BIZ & PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT (beta)
I help amazing creatives, business owners, and nonprofit leaders like you bring your ideas to life and develop your programing & business. You know that if you take some time to work on your business, you can start moving forward in your business in a way that makes sense and is financially viable.
Together with a combination of digital business - and programming - development & management, I help you create a plan, develop and implement the operations and systems, and have the support you need so you can run your business, event, and/or programming smoothly, remove bottlenecks, and increase revenue.
Do any of these sound familiar? Which of these apply to you?
You feel like you have a never ending to do list and repeating much of the same tasks - and like you’re barely making progress?
You want more freedom in the work you’re doing?
You’re struggling to have money - from donations, sales, grants and more - come in consistently in your business?
You have parts of what you’re doing figured out but feel like something’s missing?
You feel like it’s been a patchwork of putting things together and hoping it’ll work out?
Want to plan for the short and long term of your project or business?
Looking for a way to move forward with your idea, project, or business in a way that makes sense financially and aligns with your values?
Imagine what it will feel like when you go from feeling overwhelmed to having the tools, real world strategies, and support to help you run your business and bring your vision to life.
Looking for this type of support in your work? Know you’re not alone! This is just what a few people are saying:
“I wanted to work with her to organize and identify the mission, vision, and purpose for my business. We had scheduled meetings, feedback, provided next steps, focus and specificity as well as sharing ideas and viewpoints. We also worked on completing my website and developing other written materials, along with identifying work opportunities that pertain to the services my business can provide. You are professional, analytical, able to take information in and put it together in a coherent fashion and uses the time wisely. In addition, you’re very pleasant to work with and open to my specific process.” - Barbara Roberts
Where would your life be if this was your story too?
Having having things set up in your business so they’re running smoothly
You have the time to focus on the work you want to create and get out in the world
You have a step by step plan and the accountability to move things forward in your work
Have the support to bring your vision to life.
Moving forward with your work in a way that’s financially viable and aligns with your values
How I got started…
The germ for what I’m doing now started when I was an art school student who scoffed at much of the business side of things.
Fast forward to over 8 years of seeing and helping creatives entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders struggle to bridge the vision and execution sides of what they do. That’s lead me to have 5+ years of helping people just like you bridge the gap between the idea and business side of the work your do - and make it easier for you!
“We were struggling around capturing our financial data from the past three years and how to use it moving forward. You’ve been asking the right questions - and we needed an intense data scramble and having you onboard to help was helpful.” - LA Commons
“Thanks for working with us and for being diligent, kind and easygoing during the process! You’re organized, prompt, thoughtful and creative, and was a pleasure to work with on our projects with our creative arts organization.
We worked on a spoken word performance that we did as a recorded program online that we subsequently also aired at a live event. Michelle helped us with a variety of aspects in planning and promoting the program. She also helped us with brainstorming ideas for the future of our organization.
We had no hesitations when we hired you because we felt like you’d be a good fit due to your experience, skills and personality. You are easy to work with and willing to be flexible and open to new ideas - and after having made the investment to work together, I would do it again.” - Corey Roskin, Queerwise
What if you had this support too?
You’re a creative and decision maker in your organization - whether an entrepreneur or at a nonprofit - that strives for excellence in the work you do and wants to make a difference in the world.
You want to stop stumbling and start taking the steps to take your work to the next level. Having the support, tools, and strategy to make that happen is totally doable.
You deserve to be able to move forward with your work in a way that’s financially viable and aligns with your values.
That’s the exact reason why I created this (beta) offer around managing your business - to take you from feeling overwhelmed to taking control of your work.
HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED
WORKBOOKS & SPREADSHEETS [VALUE: $599]
We’ll be covering business basics, including how to set up, clean up, and manage your business and programming online with more ease. You'll be receiving workbooks and spreadsheets to help with going through and manage this.
Mission, vision, and niche statement
Who you’re serving
Developing your offer and/or program
Stages of business
Metrics to track
Funding & Budgeting
Systems & operations
You’ll be receiving resources and more you can use along the way.
This is the starting point that helps set the right foundation, we’ll then work on creating an actionable, results-driven plan for your project in our 1:1 sessions.
1:1 WEEKLY MEETINGS [VALUE: $1,499+]
Over the course of at least 10 weekly 1:1, 60 minute video sessions, we’ll discuss where things stand now and your vision for the future of your idea, program, and/or business. I’ll help you get clarity on the bigger strategy as well as determining your next steps.
By the end of our calls, you’ll feel clear, confident, and excited about the overall plan for your project and the strategy to stay on track to successfully bring your vision to life.
CURATED ACTION STEPS [VALUE: $499]
You’ll receive a list of curated list of at least 5 action steps within 24 hours after our 1:1 meetings. While I’ll be there to support you every step of the way, this will be specific actions or tasks for you to do. This will help get you on track and moving forward in your work.
TEMPLATES [VALUE: $199]
You’ll be receiving an array of email templates to use in your work - including ones that can be set up as an automation to ones you can use in your work - and in regular email correspondence.
DIGITAL SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS AUDIT + SET UP [VALUE: $999]
Over the course of working together, we’ll go through where you want to take your work. Based off our conversations and your goals, I’ll go in and do an audit of your systems, operations, and/or program and help with creating, setting up and/or updating all of your systems, operations, automatons and more.
This will help you with getting things off the ground and moving forward in a way that suits your goals, along with being able to onboard and/or pass along the running of it to team members or plan to bring on board.
Being among the founding members in this beta offer, you’ll be invited to a small but growing Facebook community and have the support of others.
Through individualized support of this experience, you’ll be on the road to developing a rock-solid strategy, determine your next steps, and explore options so you can make your vision a reality and reach your goals in a deeply fulfilling and financially rewarding way.
It’s time to
Turn your idea and project vision into concrete action steps so that you can actually get started and keep moving forward.
Have the systems and operations in place so you can move forward in a way that makes sense.
Explore how to move forward strategically in your work - and identify the short and long term goals.
Develop a step-by-step, results-driven plan for your idea that aligns with your values and goals - and you can implement immediately.
Have a clear plan of action so you can stop stressing out and start to enjoy a thriving business.
Taking control of your idea and bringing it to life has never been so fun.
Let’s get started.
Fill out the application below - and I'll be in touch within 48 business hours with next steps.
When you’re clear on what you want to do and how to get there, you can make your vision a reality.
“We appreciated have you on deck - you asked good questions and took the data on hand, as imperfect as it was, and make it work.”
- Leslie, LA Commons
“You don't have to do this alone.”
“We just jumped in and got it done.”
- Suzie, LA Commons
“Thanks for following up and for helping me out with this. Overall, great experience.”
“Thanks for coming into our organization and jumping in!”
- LA Commons
"Michelle was excellent…even when things didn't go as plan. She was quick and organized and kept me up to date every step of the way. Excellent service, and wonderful one the spot trouble shooting. Will love to work with her again"
“My company (that you helped me get started) just had its first employee retreat in Washington. ☺️ Thank you so much for helping me get the ball rolling!”
- Jacob Plummer
HOW TO GET STARTED
Ready to go from feeling overwhelmed to having the tools, real world strategies, and support to help you run your business and bring your vision to life
Fill out an application to get started below!
Once you fill out the application, I'll review it and get back to you within 48 business hours with next steps.
Have questions? Email me here.