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2018 MASTERMINDS EXCELLENCE & LEADERSHIP IN SMALL BUSINESS


WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Little Black Desk Society Mastermind community! We would love to have you join us and look forward to working alongside you to help you excel in your business. In this guide, I share the following: Who We Are Accountability Tools Mastermind Enrollment Process What Members Are Saying I look forward to welcoming you and am excited to see what we can accomplish together!

Thank you, Thank you, Melissa Melissa

mkjones@littleblackdesksociety.com  Facebook: littleblackdesksociety Instagram: @littleblackdesksociety

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ABOUT Little Black Desk Society provides accountability for established owners of service-based businesses to help you excel in serving your clients, team, and community. 

WHO WE ARE Accountability and support is offered via one-on-one business coaching, structured monthly Masterminds, and the Academy, a membership community for in-depth business conversations. Since January 2015, Little Black Desk Society has served more than 1,000 women in over 20 communities across the United States. The women of Little Black Desk Society love what they do and strive for excellence in their work. They are fueled by their purpose to serve others well and make a difference in their homes, community, and industry. Creating and refining processes as we grow together not only makes this possible but also enables us to raise the bar in the industry. In a society that is more technology-dependent than ever, I understand the need for in-person support having moved to Chicago by myself in 2014. Thus I am passionate about creating and leading a strong supportive entrepreneurial community. Relationships are a critical component of business and each element of Little Black Desk Society focuses on intentional connections. My goal is to create opportunities where women, like you, are empowered to be more confident in your business because you have the tools, structure, and support you need. Confident to lead your clients, team, and community all while feeling less alone in your entrepreneurial journey.

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"WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT."

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MEMBERSHIP WHO ARE MASTERMINDS FOR? If you are an established entrepreneur with a service-based business looking for accountability and support to execute your goals so you can excel in business, Little Black Desk Society Masterminds are perfect for you! As a Mastermind, we commit to working together to execute our goals, overcome challenges, achieve business milestones, and build sustainable longterm businesses. Throughout your membership, I am beside you to empower you to push through challenges and celebrate your milestones! Members who achieve the best results from our Masterminds actively engage in online and offline conversations, show up prepared and present for every meeting and are committed to doing the work it takes to build their business. As a result, they have stronger relationships and receive a higher level of feedback from peers due to a better understanding of goals and challenges.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT? We focus on these two important elements of business: Execution and Relationships We focus on helping you execute on goals and projects instead of giving you additional course content. We help sort and filter business resources so you are using your time and money well by sharing experiences and asking questions. When we do provide content and resources it is from vetted industry professionals with proven results. This is not a group coaching session. "You gave me the push I needed!! I just love this group!"

Each member is on the "hot-seat" every meeting. This creates accountability and consistent connection for relationships. We focus on the depth of relationships instead of width.   We believe networking is valuable, however in order to build trust which leads to referrals and collaborations, you have to build strong relationships.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS MEMBER BENEFITS Mastermind membership includes the following benefits. These benefits are limited to the duration of your paid membership and access will be removed unless you choose to renew. Monthly Business Reviews Reviews are created specifically for members to assist with accountability, goal setting, tracking progress, and achievements. Accountability Partners Accountability for the duration of your membership. These women are your Mastermind peers who are selected by level of experience and details shared in the application process. Business Resources Access to exclusively curated content based on the needs of the community. Fresh Start Weekly check-in and 15-minute goal setting session. Share the top 3 goals you will accomplish for the week ahead. Identifying and sharing your goals helps you stay focused and move forward. Milestone Recognition We want to acknowledge and celebrate your major business milestones. Private Group + Complimentary Academy Subscription Access to a private group within LBD Academy for you to continue conversations and support each other between Masterminds.

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"YOUR SMILE IS YOUR LOGO, YOUR PERSONALITY YOUR BUSINESS CARD, HOW YOU LEAVE OTHERS FEELING AFTER AN EXPERIENCE YOUR TRADEMARK." leadership © 2017 - 2018 LITTLE BLACK DESK SOCIETY | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WWW.LITTLEBLACKDESKSOCIETY.COM


ENROLLMENT PROCESS HOW DO I ENROLL? STEP 1: Complete the application form. Your completed application tells us the current stage of business so we are able to compose Masterminds of similar peers.  STEP 2: Submit payment for the cost of membership. STEP 3: During the enrollment period, you will be sent a link to complete registration. STEP 4: Once enrollment closes, you will receive a non-disclosure to sign that is between you and your Mastermind peers.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ENROLL? After we receive payment and all completed forms, you will receive a Welcome to Membership guide within two business days of enrollment closing. You are required to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to participate in the Mastermind. These will be emailed separately to all parties to sign after enrollment closes. Your signature is required prior to attending the first mastermind. The first week of July you will receive an invite to create your member profile in the private group. Your first Monthly Business Review is due July 1st. Details will be emailed after enrollment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Please visit our website for additional details and calendar. www.littleblackdesksociety.com/membership/faq

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"DON'T JOIN AN EASY CROWD; YOU WILL NOT GROW THERE. GO WHERE THE EXPECTATIONS AND DEMANDS TO PERFORM ARE HIGH. excellence © 2017 - 2018 LITTLE BLACK DESK SOCIETY | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WWW.LITTLEBLACKDESKSOCIETY.COM


WHAT ARE MEMBERS SAYING? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MASTERMIND EXPERIENCE? I gain so much from my Mastermind and my business growth shows. I have clarity on where I'm going, how to track my metrics and LOVE that Melissa and her team find the "need to know" articles for me on trends on social media and small businesses...it saves me amazing amounts of time. Your business needs this! - Steph | FoodCoach Me Another benefit of the masterminds is that I have been able to soak up the conversations traded back and forth and have received an unexpected education regarding structuring my day, productivity, and the use of surveys, to just name a few. One of the greatest lessons I've learned is that just because you are a solo entrepreneur, doesn't mean you have to do it all by yourself.  - Laura | Heart Splash When running a business, it's difficult to stay focused and determined when there are several moving parts, and LBD helped ask the question "What is most important and HOW are you going to accomplish that and what feedback do you want from other business owners on your direction/ideas/specific project/etc.?"...Many times I had an idea, for example, that I wanted to implement, but after getting the chance to present it at a detailed level to the group, realized it wasn't such a good idea for reasons I hadn't even thought of!.  - Kim | Howard Homes Chicago I have met and created strong, supportive relationships with business owners all over the US. It is a community of like minded woman looking to share encouragement, information, and motivation with one and other!  - Ariel | North Detail I've been in a few mastermind groups, and I love two things about LBDS: the women, and the structure. LBDS members are unfailingly wonderful, empathetic, crazy smart, driven, thoughtful human beings and it's such a relief to have hard, meaningful, complicated conversations when that's who you're having them with.  - Sam | Wag + Gem

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"YOU DID NOT WAKE UP TODAY TO BE MEDIOCRE."

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2018 Little Black Desk Society Mastermind Membership - Information Guide  

Enrollment opens June 1 | For details, visit: littleblackdesksociety.com | Information guide includes member benefits, enrollment process, a...

2018 Little Black Desk Society Mastermind Membership - Information Guide  

Enrollment opens June 1 | For details, visit: littleblackdesksociety.com | Information guide includes member benefits, enrollment process, a...

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