building a website, navigating social media, growth & a path to small business success!
Dates: Feb 1-3, 2019 (Friday-Saturday )
*limited to 8-10 women, workshop investment $2650 - but discounted rate of $2250 per person for this inaugural workshop! (includes lodging, all meals, drinks and course material)
What to bring:
*Any current business materials (brochures, marketing materials)
*Access to your website etc if applicable
*E-course working clothes: comfortable! sweats and slippers totally acceptable :)
*A nicer outfit or two for dinner out at The Burgerhouse Friday and Saturday night.
*A get dirty outfit for a ranch tour and chores with mud boots
*You are responsible for getting yourself to Fort Jones but everything is included once you are here and you shouldn’t need a vehicle.
*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.
Schedule - Feb 1-3, 2019
Arrival to Fort Jones Friday Feb 1 between 1-3pm
3:00-6:00pm Workshop 1 : Social Media from Scratch
6:00pm - Cocktails and Social Hour - meet other attendees and tell your story
7:30pm - Dinner at The Burgerhouse and continuing conversation on Social Media
9:00pm - Fireside Chat on Social Media Strategy on Instagram at The Guesthouse (optional!)
Optional: Morning Ranch Chores with Brian 6:45am
8:00am - Breakfast at the Guesthouse
9:00am-12:00pm Workshop 2 : Small Business from Scratch
12:00pm - Lunch break : Patio Picnic at the Guesthouse
12:30-3:30pm - Workshop 3 : Your Business Spotlight individual 20-min sessions with Mary to look at your business, break down where you need to focus, how you can grow, tools that might help, tips and advice on how to build your brand and business.
12:30-3:30 - Group work on websites, tools to organize your files and photos and marketing material,
3:30pm Possible ranch chores Saturday afternoon
5:00pm-6:30pm Workshop 4 : Next Steps - create a plan to take home and implement
6:30pm - Cocktail & Social Hour!
7:30pm - Dinner at The Burgerhouse and continuing conversation on Small Business from Scratch
9:00pm - Fireside Chat on Small Business Branding and Marketing at The Guesthouse (optional!)
8:00am - Breakfast at the Guesthouse
9:00am-10:30pm Workshop 5 : Selling & Shipping Products
Focused on ecommerce, inventory, product links on social media, web hosts pros and cons, fulfillment, different carriers, third-party automation, branding on packaging, etc
10:30-11:00am break - guests NOT selling perishable products can head home or stay!
11:00am-1:00pm Workshop 6 : Selling & Shipping Perishable Products
Focused on packaging and 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
***NO REFUNDS after reservation is made - if you can not make the workshop, your payment will go towards a pre-release set in the eCourse (value expected $1950)