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3 no-brainer ways to spend $199 on your small business this year

by Kelly Exeter | February 7th, 2017 | 2 comments

As a rule, small business owners and solopreneurs don’t have a heap of cash to splash around when it comes to making their business better. And, even if they did, who’s got time?

Not me.

And probably not you either.

All that said, it’s very hard to grow your business and run it better without:

  1. Expanding your network
  2. Accountability
  3. Training that fills knowledge gaps.

In 2015 I did number 1 above.

In 2016 I added number 2 to the list.

In 2017, my colleagues at Flying Solo came to the party for number 3.

What do all these items have in common? They all cost $199. Here’s the run down:

1. Dan’s Mastermind Group

I met Dan Norris at Tropical Think Tank in 2015 and stayed in touch after. When he started a Mastermind group in 2015 I joined. Realistically, it was more to support him than anything else because back then I didn’t have time to be an active part of an online community. About six months in, however, the group really hit its stride and I got sucked right in. (Put that many genuine and smart people in one place and you just can’t help but be an active part of it.) Over the past two years Dan’s Mastermind Group has been invaluable to me. Ever had a business question pop into your head and think ‘Who on earth can answer this for me?’ I’ll tell you who – someone in Dan’s group.

$199 a year? That investment has paid off many times over in the past two years.

Who it’s best for: New and established business owners who need 24 hour access to a group of fellow smart and motivated business owners to bounce ideas around with and get valuable feedback on ideas. Get it here.

2. Single Malt Mastermind

Yes, another mastermind! But different to Dan’s.

I also met Matthew Kimberley at Tropical Think Tank. I’ll never forget how he floored Anthony and I on the very first day of that conference by pointing out something that was blindingly obvious in retrospect, but at the time not so much. That one insight saved us an unbelievable amount of time, money and potential heartache. Matthew has an amazing ability to cut through bullshit and point out the forest when all you can see is trees. He’s also incredibly generous.

As with Dan, I kept in touch with Matthew after the conference. I even subscribed to his email list (and I don’t subscribe to ANY email lists) purely because every one of his emails was a sales masterclass. When he started his Single Malt Mastermind (read how it works here) I jumped on board immediately. An excuse to converse directly with Matthew via email every week for $199? No-brainer!

Now, here’s the thing. It was $199 a year when I joined. It went up to $299 late last year and on February 12 it’s going up to $97 a month. That’s how popular it is. If you want Single Malt Mastermind for $199, you need to sign up before 12 February, and you need to use the code kelly. You’re welcome. And no, there’s no kickback for me on this. I just love Matthew and am excited he’s giving you guys the chance to access him for this price.

Who it’s best for: People who think they don’t have time to work on their business. The weekly accountability email with Matthew has seen me power through a host of small tasks that would ordinarily be put on the back-burner week after week. Getting those tasks DONE has been hugely helpful towards moving my business forwards. Get it here. (And remember to use the code kelly.)

3. Soloism.com

My colleagues at Flying Solo are pretty rad. So rad they spent most of last year putting together this amazing online course at soloism.com. Their vision was to create the Complete Guide to Going It Alone and what they’ve produced is exactly what it says on the box. I couldn’t believe they priced lifetime access to 26 modules at $199.

How does it work? Well, you sign up … and then you pick up the course at whatever module best suits your needs.

  • Just starting out? You might like Module 1: Why soloism?
  • Wondering what you can do to market your business better? Try Module 12: Spreading the word.
  • Looking to build out a team and don’t know where to start? Module 21 will help.

Who’s it best for: Anyone who works for themselves. The great thing about the course being ‘lifetime access’ is that you can use it to help with whatever challenges you’re facing now. Then, in a year’s time when your business has evolved (bringing different challenges), another module will help. Get it here*.

$199 is a very small investment to make in your business

I’ve made a lot of expensive mistakes over the years, mostly from pressing ahead, always trying to figure things out on my own. The second I started paying money to access the brains of smart people, the number of expensive mistakes I made dropped significantly.

I’ve spent $300 to talk to someone for an hour. (Worth it.)

I’ve spent $5000 going to an overseas conference. (Very worth it.)

The three items above? Not just worth it. At $199 each I can assure you they are complete no-brainers 🙂

What’s the best investment you made in your business last year?

 
* The link to soloism.com is an affiliate link. If you sign up using my link, I do get a kickback. But, given I work for Flying Solo, and given the course was created by my esteemed colleagues there, it’s safe to say I wouldn’t recommend the course if I didn’t think it was awesome.

COMMENTS

Thank you Kelly. I still pinch myself that I get to correspond with you every week.

Haha! You’re the best Matthew xx

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