DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE NEXT BBBC COHORT?

"DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND YOU'LL NEVER WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE" - I call BS!

Running a small creative business is SUPER HARD WORK!

But you are living the dream of thousands (millions?) of makers, you are following your passion.

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Skipping through flower fields in floral outfits and singing close harmony tunes with yourself.

BUT...

☞ Your desk/ studio/ shop looks like a tornado ripped through it.

☞ That amazing idea you had is written down.... somewhere....

☞ After every vacation you swear you will start writing your mails monthly. No. Weekly!

☞ THIS TIME you will start with those behind-the-scenes videos.

☞ Your website needs a tune-up, 'Yes, I'll do that Monday'. 

AND THEN...

YOU DON'T...

You read a business book. Take a marketing course. Watch a few webinars. You're a vessel of ideas. 

But when you get down to it, the day-to-day eats you alive. Not to mention all the obligations and goals in your personal life. There is no focus, no system and the day is done before you can say...

'I NEED A CLUE!'

I'VE GOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED

"A personal assistant?" No. Almost.

THE BUILDING BETTER BUSINESSES CIRCLE

The BBBC is everything I needed and missed when I started out as a creative business owner.

It was built from the ground up and fully developed with the help of 4 crafty small business owners like myself. (Thanks again ladies!)

It's 100% focussed on topics that business owners need help with RIGHT NOW.

Multiple factors are set in place to help you to actually DO THE WORK YOU NEED TO DO.

You already are a person with a vision, passion and talent. You don't need help there.

You just need MOMENTUM, a soft kick in the bum and like-minded folk to talk to. Some systems in place, a bit of organisation PLUS the accountability, support and collective MAGIC of a community.

LET ME KNOW WHEN THE NEXT COHORT STARTS

HI, I'M SASKIA

I went from (you may scroll fast here)

⚘ knitting pattern designer

to

⚘ needle craft teacher then

⚘ needle craft school owner

to

⚘ indie yarn shop owner,

⚘ yarn designer and

⚘ yarn dyer,

oh and also

⚘ product designer.

Then I became a

⚘ community builder (online and offline),

⚘ a podcaster,

⚘ writer of content,

⚘ event organiser and

⚘ program maker.

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I have always been the unsatiable student, the pigheaded changer of things. The early adopter and early let-go-er. The quiet revolutionary and the enthusiastic optimist. The one that makes jokes at awkward times. A born creative and a converted organiser. Getting in gear before the idea is even fully worked out. The recovering perfectionist.

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To make a long story longer,

I AM THE PERFECT PERSON TO INVITE COMMUNITY, HOST GATHERINGS AND SHOW YOU HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS WHILE STAYING TRUE TO YOU.

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I was where you are once, I wished I could afford a business coach, an assistant, a team....

I wished for systems. A roadmap.

But most of all, I wished for TIME and the insight on how to focus on the right things.

Then Covid came, I closed my shop (You can hear all about that story on my podcast) and applied myself full time to supporting businesses like mine.

My 'why', my soul is all about changing the way we look at fashion, and to do that we need to supply makers with GOOD materials and services.

So... I put on my hand-knit cape and followed the call of my fellow creative businesses.

MY TIME IS NOW YOURS!

I WANT UPDATES!

AT JA, WOL, HERE'S HOW WE ROLL

I'm all about ethical marketing and I don't like to make promises I can't keep.

Some of it is up to you. You will have to do some REAL WORK to get GREAT RESULTS.

but I CAN 100% PROMISE YOU...

* A safe and welcoming community that welcomes all / a program where inclusivity is a main focus

* Kind accountability and support

* Motivation from other members

* A growing confidence in your abilities

* Less business loneliness (it's a thing)

* Connections with like-minded people

* Inspiring ideas

* That I'll do my best to provide everything you need to make REAL changes in your business.

  • THE COURSE

    Short videos, written content and audio you can easily 'consume' on-the-go or in-between tasks, whenever is convenient for you.

  • THE WORKBOOK

    Actionable assignments that don't take a week to wrap your head around. Read, do, implement right away. Grow and lift your business as you go!

  • ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS

    Accountability groups, co-working sessions and live calls that motivate you to actually do the work. Sometimes on the spot!

  • LIVE SESSIONS

    These sessions are for asking questions, for talking things trough and bouncing ideas off each other. Sometimes for having a bit of fun. They are flexible to what you need. I'm here to assist and facilitate.

  • THE CHECKLIST

    A helpful checklist for crossing off important tasks so you can feel good about getting shit done! And find reasons to CELEBRATE every week!

  • COMMUNITY MAGIC

    You'll land in a private BBBC group. And you are automatically welcomed in the wider Ja, Wol Community platform. A magical place of crafty inspiration without ads and distractions. (It might even make you want to leave social altogether...just saying)

Inside the BBBC - come in and have a look around

"I think the way you interact and motivate us is really great, it's your personal skills and gentle coersion that keeps me coming back ."

I have come to realise that with anything I subscribe too, I need a format where I am interacting with other people and making a time/money commitment, or I won't show up, I'll find an excuse not too. It's because I feel easily overwhelmed by work, family, physical issues. The cost also makes me want to make the most of this, I am committed and now personally involved with the group, I want to see and make it work.

GRACE WHOWELL - BEYOND MEASURE

"I am actually enjoying my work more now that I’ve got my days more structured."

I’ve decluttered, organized, set goals and made a plan and I can actually take the steps I set out to do because I’m focussing on the important things now. Instead of working in by business I am now working on my business and moving forward.

Saskia Maas - OVIS ET CETERA

"From working with other professionals in the same field I have picked up so many great tips."

I try to do my work in the midst of running a farm and bringing up a bunch of kids with my husband. I needed information that worked for my situation, not a step-by-step from a book. In our talks we go beyond the usual tips & tricks and really talk about our personal needs, then we focus on working on solutions together. 

LISET VAN HOORICKX - SCHAAP EN DRAAK

F.A.Q.

WHAT TOPICS DO WE COVER?

These are the topics we've covered in the first cohort.

They will be more consise but very similar.

SETTING & ACHIEVING GOALS

WORKING FROM VALUES

IDENTITY - BRANDING

AUDIENCE - CUSTOMER

MARKETING - COMMUNICATION

CONTENT

MAIL

WEBSITE

PLANNING

SELLING - PRICING - MONEY

And there is always room and flexibility to work with things that come up in the moment.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM RUN FOR?

The first cohort ran for a year. A topic every month, a chapter every week.

But this is also something that you could manage in about 12 weeks. A shorter period, a bit more momentum. A bit less of a commitement. A bit more accessible. So that's my aim.

Feel free to give me feedback on this one here.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

I'm building the program with a couple of hours per week in mind.

2-4 hours is fair I think. Some people always dive deeper than others, some people naturally can get to the core faster. But there is a group to help you.

I'll even give you some tips to free up the time if you need it.

HOW BIG IS THE GROUP GOING TO BE?

The minimum for an accountability group is 3 people, 16 people would be the absolute maximum.

I want to see all of your faces clearly in a zoom call.

The larger the cohort the more sub-groups I'll make for exercises, accountability groups.

Cohort: the total amount of people that take the program.

Accountability group: a smaller work group within the cohort.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Unfortunately I can't give you an exact figure because it depends on how many people participate.

The first cohort paid 1320 euros for the same information over a longer period of time. They were the first to trust me and helped me build the program, so I gave them a pretty good deal.

The next cohort will run over a much shorter period, covering the same topics.

But what I can promise you is that the price will be fair and transparent.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT A RECESSION COMING, IS THIS THE RIGHT TIME?

With a recession coming, it is a great time to learn how to let your business stand out from the rest, to optimize and elevate it.


If consumers can only spend their money once, you want them to choose your business!


Because you took action and used the momentum to elevate your mission, you have a bigger chance of coming out of it in better shape than those that panic and don't do anything about the situation.


I started my business in the last recession. I had a heart operation, then the pandemic hit. During the hard times is when your creative genius steps in. The momentum of that energy has is actually an opportunity to make a change.


This program is build so you will stand out from the rest, have a clear message with products and services that are not only displayed but actively sold.


And always... listen to your heart, your gut. Will this help you run a better business? Then the answer is: yes, this is a good time to join!

OK, I'M CURIOUS

That's great. Let me keep you updated. There's absolutely no obligation to buy anything if you let me know you are interested. I'd love it if you are ready to sign up. You know what they say about early birds...