1 Day Only: Business Development Masterclass 4th March 2019
Something I've NOT Been Proud Of...
For some time now, and increasingly over the past couple of years, I've been asked by small business owners if I could help them to grow their business.
I've turned all of those down and for every single one I've felt guilty for doing so. Unfortunately, I would have had to charge more for my time than those people could afford, in order to justify taking a day out of my extremely busy schedule.
This year, I've decided to do something about it.
I've run several marketing-based workshops sharing how I've launched and grown businesses and brands over the past 15 years and in addition to some one-off seminars and lecture on building profitable businesses, I've co-run a hugely successful training programme focusing on sales and marketing with my colleague Lee Warren, especially for magicians.
"Thank you SO much for what has been the most wonderful, fun, helpful and inspiring experience! I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed it!"
However, very often the questions I'm asked are specifically about shaping a business as it grows up; making the day-to-day running of things smooth, efficient and simple; specifically how to grow their business; whether they should become a limited company and why; questions often focus on making running their business easier and less stressful - even enjoyable!
Every year I try to do something different; something I've not done before. Partly for my own interest and partly because that's the joyful gift we are given in life - to create; to try something different - to 'do'.
“Jez is always at the top of his game. His innate ability to entertain has enabled him to develop a solid business as a much in demand corporate entertainer.”
What I WILL Be Proud Of...
In addition to the 10 exclusive one-on-one dates I've released (more details here if it sounds like something you and your business might benefit from), I'm going to run for one day only a very special Business Development Masterclass on Monday 4th March 2019 from 10am to 1pm.
Limited to just 21 people it'll be here at the farm, just 4 minutes from Market Deeping in Lincolnshire and 18 minutes from Peterborough train station. I charge £1,000 +VAT for act doctoring for a day, so the half day masterclass has a very specially reduced price for those who have been asking me to run something like this.
To be absolutely transparent:as the cost is so low, the date is not refundable.
The 10 dates and this one-day masterclass are for those individuals who know me and trust me. There is no sales hype, or marketing behind these dates - they are offered in response to the many emails and requests I've received, so please don't contact the office if you don't know me and need my advice justified :)
"Thank you so much!!! I wouldn't ever have got here without The Journey. Wow!"
What Will We Do?
Well, firstly there will be plenty of opportunity for you to ask me questions about my businesses or yours and for me to provide honest and candid answers and suggestions on the practical running and growing of a successful business including, for example, increasing revenue streams and finding and securing higher paid work.
You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the information I offer on the day and to provide assurance that any information you or your fellow delegates share remains confidential, too.
I'll offer suggestions of topics and answers to things you should be considering if you haven't already like VAT registration, the pros and cons of limited company status, how to avoid last-minute tax bill surprises, supplier pricing, technical business decisions and the myriad things no one teaches you when you start a business of your own. One of those will be an overview of my own ALLIANCE Model, which I've used with each of my businesses, and regularly use, to among other things, assess competitors, growth potential and areas the business could grow into readily in order to increase cash flow and expand the revenue stream potentials.
This Business Development Masterclass will effectively be a deep dive into your business and a peek behind the scenes of the inner workings of my businesses, to find which of the tried and tested models, strategies and applications you can apply to your own business.
“Jez has a deep passion and understanding of magic, both theoretical and practical and his personal performances have always been delivered with real professionalism.”
As I was reminded just before I decided to offer these sessions this year, I've been extremely fortunate: I've built and sold several businesses (my goal is always to ensure the business turns over £150,000 in the first 12 months to get a good, strong start) but more importantly, I've learnt from some incredibly intelligent, successful and subsequently wealthy individuals, who I'm privileged to now call my friends. I was lucky to have that - most people haven't had that wonderful insight into what makes a business (and when you're a small business owner, it's not just your 'business', it's your livelihood and your life) successful.
This isn't designed to be a session on marketing - both Lee and I, together and independently, have produced and shared those tips, strategies and inner secrets elsewhere, however, I will help you to identify that as a weakness if it exists - be sure to bring any marketing collateral with you such as business cards, flyers, brochures, posters etc if you would like me to critique them. It's a hugely valuable session if you participate.
Designed for me to share the practical aspects of growing a business; running an ever-growing business and to help you make your business more profitable for an enjoyable life, this session is my way of giving back.
The day will be relatively intensive but you will have opportunity to ask questions. It will run on Monday 4th March 2019 from 10am through to 1pm. We'll provide you with light refreshments to keep you comfortable and well-fuelled.
“Jez is a phenomenal performing magician - not only a wonderful performer but a font of information in the history of magic and magical effects. There are very few people who have the diversity, appreciation and magical knowledge that Jez has.”
There will be strictly be 21 places available and when they're gone, they're gone.