Taken from Chapter 10 of Napoleon Hill’s 1938 “Think and Grow Rich,” the term ‘mastermind’ and its principles have been used by entrepreneurs such as Thomas Edison and continue to be implemented today by brands such as Disney.
By creating their own mastermind alliance of successful and driven individuals, they create a strategic advantage by meeting regularly and discussing business concepts, and brainstorming new ideas for controlling the marketplace or recreating it.
Spearheaded by Jeremy Shapiro, along with other top business owners and entrepreneurs, Bay Area Mastermind in Northern California analyzes members’ businesses and provides strategic feedback and guidance on what they can do to improve their businesses, overcome hurdles, or even next steps for growth.
This kind of facilitated peer advisory allows what Shapiro calls “collaboratively working on the business instead of in the business” which helps members strategically grow their business from real-world first-hand advice, expertise, and experience.
“Navigating through the struggles of a small business owner is an extremely daunting task, especially when you know that the success of your company relies solely on you,” says Jake Nguyen, COO of the Flying Locksmiths of San Jose. “Prior to joining the Bay Area Mastermind group, my father and I struggled to determine the next major step to better our business. Smothered by the countless issues at hand, we had little idea of what to focus on. After joining the Mastermind, the unique experiences of every individual have helped guide me to take that next right step.”
With competition on every corner, many businesses will hire outside marketing firms in order to help them outsell the competition, bring in new customers, and make a name for themselves.
However, that will only get you so far. The Bay Area Mastermind brings in experts from diverse industries who know how to navigate the stormy waters of business and how to succeed in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This not only gives entrepreneurs and businesses an edge but allows them direct access to years of knowledge, successful business strategies, marketing, and more.
“As the creator of an online education business, Making Art Making Money, I was too often alone in figuring out how to scale my business,” says Ann Rea, Founder of Making Art Making Money. “Sharing other aspiring entrepreneurs’ successes and struggles is inspiring and motivating. Now I’m not alone, and I’ve gained the helpful guidance of Jeremy and my other mastermind partners. It’s so valuable to step away and gain renewed perspective and focus each month.”
“We’re specifically for post-revenue growth-focused founders, business owners, and entrepreneurs,” Shapiro concludes. “The best way to see if someone is a fit is to test-drive a full-day Mastermind.”
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