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LBD ACADEMY WELCOME GUIDE


Thank you for joining the Little Black Desk Academy! I am excited to have you join the conversations here and share your experiences and knowledge. In this guide, you will find tips on how to make the most of your membership including how to get started, join the conversation, and your time to shine. I look forward to raising the bar in entrepreneurship together!

Shine Bright, Melissa Founder | Little Black Desk Society Founder | Little Black Desk Academy mkjones@littleblackdesksociety.com Facebook: littleblackdeskacademy Instagram: @littleblackdeskacademy

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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. © 2018 LITTLE BLACK DESK SOCIETY


NONE OF US IS AS SMART AS ALL OF US.

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LET'S GET STARTED PROFILE Headshot and Biography We want to see your beautiful face! Highlight your business, professional strengths, and personal charm in 160 characters or less. Profession Please select (1) from the provided titles. This allows you to find other women in your same profession. NOTE: If you create a unique profession it will not integrate with the built-in algorithm to connect you with like professions. Contact Information Add links for your peers to connect directly with your business via Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Website. Why I'm Here Use this section to tell us why you joined the Academy. What do you hope to gain from being a member? What skills and strengths do you bring as a member that will help your peers.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION FEATURED POSTS Weekly Different posts are featured each week. These posts include articles, events, questions, polls, posts, and more. If you only check in 1-2x week, look here first.

HOW DO I START A CONVERSATION? Ask A Question When asking a question you can choose from a simple question, multiple choice, hot/cold poll, or percentage poll.  Add the corresponding business topic tag so your peers see your question. NOTE: This is one of my favorite features to use. Questions should be direct and less than 150 characters. Attend An Event Join a chat, roundtable, or webinar.  Cultivate Relationships Browse our members to follow women you would like to get to know or direct message. Invite a friend to join you! Follow Topics Browse the business topics to follow topics which interest you and follow them so new conversations appear in your feed. Join a Group Get to know more about your fellow Mastermind members and dive deeper into a topic. © 2018 LITTLE BLACK DESK SOCIETY


EVERYONE HAS A PURPOSE IN LIFE AND A UNIQUE TALENT TO GIVE TO OTHERS. AND WHEN WE BLEND THIS UNIQUE TALENT WITH SERVICE TO OTHERS, WE EXPERIENCE THE ECSTASY AND EXULTATION OF OWN SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ALL GOALS.

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YOUR TIME TO SHINE HOW AM I ABLE TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCES? Business Feature The (5) most engaged women in the community for the month will have their business featured on my website with an interview.  These features will change month-to-month to feature the respective businesses.  Exclusive Offers Would you like to create an offer exclusive to our community? All exclusive Member Rewards are reviewed prior to posting to ensure they benefit the community as a whole. If you are interested, email me your proposal. Instagram Feature Share pictures that show you implementing knowledge gained, working with peers, goals achieved, and behind the scenes. Images selected will be shared on the @littleblackdeskacademy account. Marketplace Do you have a product or service for women? Share your offering. Member Interview Share your entrepreneurial story and have it featured on the Coffee Bar Blog.  Reviews - Information Technology Is there a digital resource (app, plug-in) you used recently that you love and think everyone else should know about? Share your experience.  Share your experience in the Information Technology topic. Reviews - Training Is there a learning resource you used recently that you love and think everyone else should know about?  Share your experience in the Training topic.

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FAQ'S PROFILE How do I personalize my profile background with a branded image? If you download the mobile version of this app, you can edit the background of your profile (under settings) to include a brand photo When I try to login, why does it email me a link? It emails you a link as a security feature so you are the only person logging into your account. To bypass this feature, you will need to create a password for your account. You can create a password by going to Profile/Settings/Account. Which profession should I select? Please select your primary profession (ex: wedding planner) from the provided list so that members can easily locate you and you are able to connect with others in your field. You can provide additional details in your profile summary. If there is a specific profession that needs to be added to benefit the community at large, send a message to your host, Melissa. How do I edit my notifications? Select your notifications from your 'settings' under your profile.

BONUS There are additional features and resources throughout the Academy. We want you to explore, engage, and have fun connecting with each other!!

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"YOU CAN MAKE MORE FRIENDS IN TWO MONTHS BY BECOMING INTERESTED IN OTHER PEOPLE THAN YOU CAN IN TWO YEARS BY TRYING TO GET OTHER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN YOU."

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2018 LBD Academy - Welcome Guide  

Introduction to Little Black Desk Academy, a membership site for Little Black Desk Society.

2018 LBD Academy - Welcome Guide  

Introduction to Little Black Desk Academy, a membership site for Little Black Desk Society.

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