Business Workshops &  Retreats for the Creative Entrepreneur

Imagine having a few days to really focus on your business. Retreats are a great way to drill down into why you started your business in the first place and strategize where you want your business to go. All while networking with other creatives and learning from someone who has turned around multi-million dollar creative businesses into profitable ventures.

2022 ADIRONDACK MASTERMIND RETREAT

March 26-29, 2022

Keene, NY

You are ready to level up your business, but you are so busy DOING that you have no time to think about where you want to be or even plan the strategy you need to get there. Or perhaps you've been photographing weddings for the past 5 years, and you are ready to make the switch to elopements, but your marketing isn't reaching your ideal client.

 

  • Do you feel like you are working but still struggling to make ends meet while "living the dream"?
     

  • Have you been focusing on building up your career and presence, but not growing your actual business?
     

  • Are you making "enough" money, but not doing work that fulfills you?
     

  • Do you want a business that is not only profitable and legally legit, but personally fulfilling?

Join us for an intensive workshop in the heart of the Adirondacks where we cover everything from how to pay yourself first and still have money left over for taxes to how to strategically move forward to create the business you actually want to run.

The 2022 Adirondack Workshop is limited to 6 individual participants, or 4 individual participants and 2 photography/videography duos. Workshop attendance is limited to ensure that each individual participant has a fruitful experience. The workshop will culminate in a styled elopement shoot. Small participant numbers ensure the opportunity to ask individualized questions during the business modules.

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I'm Molly

I've been in the creative field for 20 years. For the past decade, I've made a career managing arts businesses and consulting with small business owners. After getting a masters degree in management from Yale University, I built up a reputation for taking businesses that were operating in the red and turning them into profitable and financially sustainable organizations. 

In my mid-30s, I decided that I needed something more in my life, and became an award-winning elopement photographer and planner. By utilizing my own business knowledge and training, I managed to both pay myself AND turn a profit within my first year of business. All while still having time to spend with my family. 

When you work with me, I help you build the business that allows you to LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT! Perhaps you have bought courses in the past or started to read a "How To" book, but you never actually finished it. It's probably because the information didn't feel relevant to what you were building. It wasn't in alignment with your own values.

When you build your own business, so much of yourself goes into it. And that means that you need a business built around your own values. And I will help you get there. We will work on defining your own values (the things that no matter what happens will never change) and build your business around your values. Building a business around someone else's values won't motivate you and will likely lead to burnout and failure. 

Are you ready to invest in yourself and your business?

Sample Itinerary

Sample Workshop Topics

Finding Your Why: Vision, Values, and Strategy when it comes to Entrepreneurship

Business Basics: Creating a Business Plan, Determining Your Pricing, and Paying Yourself First

Legally Legit: Contracts, Taxes, and Everything Legal

Marketing & SEO

Blogging Strategy: Passive Income and More

Branding: It Doesn't Mean What You Think It Does 

Outdoor Safety and Considerations for Elopements

What You Get

  • 35-Page Workbook with Actionable Steps to Create the Business You Want

  • Marketing Calendar and Strategy Workbook

  • Customizable Client Guide

  • Pricing Guide Template

  • Email Templates

  • Location Guide Template

  • Client Gear Guides for all seasons

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About Your Stay

Eco-Tourism and Supporting Locally-Owned Businesses

I'm taking a wild guess here, but I bet you love the world you live in and prioritize supporting local, eco-friendly, and women-owned businesses. I do too. And as part of my business strategy, I incorporate my personal values into my business.

 

The Bark Eater Inn will be our home away from home during the retreat. The Bark Eater Inn is an eco-friendly luxury destination for many eloping couples in the Adirondacks. The whole property will be booked for the retreat, allowing private access to the surrounding grounds and trails.

Each suite is decorated with deluxe amenities to provide a relaxing environment for reflection throughout the retreat. While staying at the Bark Eater Inn, you will be treated to delicious farm-to-table meals throughout your stay. 

And yes, those are edible flowers pictured.

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2022 Adirondack Retreat

March 26-29, 2022

All-Inclusive Workshop Cost*

$2,500 for Single Participant

$4,000 for Duo in Shared Room

*$750 add-on for ski/snowboard elopement day

3 Days

20+ Hours of Educational Content

1-2 Styled Elopement Shoots

Business Strategy Workbook and More!

2022 Workshop Application

Please Read: If accepted, a 50% deposit will be due to hold your spot. If it turns out that you are unable to attend after paying your deposit, moneys may be used for one-on-one mentoring.

This workshop is for driven business owners who are ready to focus and commit to doing the work to advance their business. Due to the limited number of spots available, an application must be submitted to attend the ADK Creative Business Retreat. After the retreat, applicants will receive a one-on-one mentoring follow up session for accountability.