Application to WEDC Women's Aligned Business Mastermind Group
The Women's Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), LHS Coaching, and The Aligned Center are partnering to bring you a new small business mastermind group! Moderated by Laurie Hirsch Schulz of LHS Coaching, drawing on WEDC's decades of small enterprise experience, and resonating with The Aligned Center's commitment to mindful, heartfelt community, this group will provide small business owners the opportunity to reflect and refine your work, maximizing your profit and efficiency.

The mastermind format is a facilitated peer exchange which allows participants to brainstorm ideas, share expertise and provide mutual support to address challenges. The goal for this group is to form an engaged community of small business owners to enable support as well as accountability to help achieve goals.

Schedule:
Every second and fourth Monday from 7-9 pm, January 13 - April 27
Location: The Aligned Center in Irvington, New York.

Cost: $200 for 4 month, 8 session program

Space is limited to 12 people. Applicants are not guaranteed entry; all applicants will be contacted for follow up.
Email address *
Name: *
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Phone number (in case of emergency): *
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I am available to meet at The Aligned Center, located next to the MetroNorth Station in Irvington, New York, on the second and fourth Monday nights starting January 13th, 2019 *
Indicate the stage your small business is in currently: *
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Describe your business: *
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What is your goal in joining this mastermind group? *
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The thing I would most like to learn about small business is: *
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What are you most proud of in terms of your business? *
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How confident are you feeling about the success of your business? *
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What do you believe your biggest challenges are in building your business? *
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The following are topics we are considering including in this mastermind group agenda. Please rank your interest in each. *
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Celebrating and Leveraging Wins
Developing a Stronger Sales Process
Putting Business Systems in Place
Building Partnerships to Build Your Business
Identifying What’s Needed to Sustain Your Business
Clarifying Your Vision for Your Company
Social Media Best Practices
Achieving Better Work Life Balance
Inexpensive Marketing Strategies
Networking for Business Development
Building a Client/Customer Pipeline
Pitch/Communication Enhancement
Self-Care & Stress Management for the Entrepreneur
Maintaining a Client/Customer Pipeline
Building Strong Teams
Identifying and Leveraging Free Small Business Resources
Setting Goals and Taking Action
Setting Pricing/Negotiating Pricing
Using Design Thinking to Drive Business Growth
Defining Your Business Niche/Point of Differentiation
Overcoming Obstacles/Challenges
Critical Components of a Business Plan
Setting Financial Goals
What capabilities (expertise, skills or strengths) will you bring to the group that could benefit other small business owners? *
Consider the topics listed in the prior question as well as any other areas of expertise you may have that would be valuable for other small business owners. A portion of the agenda for each Mastermind session will focus on a specific topic with members of the group sharing expertise, supporting and learning from each other. We will all come to the group with different strengths - let us know what yours are here.
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Provide the link to your LinkedIn profile, your business website and/or your business Facebook page here. *
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