You know how to help others live beautifully through intentional design, it’s your passion, and you’re really, really good at it. But how do you take that passion and grow it into a successful, thriving business and a thoughtful brand? That’s where we come in. We’re here to inspire, educate and encourage you in your journey to becoming your own tailored version of success; and to guide you in your pursuit of spending your days doing exactly what you love.
Enjoy a boutique-style learning experience that feels like a vacation. Our speaker sessions will be held at Malibu Farm's event space in Lido Marina Village, which offers al fresco dining waterside and the opportunity to explore a mix of charming shops. This is Newport Beach at its best... casual, comfortable and chic in equal measure! Our workshop location is just a stroll away from Lido House Hotel, where we have a room block secured for those who would like to stay in walking distance.
Malibu Farm will be providing fresh, farm-to-table food for us during the entire workshop, all of which is included in your workshop ticket.
We've hand-picked industry experts to share their knowledge and take you on the journey of how they got there. As creative entrepreneurs, we all started with a blank slate. We've poured our hearts into businesses that are now thriving because we took that first step—to believe in ourselves and say out loud: "I CAN make a living doing what I love." This is your opportunity to learn from creatives you admire, in-person, face-to-face, real success and failure stories shared. We're pulling back the curtain on how they took their business to the next level.
+ Three days in a beautiful setting at Malibu Farm at Lido Marina Village
+ Day 1 snacks, dinner & drinks
+ Day 2 breakfast, lunch, drinks & snacks
+ Day 3 breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks & dinner
+ Insightful and informative sessions with our expert speakers
+ Breakout sessions and q & a's with our speakers
+ Client design presentation sessions with our design speakers
+ Design shop tour and farewell dinner at Serena & Lily
+ Bonus session with a McGee & Co. lead team member
+ Thoughtful gifts and surprises sprinkled throughout
+ Complimentary month* of IVY by Houzz *second month free
(not eligible on pay in full option)
+ Professional headshots
+ A community atmosphere and the chance to build your network
+ A priceless opportunity to learn from successful industry pros
The first year of business for most designers can be the most challenging. But think about it this way—if you start with your entrepreneurial toolbox only halfway full, it’ll likely take you longer to achieve your goals and in the long run it’ll take longer to build a profitable business. Investing in ourselves is one of the hardest things to do, but one of the wisest decisions we can make as business owners. Not only will our workshop equip you with the tools you need, but you’ll get a behind the biz look at how our incredible experts have blazed the trail. The answer? Now is the perfect time.
We’ll put it to you this way—our speakers are actually excited to learn from one another at this workshop! They each approach their business models slightly differently and have various strengths they will be touching on. While we will be covering a lot of basics on getting a design business up and running, and further growing your entrepreneurial game, this experience is so much more than that. It’s an opportunity to learn different processes, next level ideas and creative ways to approach your business goals. We’ve listed our speaker topics above in our rough sample timeline as well and we’d be happy to answer any additional questions HERE or by using our chat box on this page.
Yes! We have a three month payment plan option available if you sign up during early bird enrollment period. You will be charged the first installment when you signup and the two remaining installments on February 29th and March 29th, 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more and enroll.
If someone told you that you could invest around $8 a day in your first year of business and come out more knowledgeable and more profitable beyond that first year, would you do it? Our workshop may only take place over three days, but those three days can change SO much. We specifically designed a boutique-style event with luxe touches because we believe this is a moment to be celebrated. Investing in yourself and your business is a huge step and one that we don't take lightly. Our speakers and industry experts have all been hand-picked for their incredible ability to thoughtfully share their experiences with you. Additionally each of them have previously spoken at educational events, markets, conferences and workshops.
We get it! If an in-person workshop isn't in the cards for you right now, we completely understand. We currently do not offer online courses, but hope to in the future. We decided to start our educational offerings in the form of in-person workshops because we've seen first-hand how face-to-face events have truly been catalysts for business owners. As mentioned, many of us have attended or spoken at other events and we can say with confidence that nothing is comparable to the real conversations you will have, the laughter, the tears, and the openness of your fears, struggles, goals and achievements with your fellow entrepreneurs and mentors.
Yay! We can't wait to meet you! We have a room block with a discounted rate at Lido House Hotel, which is in walking distance from our venue and surrounding Lido Marina Village area. Our room block discounted rate is on a first come, first served basis.