As I was able to grow my social media following, I had a LOT of cheese lovers along for the ride and quickly maxed out the shipping end of my business. I had to start limiting my orders because I had all I could do to fill them on my own while keeping the quality of service my customers deserved. I did a lot of trial and error when it came to shipping and made SO many mistakes. Those mistakes were costly.
When I was first starting out, I didn’t know about Mary Heffernan and M5 Entrepreneurs, but gosh I wish I had. Mary has online courses for all types of small business owners. The best part about online course modules is you can take them at your own pace, and fit them into your schedule when you have the time.
I was VERY fortunate to win an amazing giveaway put on by Mary for the holiday season last year and part of the giveaway included access to the Small Business Accelerator, Social Media from Scratch and Beginning Business Bootcamp.
I got to take a look at these courses and refine my business, make sure I had it set up correctly, and it also helped me make decisions as I navigated this past year of business. The decisions I made on changing my business were because of the M5 courses and weren’t what I had pictured for my business over the last year, but I’m so thankful for the direction I took.
Mary is a wealth of knowledge and has many successful businesses of her own. She has been such a great resource for me to learn from.
I will be the first to tell you though… Because these courses were given to me, I know I didn’t glean as much as I absolutely could’ve and there’s way more value than I can even explain. It’s true, when you invest your own money into something YOU become much more invested in making sure you get your money’s worth.M5 Small Business Accelerator
This course has everything you need to know about starting a business from the ground up. It has 23 chapters of information from finding your niche, pricing, building a website, and lots of legal stuff (stuff I was oblivious to).
Mary has so many tips for doing as much of the work in your business yourself and I really appreciated that about her courses. If you were to hire someone to consult you on starting your new business, I think you would end up paying a heck of a lot more and this course has everything you need, along with options to be part of the M5 entrepreneur community.
The M5 Community is $99/year to be part of and it’s worth every penny to be able to network with other entrepreneurs through that platform.Beginning Business Bootcamp
Beginning Business Bootcamp is a mini course that’s a beginning place to start before you would dive into the full on Small Business from Scratch.Social Media from Scratch
Social Media from Scratch is all about telling your story on social media and utilizing the tools to grow your business and brand.
Affiliates and Influencer Marketing
Affiliates and Influencer Marketing is a brand new course put on by Mary specifically for folks looking to bring in additional revenue streams to their business. I am just starting this course and looking forward to the new ideas it’ll help spark.
I was also able to be part of the M5 Mastermind and community this past year. After having Harper, I fell off the bandwagon for making the weekly meetups, but the ladies in my group were amazing supporters.
The mastermind is all about keeping you on track and accountable with business goals and each month we tackled a different aspect of our businesses.
Mary also brought in valuable presenters to share their story each month with behind the brand interviews. Social media is constantly changing and the latest tips, news, etc was all shared in the M5 Community.
If you’re looking for a group to mastermind with and hold you accountable for 2022, I recommend joining the M5 Mastermind community.