Venture Mastermind & Retreats

Explore Uncharted Territory

Venture is a 12-month mastermind + 2 adventurous retreats designed especially for seasoned small business owners actively exploring uncharted territory in their businesses and their lives.


Look, you don’t go hiking through grizzly country all by your lonesome…

…and you don’t level up your business by yourself either.

Venture brings together entrepreneurs for conversations, problem-solving, brainstorming, and hot seat coaching on key issues like hiring team members, increasing capacity, developing new offers, getting out of your own way, and building something bigger than yourself.

We believe in the power of adventure to stretch our minds and open us to new possibilities. We believe in sharing what we’ve learned throughout the journey. And, we know that sometimes the biggest adventure is just admitting to a challenge and talking it out with trusted friends.

The Mastermind

The year-long mastermind includes twice monthly 90-minute sessions. We meet together on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.

During these calls, we share what we’re working on, contribute what we’ve learned, discuss important topics, and open the floor for hot seats. It’s your opportunity to bring an issue, challenge, or opportunity to the group so we can work it out as a team.

The Retreats

Palm Springs | Joshua Tree National Park

March 25-29, 2020

We’ll meet up, live and in person, for a 5-day, 4-night retreat to Palm Springs, California.

This first retreat is an opportunity to get to know other Venturers better and work on the obstacles in your path to your goals for 2020.

  • We’ll enjoy a relaxing evening activity on Arrival Day (mocktails by the pool, anyone?)
  • Then, we’ll spend 2 quality days masterminding and hot seating together
  • We’ll venture into Joshua Tree National Park to open our minds and solidify our relationships
  • And then we’ll set goals and say goodbye on Departure Day

Asheville | Great Smoky Mountains National Park

November 8-12, 2020

We’ll meet up again in Asheville, North Carolina to review the journey and examine our next steps.

Our second retreat is focused on debriefing, planning, and identifying new opportunities.

  • We’ll take in the crisp autumn air in downtown Asheville on Arrival Day
  • Then, we’ll spend 2 quality days masterminding and hot seating together
  • We’ll venture into Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see new horizons and blaze new trails
  • And then we’ll set goals and say goodbye on Departure Day

You’re A Perfect Fit For Venture

Maybe you’re looking to scale your capacity, hire a team, or raise your rates. Maybe you’re pursuing bigger impact and larger audiences. Maybe you’re exploring a new role for yourself as a leader while your business grows.

You’re a perfect fit for Venture if:

  • You value learning from others’ experience and hard lessons learned
  • You’re eager to contribute your own learning and lessons learned with group members
  • You’re an action-taker who can turn ideas into plans
  • You’ll push yourself to share the hard stuff, the stuff that’s not quite a fully formed question, and the stuff that’s exciting-but-terrifying with the group
  • You’re working toward a vision for your business but don’t have all the details figured out yet
  • You’re willing to be open & honest about your experiences as a small business owner so that others can learn from you
  • You’re committed to being an active explorer and willing to take a few risks

You must have an established business that is actively serving customers or clients and you should be working toward doubling (or more) the revenue your business generates over the next 2 years.

Most Venture participants generate $200k-600k in gross annual revenue and are working toward goals of $500k-$1m annual revenue within the next 2 years.

Past participants have included:

  • The founder of a software business who specializes in B2B, high-ticket sales
  • The founder of a bookkeeping and financial consulting firm who guides the finances of companies navigating to–and past–the $1m annual revenue mark
  • A wellness coach who has used high-profile media placements to find new clients and scale her programs
  • The founder of a marketing firm that consults on analytics, ecommerce, and search
  • A brand strategist designing high-end, bespoke websites and brands in a market that increasingly values low-end options
  • The founder of a content marketing firm that creates copy for both service providers and ecommerce businesses
  • A systems analyst who puts vast quantities of information and data at the fingertips of clients

We have room for 15 Venturers for 2020.

The Investment for Venture

The 2020 Venture Mastermind & Retreat is $8500 in full or a deposit of $1500 and 12 monthly payments of $600.

Your investment includes:

  • Twice monthly 90-minute mastermind sessions (January 2020-December 2020)
  • 5 days of activities & masterminding in Palm Springs, CA (March 25-29)
  • 5 days of activities & masterminding in Asheville, NC (October 21-25)
  • 2 60-minute 1:1 analysis & reflection sessions with Tara McMullin
  • Lifetime membership at The What Works Network
  • Private Venture discussion group within The What Works Network

Lodging & transportation is not included during our 2 retreats but most meals are (2 meals each of our full days), as well as most activity fees.

Take the first step toward Venture.

Send us a quick message using the form below. We’ll set up a quick call with you to discuss your goals and whether Venture can help you reach them. 

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