MENTORING FOR THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

Creative business mentoring with Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed)

 

 

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    Some of our current members are saying…

    Best decision I’ve made in a long time!

    “I feel like this mentoring opportunity has breathed fresh life into my desire to build my business!  Best decision I’ve made in a long time!”

    2019-08-20T14:26:34-05:00
    “I feel like this mentoring opportunity has breathed fresh life into my desire to build my business!  Best decision I’ve made in a long time!”

    I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this group.

    “I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this group.  I love learning from the other members and knowing they have similar challenges.  I love the small “actionable” things we can do to make progress.”

    2019-08-20T14:32:18-05:00
    “I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this group.  I love learning from the other members and knowing they have similar challenges.  I love the small “actionable” things we can do to make progress.”

    Learning so much!

    “Learning so much!  Thank you!  I love that you are encouraging and focused on planning…  it really makes each day a small win.”

    2019-08-20T14:32:55-05:00
    “Learning so much!  Thank you!  I love that you are encouraging and focused on planning…  it really makes each day a small win.”

    Our mentoring team, led by Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed), is eager to support, encourage, equip, and invest in you, so that you can

     

    grow into a more confident, inspired, productive, and strategic creative entrepreneur.

    we invest
    in you, so you can
    move mountains in your business.

    our areas of expertise in creative business

     

    BLOGGING

    SOCIAL MEDIA influence

    online, consignment, co-op, or market RETAIL
    (specifically antiques and home décor)

    buying & selling ANTIQUES

    FURNITURE flipping

    product DESIGN, development, and management

    freelance WRITING & PHOTOGRAPHY

    what type of mentoring is right for you?

    GROUP MENTORING

    $147/mo

    community
    live coaching
    learning from experts
    a real life look at business
    motivation

    ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING

    $497/mo

    monthly mentoring sessions
    partnering with Marian to promote your business
    community
    live coaching
    learning from experts
    a real life look at business
    motivation

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    JOIN A community of kindred spirits…

    weekly live coaching

    One of our mentors will join you through LIVE WEEKLY VIDEOS, sharing encouragement, inspiration, and information on a variety of relevant topics. 

    a real-life look at business

    We will share about our businesses with vulnerability, so you can LEARN FROM OUR SUCCESSES AND MISTAKES.    

    learning from experts

    We don’t have all of the answers, so we’ll bring in influencers and experts to share their EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE, so we can all benefit from it and grow together! 

    motivation

    A part of GROWING TOGETHER is challenging ourselves and going outside of our comfort zones.  Let’s do some of those challenges together!  These challenges can focus on earning immediate income, growing a social media platform, launching a new idea, reading a business book together, or achieving a healthy work/life balance. 

     

    Mustard Seed Mentoring GROUP Membership – $147/mo

    • Full access to our EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK FORUM of mentors and creative business owners and the videos and content shared there
    • Full access to our constantly growing RESOURCE LIBRARY of videos and content, including interviews with experts
    • An opportunity each month to apply for and be awarded a one-time $500 SCHOLARSHIP to invest in your business
    • Weekly LIVE MENTORING sessions with Marian

     

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      This investment in your business recurs monthly and you can cancel at any time!

       

      What if I can’t afford Mustard Seed Mentoring? 

      First off, check out Marian’s Business Resource Page.  There, you will find blog posts, book & podcast recommendations and it’s all free!

      We understand that some businesses are started in the lean times.  Maybe the business is even started because of that lean time.  There is the hope that your creative ideas and talents can generate enough income to simply help pay the bills.  Marian was in a place like this when she started her business, so she knows firsthand how important mentoring is to someone in that situation.  For that reason, we have a limited number of 3-month membership scholarship slots for people who are starting or running their business out of a place of financial hardship.  You can apply for a scholarship HERE.

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      One-on-one mentoring with Marian (aka Miss Mustard Seed)

      I won’t give you all of the tricks to beat the algorithms.  I won’t give you the secret to playing the SEO games.  I won’t bog you down with busy-work assignments that aren’t in line with your goals, passions, and core values.  And I will never assume that I know you or your business better than you do. 

      In our one-on-one mentoring sessions, I will be a SOUNDING BOARD for your specific ideas and business decisions.  I will share my knowledge, ideas, and experiences with you freely.  I will save you time by SHOWING YOU THE ROPES in the industries I know best through years of learning and doing.  I will be a VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT because starting and running a creative business can be hard.    

      We’ll work together to SET ATTAINABLE GOALS and institute plans and routines that will HELP YOU CREATE PROLIFICALLY. We’ll also look for ways to DIVERSIFY YOUR INCOME, create passive revenue streams, and hire out the tasks that suck your creative soul dry. 

      I will also PARTNER with you in growing your business by introducing you to the audience and customer-base I have built over 10 years.   

      This will include monthly features on my blog and social media platforms with almost half a million total combined followers.

      One-on-one mentoring also includes a Mustard Seed Mentoring membership, giving you full access to our private community of creative entrepreneurs and all of the content, videos, trainings, and tutorials shared there and in our resource library.  In addition, you will have the opportunity each month to apply for and be awarded a one-time $500 Business Scholarship to invest in your business.  

      Because my time is limited and I want to give my one-on-one clients excellent attention, SPACES FOR ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING ARE VERY LIMITEDClick HERE to learn more about Marian to see if she’d be a good fit as a mentor for you and your business. 

      One-on-one Mustard Seed Mentoring – $497/mo

      • A 30-minute ONE-ON-ONE LIVE MENTORING session with Marian once a month. 
      • A partnership with Marian and the Miss Mustard Seed brand to PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS through monthly features on Marian’s blog & social media.  (This is big!  One of my clients grew her newsletter by over 1,000 new subscribers from this promotion.)  
      • Full Mustard Seed Mentoring Group membership
      • Full access to our EXCLUSIVE FORUM of mentors and creative business owners and the videos and content that are shared there
      • Full access to our constantly growing RESOURCE LIBRARY of videos and content, including live interviews with experts
      • An opportunity each month to apply for and be awarded a one-time $500 SCHOLARSHIP to invest in your business

       

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        This is a month-to-month commitment and can be canceled at any time.  

        our approach to creative business –

         

        conservative 

        It’s hard to create when you are feeling stressed by a huge loan hanging over your head or weighed down by unrealistic demands on your time and energy!  We will never encourage you to incur debt, grow beyond where you’re comfortable, or work yourself to the point of burnout. 

         

        integrity

        You have to feel good about yourself and your work at the end of the day, so integrity is paramount.  We will never even suggest slimy marketing, icky business tactics, or creating anything that doesn’t come from a place of authenticity.

         

        treat it like a business

        It’s okay to make money while doing something you love!  It’s a business and it should be profitable.  We want to help you maximize those profits!

         

        progress over perfection

        Sometimes a business will explode overnight, but most of the time, it’s an agonizingly slow creep.  We will celebrate any kind of progress, no matter how small!  Those small steps all add up and you’ll be passing your goals before you know it.

         

        follow your curiosity

        Your creative brain is an amazing thing and we believe it’s okay to let the business brain take a backseat sometimes in order to pursue a new creative venture that excites or intrigues you.  We don’t believe you have to fit in one neat category and stay there.

         

        create balance and sustainability

        When you’re a one-woman-show, it’s easy to work yourself to exhaustion, especially if you really love what you do.  You are productive, but you eventually crash.  Your business needs to offer a healthy work/life balance and sustainability. 

        our promises to you

         

        We promise that we’ll ENCOURAGE you to run your business with intention.

        We promise to LISTEN to your important, unique story and get to know your talents and gifts, so we can act as a mirror and help you see them, too.     

        We promise to teach with HONESTY & INTEGRITY.  No games.  No tricks. No gimmicks.

        We promise to SHARE GENEROUSLY so that you can benefit from our acquired knowledge, successes, and failures.

        We promise to CELEBRATE all victories with you, no matter how small. 

        We promise to invest in you because YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE-MAKER in your business.

        creative
        business topics

        social media
        and story

        writing
        and blogging

        retail
        and services

        organic marketing
        AND promotion

        styling and
        photography

        product development
        and design

        goals AND
        planning

        branding
        AND message

        the business
        of business

        Some of our current members are saying…

        She is exactly what I needed at the perfect time.

        “Marian is a teacher, mentor, and thinker.  She is exactly what I needed at the perfect time.  Thrilled to be a part of this mentoring group.”

        2019-08-20T14:33:32-05:00
        “Marian is a teacher, mentor, and thinker.  She is exactly what I needed at the perfect time.  Thrilled to be a part of this mentoring group.”

        Marian has given me courage to really get my business going!

        “Marian has given me courage to really get my business going from a stagnant position to a gitty-up-and-go!”

        2019-08-20T14:36:16-05:00
        “Marian has given me courage to really get my business going from a stagnant position to a gitty-up-and-go!”

        This mentoring opportunity has been the best investment!

        “I’ve truly struggled for several years with dreams, doubts, fears, and lack of good information.  This mentoring opportunity has been the best investment in my business and myself that I’ve ever made!”

        2019-08-20T14:37:03-05:00
        “I’ve truly struggled for several years with dreams, doubts, fears, and lack of good information.  This mentoring opportunity has been the best investment in my business and myself that I’ve ever made!”

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