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Network with like-minded successful local entrepreneurs who “Get It” and are focused on Growth.
Leverage the mistakes made by others, hear their lessons learned, and discover their best resources.
Get unbiased feedback from your “virtual board of advisors” who have “been there, done that.”
The Bay Area Mastermind® – the only Mastermind Group to be featured by the California Business Journal – As Seen On:
As a successful business owner, who do you turn to when you’re ready to grow? Ready for help? Ready for honest, raw, unbiased feedback?
At the Bay Area Mastermind, we are growth-focused local entrepreneurs. We have seen success in our own business. And we are focused on Growth.
We gather once a month for a full day Mastermind Group to work ON our businesses, sharing best practices, and getting help where we need it most.
Your “virtual board of advisors” at the Bay Area Mastermind isn’t made of your customers, vendors, employees, or family. Your Mastermind group is comprised of “been there done that” fellow business owners who as group members only want to help each other and you uncover what’s best for YOU.
Follow in the footsteps of giants like Andrew Carnegie, Benjamin Franklin, and Napoleon Hill by leveraging the “Power of the Master Mind” as Napoleon Hill wrote about in Think and Grow Rich. See what mastermind groups can do for YOU.
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Bay Area Mastermind Reviews
Discover what some of our mastermind group members have shared with us about having their very own mastermind group:
Entrepreneurship can be a very hard and lonely journey. At some point in my biggest hurdle was there was no one above me to guide my path. People whom I can turn to for advice and get some unbiased feedback on my methods. The smartest people that I have met are my — “virtual board of advisors” at the Bay Area Mastermind. They say you are the average of 5 people you hang out with – and I am very glad to be a part of this mastermind that has not only provided me a village for myself, but their precious insights helped me take my business to the next level.Vandita Joshi
Joining the Bay Area Mastermind is one of the best things I have done for myself and for my business. The one day a month completely recharges my entrepreneurial juices and I have a virtual advisory board available by email for the in between time. I take away so much actionable information that I regularly apply to my business. As a result my business has grown by 60% and profits have grown by 400% since I joined.Ryan Crownholm, Hauling Pros
“Bay Area Mastermind presents an amazing opportunity for motivated small business owners to meet like-minded professionals who are dedicated to helping one another on a regular basis. This help comes through the groups specific discussions on each members individual business as well as advise based on the groups personal experiences. I highly recommend the Mastermind to business owners looking for the “secrete sauce” that will help them achieve their vision for the business they’ve created.”Kevin Ahaesy
What We Do at the Bay Area Mastermind
Each month, your local Bay Area Mastermind group gets together for a full day of working ON your business – instead of IN the business.
While some months may feature guest expert speakers, the bulk of the day is spent on dedicated Member Hot Seats where members share four main topics.
First, members share what they’ve accomplished in the past month – especially from their list of accountability items that they committed to completing.
Next, members share what’s been working – and what’s not been working.
And most importantly, members share where they need help. This is where the group of fellow entrepreneurs and founders can provide peer support, peer advisory, and feedback for each other as a “board of directors”, challenge assumptions, brainstorm ideas, and ask the questions that employees, partners, spouses, vendors, friends, and family don’t – or won’t – ask.
Additionally, members often share resources of value to the group, for example what books they’ve been reading, what conferences they’ve gone to or are going to, vendors they’ve started working with, and more.
These mastermind partners are really what the groups are about. Masterminding is when a regular group of people gather for “inner circle” mastermind group meetings, who have only your best interests at heart. And visa versa with you looking out for them, too!
Who Attends the Mastermind Group
The Bay Area Mastermind is comprised exclusively of growth focused founders, entrepreneurs and business owners.
Members are lifelong learners committed to both business and personal growth.
Businesses are post-revenue (i.e. beyond the “idea” phase), are cash flow positive, and are looking to scale up.
Annual revenue wise, members are typically in the $500,000 to $5,000,000 gross revenue range and are profitable. Some members are lower – but are highly profitable – and other members are upwards of $10mm/year.
Members aren’t just “solopreneurs” – they have a team supporting them. On the small side, this may be just a VA, admin, or assistant. On the larger side, this could include a C suite (CEO, CMO, COO), etc.
Mastermind Group Members
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Benefits of Mastermind Groups
How can a Mastermind Group help you and your business?
Mastermind groups help founders, entrepreneurs, and business owners in a few major ways. Not every members needs help or support in every area, and where in our business and life we need help may change each month.
Being part of a mastermind group helps you stay accountable to your goals and commitments. The mastermind group holds you responsible for taking action on your action items as we note down and then share with the group after the meeting each members’ accountability items that they’ll take action on between meetings. This kind of accountability plus the action plans are one of the big reasons that founders start a mastermind group or join a mastermind group like our Bay Area Mastermind.
Members are all growth focused and being part of a mastermind group fosters this continuous learning and personal development. Not only do you learn from the other members in the group and gain insights from their experiences, but you’re able to receive coaching and mentorship from a group of people that have “been there, done that.”
Being part of a supportive community of like-minded growth-focused business owners provides the motivation and inspiration you need to grow. Hearing – and sharing – successes, challenges, and wins within the group fuels that inner fire us entrepreneurs have burning inside.
When faced with big decisions in business and in life, getting a wide range of perspectives and knowledge from the group helps you to make more informed choices – and avoid pitfalls you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Lastly, where do you go for truly unbiased feedback? Mastermind members aren’t your spouse, parents, childhood friends, customers, vendors, or employees. Your mastermind group is a safe and support environment where you can get honest and unbiased feedback. Members offer – and receive – constructive criticism, challenge each others assumptions, and help each other to see blind spots.
Is a Mastermind Just a Business Networking Group?
Mastermind Groups are vastly different than your typical networking or leads groups.
Masterminds are comprised of vetted members – true business leaders – meeting monthly in a peer group to support each other in ways far beyond handshakes, business cards, and referral slips.
We use the dedicated time during our mastermind to work on the business – not in the business.
Upcoming Mastermind Events
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Mastermind Group Membership
Membership in the Bay Area Mastermind is by Application Only and is specifically for entrepreneurs looking for a “board of directors” of peers to help each other and follow in the footsteps of Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie by leveraging the power of the “Master Mind.”
(Yes, the very same Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich“! If you haven’t read Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, that’s a good place to start!)
To join a mastermind group, you’ll need complete the application process as follows:
- Submit a Mastermind Group Application
- Review your application with Jeremy Shapiro, Mastermind Group Facilitator
- Invest in a one day Mastermind Test Drive
Nearby Mastermind Groups
“Is there a business mastermind group near me?” is one of the first questions we ask after we learn about the Power of a Master Mind. You may even have the false assumption that “there often aren’t mastermind groups near me!”, but fear not!
If you’re looking for a nearby Mastermind Group and you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re in luck. Bay Area Mastermind members come together once a month in downtown San Jose from as far south as Santa Cruz, as far north as San Francisco and over the bridge in Marin County, and as far East as Oakland.
Farther away? Some members fly in or join us virtually by Zoom video conference for an online Mastermind group. We have members and guests join us for our online business mastermind from all across the country!
Mastermind Group Guest Speakers
Beyond just Mastermind Member Hot Seats, some months we feature a special expert guest speakers on a topic that our mastermind group members want to learn more about. At these exclusive member workshops, we go beyond a slide deck and get hands on with our guest experts helping members grow and scale.
Some of our recent guest expert workshops have included:
Mastermind Group Application
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