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FINALLY GET SHIT DONE in the BBBC

The BUILDING BETTER BUSINESSES CIRCLE was built from the ground up with the help of other small creative business owners like you. It’s all you need to lift and grow your business beyond the day-to-day: actionable chunks of info and assignments that you can implement right away. The kind of stuff that makes you clap your hands together and go ‘Oeh oeh oeh, let’s get to work!!’

"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.

{insert obvious pinterest quote art}

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!'

GET THE CORE FOCUS COMPASS

Get started on moving forward today!

Download the CORE FOCUS COMPASS and work through the basics of getting more focus in your business.

Hang it on the fridge, tape it to your desk and remind yourself about the CORE of your business every day,

Grab a coffee and a pen, who doesn't love a good worksheet that actually gives you some insights.

☞ Get FOCUSSED! ☜

DOWNLOAD NOW

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.

JOIN THE LIST

What my clients were able to do

☞ start a yarn brand

☞ get that website online

☞ move their business from part time to full time

☞ shift their ideal customer to one that is more aligned with their needs and values

☞ let go of offers that were costing more than giving back

☞ have a new perspective on organising in a way that matches their life

☞ organising their workspace in such a way that it gave them ideas for new offers aka turning their chaos into income

HI, I'M SASKIA

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!

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

Kind accountability and support

✄ A growing confidence in your abilities

✄ Less business loneliness (it's a thing)

✄ Connections with like-minded people

✄ Inspiring ideas

and...

✄ 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.

  • THE WORKBOOK

    Actionable assignments. 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.

  • WINS & WOES LIVE SESSIONS

    For checkin in with each other, supporting and having fun with the work we're doing.

  • THE CHECKLIST

    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.

  • ☆ TRIAL ☆ 1:1 SESSIONS

    I added 1:1 sessions with me. You'll get 6 hours of private mentoring time with me included in this program! HIGH VALUE!

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?

The program consists of 3 Modules

1. Me

2. My business

3. My product

We first take a look at what you personally need, what space you have for your business and what your boundaries are, then we look at your business and your product and turn it into a holistic roadmap that is there to help sustain you and your business in the most healthy and productive way.

Growing can only happen on healthy soil.

These are some of the topics that we talk about in the chapters within the modules.

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 program runs for 12 weeks, three months. One module per month a chapter per week.

An ideal time frame to give you momentum, achievable commitment and enough time to do the work.

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?

Early Bird : € 1400,-

Full Price: € 1600,-

Limited early Bird prices will go live about two months prior to starting the new cohort. If you don't want to miss out on early bird tickets, subscribe to the mailing list HERE.

For transparency: I decided to offer early bird prices so that I can get an idea of interest and as a thank you for those of you that are super excited and ready to get going!

This program combines the value of

☆ two decades of experience

☆ a couple of educations in art and marketing

☆ dozens of business books

☆ multiple courses on branding, selling, marketing focussed on transparency, inclusiveness and ethics

☆ 6 hours of private mentoring

All in filtered through the lens of a small business in the fiber and needle craft industry.

This program will save you years of unnecessary work and thousands of euros.

It might seem like a lot, but in the corporate world, this is paid for an afternoon workshop. I took a course in fair pricing so it would be fair to MY customer not fair in general.

Need to save up? Remember that it's about the same amount as...

- one Saterday's income in your yarnshop

- one day of sales at a festival

- a restock for one yarn brand

If you want to invest in your business, that's how you can shift your view and get the money to get shit done with us!

Going forward I will put 10% of each ticket sold towards a scholarship. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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...