The Help You Need To Grow Your Creative Empire (without the endless hustle!)

The Creative Freedom Incubator provides coaching, training, and business management services for creative entrepreneurs at various stages of business development. Whether you're launching your next big thing or your FIRST thing, The Creative Freedom Incubator can help you become a leader in your market and grow a profitable, sustainable business doing what you love.

If you're a creative entrepreneur, you're probably good at the "creative" part, but the "entrepreneur" part can be overwhelming - at the very least it's time consuming, and takes you away from doing the creative work you're designed for and meant to do. There always seems to be too little time to implement "all the things" and still do the work you love. You're wearing all the hats, and your fingers are in too many pies to have any sense of sustainability.

Maybe you don't know HOW to run a sustainable business in the first place. Maybe you've figured out profit, but being able to actually enjoy the fruits of your labor? Well, that's a bit more challenging. You're just trying to do what you can based on the cobbled together education you've gotten from books, online courses, masterclasses, and the hard knocks from the school of life.

You only have so much time, energy, and money to go around. That makes it even more important to focus on getting the most out of all your resources.

You'd much rather focus on doing the work you love - the creating, the innovating, and inspiring your audience with your Great Work - and let someone else handle the business side of things.

That's where the Incubator comes in.


"My business more than quadrupled last year."

"Being one of Lisa's Incubator clients is hands-down, 100%, THE reason my business more than quadrupled last year and is on target to at least double again this year... It's a perfect combination of mindset overhaul, business & marketing how-to, and hands-on done-for-you. I HIGHLY recommend you see if it's for you.

-Tracy Lay
DigivisualDesign.com


The Creative Freedom Incubator blends training, business management, marketing strategy, and executive coaching, and blends it with just the right amount of accountability and community, to help you build a profitable, sustainable business without selling your soul (I call it your Noble Empire).

Until now, operations management has been a tool for the "big guys" - corporations and other high-growth businesses that can afford to hire someone to run the back-end of their business so they are free to be the face of the business and do what they do best.


What's an incubator?

Business incubators are typically a combination of business development processes, infrastructure, financial and personal support designed to nurture a small business through their growth stages. You may be familiar with incubators in the tech sector, where start-ups get working space, advisors, and even financial support to bring their big idea into the world.

Traditional incubators don't work for creatives. Here's why...

  • Short term "push", with no guarantee of results. Traditional incubators give you 90 days to get your business growing - and if you don't make the cut, oh well! Next!
  • They want a piece of your company - forever. You're a creative, so you probably want to keep control of your vision - not turn it over to someone else.
  • Incubators groom your company for quick sale. "Forever" really means "as long as you own the company", which won't be long if they have any say (and they do). If you're like most creatives I know, you have no plan to stop doing what you love any time soon.
  • Lack of business development resources. You're building a business and you need to know how to keep it running. If you don't, there's nothing in the world that will keep you afloat. Most incubators simply don't provide the training to run a business (because they're going to sell it, remember?).
  • Most incubators don't care if you have a life. They make you uproot your business and relocate to where they are, regardless of what's happening in your life. As a creative entrepreneur, your business is an extension of who you are, and that needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to building your business.
  • Incubators for creatives are rare. If you're a musician, an actor, or in a holistic, healing arts, or metaphysical field? Fahgeddaboutit!

It's enough to drive you crazy! But that's not how I roll...

The Creative Freedom Incubator is the only incubator for creatives that works the way you need it to.

The Incubator is designed for creative entrepreneurs of all stripes and offers you the support and accountability you want from wherever you are in the world. It begins with an initial 12-month enrollment, and renews annually for as long as you need it.

Our goal is to help you, where you're at, with what you need to succeed, You can upgrade your enrollment at any time, based on where your business is at and what YOU need to succeed.


We work with you, so you can work on what only you can do.

Most support needs can be assigned to one of four categories:

  • Coaching (aka "help me figure this out!")
  • Consulting/Mentoring (aka "You've already done this, tell me what to do next!")
  • Training (aka "Teach me how, so I can do it for myself")
  • Implementation (aka "Please do it for me, so I don't have to!")

Sometimes it's me (and my team) doing the work, and sometimes it's you. It all depends on how you customize your time in the program. When you complete your application, you'll indicate the specific types of support you need, so that we can hit the ground running once you're admitted to the Incubator. My commitment is that you'll have exactly what you need every step of the way to feel supported, confident, and focused on forward momentum in growing your creative enterprise.


In short, the Creative Freedom Incubator is the "silent business partner" you didn't know you needed. Combining coaching and business training and administrative support for your creative business, I invest myself and my team in your business to help you grow your Noble Empire.


Until you know who you are and what really matters to you, your business will likely struggle unnecessarily.


How is this different from other "incubators" I've seen?

There are other online programs that call themselves incubators, but they are really an online community with some training elements and bonus "office hours" calls. They don't actually help you do the work of running your business. Instead, they provide a place to connect with other "like-minded" people, and some monthly training to help you feel like you're getting your money's worth. You'll still be left to implement on your own.

The Creative Freedom Incubator offers consistent, personalized support, coaching, and training if you need it. Sure, there's an archive of training materials, but you're not left to fend for yourself and figure it out. You and I talk together regularly, get clear on what needs to happen for your business to move forward, and then we get stuff done. TOGETHER.


Jared Tullos

"One of Lisa’s superpowers (among many) is seeing greatness in people, even when they can’t see it in themselves.

"Her X-Ray vision and expert guidance has helped me own the truth of who I am and what I’m able to accomplish. Since we started working together, I’ve made more money than I ever have in business for myself. And I’m living a life built around what’s most important to me. That’s the good stuff right there.

"Take Lisa’s Creative Entrepreneur Type quiz. It’s brilliant. It’s a perfect starting point for anyone who wants to figure out where they shine and where they need the most help.

"Lisa, you rock. Thanks for everything. You’ve shown this weirdo it’s ok to be weird and still make a profit."

Jared Tullos - Copywriter, humorist


What does "Pay For Results" Mean?

Your investment will vary based on the results of your business. If you are accepted into the Pay-For-Results program, you'll pay a lower monthly retainer fee for your program level. In exchange for that lower fee, you agree to pay us a percentage of your Real Revenue* for the duration of your enrollment. You can revert to a pay-in-full plan any time you choose. Simply put, we want you to succeed and believe that YOUR success is OUR success and we're willing to make that investment in you!

At the end of each month, you'll submit a Sales Report and we'll calculate your payment due. The highest commission percentage rate is 25% and varies based on the current status of your business and the level for which you're applying.

The Incubator is like having an executive coach, virtual assistant, business manager, copywriter, growth strategist, operations manager, and marketing assistant at your fingertips!

About that "Pay For Results" Thing...

Let's say we have a 10% agreement with $300 monthly retainer. If your Real Revenue* for the month is $20,000, then you'd pay $300 retainer at the beginning of the month (to hold your space), and $1700 at the end of the month ($300 + $1700=2000). If you have no Real Revenue*, you'll pay only the $300 at the beginning of the month.

Placeholder payments do not carry over from month to month. So, continuing the same example, if you pay $300 for three months with no Real Revenue, and then have a month with $20,000 in net sales, you'll still pay $1700 at the end of that month. Failure to accurately report your net sales or pay your percentage payment on time may result in removal from the Incubator

*Real Revenue = a calculation based on total income minus certain costs related to delivering your offers.

Please note: no refunds are available once your payment is processed. A 12-month commitment is required.

Does that mean you own part of my company?

Nope! I don't own your company, but you agree to pay a percentage of Real Revenue for the duration of our contract. I have no voting rights and no say whatsoever in your business. YOU are solely responsible for your company and its results.

What if I need to cancel/modify my contract?

It's a renewable 12-month contract. We are committing to each other to stay in the program and do the work to the best of our abilities for a full year. At the end of 12 months, we'll re-evaluate your contract and make adjustments to continue your plan if needed. Mid-term modifications to your contract are rare, based on program availability, and considered on a case-by-case basis.

What, specifically, is included?

Every Incubator applicant will receive:

  • A 25-minute Next Steps session with me - We'll review your application, and I'll give you at least one actionable suggestion that you can implement as soon as the call ends. Normally, a Next Steps session is $300!
  • A recording and notes from the session are also provided (technology willing).

If you enroll, every Incubator participant will receive:

  • An initial 90-minute 360 Degree assessment and on-boarding session to determine your entrepreneur type blind spots and set up your support schedule.
  • Special pricing on any and all digital programs I've created (or will create during your enrollment period) that will support your business development including:
    • Dreamblazing to clarify your priorities and craft your 12-month plan for life and work
    • The PEACE System to give you the tools to plan and prioritize your day
    • Find Your Audience to help you get market clarity
    • Your Breakout Year the tested approach to add a six-figure revenue stream to your creative business.
  • Advance notice and special pricing for a Creative Freedom Live Event near you.
  • Full Membership in Accountability Club which provides community and a support system to keep you on track with your goals
    • Includes a digital training archive for on-demand help in managing your business and your mindset

PLUS, monthly support, based on your individual contract:

  • one-on-one coaching as needed ("Please help me figure it out!")
  • situational business consulting as needed ("Please tell me how to fix it!")
  • additional training as needed ("Please teach me how to do it myself!")
  • Back-end business/implementation support as needed from my virtual team ("Please do it for me!")

The Creative Freedom Incubator is customized to fit your needs and the specific needs of your business. There's no other program like it in the world. Why?

Because I developed it from the ground up with creatives like you in mind.

How many people are in the Incubator?

The Incubator varies in size, depending on the total contracted work commitment. Due to the nature of the program, and the amount of time my team and I are investing in each participant, Advanced level enrollment is currently capped at 11 to give our clients the best possible outcome for their investment.

Let's DO this! How do I get started?

Pay-For-Results clients at any level must complete an application for admission. When spaces are filled, applicants on the waiting list will be considered in the order received as space becomes available.

Apply to the Incubator Now!

PLEASE NOTE: PAY-FOR-RESULTS APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

We admit 2 Pay-For-Results clients at the start of each month. Now enrolling for September, 2020.

Not sure which level is right for you? Let's talk! Not sure you're ready for a commitment like this? There are still several ways to get the support you need. Consider picking up a copy of Creative Freedom and be sure to register for the Rising Tide - our free learning library for creative entrepreneurs in the early stages of business building.

Growing your business is a heck of a lot easier when you know your creative entrepreneur type. Take my free assessment today!
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