MENTORING FOR THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

let’s move mountains in your business together

does any of this ring true?

You feel like you & your business will NEVER BE ENOUGH

You feel ALONE as a creative entrepreneur

You feel LOST in a crowded market

You feel like social media is a game that YOU CAN’T WIN

You STRUGGLE to maintain a healthy work/life balance

You feel ILL-EQUIPPED to handle the business side of your business

If any or all of these things are true of you, we get it, because WE’VE BEEN THERE. 

We understand that those are some big mountains & we would love to help you move them out of your way, so

YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS CAN THRIVE.

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

JOIN US TODAY BEFORE WE CLOSE THE DOORS!

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what type of mentoring is right for you?

GROUP MENTORING

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

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING

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 Membership

  • 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

 

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

  • 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.
  • 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

 

   

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

What if I can’t afford Mustard Seed Mentoring? 

First off, check our 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 few 3-month membership scholarship slots for people who are starting or running their business out of a place of financial hardship.